The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has awarded Quality Contractor recognition to Carolina Fire Protection, Dunn, North Carolina and Southeast Fire Protection, Houston, Texas.
The Quality Contractor (QC) program was launched to publicly recognize and honor fire sprinkler contracting firms that have documented their commitment in four key areas of corporate responsibility: safety, training, quality of life (employee benefits) and industry and community relations. A company that meets the criteria set forth in the program is formally designated a “Quality Contractor” by AFSA.
“Congratulations to both Jeffery Dunn of Carolina Fire Protection and Dwight Bateman of Southeast Fire Protection for putting in the time and effort to receive Quality Contractor Recognition,” says AFSA’s Director of Member Services Bradley Elliott. “They and their employees have shown that they meet the highest industry standards as verified by AFSA.”
In addition to national and local recognition and promotion, contractors that receive this designation are allowed to use the QC recognition logo in bid documents, letterhead, business cards, brochures and jobsite signs. Quality Contractor members may also use the program as a human resources tool by featuring the designation in job advertisements, including it as part of the employee handbook and using it to develop benchmarks in quality, safety, education, employee benefits, industry image and community activities. Other benefits include improved company morale and productivity and proof of having met highest industry standards.
The Quality Contractor Recognition Award remains in effect for three years from the date the recognition is awarded.
Carolina Fire Protection, Inc. is a full-service fire sprinkler contracting company that sells, designs, installs, services, repairs, and inspects all types of fire sprinkler systems. The company is fully licensed for fire sprinkler system work in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
“We are really excited about the recognition by AFSA as a Quality Contractor,” says Jeffrey Dunn, owner of Carolina Fire Protection. “We plan to use this distinction as a marketing tool and to help set us apart from the competition when negotiating with customers to secure contracts. AFSA has high expectations for the Quality Contractors and we will maintain the level of commitment and attention to detail necessary to meet those expectations.”
Southeast Fire Protection has been helping protect people and property in southeast Texas since 1986, offering a broad range of life-safety systems and service programs designed to meet the specific needs of each facility and its occupants.
“The Quality Contractor recognition is an acknowledgement of what Southeast Fire Protection has been able to do for our employees and the benefits we offer our employees,” says Dwight Bateman, founder and president of Southeast Fire Protection. “We’re proud that we’ve gotten this recognition and of what we’ve given back to the community.”
AFSA’s QC recognition program is similar to programs developed by other industry trade groups that reward their members who pursue a higher level of professionalism and is not an accreditation or certification program. When you achieve AFSA QC recognition, your company is no longer just a contractor; your AFSA QC recognition gives you a tangible, marketable asset to grow your business. You can prove you have met the highest industry standards and have been verified by a leading national trade association. To learn more and to download the QC application, visit firesprinkler.org/qualitycontractor.
EDITOR’S NOTE: AFSA Quality Contractor recognition does not mean that the business’ products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by AFSA, or that AFSA has made a determination as to the business’ product quality or competency in performing services. Businesses are under no obligation to seek AFSA recognition.