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CertaSite Acquires Service Business of Burnside Fire Protection

CertaSite has acquired 20 fire protection and life-safety companies throughout the Midwest in its four-year existence.

CINCINNATI — CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and life-safety company, announces it has acquired the service aspect of business at Burnside Fire Protection, a full-service fire protection business located in the Cincinnati region.

The acquisition is CertaSite’s eighth in Ohio and follows the recent purchases of Columbus-based Hamrick Fire Systems and Cleveland’s Fire Loss Control. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CertaSite says it provides the highest levels of customer service, responsiveness, building safety and code compliance to customers across the Midwest by going beyond compliance, focusing on partnerships and professionalism while providing customers a simplified and dependable solution to managing all of the fire protection and life-safety systems in commercial buildings.

With more than seven years in business, Burnside’s reputation will allow it to grow under CertaSite within its current customer base and expand into new markets, according to the company.

“We are grateful to Deborah, Randy and the entire Burnside family for their continued partnership throughout this process,” says Jeff Wyatt, CEO of CertaSite. “We look forward to building on the foundation they built by offering employees development and career advancement and expanded services and support to customers.”

With the addition of Burnside Fire Protection, CertaSite has acquired 20 fire protection and life-safety companies throughout the Midwest and is said to be actively engaged in bringing new businesses under the CertaSite umbrella.

Markets of focus cited for 2022 include current states listed above along with Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia.

SSI profiled CertaSite in March and received an inside look at the integrator’s rapid growth. Check it out here.