Sciens Building Solutions, headquartered in San Francisco, announced the acquisition of Allentown, Pa.-based Eastern Time Inc. (ETI) to its growing portfolio of companies. 

The acquisition is said to help expand Sciens’ presence in Pennsylvania, where it has existing businesses in Plymouth Meeting (Electronic Security Solutions) and Perkiomenville (Anchor Fire Protection). Like these locations, ETI is focused within Northeast and Central Pennsylvania, where it has been operating since 1982 from its headquarters and two other offices in Wilkes-Barre and Chambersburg. 

“Sciens offers outstanding technical expertise and comprehensive building solutions, not only in the great state of Pennsylvania but across the country. This, combined with Eastern Time's capabilities, will allow us to develop broader life safety offerings for the ever-growing Northeast and Central Pennsylvania market,” said ETI President Chuck Rizzo. “With family-focused divisions in this general vicinity and beyond, we knew Sciens was the right fit for us because of their values, culture and industry know-how. We’re proud to be a part of the growing team.” 

Rizzo founded ETI in 1982 at the age of 29. He labored to build a company committed to team management and cost-effective life safety systems integration design. His two sons, Marc and Bryan, entered the business 17 years ago and have led the executive management team for the past six years. 

Rizzo’s commitment to “customer safety first” is a core value that continues throughout every fiber of ETI, according to the announcement. Since its inception, ETI has worked with numerous vertical markets, including education, business, healthcare, institutional, industrial/warehouse, government/military, property management and casino/entertainment venues. Today, ETI’s team of life safety professionals, which includes a staff of engineering, project management and CAD, provide the depth and knowledge required to handle any scale design-build project, the announcement states. 

“With its customer-first focus and excellent reputation in an area that Sciens has been a part of since early 2022, Eastern Time is a phenomenal addition to our family,” the company's CEO Terry Heath said. “We look forward to continuing to serve existing and new customers with even more comprehensive offerings in this region with the help of the very capable team at ETI.”