Sciens Building Solutions Acquires Eastern Time, Incorporated, Its 3rd Pa. Addition
Allentown’s Eastern Time contributes to Sciens’ existing footprint in the state of Pennsylvania.
This acquisition “helps expand Sciens presence in the state of Pennsylvania, where it has existing businesses in Plymouth Meeting (Electronic Security Solutions) and Perkiomenville (Anchor Fire Protection),” according to the company announcement.
Like these locations, ETI is “focused within northeast and central Pennsylvania, where it has been operating since 1982 with a main office in Allentown and two other locations in Wilkes-Barre and Chambersburg,” the announcement says.
“Sciens offers outstanding technical expertise and comprehensive building solutions, not only in the great state of Pennsylvania but across the country,” says Chuck Rizzo, president of Eastern Time, Inc., in the announcement.
“This, combined with Eastern Time’s capabilities, will allow us to develop broader life safety offerings for the ever-growing northeast and central Pennsylvania market,” he says. “With family-focused Divisions in this general vicinity and beyond, we knew Sciens was the right fit for us because of their values, culture, and industry know-how. We’re proud to be a part of the growing team.”
Why Sciens Acquired Eastern Time
Rizzo started Eastern Time in 1982 at the age of 29, as a working founder “to build a company committed to team management and cost-effective life safety systems integration design,” the joint announcement says.
His two sons, Marc and Bryan, entered the business 17 years ago and have led the executive management team for the past six years.
Rizzo’s “commitment to ‘customer safety first’ is a core value that continues throughout every fiber of Eastern Time,” according to the announcement.
ETI has worked in vertical markets including education, business, healthcare, institutional, industrial/warehouse, government/military, property management and casino/entertainment venues since its inception. Their team of life safety experts, which includes engineers, project managers and CAD staffers.
“With its customer-first focus and excellent reputation in an area that Sciens has been a part of since early 2022, Eastern Time is a phenomenal addition to our family,” says Sciens CEO Terry Heath in the announcement. “We look forward to continuing to serve existing and new customers with even more comprehensive offerings in this region with the help of the very capable team at ETI.”
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