Summit Companies

St. Paul, Minnesota

Summit Companies is a leading provider of fire sprinkler installation and maintenance services for commercial and multi-unit properties in the upper Midwest. Summit Companies also provides a full suite of fire, life and safety services, including fire extinguisher service and inspection. Customers including contractors, building owners and property managers.

  • Prospect teamed with Summit Companies' management and independent equity investor Jeff Evrard to acquire the company in a recapitalization of the business in July 2006.
  • Summit Companies subsequently made over 20 add-on acquisitions, including:
    • Minnesota Conway Fire & Safety, Inc., of St. Paul, Minn. (December, 2009)
    • St. Cloud Fire Extinguisher Co., of Waite Park, Minn. (December, 2009)
    • Northland Fire & Security, Inc., of Eagan, Minn. (December, 2012)
    • Fire Fighter Detect Alarm, of Alexandria, Minn. (March, 2013)
    • ABS Fire Equipment Co., Inc., of Ottumwa, Iowa (April, 2014)
    • Advanced Fire Protection Services, Inc., of Rochester, Minn. (November, 2014)
    • Badger Fire Protection & Safety Supply Co., Inc., of Madison, Wis. (March, 2015)
    • Hintz Fire Equipment, Inc., of Fargo, N.D. (April, 2015)
    • North Star Fire Systems Corporation, of Eau Claire, Wis. (June, 2017)
    • Concept Fire Protection, LLC, of Champlin, Minn. (June, 2017)
  • Prospect Partners sold Summit Companies to a financial buyer in September, 2017.
  • Mr. Kenter and Mr. O'Dell served the Company as Chairman and Director, respectively.
  • SIC codes: 1799 (special trade contractors); 1711 (plumbing, heating and air-conditioning); 7382 (security systems services)

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