Sciens Building Solutions announced the acquisition of Pompano Beach, Fla.-based BASS United Fire & Security Systems for undisclosed terms. 

The acquisition adds to the existing five Sciens locations and over 500 employees in Florida, including one in Pompano Beach, the former WSA Systems, which was Sciens' first acquisition in 2016. 

“After 46 years in the business, I’m thrilled to join forces with Sciens Building Solutions, a well-respected leader in our industry,” said BASS President Brad Higdon, who will remain in his current role with the company. “Their reputation and ability to carefully select their acquisitions, while fostering growth and commitment to excellent customer service, aligns perfectly with our core values. This partnership opens new opportunities and allows us to pair our strengths to provide even more phenomenal service to our customers and I am excited about the future.” 

Higdon established BASS in 1977 as a solo operation out of the back of his pickup truck. Since then, the company has provided complete fire alarm and life-safety solutions in South Florida and the Caribbean. The company supports all life-safety systems for service and installation, including fire alarm system retrofits, elevator recall systems required for modernization work, sprinkler systems, video surveillance and access control. 

“We're enhancing the fun Sciens journey in the Sunshine State, with an exciting addition to our many locations across the country,” said Sciens CEO Terry Heath. “BASS United is a true life-safety leader in the South Florida area with a team of industry experts whose experience positions them well for growth under the Sciens umbrella. Sciens is delighted to partner with Brad and the entire BASS team as we continue on our quest to build the largest independent fire and life safety integrator in the United States.”