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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires Absolute Fire Protection

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires Absolute Fire Protection

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires Absolute Fire Protection

ATLANTA – Pye-Barker Fire & Safety announced the expansion of its full fire code-compliance capabilities in the Mid-Atlantic with the acquisition of Absolute Fire Protection.

 A fire sprinkler and fire alarm company headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, Absolute Fire Protection serves the Washington-Baltimore metro area, all of Maryland and areas of Delaware. It was founded in 1989 by Larry Cate and Dan Mathias who met as Maryland high school freshmen and dreamed of starting their own business.

"From a single sprinkler job when we were 22 years old to a thriving business with more than 100 team members, we're proud of what we've built at Absolute Fire," said Cate, Co-Founder. "We trust Pye-Barker to honor Absolute's legacy as we take this next step."

Pye-Barker said this acquisition strengthens the company's growing presence in the Mid-Atlantic and amplifies Pye-Barker's ability to provide full fire code-compliance to businesses across the region.

"Our team's career paths depend on our company's growth, and Pye-Barker's resources will provide a new level of opportunity for everyone to progress," said Mathias, Co-Founder.

Pye-Barker noted that Cate and Mathias proudly promote the industry to youth with investment in their community college's skilled trade development center and the creation of an advanced training facility for Absolute's apprenticeship program.

"Larry and Dan are the type of people we admire at Pye-Barker – go-getters who worked hard to build their business and use their success to uplift others," said Bart Proctor, CEO at Pye-Barker. "We're honored to carry on their legacy with the highly skilled Absolute team."

The cofounders along with their team of technicians will continue to serve customers in the Mid-Atlantic according to Pye-Barker.


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