Gorman sells Booth Fire & Safety to Pye-Barker Fire & Safety

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Warren County Magistrate Doug Gorman sold his fire and safety business to Pye-Barker Fire & Safety.

Gorman owned and operated Booth Fire & Safety for more than 25 years after he purchased the business from the Booth family. During Gorman’s ownership of the company the business grew by 400 percent.

The current employees will remain with the company.

“Pye-Barker was thrilled by the opportunity to better serve the southern part of the state and connect our two current offices in Louisville, Ky. and Nashville, Tenn. through this acquisition,” Pye-Barker said in a release. “We are also happy to be gaining the quality staff of Booth Fire & Safety, including current vice president Shawn Peay, who has been part of Booth Fire & Safety since 1996 and will be serving as branch manager of the new PBFS Bowling Green.”

The business name will change at some point in the future, Gorman said.

Gorman plans to remain active in the community.

Along with his service as a county magistrate, he is involved in numerous public and non-profit agencies. Gorman was named Small Business Person of the year in 2000 by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and serves on their Economic Development Authority currently.