Summit Fire Protection Co.

St. Paul, Minnesota

Summit Fire Protection Co. is a leading provider of fire sprinkler installation and maintenance services for commercial and multi-unit properties in the upper Midwest. Summit Fire Protection also provides a full suite of fire, life and safety services, including fire extinguisher service and inspection. Customers including contractors, building owners and property managers.

  • Prospect teamed with Summit Fire Protection management and independent equity investor Jeff Evrard to acquire the company in a recapitalization of the business in July 2006.
  • Summit Fire Protection subsequently acquired:
    • Aquarius Sprinkler, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (March 2007),
    • Minnesota Conway Fire & Safety, Inc. of St. Paul, Minn. (December, 2009),
    • St. Cloud Fire Extinguisher Co. of Waite Park, Minn. (December, 2009),
    • Northland Fire & Security, Inc., of Eagan, Minn. (December, 2012),
    • Fire Fighter Detect Alarm, of Alexandria, Minn. (March, 2013),
    • ABS Fire Equipment Co., Inc., of Ottumwa, Iowa (April, 2014),
    • Advanced Fire Protection Services, Inc., of Rochester, Minn. (November, 2014),
    • Badger Fire Protection & Safety Supply Co., Inc., of Madison, Wis. (March, 2015), and
    • Hintz Fire Equipment, Inc., of Fargo, N.D. (April, 2015)
  • Mr. Evrard is Chief Executive Officer; Summit Fire Protection Founder Quintin Rubald III is the company's President; Lon Binder is the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Summit Fire Protection Co. seeks to acquire other niche businesses that introduce the company to secondary markets in neighboring states, offer a complementary line of business or deepen its penetration in an existing market. Upper Midwestern providers of fire protection, particularly fire extinguisher services, are of particular interest.
  • Mr. Kenter and Mr. O'Dell serve the Company as Chairman and Director, respectively.
  • SIC codes: 1799 (special trade contractors); 1711 (plumbing, heating and air-conditioning); 7382 (security systems services)

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