Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired Bamford Inc., a full-service fire sprinkler company and a mainstay in Nebraska for 65 years.

Pye-Barker said this addition marks another milestone for the company’s geographic footprint as it enters its 36th state. Pye-Barker continues to invest in acquiring premier fire protection, life safety and security businesses on its mission to become the largest single-source provider in the United States, according to the announcement.

Jim and Donna Bamford started Bamford, originally called Bamford Plumbing and Heating, in 1958 as a one-man operation. That business grew into what Bamford Inc., is today. Headquartered in Kearney, Neb., Bamfor’s team inspects, tests, maintains, installs and fabricates fire sprinkler systems and provides backflow testing.

Donna Bamford, co-founder and owner of Bamford, said “I wish Pye-Barker the best and trust them to continue the relationships — both internal and external — that we have built over many years.”

Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker, said, “We couldn't be more grateful to the Bamford family for putting their trust in us to carry on their legacy and the business they've built. As we move into our 36th state, our success has come from uniting like-minded business owners like the Bamford family who share our values and commitment to customer care.”

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