CertaSite has acquired the service business of Burnside Fire Protection, a full-service provider operating in the Cincinnati region, for undisclosed terms. 

The acquisition is CertaSite's eighth in Ohio. This latest transaction follows the recent purchases of Cleveland’s Fire Loss Control and Columbus-based Hamrick Fire Systems

With more than seven years in business, Burnside’s reputation will allow it to grow under CertaSite within its current customer base and expand into new markets, according to an announcement. 

“We are grateful to Deborah, Randy, and the entire Burnside family for their continued partnership throughout this process,” said Jeff Wyatt, CEO of CertaSite. “We look forward to building on the foundation they built by offering employees development and career advancement and expanded services and support to customers.” 

CertaSite is a fire and life safety platform under the umbrella of The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market. With the addition of Burnside Fire Protection, CertaSite has acquired 20 fire protection and life safety companies throughout the Midwest and is actively engaged in adding new businesses to its platform.  

Markets of focus for 2022 include Ohio along with Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia, according to the company.