Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired Odyssey Fire Protection. The deal was transacted by Pye-Barker brand Rapid Fire Protection Group of South Dakota.

Odyssey Fire Protection, headquartered in Wilmington, N.C., specializes in designing, engineering and installing fire sprinkler systems for the construction and renovation of class A high rises, malls, retail centers, industrial buildings, museums, theaters, fire stations, apartments, schools, hotels, churches and healthcare facilities. Co-founded by Kevin Hommes and Eric Williams more than 12 years ago, Odyssey Fire operates throughout North and South Carolina.

Rapid Fire Protection Group is part of the Pye-Barker Fire & Safety family of companies, a group of fire safety and alarm security services for the commercial sector. Rapid Fire Protection specializes in providing fire suppression services to new construction nationwide. Rapid Fire CEO Matt Hammon and COO Rod DiBona work with Pye-Barker CEO Bart Proctor to identify acquisition and growth opportunities for Pye-Barker.

“I’m impressed with Odyssey Fire’s strong reputation for engineering the most advanced fire protection systems and their commitment to exceptional customer service,” said Pye-Barker CEO Bart Proctor.

Odyssey’s leaders Kevin Hommes and Eric Williams, their management team and employees will stay on, and the business will continue to operate as normal with additional resources from Pye-Barker.

“This partnership allows us to expand our offerings and provide new growth opportunities for our employees,” said Odyssey President Eric Williams. “Kevin and I realized from the very beginning that the Rapid Fire/Pye-Barker team was the right fit for what we’ve created here at Odyssey. Their commitment to their employees, their customers, and the industry align with our beliefs so we’re very excited to see what the future holds.”

Pye-Barker recently acquired Mountain Alarm out of Ogden, Utah, and Yarnell Security Systems out of Lancaster, Pa.