January 16, 2019 (Paducah, KY) - Premier Fire & Security, Inc. has announced its acquisition of Owensboro,

Kentucky-based Ohio Valley Sprinklers, LLC. Premier Fire’s acquisition of Ohio Valley Sprinklers will enhance the

company’s ability to provide professional fire protection services by increasing the size and geographic reach of its

skilled workforce.

Ohio Valley Sprinklers has been managed by Tom Hardesty, Donna Hardesty and Jeff Minor since 1998. They will

continue to manage operations of the Ohio Valley Sprinklers location after the acquisition is complete.

“Ohio Valley Sprinklers brings a wealth of expertise to our company,” says Jason Hickey, President of Premier Fire

& Security, Inc. “Since their inception, they have expertly designed and installed fire protection systems in

industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential occupancies. Their areas of expertise lie in sprinkler system

designs, installation, inspection, and maintenance. Ohio Valley Sprinklers’ primary areas of coverage include

central and Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Illinois, and North-Central Tennessee. Their capabilities and

coverage complement ours and allow us to provide our fire sprinkler systems to an even larger area.”

“We are excited to join the team of Premier Fire,” adds Tom Hardesty, Partner of Ohio Valley Sprinklers. “Premier

Fire & Security is recognized as one of the leaders in the fire detection and protection industry. Their core values of

quality, service, and life-safety match our own. The additional services offered by Premier Fire such as special

hazards systems, fire extinguishers, fire alarm systems, and security systems will improve the service and

protection to the clients we’ve proudly served since 1998.”

To learn more about Premier Fire & Safety or Ohio Valley Sprinklers, please visit their respective websites:

www.premierfire.net and www.ovsprinklers.com.


Press Contact

Jason Hickey, President

Premier Fire & Security

(270) 443-7060


About Premier Fire & Security

Premier Fire & Security combines expert services with hometown values. The company has been an industry

leader for more than 40 years, servicing Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and multiple other states across the southeast.

Premier Fire refers to itself as a “one source resource” for its clients' fire protection and security needs due to its

ability to turnkey solutions for residential, commercial, government, and industrial fire protection and security

needs. Premier Fire utilizes state-of-the-art technology, certified technicians, and a skilled labor force to ensure the

highest level of customer service no matter the job. Their team has experience working with contractors to make

sure that all installations are smooth and efficient. Once the installation is complete, they work side by side with

their customers so that all systems are equipped with proper documentation as well as quality controls and to

certify that they are properly trained on all system features. The safety and satisfaction of their customers is their

number one priority.

About Ohio Valley Sprinklers

Ohio Valley Sprinklers LLC designs, installs, inspects and maintains sprinkler systems to clients in Western

Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, and North-Central Tennessee. With a mission to provide quality

work, on-time performance, and professional service Ohio Valley Sprinklers, LLC is fully committed to protecting its

clients’ buildings from fire. Their staff of specially trained estimators, designers, and sprinkler fitters is committed

to providing the highest degree of life safety and building protection at an affordable and competitive price. Ohio

Valley Sprinklers’ designers are NICET certified and regularly attend continuing education classes to maintain their

NICET certification and stay abreast of the latest technology.


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