Scott Cox Inducted as 927th Air Refueling Wing Honorary Commander Program at MacDill Air Force Base

TAMPA, FL – July 29, 2019 – Cox Fire Protection President, Scott Cox, was recently inducted into MacDill’s Honorary Commander Program as the 927th Mission Support Group Honorary Commander. The ceremony, held at the Davis Conference Center on Friday, the 6th of September, at 6 p.m., will closely resemble a traditional change of command military ceremony. This year during the Honorary Commander Program, 9 inducted community leaders will be able to participate in activities such as training exercises and award ceremonies. The concept of the Honorary Commander Program is to exchange ideas, experiences and friendship among the 927th Air Refueling … Read More

Jacksonville Branch Manager Announcement

From: Scott Cox Date: 11/9/2017 Re: Announcement – Jacksonville Branch Manager   Cox Fire is pleased to announce the appointment of Allen Perry to the position of Jacksonville Branch Manager. Allen has been an employee of Cox Fire in the Jacksonville office since 2013 and brings substantial experience developing new markets for our Jacksonville office. Allen’s responsibilities at Cox Fire Protection will relate directly to the functions of every division in the company for projects located in North Florida, Southern Georgia, and the surrounding areas. Scott Cox President

State of the Art Sprinkler System at the Refrigerated Warehouse, Port of Tampa

Cox Fire Protection is proud to have recently completed a state of the art sprinkler system in a 150,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse for the Port of Tampa. The sprinkler systems included wet, dry, and pre-action systems and a single fire pump sized appropriately to feed the entire building. Over 5 miles of pipe was installed in the new facility. Cox Fire worked hand in hand with the GC (Batson-Cook), the owner and design team to successfully value engineer over $150,000 out of the scope by using alternative methods of protection and the latest technology in the fire protection industry.

Build Tampa Bay Update

An update from Linda Cox regarding the Build Tampa Bay Foundation: Hello friends of Build Tampa Bay!  As many of you know, our Build Tampa Bay event in April was huge, and surpassed our wildest expectations.  Our event at the Port of Tampa was attended by approximately 900 high school juniors and seniors, as well as a number of dignitaries and celebrities.  Titus O’Neil delivered a straight-talk presentation to the kids, and Governor Rick Scott was in attendance and shared with the kids and their teachers his gratitude in seeing young people and educators interested in investing themselves in the … Read More

New Leadership Announced at Cox Fire Protection

Florida’s premier fire sprinkler contractor appoints Scott Cox as President and Shane Rushlo as Director of Pre-Construction Services Tampa, Fla., Friday, May 12, 2017 – Cox Fire Protection, Florida’s premier fire sprinkler and fire protection services company, announced this week, that Scott Cox, a 2004 graduate of Anderson University and son of founders Ron and Linda Cox, has been promoted to the role of President. “Scott has assumed an active role in managing the daily operations of the business and deserves the title associated with the work he is doing,” says Ron Cox. “For more than 30 years, our passion … Read More

Cox Fire Protection Acquisition Announcement

Cox Fire Protection has agreed to the purchase of certain assets of Maximum Fire Protection. About Cox Fire Protection, Inc. Cox Fire is a leader in fire protection services with 32 years’ experience, protecting life and property in the Florida and South Georgia area. At the heart of our approach to growth in this market and economic climate, is an emphasis on obtaining and creating leadership to drive us successfully, as we continue to climb from the previous market crisis. About Maximum Fire As one of Jacksonville’s best fire protection service providers and contractors supplying fire protection systems, with a strong … Read More

Linda Cox – tapped as charter Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for The Build Tampa Bay Foundation

Linda Cox – tapped as charter Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for The Build Tampa Bay Foundation. Build Tampa Bay was established in cooperation with the Gulf Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors to encourage high school students, their parents and school advisors to explore career opportunities in construction-related fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the skilled worker shortage is expected to grow to 1.6 million workers in the construction industry by 2022. Moreover, more than four out of five Associated Builders and Contractors member companies nationally are already experiencing a shortage of appropriately skilled … Read More