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Summit Acquires Protegis Fire & Safety

Protegis Fire & Safety acquired by Summit Fire & Security

Date: 5/2/2022

CLEVELAND, OH – Protegis Fire & Safety LLC today announced a successful sale to Summit Fire & Security, a subsidiary of SFP Holding, Inc. (Summit Companies), one of the largest players in the fire & life safety industry.  Protegis is a portfolio company of Align Capital Partners (“ACP”), a private equity firm with investment teams in Dallas, TX and Cleveland, OH.

Protegis has 13 locations in Ohio, Kentucky, central Florida and the Baltimore-DC region.  Protegis becomes part of the much larger Summit Fire & Security, an industry leader with 59 locations in 20 states with the Protegis acquisition.  Both Protegis and Summit Companies have national account coverage of the entire country through affiliates. 

Peter van Niekerk, CEO of Protegis commented, “At Protegis, our shared ambition has been to build the best company in fire protection.  We’ve made a great deal of progress on that journey.  This acquisition is the logical and exciting next step – moving us forward a huge leap and bringing substantial benefits to all our customers and employees.”

Responded Nic Brown, President of Summit Fire & Security, “The decision to join forces with Protegis was solidified when we experienced first-hand the cultural alignment and commitment to their customers.  Our teams across the nation take pride in their work as they provide a level of expertise and care that cannot be understated in an industry dedicated to protecting lives and property.  We strongly believe this will make an incredible partnership and we’re really excited about the future together.”

ACP’s initial investment in the Protegis platform came via the acquisition of ISA Fire & Security in 2017.  Together with management, ACP helped the company grow organically and through seven add-on acquisitions.  Steve Dyke, Managing Partner at ACP said, “We are proud of the transformation Protegis experienced these past five years – a journey which was made possible by combining ACP’s operational and growth resources with an excellent management team and dedicated employee base.   We wish everyone at Protegis great success in the future.”

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Protegis inspects systems to ensure they adhere to the industry standards established for inspection and testing of fire alarm systems, proper test methods, and frequency for system components.



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Protegis Tech U – Technician Training

What is Protegis Tech U?


Protegis Tech U is our all-new Technician Training & Development Program, established to provide opportunities for professional development, career planning and discipline specific training to Protegis’ technicians. Training is available in most fire protection disciplines, utilizing Protegis subject matter experts, industry approved training guides, and demonstrated training techniques to help support increased expertise, cross-disciplinary training, and advancement opportunities.

Who is eligible to participate?

Any Protegis technician who wants to improve their skillset and expand their knowledge! No matter what systems you focus on, there is always room for advancement in your career. Any tech who wants to improve his/her skill set or refresh their knowledge will be able to utilize this training.

What kind of training is offered?

The Protegis Tech U resource catalog includes all key fire protection disciplines including sprinkler, fire alarm, special hazards, kitchen suppression, and portables. Additional resources and training programs are available to support technicians in the following areas:
• State Licensure & Professional Credentialing
• Cross-functional training
• Manufacturer training
• Third-party certification prep & practice tests
• Continuing education & refresher courses

How will our technicians be trained?

Training and resources are available in many formats, including online, printed materials, classroom-style study, and individual coaching.



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