Pye-Barker Expands into Texas!

(Pictured from left to right: Regional Manager Brian Lumsden, A-1 Fire Owners Andy and Elaine Restivo, Director of Business Development Chuck Reimel, Director of Operations Joseph Hightower)

Pye-Barker is proud to announce that, with the recent acquisition of A-1 Fire and Safety Equipment Co., we are now protecting property and life in the great state of Texas.  Our expansion into Texas is just beginning, with two new branches being established in Waco and Bryan, and more coming in the near future.  This is a very exciting step for our company, and a huge milestone as we strive to enter new markets and regions.

Serving Central Texas Since 1966

A-1 Fire and Safety Equipment Co. has served central Texas since 1966, and has been a family business for just as long.  The current owners, Andy and Elaine Restivo, purchased the company from Andy’s parents when they were ready to retire, and now that Andy and his wife are ready to do the same, they have entrusted Pye-Barker to carry on their legacy.  A-1 Fire is a full-service fire protection company, their services include the sale, installation, and service of fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, including kitchen and clean agent systems, fire sprinkler, and fire alarm systems.  Pye-Barker will continue to offer these services to the surrounding areas, while also expanding upon them to even better protect the Texas community.

A Perfectly Timed Transition

“We feel so blessed, at this time in our lives when we have decided to retire, that the Pye-Barker family desired to purchase our company,” shared owners Andy and Elaine.  They explained that the transition of a family-owned business to new owners is a difficult process, one that requires care, attention, and patience, which is exactly what they received from Pye-Barker during the change:

“Pye-Barker was committed to a smooth transition for us and all of our long time valued employees.  We are proud that our company will continue to grow under their leadership while providing excellent benefits and security to our family of employees.”

Proud to Serve The Lone Star State

Pye-Barker is proud to welcome A-1 Fire to the family, and looks forward to continuing to serve their customers with the same attentive and superior service the former owners established.  We are also pleased to be protecting property and life in this new territory, and excitedly anticipate our continued expansion across the area.  If you are located in Central Texas and in need of fire protection services, do not hesitate to contact us, we are proud to serve The Lone Star State! 

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!