About Our Fire Protection Company

In 1947, John H. “Bud” Kauffman became an apprentice sprinkler fitter for Automatic Sprinkler of America, out of their home office in Youngstown, Ohio. At that time Automatic was the dominant player in the industry. In 1953 he went to work for Detroit Independent Sprinkler Company in order to work in a smaller geographic area and to not have to travel away from home. He remained with D.I.S. through 1980 when his battle with cancer was lost. During the 1960’s his brother-in-law, Paul L. Coffman became the long time president of Detroit Independent Sprinkler. Paul served the firm he worked for and the industry, tirelessly. He was a major proponent of apprenticeship and training, an early adopter of hydraulic calculations. His history is tied to this region as the fire protection designer for the first cracking units at Humble Oil in Baytown.

In 1976 John H. Kauffman III started in the fire sprinkler industry working at the same company as his father and uncle. In late 1977 he moved to Houston and has been in the fire sprinkler business here ever since. His background in design, sales and management has been across several companies. He was a founding member of the Texas Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association, served as an instructor at the Texas A&M Fireman’s Training School, been an adviser to the State Fire Marshal, served on the Advisory Board of the Houston Chapter of the AGC, is currently serving as a director of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, and works continuously to promote the life safety aspects of fire sprinklers across our community.

John and his son Conor decided to open their new firm, in 2006. After sixty years of loyal service to other employers, the Kauffman family will now invest in ourselves and other like minded fire protection designers, installers, project managers and sales persons as we endeavor to provide a great opportunity for future generations of fire and life safety professionals and a quality project, with a personal touch for our customers.

For more information, Email us or call us at (713) 893-1090 .

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