Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired Justice Fire & Safety, which operates five locations across South Dakota and Iowa. This addition will enhance the service delivery to Pye-Barker customers in South Dakota while also entering the Iowa market.

Over the last year, Pye-Barker has grown its branch locations by nearly 20 percent through an aggressive acquisition strategy. Justice Fire & Safety, headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D., specializes in the service, sale and installation of fire extinguishers, fire alarms, fire suppression systems, emergency lighting, first aid equipment and AEDs. It also offers training for fire extinguishers, CPR and first aid. The company operates four South Dakota locations in Rapid City, Watertown, North Sioux City and Sioux Falls, and an additional location in Storm Lake, Iowa.

"Partnering with Pye-Barker was a natural fit for us in our mission to provide the highest quality life safety and fire protection solutions for our customers," said Mark Brenneman, president of Justice Fire & Safety. "We're excited for this next step and the opportunities it will bring for our employees to prosper in their careers."

Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker, said, "Justice Fire & Safety has a stellar reputation for company culture, an intense focus on customer service and an industry respected training program which makes this acquisition a great addition to the Pye-Barker family."

Justice will continue to be operated by Brenneman, along with the company's current staff, with support from Pye-Barker.