Protegis acquires Florida Fire Service

Align Capital Partners’ (ACP) Fire and life safety platform, Protegis Fire and Safety (Protegis), has acquired Florida Fire Service (Florida Fire).

The Tampa-based company provides fire alarm, sprinkler and extinguisher inspection and repair services, along with service and installation. As a result of Protegis’ growth, Florida Fire now employs nearly 350 fire protection technicians across the country.
“We’ve had a strategic partnership with Florida Fire for nearly ten years and are pleased to welcome them to our growing Company,” says Mike Epperson, Protegis CEO. 
Doug Higgs, the Founder of Florida Fire, says: “We are excited to partner with Protegis as the Company continues to expand in the Southeast. We evaluated several potential partners and due to our existing relationship with Protegis and their trusted reputation in the market, the Company is an excellent fit for our employees and will help facilitate continued high levels of service to our customers.”
ACP initially invested in Protegis following its acquisition of ISA in 2017. Florida Fire is Protegis’ third add-on acquisition since 2018.
ACP Managing Partner, Steve Dyke, says: “Florida Fire serves as a great anchor for Protegis as we look to expand our footprint in Florida.”