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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety Acquires Choice Security Services, Expands in Pa. and Md.

ATLANTA — Pye-Barker Fire & Safety announces the acquisition of Lancaster, Pa.-based Choice Security Services for undisclosed terms. With the transaction, Pye-Barker strengthens its presence in Pennsylvania and bolsters its service offerings in the Northern Maryland market.

Choice Security Services offers security alarm, fire alarm, fire inspections, video surveillance and various environmental alarms. The locally operated company serves Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. Choice was founded by the late James J. Durkin and current CEO Ray Bear in 2001 after decades of security and fire alarm experience at other area companies.

Choice Security is known for a sincere commitment to delivering personalized, responsive service, according to the announcement.

“My business partner James and I started Choice Security over 20 years ago to provide a better customer and employee experience,” says Bear. “It’s rare to find a partner as aligned with your core values as we have with Pye-Barker. As we look to this next phase of serving our community, Pye-Barker is top notch – known for exceeding customer and employee expectations. I’m thrilled with this partnership because it allows us to serve more of our community in a manner that upholds our beliefs of what business should look like.”

Choice Security’s leadership team and security professionals will continue to service new and existing customers.

“We couldn’t ask for better colleagues to join our family,” says Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker. “It’s an honor to partner with Ray Bear and his team at Choice Security Services.

They’re true stewards of the community, incredibly knowledgeable and always act in the best interest of their customer. It’s very easy to see how they’ve become the preferred security provider in Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland.”