Engineered Fire Protection, Inc. was incorporated on January 27, 1969. Originally three individuals were included as incorporators but one withdrew within ten days leaving John M. Coleman and George Schultz. On April 28, 1972, Mr. Schultz sold his portion of the corporation to John M. Coleman who then became the sole owner of EFP.
The Corporation is owned and operated by the John M. Coleman family. Dennis C. Coleman is Chairman and President. The Coleman family has a long history in the sprinkler industry. John M. Coleman’s father, Dennis Francis Coleman, started work in the sprinkler industry in 1908 and in the sprinkler industry in St. Louis in 1928. The 4th generation of Coleman’s in the sprinkler industry now works at EFP.
Plans for the company’s future include continuance of the current organizational structure as a family owned and operated company with the principal product being design and installation of fire protection systems. Plans also include the pursuit of additional services and new products in the areas of service, repair, inspection, testing, design/build and special hazards.