Protegis Acquires PDS Systems of Columbus, OH

Cleveland, OH – Protegis Fire & Safety announced that it has completed the acquisition of Columbus OH-based PDS Systems, LLC (“PDS” or the “Company”) which adds to Protegis’ leading market position in Ohio.
Since its founding in 1994 by Phil Sisia, PDS Systems has been dedicated to being a one-stop-shop for its customers’ fire alarm and access control systems. This family-run business has specialized in the design of fire and smoke detection alarm systems, with NICET certified staff providing integration solutions to even the most challenging life-safety requirements. Through its “parts and smarts” model, PDS works with a wide range of electrical contractor partners, serving a large and impressive roster of Columbus customers.
Phil Sisia commented, “This partnership is the perfect fit: together, we will be a better company overall and the preeminent provider in Columbus fire protection. My sons Philip Jr and Tyler will continue to play an important role in the joint business going forward, and this partnership creates immediate benefits for our customers, as well as exciting growth and development opportunities for our entire team of valued employees.”
Steve DeJohn, COO of Protegis, added “We are thrilled to join forces with PDS and work with Philip Jr and the team in a combined operation with tremendous capability and strong growth prospects. This is a big step forward for Protegis’ leadership in the Columbus market.”

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Protegis is a leader in fire protection and life safety services in the Ohio, Mid-Atlantic and central Florida markets. A trusted provider that partners with customers for the long-term, serving as their single source for installing, inspecting and monitoring protection, prevention and suppression products and replacement parts. Protegis also provides national account services through 200 affiliates across the United States. For more information, visit

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