Pye-Barker Acquires AAA Fire & Safety Equipment

Branch Manager Tess Marites, center, with PBFS Director of Business Development Chuck Reimel, left, and Director of Operations Joseph Hightower, right

Pye-Barker is pleased to announce our acquisition of AAA Fire & Safety Equipment Co. in Austin, Texas. This family owned and operated company has proudly served Austin and surrounding areas for almost 40 years and is a valuable addition to our collection of Texas branches.

AAA Fire & Safety Equipment Co., Inc. is a licensed fire protection company that has protected the Central Texas area since 1983. AAA offers a full range of fire and life safety services for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities as well as vehicles and food trucks. From the sale of a single fire extinguisher to contracts with government divisions, transportation authorities, special events facilities, and residential management companies, AAA has proven their ability to handle the fire safety needs of customers big and small.

AAA’s services include fire extinguishers, fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps, kitchen hoods, fire alarms and monitoring, hydro testing, fire hydrants, backflow preventers, standpipes, paint booth and vehicle suppression systems, and safety products. Their broad range of services and far-reaching customer base will be a strong complement to our existing office in North Austin and enable Pye-Barker to be the leading fire protection company in Central Texas.

We were able to provide the family-owned company an exit strategy that allowed their knowledgeable team to continue serving the community. Current office manager Tess Marites has skillfully led the team for the last 16 years and will continue as the manager of this new Pye-Barker branch. We are fortunate to have her and her team strengthening our current presence in this market.

Welcome to the family, AAA Fire & Safety!

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 We look forward to hearing from you!