Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires ADS Systems to enhance security services in Louisiana

May 7, 2024

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has expanded its operations in Louisiana through the acquisition of ADS Systems, a move aimed at enhancing its security and fire alarm services along the Gulf Coast.

This acquisition allows Pye-Barker to reach new communities and provide comprehensive life safety services, as reported by the company.

ADS Systems, based in Kenner, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans, has a history of dedication to providing peace of mind through high-quality life safety systems since 2001.

These systems include fire and burglar alarms, CCTV and video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, and mass notification systems.

Growth and community impact

The acquisition presents new growth opportunities for Pye-Barker’s team and extends its market reach in the region.

Chuck Reimel, VP of Business Development at Pye-Barker, emphasized the company’s commitment during a meeting with the ADS team in Louisiana.

Reimel said: “Pye-Barker has an outstanding reputation for doing right by owners and their teams. I’m grateful for this next step.”

Leadership and customer commitment

Del Fernandez, Founder and Owner of ADS Systems, expressed pride in leading the company and developing a family-like team atmosphere over the years.

“Growing and leading ADS Systems has been an honor, and the tight-knit team here has become like family,” Fernandez noted.

He also praised Pye-Barker’s approach to acquisitions, highlighting the positive impact on his team.

Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker, reiterated the company’s commitment to growth and excellence in customer service.

“As Pye-Barker grows both organically and acquisitively, we are committed to providing best-in-class customer service, world class training for our team members and opportunities for professional advancement,” Proctor stated.

He expressed confidence that the ADS team would integrate well into Pye-Barker’s culture due to their dedication to customers and their craft.

FSJA Comment

This acquisition by Pye-Barker Fire & Safety of ADS Systems not only strengthens its service offerings but also solidifies its presence in the Gulf Coast region, reflecting the company’s strategic approach to expansion through mergers and acquisitions.

The move underscores the importance of regional growth in the fire and safety industry, where local knowledge and presence can greatly enhance service delivery.

Pye-Barker’s strategy of incorporating local businesses like ADS Systems into its corporate structure while maintaining their operational integrity and community ties is indicative of a model that respects and builds on existing local strengths.

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