Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired Advanced Engineered Systems Corp. (AESC), an integrated fire alarm, security and mass notification systems provider with over 25 years of business in Tampa, Fla. 

Pye-Barker, which placed ninth on the 2023 SDM 100 rankings, continues to execute on its aggressive acquisition strategy to build a national platform that is unparalleled in the industry. The company bills itself as the largest private full-service and fully integrated fire protection, life safety and security services provider in the United States. 

The acquisition strengthens the company’s ability to be a single-source service provider by adding security and alarms to its already strong foothold in fire protection in the Tampa market, according to an announcement. 

AESC offers fire and security alarms, video surveillance, access control, mass notification and life safety systems for commercial, healthcare, education, correctional and industrial entities in southwest and central Florida. AESC’s end-to-end services include inspection, testing, maintenance, installation and design to ensure quality and maintain code-compliance. 

“I’m very excited about the opportunities that our partnership with Pye-Barker will present for our employees and our business growth in Florida, while we continue to provide excellent service to our clients,” said Karen Thomas, owner, AESC. “We are proud to join a flourishing and respected company like Pye-Barker that is committed to first-class service to our clients while fostering a family-oriented team culture for our employees and investing in ongoing, hands-on training and technology for our team.” 

The team of technicians at AESC will continue to serve customers in Florida. 

“We’re happy to bring on AESC’s knowledgeable team to enhance our service to the greater Tampa community," said Bart Proctor, CEO at Pye-Barker. “This addition advances our mission to become the nation’s largest single-source service provider of choice in every market. Pye-Barker continues to seek like-minded businesses like AESC that align with our values and complement our existing services in the fire protection, life safety and security spaces.”