During what has been a great year for Koorsen, we’ve instituted some big changes: We’re advancing our information systems to take our business into the future; we expanded and completely updated the state-of-the-art Koorsen Training Center; and we continued working to expand into new markets within the Midwest.
All that change didn’t come without some difficult decisions. The biggest change: as of October 1, 2013, Hiller Companies, headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, is now the proud owners of the Koorsen Fire & Security branches in both Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
“While it’s with a heavy heart that I announce the loss of these two outstanding branches and the wonderful people who will now become Hiller associates, it is an exciting opportunity for both Hiller and Koorsen,” said Koorsen President and CEO Randy Koorsen. “Hiller Companies is focused on growing its fire service business in this market and the addition of Koorsen’s two Florida branches is a welcome opportunity for them.”
Hiller Companies has been around for nearly 100 years and is a well-respected leader in the fire protection industry. We don’t expect this transition to affect customer relationships with the Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach offices. One big reason is that every Florida Koorsen Fire & Security associate is now on staff as a Hiller associate and will continue to service customers at the highest level now and in the future.
“Florida has been a wonderful market to be in for the last 13 years,” Koorsen said, “but logistically it made sense for us to stay more regionally focused and expand north.
“My gratitude goes out to the Koorsen associates in Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola for their dedication, commitment, and loyalty to Koorsen throughout the years.”
We wish our Florida customers the best of luck in the future. It’s been a pleasure to serve you—and we know you’re in great hands.