RapidFire Safety & Security announced the acquisition of Fire Alarm System Services (FASS), a San Francisco Bay Area-based provider of inspection and test and maintenance services for fire alarm, sprinkler, suppression and extinguishers.
Headquartered in St. Louis, the acquisition marks RapidFire’s continued expansion throughout the state of California. RapidFire was launched in March 2022 by founders Mike McLeod and Colin Harrold in partnership with Concentric Equity Partners.
FASS was founded in 2010 by Dennis Miguel, who stated, “We decided to move forward with Mike McLeod and the RapidFire team and mutually avail of our common values and combined strengths to further expand our presence and better support our Partners in our marketplace.”
“Dennis has built a company with a reputation for delivering an exceptional customer experience, and we are honored to be in a position to build on that legacy as he works over the months ahead to transition to a well-deserved retirement,”said McLeod who serves as CEO. “I am thrilled to welcome FASS as the sixth addition to RapidFire’s platform and our second in the Northern California market.”
All FASS employees will remain with the company post-close and further expand RapidFire’s presence in the Northern California market.
“I came to know Mike McLeod professionally and personally during the diligence process and found his passion for the business and compassion for those with whom he interfaces to be admirable and consistent with my own,” said Miguel. “As I gradually bring my 40-plus year career to closure, I am reminded that while it may be hard to start and grow a business, it is even harder to let it go. I am excited about the future for RapidFire and FASS as they grow together with Mike’s leadership.”
With extensive certifications and licenses, FASS offers expert fire alarm, sprinkler, suppression and extinguishers services; 24/7 monitoring, cost-effective solutions; AutoCad drawings for contractors; and ensures compliance with Bay Area fire department standards.
“The FASS team has built a reputation for world-class support and technical expertise in the Fire Life Safety business in Northern California,” stated RapidFire COO Brian Modglin. “We are thrilled for the FASS team to join us, adding their unique capabilities and full suite of ITM services to the RapidFire platform, as we pick up speed and grow across California and the Midwest.”