Impact Fire understands the demands placed on business owners and managers to maintain compliance and protect their employees, customers, and property can be overwhelming. Our goal is to offer a tailored program for each customer’s unique challenges.

As a full-service fire protection company, Impact Fire can address all your fire protection needs. We take pride in knowing our fire protection systems offer the maximum level of safety and effectiveness. Impact Fire is committed to meet or exceed your expectations every day. Through our experienced and licensed personnel, we offer 24-hours a day, 365 days a year services to fit your needs.

COMPANY HISTORY

Established in 2009, Impact Fire Services was the vision of a group of experienced industry professionals that wanted to build a best-in-class fire protection and life safety company. Through superior customer service and technical expertise, we have developed long-standing relationships with leading businesses in our markets. Our leadership team has a combined 200+ years of industry expertise.

In 2012, Impact Fire was acquired by Caltius Equity Partners. This transaction provided Impact Fire the necessary resources to expand beyond our Texas roots. Through our sister company, Academy Fire, we service national customers in our regional markets. Together the companies operate as subsidiaries of AI Fire. In the spring of 2017, Audax Group acquired AI Fire, with the stated goal of expanding Impact Fire nationally. Today Impact Fire maintains over 15 districts across Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Utah, and Vermont.

OUR PLATFORM

AI Fire is focused on fire and life safety with the expert resources and personal service you can trust. We offer national services through our network of vendors at Academy Fire and serve local and regional customers through Impact Fire’s employed technicians. AI Fire is based in Long Beach, California.

Our self-perform operation
Our national accounts operation

OUR LEADERSHIP

Impact Fire is a leading provider of fire protection services for both local and regional customers with a growing presence across the United States. We brought together experienced fire and life safety professionals to create the best service team in the industry.

MICHAEL LLOYD

MICHAEL LLOYD

Chief Executive Officer

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MICHAEL LLOYD

Michael Lloyd joined AI Fire in the summer of 2012 as CEO. His responsibility is to drive the growth and development of the business, with the primary objective of building the finest fire protection services firm across the country. Prior to joining AI Fire, Mike was President at Consolidated Fire Protection, where he was responsible for growing and managing the national accounts service business, starting that business in 2004 and ultimately building one of the largest national services businesses in the industry. Earlier in his career, Mike was involved in several technology businesses, including Intuit and was a consultant for several firms, including Viant and Perot Systems.

Mike earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and holds a BA in Political Economy at UC Berkeley. He is active in the fire protection and life safety industry, and is a member of AFSA, NFPA, and NAFED. Mike is also active in the broader facilities services industry as a member of PRSM and RFMA, and serves on the board of MC Sign Company. When not working, Mike enjoys golfing, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife, Rachel, and grown son and daughter.

JAY WILSON

JAY WILSON

Chief Financial Officer

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JAY WILSON

Jay Wilson joined AI Fire in the fall of 2017 and serves as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. In this position, he is responsible for all financial, compliance, risk management, and credit functions. Jay has over twenty years of experience as a CFO and CEO at other leading private equity-backed companies, including Davis Tool, Michaels of Oregon, Yakima Products, Silver Eagle Manufacturing, and Bridgewell Resources. Early in his career, Jay was a Senior Auditor at Touche Ross and is an active CPA license holder.

Jay holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a BA in Accounting from the University of Washington where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude. Jay was a Division I, nationally ranked Tennis player and in his spare time coached his son’s high school tennis team. On the weekends, Jay enjoys exploring LA with his wife and grown son and daughter.

JOHN BUCK TAYLOR

JOHN BUCK TAYLOR

Senior Vice President, District Operations

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JOHN BUCK TAYLOR

Buck Taylor serves as Senior Vice President of District Operations and has been with AI Fire since the company’s inception. He oversees Impact Fire’s 20 district offices, managing their growth and profitability. Buck plays an integral role in the acquisition and integration of other self-perform businesses into Impact Fire. With over 25 years of experience across three fire and life safety companies, Grinnell Fire, Firetrol Protection, and Impact Fire, Buck is viewed as a leading industry expert.

Buck holds a Technical Degree for Fire Sprinkler Fitting, along with the certifications of RME-I, NICET Level III Test and Inspection and NICET Level I Water Based System Layout. He is a proud member of the National Fire Protection Association and American Fire Sprinkler Association. On the weekends, Buck enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting, clay shooting oftentimes with his three sons, one of whom works for Impact Fire.

ELLIE SPARLING

ELLIE SPARLING

Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

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ELLIE SPARLING

Ellie Sparling joined AI Fire in the fall of 2017 as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Her responsibilities include leading the company’s acquisition and post-merger integration efforts along with any strategic initiatives for the business. Prior to joining AI Fire, Ellie was responsible for corporate strategy and program management at TOMS Shoes working with the executive team and the company’s investment partners, Bain Capital. Earlier in her career, Ellie was a Consultant at Bain & Company and an M&A investment banker at Wells Fargo Securities.

Ellie earned her MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Amherst College where she graduated cum laude. Ellie is actively involved as an Amherst alum and most recently completed a three-year term on the Trustee Nominating Committee. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys being active with her husband and two young sons.

BENJAMIN FOWLER

BENJAMIN FOWLER

Vice President, District Development

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BENJAMIN FOWLER

Benjamin Fowler serves as the Vice President of District Development, advising our Impact Fire offices across the country. Given his expertise successfully opening and managing district offices, Benjamin now supports Impact’s expansion across the country working hand-in-hand with our District Managers. In this capacity, he advises on expansion into new trades, recruiting field staff, and providing technical expertise. Prior to his current role, Benjamin served as a Regional Manager in Texas, overseeing the West Texas, Dallas / Fort Worth, Waco, and College Station offices. Before taking on the role of Regional Manager, Benjamin opened several of Impact’s Texas offices as a General Manager. Benjamin was a founding team member at Impact Fire with current SVP Buck Taylor.

Prior to helping found Impact Fire, Benjamin rose through the ranks at Firetrol Protection Systems, initially as a Fire Pump and Sprinkler Technician, later an Inspector, and quickly rising to the position of Branch Manager of the Waco office. Benjamin started his fire protection career at SimplexGrinnell as a Fire Pump Technician. Benjamin holds a NICET Level II Certification in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems and an RME-I and Fire Extinguisher License from the State of Texas Fire Marshall’s Office. Benjamin earned his Electrical degree at Lee College. In his free time, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing.

LISA TAYLOR

LISA TAYLOR

Regional Manager, Texas

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LISA TAYLOR

Lisa Taylor was one of the founding team members of Impact Fire where she currently serves as a Regional Manager in Texas, overseeing the Austin, College Station, Dallas / Fort Worth, Lubbock, San Antonio, and Waco offices. Previously, Lisa was the General Manager of the Austin office responsible for the day-to-day operations, P&L, Sales, and field team. Before joining the Impact leadership team, Lisa was the Director of Corrosion Control and was the #1 Salesperson at Impact for over 6 years.

Prior to helping found Impact, Lisa was a key member of the team that opened Firetrol’s Houston office where she was the top salesperson. Before joining Firetrol, Lisa was responsible for PMA Sales at Tyco SimplexGrinnell for two years where she was again the top salesperson for several years earning the President’s Award and consistently exceeding her financial targets. Before going into Sales, Lisa was a Fire Sprinkler Inspector and a field technician for almost a decade. Lisa attended the Sprinkler Fitter program at San Jacinto College and has an Associate’s Degree from Lone Star College. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her teenage son.

JOHN THERIAULT

JOHN THERIAULT

Regional Manager, Northeast

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JOHN THERIAULT

John Theriault joined Impact Fire via its acquisition of Tri State Fire Protection based in New Hampshire. As Impact’s Northeast Regional Manager, he oversees our Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont offices. At Tri State, John was the General Manager where the business experienced exponential growth under his leadership from 2006 through 2018 when the business was sold to Impact. John began his career in fire protection at New England Fire, which was acquired by Grinnell Fire later becoming Tyco SimplexGrinnell over a period of 15 years from 1991 to 2006. At New England Fire, John began his career cleaning Exhaust Systems and conducting Kitchen System inspections, working his way up to Supervisor positions, initially managing a single service line and finally as the Suppression Manager.

John is a proud member of NADCA, NAFED, AFSA, AFAA, and IKECA. He is licensed in Kitchen Suppression, Fire Extinguishers, Exhaust System Cleaning, and is NADCA certified. He holds a degree in Business Management and Accounting from Northeastern University. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his wife of 24+ years and has two grown sons. He’s an avid sports fan and loves movies.

