New Fire and Life Safety Company Launches in Indy
CertaSite, a new commercial fire protection and life safety company, has launched with the goal of providing the highest levels of customer service, responsiveness, building safety and code compliance to customers across the country. Headquartered in Indianapolis, CertaSite is currently serving the Midwest and plans to strategically grow in new markets.
CertaSite is led by CEO Jeff Wyatt, a 30-year veteran of the fire and life safety industry who started his career as an installation technician. He spent 25 years at Koorsen Fire & Security in various leadership positions, including president. Wyatt was recruited to lead CertaSite by The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm and CertaSite’s primary investor.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead CertaSite, because we go beyond compliance to provide our customers and our people with an experience that is unmatched in this industry,” Wyatt said. “Our customer-centric team is focused on providing a simplified and dependable solution to managing all of the fire protection and life safety systems found in commercial buildings.”
CertaSite already has added five fire protection and life safety companies, and is actively engaged in bringing new businesses under the CertaSite umbrella. To date, the CertaSite family includes: Approved Protection Systems (Michigan); Company One Suppression (Illinois and Iowa); County Fire Protection (Ohio and Pennsylvania); Fields Fire Protection (Michigan); and Spears Fire & Safety (Michigan).
“Our focus on people carries through to acquisitions, where we look to preserve the legacy of these often family-owned businesses, offering employees development and career advancement and customers expanded services and support,” Wyatt said. “We recognize and respect that these companies are a strong presence in their communities, thanks to the hard work and dedication of their founders. Along with Riverside, we are investing in what they spent a lifetime building.”