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Summit Companies Expands Presence in Northern Michigan

Company Acquires Alpena Fire Equipment Sales & Service in Alpena, MI

Summit Companies, a premier fire life safety company, announced today it has completed the purchase of Alpena Fire Equipment Sales & Service in Alpena, Michigan. This acquisition is a strategic geographic expansion of Summit’s existing fire protection, life safety and consulting business. Summit Companies 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 Michigan is in direct alignment with the company’s goal to strategically expand its footprint to better serve customers throughout the state,” stated Summit CEO, Jeff Evrard. “The addition of Alpena Fire’s branch office allows Summit Companies the ability to fully serve all of Northern Michigan.”

“I am happy to have partnered with Summit Companies, a company that shares our values and culture. Our employees are excited for the new opportunity with a larger organization and they look forward to being able to continue serving our valuable customers. The integration of Alpena Fire Equipment Sales & Service with Summit Companies creates the opportunity to provide a full fire life safety package of services,” stated Alpena Fire Equipment Sales & Service co-owner, Gary Stepaniak. “We can proudly offer our customers a one-stop fire life safety offering.” Mr. Stepaniak will continue on with Summit Companies in a consultant role.

Alpena Fire Equipment Sales & Service has been serving Alpena, Michigan and the surrounding area since 1941. The company has been a valued partner with AFEX Fire Suppression Systems and that partnership will continue with Summit Companies.

By joining Summit Companies, Alpena Fire Equipment Sales & Service now offers the following fire protection and life safety services: fire extinguisher installation, servicing and maintenance; kitchen hood fire suppression systems; pre-engineered systems; and other special hazard fire suppression systems, fire sprinklers, fire pumps, exit and emergency lighting, smoke detectors, hydrostatic testing, and other fire suppression systems and services.

Summit Companies currently serves Michigan through its offices in Kalamazoo, Luna Pier, Mt. Pleasant, Owosso and Traverse City where their experienced staff have been servicing customers throughout Michigan for over 65 years.