August 18th, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 18, 2011) –LSS Life Safety Services (LSS), an industry leader in fire and smoke damper inspections, fire door inspections, and firestopping services, has been named a finalist in Business First’s new “Partners in Philanthropy Awards” program. The program recognizes Louisville-area businesses that support local charities with substantial donations and creative partnerships.
LSS has been a corporate sponsor for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” walk for the past three years and also serves on the Executive Committee to help plan the local fundraising events. Apart from the time spent attending kick-off events and recruiting other local business to get involved with the organization, LSS also forms a company-wide walk team to raise money for “Light the Night”.
“It’s fantastic to work with people like Jen Pitts with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society who have the passion needed to drive and support the fundraising efforts, especially in such a tough economy.”, said Craig Rutledge, owner of LSS Life Safety Services. “To hear the stories of those suffering from blood cancers and to learn how the money we raise aides in the research needed to cure these diseases is really inspiring to me. It is really refreshing to hear the stories of hope and recovery within our community and the LSS team is proud to be a part of that.”
LSS’ faculty and staff enjoy the involvement of a community‐based charity as well. “I feel extremely privileged to work for a business that cares enough to give back to our community”, said Lisa Campbell, Office Manager and “Light the Night Walk” team‐member. “It is truly heartwarming to me that even a small business can care.”
Business First will recognize the winners of the “Partners in Philanthropy” awards program in a special publication on August 26th. Awards will be given in three categories – small, medium and large businesses. The honorees for the awards, such as LSS Life Safety Services, were determined based on how much cash companies have contributed to non-profit organizations throughout the year.
For more information about LSS Life Safety Services, contact Lori Wood at 888.675.4519 or visit their website: www.LifeSafetyServices.com
About LSS Life Safety Services:
LSS Life Safety Services specializes in the inspection and repair of fire and smoke dampers, fire doors, firestopping and commissioning services in commercial facilities. Considered a leader in the Fire Safety Industry, LSS Life Safety Services’ has made a commitment to commercial Facilities to provide specialized passive fire protection inspections of the highest quality to ensure compliance with NFPA’s critical Life Safety Code®
September 3rd, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 3, 2010) – Life Safety Services (LSS), the industry leader in Fire and Smoke Damper Inspection and Repair, announced today that they are now offering Fire stop survey and installations in the United States and Canada. By providing their clients with a complete selection of fire and smoke damper inspections, fire door inspections, and fire stop services, Life Safety Services can now provide their customer base with a full complement of passive fire protection services.
“We are the trusted leader in Fire and Smoke Damper Inspections and Fire Door Inspections. “, said Craig Rutledge, owner of Life Safety Services. “It was a natural progression for us to add Fire Stopping to our list of services. “ Life Safety Services is experiencing tremendous growth. They recently won their second consecutive award from Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the United States and also opened three new offices, including one in the United Kingdom. “By having the ability to offer our customers a wide range of passive fire protection inspections and installations we are adding to the long list of why we are the leader in our field and setting the stage for the industry. “
Life Safety Services’ technicians completed training from both Specified Technologies, Inc. (STI) and 3M in the field of fire stopping. In addition, LSS’ techs have field experience from working in various types of facilities before. “ Our technicians know the importance of maintaining a building’s passive fire protection system and they have the experience and industry training to make sure that the integrity of the system is maintained “, said Jack Meredith, Vice President of Production.
With a customer base of over 1,500 healthcare facilities, Fortune 500 companies and all types of building occupancies, Life Safety Services is able to provide their customers with the right mix of industry experience and field training that’s needed when dealing with the Passive Fire Protection System.
About Life Safety Services:
Life Safety Services specializes in the inspection and repair of fire and smoke dampers and fire and smoke doors in commercial facilities in all fifty (50) states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Considered a leader in the Fire Safety Industry, Life Safety Services’ has made a commitment to Commercial Facilities to provide specialized fire and smoke damper inspections of the highest quality to ensure compliance with NFPA’s critical Life Safety Code®.
August 24th, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 23, 2010) – Life Safety Services, the industry leader in passive fire protection inspection services, announced today that the company was named to the Inc.5000 list, Inc. magazine’s exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. This is Life Safety Services’ second consecutive year on the list.
The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to revenue growth from 2006 through 2009 and each company must be able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S. –based, privately held, for profit and independent. Revenue in 2009 must have been at least $2 million. Life Safety Services earned the position of #2082 on the list.
“We put a lot of our growth initiatives into sales and marketing in 2009 and it looks to be paying off, “said Craig Rutledge, owner of Life Safety Services. “We consider ourselves very fortunate to be thriving in a less than stellar economy. Making the Inc. 5000 list for the second consecutive is quite an accomplishment for us. “, said Rutledge.
Judy Shission, the Business Development Manager for the company says the company owes this accomplishment to the receptivity of the company’s management to enveloping change and growth. “I am extremely fortunate to be employed by such an innovative company that is constantly searching for new business strategies and development. “, she said. “The success of Life Safety Services is defined by the “out-of-the-box” thinking and creative marketing ideas of the Life Safety Team. The Inc. 5000 is just one of the many, many awards that this company deserves”.
Life Safety Services specializes in passive fire protection inspection services such as fire and smoke damper inspections and repair, fire door inspections and fire stopping survey and installation to all fifty (50) states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico and the United Kingdom. Considered the leader in the Fire Safety Industry, Life Safety Services’ has made a commitment to Commercial Facilities to provide specialized fire safety inspections of the highest quality to ensure compliance with NFPA’s critical Life Safety Code®. For more information visit www.lifesafetyservices.com.