On the heels of our exit from Florida in fall 2013, Koorsen Fire & Security has begun using profits to expand existing branches and open up new branches in the Midwest.
In early 2014, Koorsen acquired Goshen-based Fire Alarm System Testing, LLC, to join our South Bend team. Jeff Kovach, owner of F.A.S.T., will become branch service manager while assisting in the transition and expansion of business within his customer base. Jeff has over 20 years of fire alarm system experience, 12 of which he acquired in the South Bend area. Jeff will be joining his son, Nick, who is already a Koorsen employee with years of fire alarm testing experience under his belt.
The Koorsen expansion also includes Auto Tech Systems in Akron, Ohio, and Valley Fire in Dover, Ohio. Both companies are owned by Bob and Cathy Park and have been serving Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania for nearly two decades. These companies have been leading dealers for fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and clean agent, dry chemical, and liquid chemical fire suppression systems in the Dover/Akron area. From small barbershops to national aerospace companies, their professional technicians and sales people have built a firm foundation in their industry.
Bob and Cathy chose Koorsen as the best fit for their employees and clients because our values would continue to strengthen the family that has grown within the Northern Ohio companies. Though Bob and Cathy will be retiring after the acquisition is complete, we are pleased to welcome the 28 new associates who will be joining Koorsen.