Endeavor Fire Protection Acquires High Sierra Fire Protection, Expanding Its Service Capabilities Into Nevada and California

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Endeavor Fire Protection (“Endeavor”), a platform company of the investment firm Building Industry Partners (“BIP”), has acquired High Sierra Fire Protection (“High Sierra”). Endeavor is a market-leading specialty contractor for a wide array of fire protection and safety needs. At present, Endeavor serves a diverse customer base across seven states in the Midwest and the Western United States.

Founded in 2018, High Sierra installs, services, and repairs fire suppression systems throughout Nevada and California. The Company services diverse end markets including data center, industrial, manufacturing, commercial, municipality, and healthcare customers, among others.

“High Sierra has brought its outstanding workforce and leadership into our family of companies,” said Robert Lane, Endeavor’s Chief Executive Officer. “The Company has consistently demonstrated elite operational execution and has a remarkable reputation in one of the fastest growing industrial markets in the nation. Our entire team at Endeavor is extremely proud that High Sierra has decided to partner with us in their journey to become one of the largest fire and life safety operators in the region.”

“Choosing to join the Endeavor team was an easy decision for us, especially given the strong cultural fit, safety emphasis, and commitment to training,” said Ron Honea, President of High Sierra. “We believe this partnership will enhance our commitment to and investment in our people and allow us to better serve our customers and communities. We feel confident in a bright future together.”

“The most important consideration for us in choosing to join Endeavor is that they share our core values of safety, integrity and performance,” said Jim Sallaberry, Head of Fabrication & Procurement of High Sierra. “We believe that our partnership with Endeavor will enable us to enhance our commitment and investment in our people and to better serve our customers, our communities and to continue our history of delivering complex services in the nonresidential sector.”

Steve Shaffer, Endeavor Director and Operating Partner at BIP, added, “We are excited to announce the closing of the High Sierra acquisition, extending our family of companies and lines of business into the Western United States. We are confident that this will be a strong partnership.”

“High Sierra is an exciting strategic acquisition for Endeavor with tremendous potential in an attractive geographic market,” said Endeavor Director and BIP Principal Justin Gilson. “We are committed to supporting the Company’s expansion initiatives as a leader within the Greater Reno-Tahoe market and beyond while continuing to provide the highest-quality service to its customers.”

Endeavor is actively seeking to invest in fire and life safety companies across the United States. The company is people-focused and strives to be the employer of choice in every market in which it operates.

K&L Gates served as legal advisor to Endeavor.

About Endeavor Fire Protection

Endeavor Fire Protection (“Endeavor”) is one of the largest fire protection and life safety contractors in North America. The Company provides inspection, service, maintenance, repair, and installation of portable fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, fire alarms, emergency lighting, and plumbing systems to national chains and the healthcare, industrial, education, government, commercial, manufacturing, technology, and hospitality industries. Endeavor invests heavily in providing the best-in-class training for its team while offering industry competitive benefits and is rapidly expanding its national footprint. For more information, visit endeavorfireprotection.com.

About Building Industry Partners

Building Industry Partners (“BIP”) is the leading private equity investment firm focused on the U.S. building industry. Founded by Matt Ogden in 2008, BIP is headquartered in Boston, with operating partners and advisors across the U.S.

Over the past 14 years, BIP is proud to have co-founded or been first equity sponsor of a number of the fastest growing and most dynamic businesses in the U.S. building industry’s middle market, including U.S. LBM Holdings, Kodiak Building Partners, Homewood Holdings, and U.S. Fence Solutions/Binford Supply.

In 2020, BIP redefined its purpose: to build exceptional and enduring businesses, generate world class investment returns, and contribute to elevating the building industry and its workforce through people-focused investment & business principles. BIP continues to seek opportunities to sponsor the building industry’s greatest talent in building exceptional businesses, realizing their entrepreneurial visions, and increasing shared prosperity amongst shareholders, management, and the broader workforce. For more information, visit www.buildingip.com.


Robert Lane
Chief Executive Officer
Endeavor Fire Protection