CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and life safety company, announced today that it has acquired Premier Electronics, a fire alarm and critical protection systems business in Clinton Township. The acquisition is CertaSite’s sixth in Michigan.

Premier was founded in 1988. Founder Helen Gharibian will remain with the company through the transition, and Premier’s five employees retained their jobs in the acquisition to join the CertaSite family.

“CertaSite is the perfect partner to build on the foundation laid by our employees and customers” said Premier Electronics’ owner Helen Gharibian. “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.” Gharibian continued, “Our introduction was a blessing from God. This is a life changing event for me. I only wish Raz was by my side during retirement.”

“We are grateful to Helen and her late husband Raz and the entire Premier Electronics family for their continued partnership throughout this process,” said Jeff Wyatt, CEO of CertaSite. “We are committed to preserve the legacy that these dedicated professionals built and recognize and respect their strong local presence. We look forward to building on that foundation by offering employees development and career advancement, and expanded services and support to customers. We are proud to be a part of what these men and women have spent a lifetime building.”

In addition to Premier Electronics, CertaSite already has acquired 12 fire protection and life safety companies and is actively engaged in bringing new businesses under the CertaSite umbrella. To date, the CertaSite family includes: ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. (Ohio); Advanced Fire, a CertaSite Company (Pennsylvania); Approved Protection Systems (Michigan); Approved Safety and Security (Indiana); Company One Suppression (Illinois and Iowa); County Fire Protection (Ohio); Erlich Fire Protection (Michigan); Field’s Fire Protection (Michigan); Great Lakes Fire & Safety Equipment (Michigan); Spears Fire & Safety (Michigan); Starfire Systems and Starfire Extinguisher (Wisconsin); Marine Fire Sales & Service (Ohio); and Premier Electronics (Michigan). Markets of focus for 2021 include current states listed above along with Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia.