Dayton, Ohio-based Winsupply opened a Winsupply fire and fabrication location in Lake Elsinore, Calif., serving fire-sprinkler system contractors throughout Southern California.

The manager of the local Winsupply company, Bryan Geer, and his team bring more than 100 combined years of experience supplying and fabricating fire sprinkler equipment and systems. Geer has led a company, served as vice president of sales and was an estimator for more than 20 years in the fire sprinkler industry. His team of 13 people includes experts in fire sprinkler sales, fabrication, welding, estimating and warehousing.

“The fire sprinkler supplies and fabrication industry continues to be an area of growth at Winsupply,” CEO and President Roland Gordon said. “Bryan and his team are truly experts in fire sprinklers and fabrication. With their combined expertise and local customer focus – and the strong partnership with Winsupply – they’re well positioned to serve the entire region. They have strong existing relationships with contractors in the area.”

Geer and members of his team have the opportunity to invest in substantial equity in the company. In the Winsupply co-ownership business model, Winsupply has majority equity in each of its locations while the local company presidents and sometimes employees own substantial equity. Winsupply provides its local company locations purchasing power, distribution and other support services such as business consulting, accounting, payroll, IT and marketing. The centralized support allows local operators to focus on their customers, local markets and products.