Since 1929… a brief history
In 1929 a local fire fighter who recharged and serviced fire extinguishers out of his basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan established Approved Fire Protection Company. Read more…
Since 1990 our growth has been phenomenal. We have added our own engineering department, headed by William Anderson who has more than 35 years experience in fire protection design. We have added many new licensed technicians, and have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in new equipment. Today we have a very large percentage of long-term employees who bring hundreds of years of experience with them. We can honestly say we have the most qualified, experienced people in the business. Our attention to detail, our commitment to quality, our expertise, and the way we take care of our customers have not gone unnoticed. We are active in our local community, serving on many boards and committees in the fire and safety communities. We target five percent of our earnings toward local and related charities. We are known throughout the Midwest and much of the nation as a first class fire protection contractor. We consult with many companies and organizations on how to manage very difficult hazards. We look forward to working with you to create the ideal protection system for your organization. We know we can serve you well and we have the experience and commitment to back up that promise.
At Approved Protection Systems, we believe in being involved in the local community – not just as a business, but as people… Through fundraising and volunteerism Approved Protection Systems strive to make a lasting difference in our community. We target five percent of our earnings toward local and related charities.
Giving back 2018
John Lewandowski introduced us to Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy (SWMLC) many years ago. Throughout the years APS and its employees have contributed to SWMLC and their mission. John, an avid biker, has completed several rides to raise funds for different SWMLC projects. Pedaling for Pilgrim Haven in 2014, and Pedaling for Southwest Michigan’s Unique Coastal Fruitbelt in 2016.
May 12, 2018 was the official Grand Opening of the Pilgrim Haven Natural Area. It is very rewarding to see something evolve from a concept to reality!
Giving back 2016/2017
For our 2016/17 giving back project, we switched it up a bit. Approved Protection Systems employees came up with a list of their top 10 charities – and based on that list, we voted for our Final 3. We are proud to support the following 3 charities financially, throughout 2016: