Pye-Barker Fire & Safety expands with acquisition of B Safe Security


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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has revealed its acquisition of B Safe Security. Through this acquisition, Pye-Barker begins servicing clients in Delaware and New Jersey and strengthens its presence in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The announcement comes three months after Pye-Barker acquired Frazier Fire, LLC. The transaction, completed through Pye-Barker Fire portfolio company Rapid Fire Protection Group, expands the company’s offerings into Oklahoma. Last year it bought T & S Fire and Security, Inc. (“T & S Fire”), located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

B Safe Security, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is a strong security alarm player in the Mid-Atlantic Region and ranked number 36 on the SDM 100 in 2021. The company installs, services, inspects and provides 24/7/365 monitoring of security alarms, fire alarms, access control and video surveillance systems for commercial and multi-location businesses, school campuses and multi-unit properties.

B Safe was founded in 1978 by Philip Gardner who built a security system for his parents after their home was burglarized. Today, Gardner and the B Safe team provide cutting-edge security solutions to the Mid-Atlantic Region.

“It’s always been important to me to provide quality solutions and superior customer service in protecting our neighborhoods,” said Gardner, President of B Safe. “It’s an honor when you’re approached to join the Pye-Barker family, because those are the same principles that they stand for.”

Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker said: ”Philip is a great ambassador of our industry and has built a solid reputation of quality service and company culture. We’re honored to be trusted with his vision and excited to work alongside him and his team.”

Barry Epstein, President of Vertex Capital, served as the sole advisor to B Safe Security in the transaction. “Philip did a tremendous job building a multi-state operation. Geographically, this gives Pye-Barker an instantly large east coast presence,” said Epstein.

B Safe’s leadership team and well-trained security professionals will continue to service new and existing customers.

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