CertaSite acquires Teasley Fire Protection of Kentucky

Feb. 23, 2022
Company has now acquired 14 fire protection and life safety companies

FRANKFORT, Ky. CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and life safety company, announced today that it has acquired Teasley Fire Protection, a family owned and operated fire protection company that serves Frankfort and the surrounding areas. The acquisition is CertaSite’s first in Kentucky.

CertaSite provides the highest levels of customer service, responsiveness, building safety and code compliance to customers across the Midwest. The company goes 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.

CertaSite is led by CEO Jeff Wyatt, who has more than 30 years of experience in the fire protection and life safety industry. He most recently served as president of one of the Midwest’s largest privately owned fire and security companies in the industry. He started his career in the industry as an installation technician and is a veteran of the United States Navy. Wyatt was recruited to lead CertaSite by The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm that is CertaSite’s primary investor.

A family business with seven years rooted in Frankfurt and more than 20 years of combined industry experience, Teasley have extensive experience in providing services for fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, suppression systems, and emergency lighting solutions to their loyal customers. Teasley’s reputation in the region will allow the company to grow its customer base and expand into new markets under the CertaSite umbrella.

“CertaSite is a company that we trust because they share our values and code of ethics for saving lives and protecting property,” said Teasley co-owners Joe and Carissa Teasley. “We fully believe that under CertaSite, our customers will benefit from efficient and streamlined services, with enhanced administration support and advancements like online customer portals, inspection management and reporting, expanded service areas, life safety maintenance programs, and multi-location support with a certified expanded life safety technician workforce.”

With the close of the acquisition, owner Joe Teasley will remain with the company in a new role while CertaSite’s Regional Manager Don Hennessy will be overseeing office management.

“We are grateful to Joe and Carissa Teasley and the Teasley family for their continued partnership throughout this process,” said Jeff Wyatt, CEO of CertaSite. “We are committed to preserving the legacy that these dedicated professionals built, and we recognize and respect their strong local presence. We are thrilled to be expanding our unique brand of customer service in Kentucky and look forward to serving this market.”

In addition to Teasley Fire Protection, CertaSite already has acquired 14 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); Premier Electronics (Michigan); Craynon Fire Protection (Ohio); and Teasley Fire Protection (Kentucky). Markets of focus for 2022 include current states listed above along with Missouri, Tennessee, and West Virginia.