Pye-Barker Acquires American Fire

Pye-Barker is pleased to announce the acquisition of American Fire & Safety, Inc. in Atlanta, GA.  Sherrill Ridley has owned and operated the business since 1977, growing the company into the well-respected and successful fire protection service provider it is today.  His technicians are all state and manufacturer certified, and have an incredible reputation in the southeastern Georgia region.

American Fire offers fire suppression, fire extinguisher, and emergency light inspections and installations, in addition to hood cleaning services.  Sherrill looks forward to enjoying his retirement while leaving his company in Pye-Barker’s capable hands.  We look forward to working with his qualified staff, and continuing to serve his loyal customers with care and professionalism.  Welcome to the family, American Fire!

(Pictured: left, Pye-Barker owner Roger Lumsden with Sherrill Ridley, right)

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!