Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired B Safe Security. Through this acquisition, Pye-Barker begins servicing clients in Delaware and New Jersey and strengthens its presence in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

B Safe Security, headquartered in Wilmington, Del., ranked No. 36 on the SDM 100 in 2021. The company 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.

B Safe has an altruistic history. In 1978, 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. Today, Gardner and the B Safe team provide cutting-edge security solutions to the Mid-Atlantic Region.

“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.”

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,” Epstein said. “Geographically, this gives Pye Barker an instantly large east coast presence.”

“Philip Gardner is a great ambassador of our industry and has built a solid reputation of quality service and company culture,” said Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker. “We’re honored to be trusted with his vision and excited to work alongside him and his team.”