Pye-Barker Fire & Safety Expands to Ohio, Acquires Shiver Security Systems
Shiver Security Systems serves customers from two locations in Ohio: Cincinnati and Dayton.
ATLANTA – Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired Shiver Security Systems, Inc., a security, monitoring and fire alarm company serving southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. With this addition, Pye-Barker reports, it gains its 150th and 151st branches, and its first in Ohio.
These milestones reflect the company’s aggressive acquisition activity and geographic growth as it moves into its 34th state. In March, Pye-Barker acquired Amherst Alarm in western New York and AC Daughtry Security Systems, which services New Jersey and New York.
Shiver Security, dba Sonitrol of SW Ohio, provides integrated security solutions, access control, CCTV, intrusion detection, fire detection and 24/7 monitoring. The company serves customers from two locations: Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. The company was founded in 1971 by Rex Shiver and is now led by his son Chip Shiver.
“I partnered with Pye-Barker because the organization shares similar culture, and will move our legacy forward, care for our current team and continue our growth,” says Chip Shiver. “As I transition toward the next stage of my career, I feel confident with Pye-Barker’s guidance.”
“Shiver Security is well-respected in the industry, and we’re honored to carry on the work of the Shiver family,” says Bart Proctor, Pye-Barker CEO. “Shiver Security will play an important role in Pye-Barker’s continued expansion in the Midwest and dominance within the U.S. market.”
“The Shiver Security acquisition adds a new market and a large Sonitrol franchise, a brand synonymous with excellence,” says Barry Epstein of Vertex Capital, Shiver Security transaction advisor. “Chip Shiver built a model company, and Pye-Barker will further enhance both its internal growth and acquisition strategy throughout the region.”
Chip Shiver, vice president Wayne Lisle and the entire Shiver Security team will continue to serve customers, the company reports.
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