Northern Fire & Safety in Traverse City, Mich. and Central Fire Protection in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. have joined the Koorsen Fire & Security family, effective February 1, 2017. After more than 60 years in business, the companies were looking to partner with a fire and life safety company to help better serve area customers.
When looking at possible acquisition partners, Northern Fire & Safety and Central Fire Protection owner Duane Archambo says “much time and consideration was put into this decision, and as we prepared for retirement, we sought to partner with a company that exhibits integrity and has the expertise needed to continue to provide outstanding service to our customers. Koorsen is known for their dedication to their customers, commitment to the communities they serve, and unparalleled training. For these reasons and many others, we found Koorsen to be an excellent choice to carry on Northern Fire & Safety and Central Fire Protection’s mission.”
Koorsen has plans for several community events in Traverse City and Mt. Pleasant throughout 2017 to offer residents a glimpse into the Koorsen family, while hopefully teaching fire safety skills in the process. The Kasey Program
, a traveling fire and life safety demonstration with black labs, sponsored by Koorsen, kicked-off Koorsen’s engagement in the community by participating in the Touchstone Energy Junior Royale Parade in Traverse City on Thursday, July 6th. Koorsen Fire & Security was also a proud corporate member of the upcoming Cherry Festival in Traverse City.
“We’re thrilled to bring the Koorsen brand to customers in Traverse City and Mt. Pleasant,” said Bill Walker, Michigan District Manager. “We are able to expand on the services offered by Northern Fire & Safety and Central Fire Protection, retaining their customers and growing the business to bring fire and life safety to more businesses in the area.”
Koorsen is proud that almost all former employees of Northern Fire & Safety and Central Fire Protection have chosen to stay with the company. “We’re happy to have these employees as new members of the Koorsen family,” said Jeff Wyatt, President of Koorsen Fire & Security. “It’s a priority for us that employees are able to see their growth opportunities within Koorsen, and we’re happy to provide them with the best fire and life safety training available.”
Customers of Northern Fire & Safety and Central Fire Protection need not worry about their contracts or service requirements, all prior service agreements and contracts will be honored, and customers can expect continued excellent service.
Koorsen Fire & Security is a family-owned business that was established in 1946. Their services include fire protection, security, communications, mobile equipment, industrial cleaning, environmental services and more. In the past year, Koorsen has also acquired fire and life safety companies in Columbus, Ohio, Griffin, Ind. and South Bend, Ind.