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Mortenson F&S and Summit Companies Partner

Company to Expand Rochester Service Area

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA – Summit Companies is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mortenson Fire & Safety, Inc. (“Mortenson”) of Faribault, Minnesota.  A second generation business, Carl Mortenson founded the company in 1975.  In 1997, Craig Laughridge (Carl’s son-in-law) took over the reins.  Mortenson provides fire extinguisher sales and service to commercial and institutional customers.  Mortenson will be integrated into Summit’s Rochester, MN branch office.

“The addition of Mortenson creates the opportunity to expand product sales and service for Summit’s Rochester service area. Further, it provides Mortenson’s customers access to an expanded range of fire life safety products,” said Jeff Evrard, CEO of Summit Companies.  Additional service offerings include: fire sprinkler installation and service; special hazard suppression systems; kitchen suppression systems; fire alarm & security systems; emergency/exit lighting, service & inspection and monitoring services.

“There is a great cultural and strategic fit with Summit Companies, and I am excited to partner with them to grow this market together,”said Craig Laughridge.  “Summit is a great organization that is committed to customer service and together we will truly be able to offer our customers the most extensive range of fire and life safety services.”

About Summit Companies

Summit Companies is a premier Midwest regional Fire Life Safety (FLS) specialist company, with an expanding national presence. The company has expertise across the entire spectrum of fire and life safety categories including:fire extinguishers, extinguishing agents, pre-engineered kitchen, industrial and vehicle suppression systems, special hazard suppression systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm and security monitoring systems.

Committed to the design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring of these specialist FLS systems, Summit Companies is also engaged in the practice of fire protection engineering and risk management consultancy.  Summit’s success is driven by its people.  The company is a culture-first organization that is committed to client service, diversity of capabilities and technical excellence.  Summit Companies is owned by management and CI Capital Partners.