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Pye-Barker acquires B Safe Security, strengthens presence in Mid-Atlantic region

Pye-Barker acquires B Safe Security, strengthens presence in Mid-Atlantic region

Pye-Barker acquires B Safe Security, strengthens presence in Mid-Atlantic region

ATLANTA—Pye-Barker Fire & Safety announced the acquisition of B Safe Security, headquartered in Wilmington, Del. Through this acquisition, Pye-Barker begins servicing clients in Delaware and New Jersey and strengthens its presence in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

B Safe has an altruistic history, starting in 1978, the year the company's founder Philip Gardner built a security system for his parents after their home was burglarized. He then went on to help friends and family feel safe in this same way, as Gardner and the B Safe team have been providing cutting-edge security solutions to the Mid-Atlantic region for more than 40 years.

“Phil Gardner has done a great job growing his business for the last 40 years,” Pye-Barker Alarm Division CEO & President Eric Garner told Security Systems News. “I look forward to working with him to continue to grow the mid-Atlantic region organically and through acquisition.”

Pye-Barker CEO Bart Proctor added, "Philip Gardner 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."

B Safe Security 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.

"It's always been important to me to provide quality solutions and superior customer service in protecting our neighborhoods," said Philip 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."

As Garner told SSN, “The acquisition of B Safe is about the people. We will improve the lives and opportunities of the B Safe Team and continue to provide customers with the best experience possible.”

Barry Epstein, president of Vertex Capital, served as the sole advisor to B Safe Security in the transaction. "Philip Gardner 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.

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety, founded in 1946, is a leader in fire protection and life safety, with over 120 locations and 3,100 team members. It is a full-service company offering all the necessary specialties including portable extinguishers, restaurant fire suppression, special hazard systems, fire sprinklers, fire alarms, and security. Pye-Barker invests heavily in providing the best-in-class training for its team while offering industry competitive benefits and is rapidly expanding its national footprint.


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