As a fire protection company owner, you know how important planning is to the long-term security of a property.
The same principle also applies to businesses.
So, as you consider the next phase of your life and career, ask yourself this question: “What’s my plan to secure the future of my business, my employees, and my legacy?”
Founded by a collective of industry veterans, CertaSite is a fire and life safety company focused on people, innovation, and providing a smart, streamlined customer experience.
You’re an owner looking for a succession plan that will protect your brand and employees, and give you opportunities for income-producing reinvestment.
Rooted in America’s heartland, CertaSite is committed to acquiring fire protection companies with strong roots in their communities. So far, the CertaSite family includes:
With more than 30 years of experience in the fire and life safety industry, Jeff Wyatt most recently served as President of Koorsen Fire & Security, where he led the company to significant levels of growth with a robust organic growth strategy. Now backed by the capital of The Riverside Company, Jeff is focused on building a business that prizes customer satisfaction, innovation, and people-focused solutions.
With our bank of resources and capital, we’ll bring significant improvements to both your internal operations and the overall customer experience.
The integration of a proven and formalized sales strategy will position your company for steady, strong growth.
Through community involvement and strategic marketing initiatives, we’ll help you improve brand awareness and increase your market share.
We’ll invest in your employees, giving them continuing education and professional development opportunities that will take their skills—and career—to the next level.
Your customers will experience no disruption. Your company will retain its name, employees, mission, and values. And with new and innovative tools, it will be able to expand its ability to deliver a thoroughly excellent customer experience.
“CertaSite has exceeded my expectations. They are very focused on developing better and more extensive employee training and education programs and they have already put many into use. I had negotiated with several companies before I decided to sell to CertaSite, and I am happy to report that I have made the right decision.”
–John Lewandowski, Approved Protection Systems
“I had met with a couple different equity firms, but CertaSite was the only one that understood how to integrate multiple companies, and that had a plan for strategic growth in place. Everything we discussed has happened, and all of my employees retained their jobs. There were only positive changes throughout the transition, and positive changes continue to move forward.”
–Mike Field, Field’s Fire Protection
Three reasons: 1. The market for fire protection businesses is stronger than ever. If there’s a time to sell, it’s now. 2. Sellers rarely get an opportunity to retain equity in the business. We’re offering that opportunity. 3. Most acquiring companies require the brand name to change. Our approach is to honor and build on your legacy, keeping your company name in tact.
We give all of our acquisition partners the option to remain with the company in a key leadership position with a strong salary and benefits.
You can do so knowing that your company, customers, and employees are in capable hands, and that your legacy and company name will be honored and preserved.
All employees will get excellent benefits and plenty of opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company.
With our strong focus on technology and innovation, they will benefit from significantly expanded service capabilities and a firm commitment to people-oriented service.
We’re backed by The Riverside Company, a $7 billion global private equity firm that focuses on building strong brands through small and medium-sized businesses. The Riverside Company focuses on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has made more than 600 investments. The firm’s international private equity and structured capital portfolios include more than 90 companies.
Interested in learning more about this unique opportunity to plan for your future while protecting your legacy? Contact us now.