The Hiller Companies Announces Acquisition of Standard Fire Equipment

Mobile, AL – The Hiller Companies is pleased to announce that Standard Fire Equipment will be joining its team. The Hiller Companies offers fire protection and security products and services that are preserving lives and property all around the world. Hiller, headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, has ten branch offices from Houston to Boston and purchased Standard Fire Equipment on December 1, 2016.

Hiller prides itself on a strong foundation of experience steeped in almost 100 years in the fire protection industry coupled with the most modern service technology. By combining Hiller’s experience with the expertise of Standard Fire Equipment, Hiller is looking forward to expanding their service area in Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama.

“Standard Fire is a quality service company with a strong reputation in the marketplace.” Hiller Companies President and CEO Patrick Lynch said. “The addition of this team into Hiller’s operation creates a comprehensive fire protection offering for our customers in the Birmingham market. I welcome their employees to our team and look forward to an exciting future.”

Standard Fire Equipment serves more than 3,500 customers from the heavy industrial to light commercial industries in central Alabama.   A family-run business, Standard Fire Equipment has built an outstanding reputation for reliable products and excellent customer service.  Hiller plans to maintain all of Standard Fire Equipment’s management, staff and technicians to ensure continuity of the dependable and professional service they are known for.

“We are very excited to become a part of The Hiller Companies,” former owner Ken Stalnaker said. “This is a new era for our customers and they will benefit tremendously from the resources, knowledge and experience Hiller brings to the table.”

Hiller General Manager Pete Whitehouse believes that the breadth of experience of Hiller and Standard Fire Equipment combined is something special.

“Standard Fire Equipment has a solid reputation and is a great group of people to work with,” he said. “They have served the Birmingham and central Alabama markets for more than 50 years, and we look forward to continuing their outstanding tradition of customer service and fire protection.  Now is really a great time for Hiller and we look forward to our continued growth and expansion.”

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