Sciens Building Solutions Acquires BASS United Fire & Security Systems, Inc.

Pompano Beach’s BASS United joins the Sciens family of companies as its sixth acquisition in the state of Florida.

SAN FRANCISCO Sciens Building Solutions today announced it has welcomed yet another Pompano Beach, Fla.-based company, BASS United Fire & Security Systems, Inc., to its growing nationwide portfolio of companies.

This acquisition adds to the existing five Sciens locations and more than 500 employees in Florida, including one in Pompano Beach, the former WSA Systems, which was Sciens’ first acquisition in 2016.

“After 46 years in the business, I’m thrilled to join forces with Sciens Building Solutions, a well-respected leader in our industry,” says Brad Higdon, president of BASS, in the joint announcement. He will remain in his current role with the company.

“Their reputation and ability to carefully select their acquisitions, while fostering growth and commitment to excellent customer service, aligns perfectly with our core values,” says Higdon. “This partnership opens new opportunities and allows us to pair our strengths to provide even more phenomenal service to our customers and I am excited about the future.”

Why Sciens Acquired BASS United

Higdon established BASS in 1977 as a solo operation out of the back of his pickup truck, according to the joint announcement. The company has provided complete fire alarm and life safety solutions in South Florida and the Caribbean.

BASS supports all life safety systems for service and installation, including fire alarm system retrofits, elevator recall systems required for modernization work, sprinkler systems, CCTV and access control.

“We’re enhancing the fun Sciens journey in the sunshine state, with an exciting addition to our many locations across the country,” says BASS CEO Terry Heath in the joint announcement.

“BASS United is a true life-safety leader in the South Florida area with a team of industry experts whose experience positions them well for growth under the Sciens umbrella,” he says. “Sciens is delighted to partner with Brad and the entire BASS team as we continue on our quest to build the largest independent fire and life safety integrator in the United States.”

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