Indianapolis-based CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and safety company, has acquired Marine Fire Sales & Service in Toledo. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition is CertaSite’s fourth in Ohio.
“CertaSite is a company that we trust because they share our values and code of ethics for saving lives and protecting property,” said Marine Fire owners Kelley and Dave Tipping. “We fully believe that under CertaSite, our employees will have the opportunity for professional growth and career advancement and 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, and more.”
CertaSite says five employees are joining the company as a result of the acquisition. Marine Fire owner Kelley Tipping will remain with the company during the transition, while current CertaSite Toledo office General Manager Bob Scharer will oversee office management along with CertaSite District Manager Ryan Watson.
“We are grateful to Dave and Kelley Tipping and the Marine Fire family for their continued partnership throughout this process,” said Jeff Wyatt, chief executive officer of CertaSite. “We are committed to preserving the legacy built by these dedicated professionals, and we recognize and respect their strong local presence. Our team will provide our new employees with development and career advancement through our CertaSite Academy and deliver expanded services and support to customers.”
In addition, CertaSite says it has acquired 11 fire protection and life safety companies.