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Summit Companies Expands Presence in Southwestern U.S.

Company Acquires ABC Fire and Cylinder Service in Nevada

Summit Companies, a premier fire life safety company, announced today it has completed the purchase of ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. Inc. d/b/a ABC Fire and Cylinder Service (“ABC Fire”) of Reno, Nevada.  This acquisition is a strategic geographic expansion of Summit’s existing fire protection, life safety and consulting business.  Summit Companies currently has locations in the states of Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nevada and Texas and performs work across the United States.

“Summit’s continued expansion in Nevada furthers the company’s growth strategy to expand nationally,” stated Summit Companies CEO, Jeff Evrard.  “Expanding our presence in Nevada, with the addition of ABC Fire’s Reno and Las Vegas operations, both complements our current operations in Nevada and Arizona and demonstrates Summit’s commitment to serving our customers in the Southwest.

Summit Companies will retain ABC Fire’s management, staff and service technicians and its Reno office will become a new branch office for Summit Companies operating under its A-1 National Fire Co. subsidiary.

“We are excited to join the Summit family.  As we looked for the right partner to continue our journey it was important to find a partner whose core values align with ours,” stated ABC Fire COO, Nic Brown.  “Summit’s core values of client service excellence, family first, accountability, and high integrity are values we both share.”

ABC Fire is a family owned and operated fire life safety company with 78 employees that has been serving the Reno market since 1986 and the Las Vegas market since 2012.

Today, ABC Fire offers the following fire protection and life safety services: fire alarm installation, inspection & repair, kitchen range-hood suppression systems installation, inspection & repair, kitchen exhaust cleaning, fire extinguisher sales, service & installation, fire extinguisher training classes, fire hydrant inspections, testing & repair, back-flow preventer inspections, testing & repairs, fire pump weekly/monthly runs & annual maintenance, and total flood system installation, inspection & repair (halon, alternative clean agents, dry chemical systems, foam systems, CO2 systems).  With the additional resources of Summit Companies, the company plans to expand its offering by adding complementary fire life safety services.