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Summit Companies Expands Presence into Utah

Company Acquires Chaparral Fire Protection in Salt Lake City and St. George

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MINNESOTA – Summit Companies, a premier fire and life safety company, announced today that its member, A-1 National Fire Co., has completed the purchase of Chaparral Fire Protection in Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah. This acquisition is a strategic expansion of Summit Companies existing fire protection, life safety and consulting business. Summit Companies is currently located in the states of Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

“Chaparral Fire Protection has been an excellent service provider for fire and life safety services in Utah since 1980, and we are excited to begin working with them. Summit Companies has worked hard to build a strong culture and we are confident their team will be a great addition to the Summit family,” stated Summit Companies CEO, Jeff Evrard. “Our employees are true professionals in the field of fire and life safety and the addition of Chaparral is a demonstration of our commitment to our western expansion strategy.”

“We love the fire protection business and have served Utah and the surrounding states for almost 40 years. We believe that Summit will help bring us to the next level as a full service fire protection provider. We look forward to the additional products and support that Summit will allow us to bring to our customers,” stated Travis Mills of Chaparral.  

Summit’s approach to acquisitions is highly centered on organizational alignment to ensure the continued success of both employees and customers. “Our culture and values align with Summit and we are confident our customers will continue to receive excellent service from a company committed to being a true market leader,” stated Dale Maxfield of Chaparral.

About Summit Companies

Summit Companies is a premier fire and life safety company with an expanding national presence in the United States. 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 systems; and security monitoring systems. In addition to its commitment to the design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring of these fire and life safety 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 committed to client service, diversity of capabilities, and technical excellence.  Summit Companies is owned by management and CI Capital Partners. Learn more at: