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Cross-Fire & Security Acquires Adcock’s Systems

Cross-Fire & Security, a full-service life safety company specializing in the design, engineering, installation, maintenance, monitoring and servicing of fire and life safety systems, announced it has acquired Adcock’s Systems, a full-service fire alarm, electrical and sprinkler contractor operating in the Washington, D.C. area. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Adcock’s services align well with our existing operations, and we believe the addition will be a strong fit for Cross-Fire,” said Brendan Doorly and Kevin Maguire, co-founders of Cross-Fire. “We welcome the Adcock team and look forward to serving new customers with the same high-level of service that Cross-Fire is known for within the industry.”

Adcock marks the third add-on acquisition completed by Cross-Fire, a fire and life safety services platform established by AE Industrial Partners in May 2021. 

“With the addition of Adcock, Cross-Fire is expanding its footprint south to the Washington D.C. market, a logical extension to its existing Northeastern operations,” said Charlie Santos-Buch, partner at AEI. “Additionally, Adcock broadens Cross-Fire’s service offering as a one-stop solution for its customers with the addition into the sprinkler business.”

Founded in 1998 by George Adcock and Michael Stone and based in Waldorf, Md., Adcock is a full-service fire alarm, electrical and sprinkler contracting. For more than 20 years, the company has served a variety of commercial clients including property management firms, general contractors and electrical contractors, in addition to private owners. The current Adcock management team headed by Benjamin Thompson and Dave Dunnington will continue to lead the Company going forward, with Kelly Preuett as head of the sprinkler division.

“We’re pleased to be joining the Cross-Fire platform and gaining additional financial and operational resources, which will be a competitive advantage as we continue to grow our business,” Dunnington, general manager at Adcock.

Thompson, chief financial officer at Adcock, added, “We look forward to collaborating with our new partners in providing the highest quality tech-enabled safety systems to a wide variety of customers.”


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