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VSC Fire & Security Expands Geographic Footprint & Offerings with acquiring three new Divisions

Posted on November 1, 2022 by

ASHLAND, VA. (November 1, 2022)ー VSC Fire & Security, Inc. (VSC) expands its services and
footprint with the acquisition of three Life Safety companies. Southeast Fire Protection (SEFP) of
Houston, Texas, Fire Equipment Company (FEC) of Roanoke, Virginia, and Outer Banks Fire
Protection (OBX) of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

“Our most recent acquisition of the three new companies allows us to not only expand our
geographic footprint, but also to add more specialized services in certain markets,” said Tommy
Clements, President, “As we continue to seek out new opportunities, we are committed to investing
in quality partners who value delivering integrated, cutting-edge fire protection, security, and
safety services to our customers.”

Serving Houston, Dallas, and Austin, SEFP has been in the Texas fire protection market since 1986.
As a second-generation family business with ties between their original founder Dwight Bateman
and VSC’s long-time President, Marty Giles, this acquisition was a natural fit. ‘Likes attract likes, and
good attracts good,’ says Michael Meehan, CEO. Meehan’s relationship with the Bateman family
dates back over 20 years, and their decades of business ties and friendship together were the
foundation for this new partnership.

FEC in Roanoke, Virginia specializes in fire extinguishers and exhaust hood work. This unique
service offering will round out the existing VSC Roanoke division to become a full-service Life
Safety and Security office.

The addition of OBX fire was also a natural addition to the existing Virginia Beach office. While
already having countless customers in the Outer Banks Region, this new office allows VSC to better
serve and invest in that North Carolina market.

“As the industry continues to go through rapid consolidation, it is important to us that we have the
right partners. Not everyone is a good fit and we are not only strategic but thoughtful about those
we bring into our VSC family,” says Clements. This acquisition demonstrates a commitment to VSC’s
customers to provide the best and most comprehensive service possible.

About VSC Fire & Security, Inc.
VSC Fire & Security, Inc. (VSC) is a provider of comprehensive fire protection, life safety, and low
voltage solutions to retailers, commercial campuses, healthcare facilities, and government
properties throughout the southeast United States. Established in 1958 in Ashland, Virginia, as
Virginia Sprinkler Company, VSC was initially managed from the family home of co-founder Roland
C. Giles. Since then, VSC has grown to employ over 1,400 people across 25offices in 10 states. Learn
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