BFS Team

 

Using experience, technology, and response to provide industry leading design, installation, and service for suppression, detection and communication–resulting in total life safety protection. 

 

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Tom Ballou

President/ceo

Earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in 1982 with an Occupational Safety Degree. Tom currently holds a NICET Level 4 in the Fire Technology Sector plus holds an Alarm Planners License from the State of Texas. Tom also is a graduate of the University of Houston Security Institute in 1987.

Tom has been on the City of Houston Fire Code Board of Appeals since 1985. In his 29 years on this board he has served as Chairman for 12 of the 29 years. He continues to serve on the Board today.

His 8 years as a Director of Life Safety/Security for a high-rise owner and developer and his 26 years as a Fire/Life Safety Contractor give him a unique perspective to concentrate on the needs of the customer.

"I am very service-oriented, whether it be testing a system or installing a new one, we are always striving to improve the delivery of our product to our community."

Tom has been married for 26 years with 3 children and numerous hobbies. His biggest inspiration: his Dad, who until the age of 81 ran a masonry contracting business in Wisconsin.

 

Don Thompson

Vice President & Partner

Don is responsible for sales and delivery of Life Safety solutions including inspections and service.  Don works closely with our customers to understand their needs and continuously identify ways of improving overall customer satisfaction.

For the past 30 years, Don has been part of the information systems industry and has held positions ranging from Field Service Network Engineer to Technical Project Manager.  Don has also held senior management positions including Vice President of the Southwest Region for Fujitsu America, formerly Rapidigm. His unique mix of technical, customer service, and management skills has enabled him to seamlessly transition into the Life Safety industry over the last two years.  

 

Robert Morphew

Construction Sales Manager

After graduating high school Robert served 5 years aboard the USS Ranger as an air traffic controller in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged from the Navy he studied mathematics at the University of North Texas.

Robert currently holds a NICET Level 4 in the Fire Technology Sector plus holds an Alarm Planners License from the State of Texas.

Robert has been married for 19 years with 2 children. When not working Robert enjoys serving at church and tournament bass fishing

 

Sheri Dyer

Controller

Sheri Dyer, JD, CPA – Sheri has been licensed as an attorney and CPA since 1995.  She has worked in Internal Audit for a large shipping company, public accounting, and in the practice of law.  In each of these she focused on business consulting and planning.  She brings these experiences with her to head up the accounting department as well as help with internal controls, and policies and procedures.

Sheri has been married for 18 years to Steve and has 2 children, Ellie & Martha Anne. They love to travel and be outdoors as a family and are heavily involved in overseas missions.

 

Mark Greenstein

Partner / director of operations

Mark graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science. His education and vast experience in large networks, retrofits, gas detection and mass notification systems make him the ideal person to head our operations group. Mark has been married for thirteen years and has six children. When not working he spends his spare time as a Head Coach for MYFA.

 

Russell Smith

Partner / Service Director

After his time in the Armed Forces and serving our country in Desert Storm, Russell returned to Houston and started his career as a service technician. 20 Years later Russell in one of the best in the business. He has programmed, installed and serviced some of the largest network systems in the country. His knowledge and experience make him an excellent choice to lead our service team, but also a great mentor as he passes his knowledge on to our new and upcoming team members.

 

Steve Moorman

BUSINESS Development

Steve has been involved in the company for over 16 years and holds a BBA in Management.  He has been married for 28 years with a son at Texas A&M and a daughter in Barbers Hill High School.  Steve has over a decade of Notifier experience, but also has extensive knowledge in senior living healthcare and security to add to his outstanding resume.

 

Centrally located.

 

We are located within Houston's inner loop for fast and reliable service.