JEREMY COOK

JEREMY COOK

Regional Manager, Florida

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JEREMY COOK

Jeremy Cook joined Impact Fire in 2017 as our Florida Regional Manager. He is responsible for managing the operations and growth of our presence across Impact’s two offices in Orlando and Miami. Jeremy came to Impact Fire from Siemens where he spent five years as a Business Development Manager. Prior to Siemens, Jeremy served as a Regional Account Manager at Thermal Tech and over a decade at SimplexGrinnell as a Senior Sales Executive. Jeremy started his career in Fire Protection at Wiginton Fire Protection Engineering as a Design Engineer.

Jeremy is an active member of AFSA and has a Contractor II Fire Protection License from the State of Florida. He studied Fire Science at Seminole State College of Florida. While not working, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He’s an avid golfer, runner, and sports fan.

RANDAL MILLS

RANDAL MILLS

Director, Corporate Risk & HSE

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RANDAL MILLS

Randal Mills joined AI Fire in 2016 as the Director of Corporate Risk & HSE. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for HSE, directing and managing the implementation of HSE programs that align to the Corporate HSE strategy and supporting the goal of a zero incident HSE culture. Randal supports, participates, and implements Corporate HSE strategies, policies and initiatives and makes recommendations for new or improved practices.

As the Risk Manager, Randal identifies, assesses, manages, mitigates, and responds to corporate risk across the entire enterprise. He assists in developing and ensuring all procedures, protocols, and strategies are fully implemented to protect the company, its people and its assets. Randal performs regular risk assessments and presents results and recommendations for improvement.

Randal spent 27 years in Federal Law Enforcement and holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Central Texas College along with the credentials of Master (Risk Management), Safety, Health & Environmental Professional (SHEP), Certified Safety Health Professional (CSHO) in construction and general industry and Specialist in Safety and Health (SSH) in construction and general industry all from the University of Texas at Arlington.

ADVANTAGES OF HIRING IMPACT FIRE

ADVANTAGES OF HIRING IMPACT FIRE

NATIONAL PRESENCE WITH A LOCAL FEEL

By working with Impact Fire, you receive the benefits of scale with the customer service and accountability of a local business.

WE OFFER A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT

We take pride in being a full-service, one-stop-shop for all your fire and life safety needs. Our team is composed of industry experts who can successfully install, inspect, and repair any fire safety system.

WE DO IT THE RIGHT WAY

We are active members of national organizations such as NFPA, NICET, AFSA, NADCA, IKECA, and IAQA and we perform our work to the highest standards in the industry. Our technicians and designers are manufacturer-certified in many of the leading brands with many carrying NICET certifications for the systems we install and maintain. We are fire protection professionals.

WE PROMISE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Before our technicians leave the work-site, they will personally show you the work they did to validate your complete satisfaction. In addition, our administrators will call you after the job to verify that you are satisfied.

WE HIRE THE BEST

We treat our employees the best, so they treat you the best. Each of our technicians is trained, certified, insured, and will provide services in a courteous and professional manner. They are proud to be members of our exceptional team.

WE OFFER AN INTEGRATED SOLUTION

We have invested in the latest technology to ensure you have the information and documentation to make informed decisions about your facilities. Our technicians utilize handheld mobile devices to efficiently and accurately address your fire and life safety needs.

WE ARE READY 24/7

Impact Fire understands that time is a critical factor during any emergency. Day or night, seven days a week, our technicians are on call and ready to respond to any situation.

OUR VALUES

MISSION CRITICAL: BE THE BEST

We are committed to being the premier fire protection service provider and preferred employer in the fire protection industry by operating under the following core principals.

  • Put our customer first, no exceptions
  • Build lasting relationships with our customers and each other
  • Work in an open, honest, constructive, and safe manner
  • Demand excellence from ourselves and support others in delivering superior service
  • Make intelligent decisions quickly
  • Act like an owner
Our Values

INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS

Impact Fire strives to stay current with the latest fire safety developments through affiliations with leading industry organizations.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Impact Fire is a full-service fire protection company. Contact one of our local offices for your testing, maintenance service, inspection, retrofit, or repair anytime. We are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

Careers

Careers

As an Impact Fire employee, you benefit from increased professional opportunities across our national network of self-perform operations. We provide competitive benefits, training, and leadership opportunities. Learn more about professional opportunities here.

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