Cross-Fire & Security Acquires Adcock’s Systems in Beltway Region

Adcock marks the third acquisition completed by Cross-Fire, a fire and life-safety services platform established by AE Industrial Partners.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Cross-Fire & Security Co., based here, announces the acquisition of Adcock’s Systems, a full-service fire alarm, electrical and sprinkler contractor operating in the Washington, D.C. area.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Adcock marks the third add-on acquisition completed by Cross-Fire, a fire and life-safety services platform established by AE Industrial Partners in May 2021.

Founded in 1998 by George Adcock and Michael Stone and based in Waldorf, Md., Adcock is a full-service fire alarm, electrical and sprinkler contracting company featuring the latest industry technology, including Honeywell’s Notifier products.

For more than 20 years, the company has served a variety of commercial clients including property management firms, general contractors and electrical contractors, in addition to private owners. The current Adcock management team headed by Benjamin Thompson and Dave Dunnington will continue to lead the company going forward, with Kelly Preuett as head of the sprinkler division.

“With the addition of Adcock, Cross-Fire is expanding its footprint south to the Washington D.C. market, a logical extension to its existing Northeastern operations,” says Charlie Santos-Buch, partner at AEI. “Additionally, Adcock broadens Cross-Fire’s service offering as a one-stop solution for its customers with the addition into the sprinkler business.”

Cross-Fire has partnered with key industry executives, including Board Chair Kelly Romano, an AEI operating partner with deep sector experience in fire & security and commercial building industries, including over 30 years at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), and Board Member Ed Cettina, a senior construction management executive previously working with AECOM and Tishman Construction.

“Adcock’s services align well with our existing operations, and we believe the addition will be a strong fit for Cross-Fire,” says Brendan Doorly and Kevin Maguire, co-founders of Cross-Fire. “We welcome the Adcock team and look forward to serving new customers with the same high-level of service that Cross-Fire is known for within the industry.”

The Cross-Fire team is actively seeking additional acquisitions to expand its capabilities and geographic footprint, according to the announcement.

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