Inside INdiana Business

CertaSite acquires South Bend company

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Indianapolis-based CertaSite has acquired the assets of Approved Safety and Security Inc., a family-owned business in South Bend. The commercial fire protection and life safety company says the deal marks its first Indiana acquisition.

CertaSite says Approved Safety and Security will fold into its west Michigan and northern Indiana operations. The acquired company will continue to operate in the South Bend area under the brand names of both companies.

Former Approved Safety and Security owner Philip Slatt says, “CertaSite and Riverside are the perfect partners to build on the foundation laid by our employees and customers. As I reached retirement, it was our top priority to find a company that we could trust to continue the tradition we established. Transitioning our business to CertaSite blends our unique industry knowledge with a technology-based platform that offers new product lines, is professional and rooted in best practices and provides significant value for customers.”

CertaSite says it has acquired seven other fire protection and life safety companies and is actively seeking to further grow its portfolio.