Awards & Recognition

Over the years, Valley Fire, the industry leader in commercial Fire Suppression Systems and Emergency Plumbing Services, has received prestigious awards by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). The company has been recognized as Vendor of the Year for continuing to provide outstanding service in 2009 as well as having earned the Leadership Award in early 2012.

IREM Leadership Award 2012

In Spring 2012, Valley Fire was recognized by the Institute of Real Estate Management with their Leadership Award. The Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has exhibited true leadership abilities while improving the status of the real estate industry.

IREM Vendor of the Year 2009

November 17, 2009 — The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) recently selected Valley Fire Protection Systems as the “Vendor of the Year.” The award recognizes the company that provides the most outstanding service to the Property Management Industry.

“We are honored to receive this Prestigious IREM award,” commented Valley’s President Tom Hartel. “The award validates our commitment to provide the very best value and service to our clients.”

Valley Fire was recognized for their strength in providing value in Fire Suppression and Fire Sprinkler systems as well as plumbing solutions that stand the test of time. The company was also cited for its continued efforts in updating clients on advances in Fire Sprinkler technology and regularly providing ‘hands on’ training in systems, inspection, and emergency protocols.

In an effort to reduce costly structural fires and fire related damage, Valley Fire Protection Systems sends out quarterly newsletters and e-alerts that assist fire officials and the fire protection industry as a whole in managing fire and life safety related equipment. On average, the United States experiences over 115,000 non-residential structure fires that ultimately cost businesses over $2 billion per year. “Fire Protection Systems, are critical to minimizing the potential loss of life, property and revenue.”  Hartel added.

About IREM

IREM has been the source for education and resources for real estate management professionals for more than 75 years. Membership includes more than 18,000 individual members and 515 corporate members who manage over $1.5 trillion in real estate assets.
About Valley Fire Protection Systems

Valley Fire is certified to engineer, install, inspect, and service fire sprinkler and plumbing systems throughout Chicago and the Midwestern U.S. Valley Fire provides emergency fire protection and emergency plumbing services 365 days a year 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

In addition, the company is LEED certified enabling Valley Fire to provide third-party certification that a structure was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reductions, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

For over three generations, Valley teams have installed and serviced fire system upgrades, expansion, and new construction projects in a full range of facilities including a wide variety of commercial and residential buildings.