Sciens Building Solutions Acquires Critical System Solutions

DETROIT — Sciens Building Solutions has acquired Critical System Solutions (CSS), a full-service provider of life-safety systems and products based in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2005, CSS specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection, security, access control and sprinkler systems. The company services the commercial, retail, industrial, educational, hospitality and healthcare markets with a team of experienced and highly-trained professionals in the fire and commercial security industry.

CSS a two-time recipient of Notifier by Honeywell’s Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding sales and service of engineered fire alarm systems.

“We believe Critical System Solutions’ commitment to delivering the highest level of customer service, along with its strong service capabilities, make the company a great fit for our Sciens family,” states Sciens Building Solutions CEO Terry Heath in an announcement. “The CSS team joins the hundreds of existing Sciens employees across the state of Florida, which we expect will allow us to provide unparalleled levels of local service to existing and new customers.”

The transaction represents the latest acquisition for Sciens since Huron Capital formed the platform in 2016 to pursue a buy-and-build investment strategy in the fire service and integrated solutions sector. Sciens increased its Florida presence earlier this year with the acquisitions of Miami-based Empire Electric Maintenance, and Service and Empire Fire Safety.

“Critical System Solutions’ strong market presence on the west coast of Florida will further bolster our foothold in the state,” says Huron Capital Senior Partner Jim Mahoney. “We continue to look for additional partnership opportunities to support our accelerated growth strategy across the country.”

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