CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and life safety company, has acquired Eastman Fire Protection, a fire extinguisher, emergency and exit lights, and suppression system business in Troy, Mich. 

The acquisition for undisclosed terms is Indianapolis-based CertaSite’s eighth in the state of Michigan. 

“CertaSite is the perfect partner to build on the foundation laid by our employees and customers,” said Eastman Owner Doug Cheesman. “With CertaSite, we have a unique opportunity to blend our knowledge base with a technology-based platform that offers new product lines, is professional and rooted in best practices, and provides significant value for customers.” 

With more than 45 years of presence in the area, Eastman Fire’s reputation will allow it to grow under CertaSite within its current customer base and expand in new markets, according to an announcement. All of Eastman’s employees retained their jobs in the acquisition to join CertaSite. 

“We are grateful to Doug and the entire Eastman family for their continued partnership throughout this process, particularly Kathy D’Angelo, who was so instrumental throughout many aspects of the process,” said Jeff Wyatt, CEO of CertaSite. “We are committed to preserving the legacy these dedicated professionals built and recognize and respect their strong local presence.”

The Riverside Co., a global private equity firm, formed CertaSite in 2019. The fire/life-safety platform staffs 21 locations.