Inside INdiana Business

CertaSite expands into Wisconsin

FRANKLIN, WI. (Inside INdiana Business) — Indianapolis-based CertaSite has announced the acquisition of Starfire Systems and Starfire Extinguisher of Franklin, Wisconsin. CertaSite says this is its first acquisition in Wisconsin.

“CertaSite is a company that we trust because they share our values and code of ethics for saving lives and protecting property,” said Starfire owners Sue and Darrel Malek. “We are proud of the customer service that our team provided for more than 30 years. We fully believe that under CertaSite, our customers will continue to experience excellent customer service and will benefit from administration advancements like online customer portals, inspection management and reporting, expanded service areas, life safety maintenance programs and multi-location support with a certified expanded life safety technician workforce.”

CertaSite says 21 employees will join the company when the acquisition closes, with owner Sue Malek remaining as an accounts manager, while Darrel Malek will consult during the transition, which is expected to take a few months.

This marks the latest acquisition for CertaSite, who has acquired 10 fire protection and life safety companies, with the most recent being ABC Fire Extinguisher in Ohio. The company now has locations in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.


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