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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires CRIMPCO

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires CRIMPCO

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires CRIMPCO

ATLANTA – Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired CRIMPCO, a security alarm and monitoring company based in Baltimore, Md.

Pye-Barker stated in a release that this addition increases its capability to provide full-service fire and life safety to Maryland and the broader Mid-Atlantic region, complementing its fire protection offerings in the area and widening its customer base.

CRIMPCO was founded in 1968 by a recent college graduate, Bob Jolson, selling businesses panic button systems. Jolson expanded to include security systems, access control, CCTV, video monitoring and fire alarms for customers from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., to northern Virginia and southern Pennsylvania. From the beginning, CRIMPCO has been a family business, as Bob started CRIMPCO with his father Marv Jolson and expanded with sons Todd and Ryan Jolson. In addition, partners John Cromwell and Chris Graham, who joined the company in 1982 and 1992 respectively, have been instrumental in the company's growth and success.

"When you are hired at CRIMPCO, you are a member of the family," said Bob Jolson, CRIMPCO founder. "While weighing the options of the next step for our company, our team's future was top-of-mind. I'm confident that joining Pye-Barker is the best choice for them, our family and our customers."

"Like Pye-Barker, CRIMPCO and the Jolsons recognize the two keys to success: team and customers. Fostering a family-like, supportive company culture while upholding the highest standards of customer service has fueled CRIMPCO's success and made them a great addition to our family," said Bart Proctor, Pye-Barker CEO.

CRIMPCO's team members will continue to serve customers in the region.

The transaction was coordinated by Philip Gardner, president of B Safe, which merged with Pye-Barker Fire & Safety in 2022. Barry Epstein of Vertex Capital represented CRIMPCO in the transaction.


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