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Pye-Barker expands into Western New York, acquires Amherst Alarm

Pye-Barker expands into Western New York, acquires Amherst Alarm

Pye-Barker expands into Western New York, acquires Amherst Alarm

ATLANTA –Roughly a week after announcing its last acquisition, Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has made another pickup by acquiring Amherst Alarm in Buffalo, N.Y. Terms were not disclosed. 

Amherst Alarm is a fire alarm, security and monitoring provider whose addition continues to expand Pye-Barkers footprint outside of New York City and New Jersey to the western half of New York. Described as the largest fully integrated fire protection, life safety and security services provider in the United States, Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has gained dominance in the Northeastern United States though its rapid growth and acquisition strategy. On March 1 Security Systems News reported on its then most recent acquisition of AC Daughtry Security Systems.

"Amherst Alarm has been in my family for nearly 40 years, so it was important for me to find the right organization to continue the work we've done for our team and clients," said Tim Creenan, CEO and Founder of Amherst Alarm. "We believe Pye-Barker is the best fit to meet the needs of the communities we serve and help them protect life and property." Tim Creenan founded Amherst Alarm in 1984 with his wife Maryann and one part-time installer. Since then, Amherst has acquired several additional companies and become a leader in the Western New York market.

"Pye-Barker is honored to build on the success of the Creenans and Amherst Alarm," said Bart Proctor, Pye-Barker CEO. "Over 100 fire and life safety business owners have entrusted Pye-Barker to continue their legacies, in large part because of our commitment to upholding the family-oriented environments they've created."

Pye-Barker stated that the Creenans will continue to lead Amherst Alarms staff and serve their customers.

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