Build Tampa Bay to Present at the White House

Cox Fire is very excited to announce that our CEO, Linda Cox, along with fellow Board Members, Steve Cona, Brian Wilkinson, Wayne Fernandez and Jack Olmstead, has been invited to the White House on Tuesday 12/5 to meet with Deputy Assistant to the President, Stephen Munisteri.  Linda is the Chair of Build Tampa Bay, a not-for-profit program established through ABC’s Gulf Coast Chapter, which is tackling head-on the skilled labor shortage in the Tampa Bay area.  Build Tampa Bay is going into high schools to talk with seniors, their parents and their counselors about the critical need for skilled workers … Read More

Cox Fire Employee Spotlight

Big things are happening in Cox Fire’s Jacksonville office!  For anyone who has been in the fire protection industry for any length of time, the name Allen Perry is one that is well known and well respected.  When asked to describe Allen – words like “dependable, hard-working, kind, knowledgeable,” and “decisive” are heard repeatedly.  We are very happy to announce that Allen has accepted the position of branch manager for our Jacksonville branch, and as such, will be responsible for Cox Fire’s work in North Florida and Georgia.  Allen started in the industry in 1974 with Moore Pipe and Sprinkler … 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.

Cox Fire Receives the Prestigious STEP Award

Cox Fire recently received the prestigious STEP award, presented by Associated Builders and Contractors. This award “recognizes companies who exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee.” Cox Fire recently hit a huge internal milestone of 3 consecutive years with no lost work days!

ABC Announces 2018 NEXGEN Leadership Class

Cox Fire’s Ryan Otwell accepted into ABC’s 2018 NEXGEN Leadership Class. Congratulations Ryan! Original ABC Press Release (TAMPA, FL) – August 17, 2017 The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors announced the members of the 2018 NEXGEN Leadership Class. ABC’s NEXGEN Leadership Training Program is an 8 month series of educational events designed to enhance the leadership skills and knowledge of high-potential construction professionals. Through one monthly educational sessions, peer-to-peer networking, and community involvement activities, ABC’s NEXGEN prepares these professionals for leadership roles within their company and with ABC. The selection process required review by an appointed selection … Read More

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