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CertaSite Acquires Company One Suppression


CertaSite Acquires Company One Suppression

Apr 2, 2020 2:08:08 PM / by CertaSite Editor

(Fulton, Ill. CertaSite announced it has acquired Company One Suppression, Inc. an established fire protection and life safety company that serves the Quad Cities and surrounding areas 

CertaSite is a new commercial fire protection and life safety company that provides the highest levels of customer service, responsiveness, building safety and code compliance to customers across the country. The company goes beyond compliance, focusing on partnerships and professionalism while providing customers a simplified and dependable solution to managing all of the fire protection and life safety systems found in commercial buildings. 

CertaSite is led by CEO Jeff Wyatt, who has more than 30 years of experience in the fire protection and life safety industry. He most recently served as President of Koorsen Fire & Security, one of the largest privately owned life safety companies in the industry. He started his career in the profession as an installation technician, and is a veteran of the United States Navy. Wyatt was recruited to lead CertaSite by The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm that is CertaSite’s primary investor.  

Company One Suppression was founded in 1999. With operations in Illinois and Iowa, its strong reputation will allow it to grow under CertaSite within its current customer base and expand in new markets. Company One’s 31 employees retained their jobs in the acquisition. 

Company One Suppression assumed the CertaSite name and brand as part of the acquisition.  

In addition to Company One Suppression, CertaSite already has added seven fire protection and life safety companies, and is actively engaged in bringing new businesses under the CertaSite umbrella. To date, the CertaSite family includes: Approved Protection Systems (Michigan); ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. (Ohio); Company One Suppression (Illinois and Iowa); County Fire Protection, Ohio; Erlich Protection Systems (Michigan); Field’s Fire Protection (Michigan); and Spears Fire & Safety (Michigan). Headquartered in Indianapolis, CertaSite primarily serves customers in the Midwest, with plans to strategically grow in new markets. Markets of focus for 2020 include Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. 

“We are grateful to the Company One family for their continued partnership throughout this process,” said Jeff Wyatt, CEO of CertaSite, “We are committed to preserve the legacy that these dedicated professionals built, and recognize and respect their strong local presence. We look forward to building on that foundation by offering employees development and career advancement, and expanded services and support to customers. We are proud to be a part of what these men and women have spent a lifetime building.”  

About CertaSite 

CertaSite is a commercial fire protection and life safety company founded in 2018. We take a new approach to fire and life safety, going beyond compliance to give our clients an unmatched level of customer service and tech-based control over their fire and life safety systems. Our team of experts serves more than 15,500 customers in more than 13 markets. CertaSite is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit www.CertaSitePro.com for more information.   


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