The Fireline Corporation

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Location: Baltimore, MD
Founded: 1947
Industry: Construction

The Fireline Corporation

Anna Gavin
President

Over the past three years, The Fireline Corporation has grown both its employee count and customer base, and revenues have grown more than 15 percent. At the same time, the diversified nature of the company’s offerings (40 percent in construction and 60 percent in maintenance and repair services) puts it in a good position to weather economic hardships, says president Anna Gavin. Fireline’s fire-alarm installation division has won “high levels of recognition from peers,” she says, especially for a new mass notification system at Towson University.

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Fireline also is making plans to maintain its current growth trend for the future. One avenue the company is exploring is market expansion. While Fireline has had a strong presence in Baltimore for nearly 70 years, the company’s footprint in DC and Northern Virginia is not as deep. “Plans to expand the branch office as well as invest in sales and tech teams in Northern Virginia are in motion,” says Gavin. Meanwhile, the company’s fire alarm, extinguishers and systems service divisions also are primed for growth. “The volume of purchases from vendors in these segments allows for increased purchasing power and therefore more competitive pricing,” says Gavin. “The training and staff development in these areas are expanding as well.”

Fireline also is making plans to maintain its current growth trend for the future. One avenue the company is exploring is market expansion. While Fireline has had a strong presence in Baltimore for nearly 70 years, the company’s footprint in DC and Northern Virginia is not as deep. “Plans to expand the branch office as well as invest in sales and tech teams in Northern Virginia are in motion,” says Gavin. Meanwhile, the company’s fire alarm, extinguishers and systems service divisions also are primed for growth. “The volume of purchases from vendors in these segments allows for increased purchasing power and therefore more competitive pricing,” says Gavin. “The training and staff development in these areas are expanding as well.”