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Meet with Rory Russell at ISC West 2024

Are you looking to buy or sell a security, fire, or integration business? This April, you’ll have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with Rory Russell of AFS who will be attending the ISC West trade show in Las Vegas, where he’ll be holding private, confidential meetings with potential buyers and sellers. Are you planning to…
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AFS Attends the 29th Annual Barnes Buchanan Conference

Last month, AFS’s Rory Russell attended the Barnes Buchanan Security Conference in Palm Beach, Florida. While he was there, he attended numerous presentations and held private, confidential meetings with potential security business sellers. Are you considering attending a future conference? Read on about the event that SDM Magazine calls “the premier conference for discussing the…
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American Fire & Safety Supply Expands Its Florida and Georgia Customer Base with Acquisition by Pye-Barker Brokered by Rory Russell

A longtime seller of service provider of fire extinguishers and cabinets, fire suppression systems, emergency lighting, exit signage and fire sprinkler systems, American Fire & Safety Supply was founded with a single employee in 1972. Since then, it has grown to include a fleet of 14 service vehicles which enable them to deliver quality, dependable…
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Creating a Resilient & Diversified Alarm Company

As a business owner, you know that it’s unwise to put all your eggs in one basket. This is where the idea of “diversification” comes into play. By diversifying your alarm company, you can become more stable and withstand whatever events may come your way. Let’s dive into what you will gain by building a…
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How to Calculate Attrition: Employee Attrition Effect on Valuation for Fire and Security Companies

Employees are vital to your business’ success. Specifically, knowledgeable, loyal, helpful, personable employees. That’s true no matter what the business, but it’s especially important for alarm companies. Alarm companies rely on sales reps to gain customer trust and earn their business, technicians to keep systems operating and reliable, installers to set things up, and customer…
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Another Deal Secured – AFS Founder Rory Russell Obtains Best Price for Acquisition of Fire & Security Company, AMSconnect, by Pye-Barker

AMSconnect Co-Owner Shares That AFS Played Vital Role in Successful Transaction for the Fire & Security Services Provider AMSconnect provides businesses, homeowners, and community managers with peace of mind through an advanced collection of security services, including: 24/7 alarm monitoring, fire and security alarms, video surveillance, emergency alert systems, and more. Craig Snair, co-owner of…
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