Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires First Trust Alarm Company to enhance services in California

May 15, 2024

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires First Trust to boost California operations

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired First Trust Alarm Company.

First Trust, based in Hollister, California, provides fire alarms, security systems, and fire code compliance services to the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay areas.

This acquisition aims to strengthen Pye-Barker’s fire protection services in the region.

First Trust brings over 30 years of experience in the industry, specializing in commercial and multi-family projects.

The company offers services such as fire alarm systems, security systems, access control, cloud-based video surveillance, alarm and sprinkler inspection services, and 24/7 central monitoring.

Leadership and legacy of First Trust

First Trust has been led by Joe Bowman, a second-generation fire protection leader who has worked his way up from technician to CEO.

Bowman commented on the acquisition: “I’ve dedicated my life to this industry I love.

“Selling the business was not an easy decision, but I have trust in Pye-Barker to carry on the legacy we’ve built here, one of commitment to quality work and a job done right.

“I’m confident this is a great step forward for our team.”

Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker, highlighted the value of acquiring First Trust: “When we partner with a company like First Trust, we are mindful that we are gaining all of the intangibles that come with a successful business – years of experience, the team’s comradery and dedication, and the goodwill that their name has built in the market.

“We are grateful for the trust owners like Joe put in us to honor that legacy moving forward.”

Continued service in California

The acquisition ensures that the First Trust team will continue to serve customers in California.

This move aligns with Pye-Barker’s strategy to expand its services across the United States by partnering with companies that share its values and commitment to fire protection and safety.

First Trust’s integration into Pye-Barker’s operations will enhance the company’s ability to offer comprehensive fire code compliance services to every U.S. community it serves.

Pye-Barker, with over 200 locations and 6,000 team members nationwide, remains committed to providing high-quality fire protection and security systems.

About Pye-Barker Fire & Safety

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety is a leading provider of fully integrated life safety systems in the United States.

The company offers complete fire protection and security systems nationwide and is ranked No. 954 on the Inc 5000 and No. 9 on the SDM 100.

FSJA Comment

The acquisition of First Trust Alarm Company by Pye-Barker Fire & Safety represents a strategic move to enhance its presence in the California market.

With First Trust’s extensive experience and specialized services in fire alarms, security systems, and fire code compliance, Pye-Barker is well-positioned to provide comprehensive fire protection solutions in the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay areas.

The leadership of Joe Bowman, with his deep industry knowledge and commitment to quality, will be a valuable asset to Pye-Barker as it continues to expand.

Bowman’s confidence in Pye-Barker’s ability to carry on the legacy of First Trust underscores the alignment of values between the two companies.

Bart Proctor’s emphasis on the intangible benefits of acquiring First Trust, such as experience, team dedication, and market goodwill, highlights Pye-Barker’s holistic approach to growth.

This acquisition not only strengthens Pye-Barker’s operational capabilities but also reinforces its commitment to maintaining high standards of service and customer satisfaction.

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