Summit Companies Acquires A-1 National Fire of Nevada


Summit Companies

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — Summit Companies, a premier fire and life safety specialist company, announced that it has completed the purchase of A-1 National Fire Co. of Las Vegas, Nevada. This acquisition is a strategic geographic expansion of Summit’s existing fire protection, life safety and consulting business. Summit Companies currently has locations in the states of Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin and performs work across the United States.

“Summit’s entry into Nevada is in direct alignment with the company’s growth strategy to expand nationally,” stated Summit CEO, Jeff Evrard. “Establishing a presence in Southern Nevada, not only demonstrates Summit’s continued commitment to our customers and to client service excellence, but also expands the organization’s presence in the southwest by complementing our presence in Arizona.”

“We are excited to join the Summit family. As we looked for the right partner to continue our journey it was important to find a partner whose core values aligned with ours,” stated A-1 National Fire Co. Cofounder and President, Ken Young. “Summit is that partner, being prepared, family first, accountable, and a company with high integrity are all important values we both share.”

The company’s roots date back to 1978 when co-owner Mervyn (Merv) Loughmiller started working for a family friend that owned a small fire extinguisher business in Hawaii. In 1991, Merv moved to Las Vegas and started National Fire Protection Company and subsequently purchased a sprinkler company in 2003 renaming the business A-1 National Fire Company. Co-owner Ken Young entered the fire protection business in 1996. In 2003, Ken and his wife Tiffany founded All American Fire to focus on sales and service of portable extinguishers and pre-engineered suppression systems. Ken and Merv merged their businesses in 2006 and renamed the company A-1 National Fire Co.

Today, A-1 National Fire Co. offers the following fire protection and life safety services: fire alarm installation, inspection & repair, kitchen range-hood suppression systems installation, inspection & repair, kitchen exhaust cleaning, fire extinguisher sales, service & installation, fire extinguisher training classes, fire hydrant inspections, testing & repair, back-flow preventer inspections, testing & repairs, fire pump weekly/monthly runs & annual maintenance, and total flood system installation, inspection & repair (halon, alternative clean agents, dry chemical systems, foam systems, CO2 systems). With the additional resources of Summit Companies, the company plans to expand its offering by adding complementary fire life safety services.

About Summit Companies
Summit Companies is a premier Midwest regional Fire Life Safety (FLS) specialist company, with an expanding national presence. The company has expertise across the entire spectrum of fire and life safety categories including: fire extinguishers, extinguishing agents, pre-engineered kitchen, industrial and vehicle suppression systems, special hazard fire protection, fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm and security systems and monitoring. Committed to the design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring of these specialist FLS systems, Summit Companies is also engaged in the practice of fire protection engineering and risk management consultancy. Summit’s success is driven by its people. The company is a culture-first organization that is committed to client service, diversity of capabilities and technical excellence. Summit Companies is owned by management and CI Capital Partners. Learn more at:

For more information, contact:
Dave Pelton
Sr. Director, Marketing
Summit Companies
Tel: +1 651 288 0681

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