Pye-Barker Fire & Safety announced the acquisition of Acadiana Security Plus (ASP), a leading security and fire alarm systems provider based in Lafayette, La. 

Pye-Barker, which was named No. 9 on this year's SDM 100, enters its 37th state with the purchase. Earlier this week, Pye-Barker said it acquired Bamford Inc., a full-service fire sprinkler company and a mainstay in Nebraska for 65 years. 

ASP — currently No. 43 on the SDM 100 list — offers security systems, access control, video verification, fire and intrusion alarms, monitoring and rapid emergency dispatch for commercial and government customers. The company was founded in 1997, growing from a 10-person team to over 85 employees today. 

ASP’s team of NICET-certified technicians and consultants monitor, service and install security and alarm systems throughout Southwest Louisiana. 

“Over the past 25 years of service, Acadiana Security Plus has never wavered from our mission to put life safety first and help our neighbors feel secure and protected,” said Paul Courts, president of ASP. “We look forward to continuing our service to our communities with the support of Pye-Barker.” 

ASP’s team of technicians will continue to serve customers in Louisiana. 

“As a consistent player on the top half of the SDM 100 list, Acadiana Security Plus has a great reputation as a growing security and alarms provider with a culture that values both employees and customers,” said Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker. “We're proud to welcome Acadiana to the Pye-Barker family and expand our services to the people of Louisiana.” 

Mark Sandler, managing director at SPP Advisors, represented Acadiana Security Plus in the transaction.