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Achieving Quality Contractor Status

AFSA Program Recognizes Excellence and Responsibility

The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 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.

All eligible members are invited to apply for the Quality Contractor recognition. It is for AFSA Contractor members to be recognized for their effort in growing companies that produce quality work by providing a work environment that promotes excellence and responsibility in all its employees.

When you achieve the AFSA Quality Contractor recognition, your company is no longer just a contractor; your AFSA Quality Contractor 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. Benefits of becoming a Quality Contractor include:

  • Improved company morale and productivity,
  • Proof of having met the highest industry standards,
  • High impact marketing tool to general contractors and
    building owners,
  • Authorizations to use Quality Contractor recognition in bid documents, and
  • Can use Quality Contractor recognition and logo on
    company letterhead.

“Being a Quality Contractor reminds us of the responsibilities we have to each other and our posterity—to help every person we meet, employ, or serve to reach their full potential,” says Jeff Rovegno, president of Mr. Sprinkler, Roseville, California. “The tenets embraced by the Quality Contractor program encourage all participants to acknowledge the contributions of others and to build a business model that inspires everyone involved to be their best. We could not be a Quality Contractor without quality people. We are truly blessed!”

Before applying for the AFSA Quality Contractor Recognition, your company must be able to demonstrate three criteria: a written safety policy, a current and active training program, and a minimum of three continuous years of AFSA membership. AFSA is only certifying that the company has met the standards for becoming a Quality Contractor by meeting the specific criteria contained in the application form and that neither AFSA nor the company shall make any contrary representations in any advertising or referral. The Quality Contractor Recognition Award remains in effect for three years from the date the recognition is awarded.

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. 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. To learn more and to download the QC application, visit www.firesprinkler.org/qualitycontractor.

AFSA Quality Contractors

  • Aero Automatic Sprinkler, Phoenix, AZ
  • Anchor Fire Protection Co., Perkiomenville, PA
  • Carolina Fire Protection, Inc., Dunn, NC
  • Cen-Cal Fire Systems, Inc., Lodi, CA
  • Commonweatlth Fire Protection, Leola, PA
  • Crawford Sprinkler Co. of SC, Inc., Lugoff, SC
  • Diamond Automatic Sprinklers, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA
  • Eagle Fire, Inc., Richmond, VA
  • Fire Engineering Co., Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
  • Fire Tech Systems, Inc., Shreveport, LA
  • Inland Fire Protection, Inc., Yakima, WA
  • Kaufman Fire Protection, Albuquerque, NM
  • Mr. Sprinkler Fire Protection, Roseville, CA
  • Performance Fire Protection, LLC, Mooresville, NC
  • S & S Sprinkler Co., LLC, Mobile, AL
  • Sentry Fire Protection Co., Inc., Asheboro, NC
  • Southeast Fire Protection, LP, Houston, TX
  • Strickland Fire Protection, Inc., Forestville, MD
  • Sunland Fire Protection, Inc., High Point, NC
  • VSC Fire & Security, Inc., Ashland, VA
  • Western Fire Protection, Inc, Poway, CA
  • Western Fire Protection, Inc., Yuma, AZ

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