Patrick Horan Branch Manager

Pat has over 25 years in the fire protection industry and holds a NICET level III certificate. He comes to us from FE Moran where he was an Engineer/Manager. With his years of experience and knowledge, we are sure he will make a great fit here at Valley Fire.

Jerry Howell

Jerry HowellInspection Service Sales Representative

Jerry has over 25 years of experience in the fire protection industry. He started in the business working in the Fabrication Shop at McDaniel Fire Systems before moving into a management position. He later made the transition into the Service and Inspection Sales side of the business. Jerry comes to us after working at FE Moran Fire Protection. He enjoys working with his clients to ensure that they have an understanding of the operation of their systems, with complete customer satisfaction as his goal.

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Pat Kistler – Sales Manager

Pat Kistler is a 27 year veteran in the field of fire protection. He started his career at McDaniel Fire Protection in the fabrication shop. From the shop he advanced to management. For the past 12 years, Pat has found great success in sales. One of his fondest accomplishments is installing 4 new fire pumps and 4 variable speed fire pumps on the Valparaiso University campus. He brings knowledge of fire alarms, fire pump repairs, and fire sprinkler systems to his clients. His clients reward him with loyalty!

Michelle Porter

Michelle Porter – Administrative Assistant

With over 15 years of customer service experience and proven accomplishments, Michelle has grown her professional skills and continued to advance her career as a customer service specialist by not only meeting her own goals but by exceeding the expectations of her clients.


Chelsea Elkins – Office Assistant


Gregory Adams – Sprinkler Fitter Union 669

Jim Burns

Jim Burns – 281 Union Fitter


John Carter – Sprinkler Inspector-NICET I Certified


Jeff Truchan – Fire Alarm Technician- Notifier Certified