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“Our experiences working with Nikki have been top quality and she has done a fantastic job. She is very responsive to issues that arise. A great communicator between her vendors and clients. Her good level of service to us as a vendor has exceed those that we have worked with in the past with Summit Company. Sincerely, Nathan Goethals Cal-Counties Fire Protection Inc. General Manager ”

- Nathan Goethals, Cal-Counties Fire Protection Inc.

“I would like to let you know how much we enjoy working with Justin Miller. He always jumps in quickly and I know does the absolute best he possibly can to resolve any issues. Thank you, Michelle Stallings Affiliate Manager | Commercial Fire”

- Michelle Stallings, Commercial Fire

“On behalf of our organization, I wanted to let you know how WONDERFUL your tech was for us with our install of the Ansul system. He was so professional and courteous and answered all of my questions (most of which were silly). He really went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect and was sure to leave me his card so we could contact him any time with questions. He was awesome with our electrician the following Sunday when he called with a couple of questions and was just overall awesome to work with. The motto of the Fraternal Order of Eagles is "People Helping People." Kris was the epitome of that statement when he came in and worked with us on installing our system. Any time we run across something like this we want to share it with anyone we can. The Trustees wanted me to be sure to let you know how pleased we were with our experience with him - he is definitely a valued employee in our eyes! Thank you again for everything! Tarah”

- Tarah, Fraternal Order of Eagles

“Thanks again for working with us on this, and every job really. Whenever I order a pre-engineered system that protects commercial kitchen exhaust hoods in Iowa, I always try and use you guys, as we know the work will be done correctly and we’ll have no issue reaching you guys should a problem arise. That being said, after looking into some other fire system companies on this job, I will ABSOLUTELY be using you guys for every job that I order in the future. So once again, thanks for being an incredibly professional company to work with. ”

- Adam Vlach, CaptiveAire

“Frank, you and Summit are the winner for City Place project. All 4 bids were very close. However, you are a good soldier, and followed through in a timely and efficient manner. You’ve done great work for us and deserve this one. We look forward to working with you and the Summit Team. Tim McKee TIMCO Construction ”

- Tim McKee, TIMCO Construction

“A nice note from one of our Customers, Pizza Man, "The Gentleman that serviced the fryers was professional and on time"”

- , Pizza Man

“Just wanted to drop you a quick email of thanks. Yesterday we had a leak in a sprinkler line at our warehouse. In the morning the drip started out very slowly, hardly noticeable. By late afternoon the “barely noticeable” drip turned into a constant drip. It had me concerned that the leak could be turning into a major problem. Again, it was late afternoon when I called into Summit. I talked with Cory and he indicated that all of the technicians were currently working on other jobs and not in the vicinity of our warehouse. However, he did say that Nate was finishing up a project but his shift was coming to an end. Cory said that he’d call Nate to see what he could do. Cory called me back in a few minutes to say that he was able to connect with Nate and that Nate would be at our facility within a 1/2 hour. Nate showed up at our warehouse within a 1/2 hour. He had a smile on his face and was so polite. He went to work immediately on the problem. The leak was not a simple fix but Nate handled it easily. The zone that was affected needed to be completely drained, a custom pipe need to be installed where the leak was located and then refill the zone that was drained. I know that Nate had a long day - starting early that morning. So adding another couple of hours to his day to fix our leak was beyond “the call of duty!” I appreciated Nate’s willingness to do whatever it took to get the job completed quickly and done right. Please give Nate my sincere thanks! Thank you! Dean Ritter Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc. ”

- Dean Ritter, Automotive Parts headquarters, Inc.

“Russ and his staff at Summit Companies of Fargo are a great company to partner up with. Fast, dependable and courteous to work with. They take care of all our fire safety needs. Thank you Summit Companies! Kris Iverson Regional Supervisor ”

- Kris Iverson, Builders Management & Investment Co. Inc.

“We don't often take the time to say thank you for a job well done. Summit Companies was recently awarded the contract to replace the leaky fire prevention system at the Union Crossing Shopping Center at 303 Union boulevard in Isanti Minnesota. The center is occupied by a variety of tenants including a restaurant, dance studio, chiropractor, tax office, salon, a pawn shop and a gift shop. Several of Summit's staff were involved to bid the work, design and install the new system. They all did their jobs professionally. I am compelled to send this letter to your attention because of the outstanding effort by Cory Swenson and Doug Christianson the two pipe fitters who removed and replaced the heavy, rusty, dirty and wet sprinkler piping in "occupied" retail space. Cory talked to each tenant and kept them apprised of the schedule day by day as work progressed. Cory and Doug worked quietly, left no mess and returned each space to original condition. I have managed commercial real estate for 40 years and have had the opportunity to work with good and not so good contractors. Cory and Doug are outstanding. Thank you. Wes Johnson ”

- Wes Johnson, Ric Property

“I work for Aeon at the Wellstone building. Last week Shawn and John replaced hundreds of sprinkler heads for us and did an amazing job with their work and our tenants. They were so friendly and accommodating to each and every person in the building. Especially a tenant with mental health issues. I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with their work! Thanks so much! Danielle ”

- Danielle Downey, Aeon- Wellstone Building

“It has always been a pleasure to deal with the folks at Summit Fire Protection. Their responsiveness and attentiveness to customers continues to amaze me with their proficiency, timeliness, and attention to detail. We at US Bank look forward to a long term relationship with Summit and continued service by them on all of our contractual accounts. Facility Chief Associate Engineer Fortune 200 Financial Institution ”

- Facility Chief Associate Engineer, Fortune 200 Financial Institution

“We started using Summit when we built our first Data Room at Atlanta and continued to use Summit as we expanded our data rooms for a total of 8 locations. A former employee offered great customer service to the point that I moved HQ’s contract to support our Data Center from a competitor to Summit. The continued support offered from current employees is why we keep a current contract. One of the most impressive services they offered was proper fire extinguisher training with data center clean agent being used. Kratt Franzen Fastenal ”

- Kratt Franzen , Fastenal

“Dan Schwartz does a good job for us. Please send him on our calls when you can. We enjoy him and he really taught me some things about our card reader that I did not know.”

- Eileen Anderson, Benedictine Health Center at Innsbruck

“I have worked with Summit Companies on a variety of projects to handle unique and challenging code and fire rating compliance issues, and on every project, they exceeded my expectations! When designing a building or space many times the code requirements for a fire rating for a wall or opening can become an eyesore or hindrance for a project. Summit brings creative solutions to the table, everything from unique interpretation of code requirements to fire modeling reports that allow for unique engineering solutions which in turn allows the architecture of the space to shine through. ”

- Tom Betti, AIA, NCARB, 292 Design Group

“I am writing today to let you know about the exemplary service I received at one of my communities, Riverfront Condos at Upper Landings, in St. Paul, from Dan last Wednesday. We had our annual routine inspection scheduled with Summit and ran into a problem with the elevator. Late in the afternoon Dan called me, I coordinated Otis to come out and check if the elevator was the issue, which it turned out it was not. So Dan went above and beyond to come back out and find and fix the problem so my homeowners would not be without an elevator over the Thanksgiving holiday. He worked with me into the evening on Wednesday and due to his dedication, I asked him for your address so I could send a commendation on this customer service and how he represents your company. I would be happy if you would share this with him and anyone else at the company that might deserve to know! He was awesome! Best Regards, Mary Felix ”

- Mary Felix - Community Association Manager, Cedar Management

“The Summit team was a great addition to the area and very helpful to myself and the staff at Monsanto Glyndon Research Facility. They were brought on due to a business change. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and professional. We are very happy to have them as one of our contractors. Monsanto Glyndon Research Facility Staff ”

- Monsanto Glyndon Research Facility Staff, Monsanto Glyndon Research Facility

“In early 2016 we transitioned our fire protection and related inspection and monitoring services to Summit Companies, who we found to be a knowledgeable and responsive provider. Summit took the time to consult with us on our exact needs, tailored their solutions accordingly, and we’ve since been very pleased with their service.”

- Kathryn Harmon, Integreon Managed Solutions- Fargo, ND location

“The Summit team at Sanford Fargo Medical Center, led by division manager Josh Pearson, has been a great partner on this large and complex project. Their commitment to quality, team work and safety have been a constant we can rely on day in and day out. Always proactive and always solution oriented, Summit continues to deliver whenever needed.” - Keith Leier, Project Manager, Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc”

- Keith Leier, Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

““I also wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the time that Phil took with us to explain in detail how our system works. Our IT group had questions that I was not able to answer. Phil was able to fully explain how the system worked in a detail. We all walked away a more informed.” Thank you for your help, Bill Sevigny Facilities Planner Capella University”

- Bill Sevigny, Capella University

“Customer comment: I want to express my thanks for the service provided by Randy Woodley, his customer service is exceptional from following our stringent safety and security rules to ensuring all of our needs are met and issues resolved quickly”

- Customer,

“Good Morning, I just wanted to make sure you are aware that last night I had what I thought might be an alarm emergency so I called and left a message with your service. I received a call back very quickly from Phil and right after that a call from Mark. I just wanted to let you know how much those rapid return phone calls mean to those of us that dispatch after hours emergencies. Again I just want to let you know how very much we appreciate the rapid response and all the great work your company provides for Telgian. Please be sure that Phil and Mark, and your other techs and/or supervisors they are appreciated. Thank you Jamie ”

- Jamie, Telgian Corporation

“Thank you so much for the rapid response team and getting them here this week.”

- Lois Finnessy, University of Wisconsin Eau claire- Facilities Management

“I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for the excellent service Summit Companies has provided. Considering this is the first year of our contract, without knowing the alarm side of the inspections, I’d say Summit provided a level service we haven’t enjoyed in years. Your team inspected twenty-six buildings, 2.4 million square feet, and I did not receive one complaint from out tenants. The schedule you sent me was so well done, all I had to do was forward it to the proper parties. The billings matched the proposals and there were no surprises which is outstanding. The fact that your team always goes above and beyond in all areas is amazing. I also really appreciate a company that stands behind their proposals! In a society where customer service seems to be disappearing, Summit Companies sets a standard that should be the benchmark for any service related company. ”

- Doug Beckwith, Chief Engineer, Carlson Real Estate Portifolio

“I wanted to let you know that Matt Wolkerstorfer your service technician, has been working with me over the last couple weeks and he did a FANTASTIC job calling me, keeping in contact with me and made sure that the work got taken care of. I wanted to make sure he got the kudos and wanted to let you know you have a great guy working for you at Summit Companies.”

