Gary began working at Fire Systems in 2002 as a helper for the Special Hazards Engineered Division. In this position, he obtained his CDL and Special Hazards State License.
He was moved to the sprinkler division shortly after, also as a helper. In this role, he worked on inspections and installs. It was at this time that he started training for his NICET certification. Gary then became a fully certified fire sprinkler inspector with his Georgia State Inspectors License. Following his certification, Gary was also trained in backflow, a training administered by the GAWP (Georgia Association of Water Professionals).
After eight years of employment at Fire Systems, Gary left to work for a corporate fire protection company. At the new company, his role as Lead Inspector moved him into a management position. However, he found the highly corporate environment quite different from Fire Systems. He decided that the change was not right for him or his values. “There were many changes happening at the corporate company that I did not agree with,” explains Gary.
When the opportunity to return to Fire Systems was made available, Gary returned to the company as Sprinkler Service and Inspections Manager.