Fortis Fire & Safety Expands California Presence With Purchase of CJ Suppression

Fortis was launched January 2021 by Imperial Capital Group as “the next generation of fire protection.”

CHICAGO — Fortis Fire & Safety, a fire protection service company, announces it has acquired Corona, Calif.-based CJ Suppression.

This acquisition expands the California presence of Fortis, anchored by the inaugural acquisition of VFS Fire & Security Services headquartered in Orange County, Calif.

“Fortis is excited to welcome the CJ Suppression team into the Fortis family,” says Rich Ennis, CEO of Fortis. “CJ is a high-quality fire protection service company with operations in Southern California that will allow us to expand our foothold and significantly grow our business in California. We intend to continue to invest heavily in our brands across the nation, as we build a multi-regional fire protection service company. The culture at CJ is one of customer service and innovation, which fits right into the Fortis model.”

The company says J Moyer has seen many successful years of growth under his ownership tenure of CJ.

“Partnering with Fortis was a well thought out and deliberate decision based on our shared values and people first philosophy,” says Moyer. “CJ will significantly benefit from the economies of scale that come from being part of a well-capitalized multi-regional company. We are excited to be able to ensure that our customers and our employees continue to receive the very best this industry has to offer.”

John Solonynko, COO of VFS, adds, “CJ Suppression strengthens the Fortis presence in California, a key element of our strategy of developing multi-regional capability. We continue to seek opportunities to expand Fortis’ presence across the country and are excited about the other acquisition and partnership opportunities in the pipeline.”

Fortis was launched January 2021 by Imperial Capital Group in an effort to “position itself as the next generation of fire protection by building an industry-leading company through close partnerships with regional operators and investing heavily in technology.”

Over the past two years, Fortis has acquired Orange, Calif.-based VFS Fire and Security Services, Fontana, Calif-based Golden State Fire Protection, Boyton Beach, Fla.-based Life Safety Management and Meshwrx, a wireless alarm central station monitoring services company.

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