- Shawn Benier, First Pointe

“We had one of your technicians out to check the exterior fire alarm systems. The tech's name was Dan Schwartz. I would give Dan the three point rating. Professional, prompt and personable. Dan appears to be a good catch for the Summit Companies, he did a great job!”

- John Buehler, Winslow Green Association

“Thank you so very much for your hard work and efforts to get this done a short time frame! It just confirms the reason that I use the Summit brand! Thanks to all of you!”

- Michael Larsen, Hotel Ivy, Minneapolis

“I wanted you to know how great of a job your guys did on the Pepsi Columbia job. You run a top shelf outfit, and your guys were professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. We anticipate more ASRS work with Pepsi in the near future, and I will be sure to include you on our preferred subcontractor list for any of these jobs. My opinion of Summit Fire Protection is very high, and I've already made it known to Pepsi and Drew. Thank you for helping make this a very successful project.”

- Daniel Tebbano, Project Manager, CHA Tech Services

“Summit Fire Consulting was recommended to us by a colleague with the Opus Group and the local municipality. After the vetting process, they quickly became an intergral part of our design/build team. They were great listeners, responsive, cost effective and creative in their approach. Understanding and solving our problem of storing large quantities of IIIB liquids in a variety of containers was the only item on the agenda. They were definitely an asset to our team.”

- Steven G. Grasso, PE, LEED BD+C, GTG

“Summit Fire Consulting's deep knowledge of building and fire codes has provided valuable input into our designs. The results of their input have helped our firm win awards and recognition. Futhermore, Ryan Bierwerth's even-keel approach to code issues makes them easy to work with - not only for us, but also our clients and code officials. They provide great service, deadlines are always met, and phone calls are always returned. They are at the top of our list when it comes to bulding code and fire consulting services.”

- Joshua Stowers, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal for Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle

“Summit Fire Protection was awarded the contract for the fire protection installation and design at St. Cloud State University, Brown Hall Project. This project has many challenges due to the fast pace and demanding schedule. They were able to manage the schedule very well. Summit did a good job of coordination with other trades and maintaining a good relationship with St. Cloud State and the Architect. I would welcome the chance to work with Summit Fire Protection again and highly recommend them for any future protects.”

- Ron VanHeuveln, Physical Plant Supervisor

“Summit Fire Protection was awarded the contract for fire protection installation and design at St. Olaf College, Regents Hall Project. One of the biggest concerns regarding fire protection from an architectural standpoint is coordinating the sprinkler lines with other trades and providing a layout that is aesthetically pleasing. Summit was able to work well with other trades to not impact the design and worked closely with the architects to meet the design needs of the project. I would hope to work with Summit Fire Portection in the future and recommend their services for any future projects.”

- Chyanne Husar, Holabird & Root LLC

“On numerous projects, Summit Fire Consulting has provided creative and successful solutions to complex design issues. Their industry knowledge and relationships with regulatory authorities is highly beneficial to us and our clients.”

- Paul Johnson, Senior Associate for Nelson, Tietz & Hoye

“We recently switched our fire protection service to Summit Fire Protection and could not be happier with the service. The monthly/yearly inspections are done in a timely and efficient manner. Any concerns or issues are sesponded to promptly with full resolution. It is great to work with a company that knows how to service their customers.”

- Brian R Stepaniak, Bell Lumber & Pole Company

“I am writing this letter to share with you why Ryan Companies does work with Summit Fire Protection. As our company mission statement is building "Building Lasting Relationships" we feel that Summit Fire Protection does this with Ryan Companies. I have worked with your Service and Sales department and they are one of the most knowledgeable companies in the fire protection industry. Your service department is very accommodating to service calls and emergency situations. Safety is also very improteant to our company and your sprinkler fitters always perform work in a safe manner. Customer focus and customer service are keys to keeping this relationship going.”

- Ken Stacken, Ryan Companies

“Summit Fire Protection was awarded the contract for the fire protection installation and design at ROCORI High School project in Cold Spring, MN. This project has many challenges due to the fast pace and demanding schedule. They were able to manage the schedule very well while working in a building that was occupied. Additionally, Summit did a fine job working with the building maintenance to make sure there were no problems during classes as they drained and filled the system. I would welcome the chance to work with Summit Fire Protection again and highly recommend them for any future projects.”

- Scott Staska, ROCORI School District

“Summit Fire Protection has become our one-stop shop for all of our fire protection needs. Nate Voye and the staff at Summit Fire Protection are very reliable and timely. They have educated our facilities department on fire systems, provided excellent customer service, and have been a great resource for our fire safety needs.”

- Nick Miller, Vikings Football, LLC