May 2019 marks the three year anniversary of Pye-Barker’s acquisition of the South Carolina Safety Company in Sumter, SC. To mark the occasion, we spoke to Mark Black, one of the original lead members of SC Safety, to find out how the past few years have impacted him and his team.
Mark shared that all five full-time employees that were part of the SC Safety team still remain today and have been able to further advance in their careers through the knowledge gained and time spent as Pye-Barker employees. He also shared that the office was able to add services and expand their customer base as a result of the resources available to them after the acquisition.
“Previously being a stand alone company, it has been wonderful to have others to turn to for help and to better define our service region from a productivity and profitability standpoint,” shared Mark, explaining that they work very closely with their neighboring branches in order to provide the best coverage and comprehensive fire protection for their central South Carolina market.
They have been able to expand their fire alarm and fire sprinkler divisions in ways they were unable to previously and added new staff to meet their growing customer demands. Being part of the Pye-Barker team has not only helped their business grow, but also given them a greater sense of work community that they sincerely appreciate.
“Three years ago, South Carolina Safety Company became a member of the Pye-Barker family,” Mark concluded, “It’s been a busy three years. We continue to advance and anticipate steady growth for years to come.”
PBFS Sumter has been a wonderful addition to the team, not only as a professional investment, but also as members of the PBFS family. We look forward to many happy years ahead and to watching the ways this branch continues to grow. It has been a pleasure!
Pye-Barker is a proud collection of small to moderate sized companies and has provided many owners with a satisfying exit strategy that provided peace of mind for themselves and their staff. If you would like to speak to someone confidentially about the opportunities available for you and your business, please reach out to our Director of Business Development, Chuck Reimel, at 910-612-6252 or send a private email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!