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Looking for a Firestop Professional? For the best Firestop Contractors, Associates, Manufacturers, Consultants, Distributors, Reps and more, FCIA.org Member List is the place for you.   From Firestopping Contractors to Special Inspection Agencies, Firestop System Manufacturers to Firestop product Distributors, FCIA Members have the expertise you need.  Also, check out the FM 4991 Approved & UL Qualified Contractors Map.

UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program

 

FCIA's Accreditation Committee collaborated with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for three years to develop the UL and ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs.  Launched at the 2007 FCIA Firestop Industry Conference, this program is gaining steam as a way to improve fire and life safety in buildings through firestopping installed by Specialty Contractors with audit proven quality management programs.  The program is owned and administered by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

Do you want your firm to become a UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor or need UL CEU's?  Go to this FCIA page first : UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor "How to get and stay UL Qualified' page .  Here are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

FCIA built a 'Management System Template' for contractors to use when building their quality management system policies and procedures, free to FCIA Members.  FCIA Members, visit the Members Only pages to download your free copy.  Not a FCIA Member?  Join FCIA today. 

UL also has a new eLearning Course on the Quality Management System Manual.  FCIA Members get a discount - email lindsey@FCIA.org for your discount code.

Building Owners and Managers, Fire Marshals, Building Officials, Specifiers - Learn why it makes sense to specify and use UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractors...check out the info to the right. 

Visit the UL-ULC Qualified Contractors Map to see company coverage areas and locations.


FCIA Member UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractors
as of
06/16/17

Adler Firestopping Ltd.#
Andrew Jack, DRI (UL)
Acheson
AB
(780) 962-9495
Al Bandary Safety & Security Equipment W.L.L.
Kamal Karanouh, DRI (UL)
Doha
(974) 4463-1673
Al Swiss Insulation Co. LLC
Jay Prajapati, DRI (FM, UL)
Sharjah
+971-6-7488500
Barrier Technologies LLC
Kirk Kaiser, DRI (UL)
Overland Park
KS
(866) 305-3528
C.L. Downey Construction, Inc.
Chris Downey, DRI (UL)
Durham
NC
(919) 544-0437
California Firestop Inc.
Brian Lintner, DRI (UL)
Oceanside
CA
760-400-0999
Canyon Insulation Inc.
Bob Donoghue, DRI (FM, UL)
Corona
CA
(951) 278-9200
Carciofini Company
Brendan Vaughn, DRI (UL)
Burnsville
MN
(952) 252-0303
Cardinal Services
Michael Hayden, DRI (UL)
Louisville
KY
(502) 589-5794
Carolina Insulation Contractors, Inc.
Don Ward, DRI (UL)
Florence
SC
(843) 669-1228
Comprehensive Risk Services, LLC#
Thomas Porras, DRI (UL)
Phoenix
AZ
(855) 665-3345
D & G Mechanical Insulation
Eric Hyatt, DRI (UL)
Pacific
WA
(253) 863-3100
DeCosta Construction Specialties
BJ Amtmann, DRI (UL)
Monkton
MD
(410) 628-0627
Dew Point Insulation Systems
Jim Smiley, Jr, DRI (UL)
Flesherton
ON
(519) 925-9251
DPR Construction Inc.*
NIcholas Sarro, DRI (UL)
Redwood City
CA
(650) 474-1450
Fire Stop Technologies, Inc.
Mike Reynolds, DRI (UL)
Powell
TN
(865) 938-1025
Fire Stop Technologies, Inc.
Jay McGuire, DRI (UL)
St. Louis
MO
(314) 644-5323
Firestop of Virginia
Gregory Cundiff, DRI (UL)
Hollins
VA
(540) 992-3960
Firestop Southwest, Inc.
Tracy Smith, DRI (UL)
Phoenix
AZ
(480) 752-8550
Firetek Construction Services LLC*
Jason Barrett, DRI (UL)
Overland Park
KS
913-402-4472
Firetek, Inc.#
Jason Barrett, DRI (UL)
Overland Park
KS
(913) 402-4472
Georgia Firestop Inc.
Scott Farley, DRI (UL)
Powder Springs
GA
(770) 439-9900
Gleeson Powers, Inc.
Aedan Gleeson, DRI (UL)
Franklin
MA
(508) 553-0800
Hailey Insulation Corp.
Amy Donnelly, DRI (UL)
East Setauket
NY
(631) 689-0450
Haynes Firestop a Division of MB Haynes Corporation
Austin Emerson, DRI (UL)
Asheville
NC
(828) 254-6145
Hudson Bay Insulation Co.
Bryce Hash, DRI (UL)
Seattle
WA
(206) 763-9484
Intherpro LLC
James C.R., DRI (UL)
Dubai
+(971 4) 810 2000
McGowan Insulation Ltd.
Robert Pouliot DRI (UL)
Stoney Creek
ON
(905) 549-1844
Mid-Illinois Companies, Corp.
Brand Slack, DRI (UL)
Peoria
Ilinois
(309) 674 - 0717
Multicon Fire Containment#
Bill Weber, DRI, CHSP (FM, UL)
Columbus
OH
(614) 351-2683
National Firestop Ltd.
Ken Slama, DRI (UL)
Winnipeg
MB
(204) 777-0100
Nexlevel Construction Solutions
UL DRI to be announced
Vaughan
ON
(905) 669-9773
Northeast Firestopping Solutions
Charles Fogg, DRI (UL)
Saco
ME
(207) 282-4136
R.S. Blythe Inc.
Cole Blythe, DRI (UL)
Charlotte
NC
(704) 391-0667
Sealant Specialists, Inc.
Spencer Mello, DRI (UL)
Albuquerque
NM
(505) 848-8045
Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc.
Larry Shufelt , DRI (UL)
Valencia
CA
818-767-4474
Southwest Specialty Contractors LLC
Mark Fujii, DRI (UL)
Las Vegas
NV
(702) 382-7972
Specialty Firestop Systems
Bob Hasting, DRI (UL)
Vancouver
WA
(360) 882-3068
Superior Industrial Insulation Company
Tom Dake II, DRI (UL)
Cleveland
OH
(216) 252-9590
Superl Inc.
Mike Pautsch, DRI (FM, UL)
Lino Lakes
MN
(763) 571-7464
Taylor Interiors, LLC
Tarris Arnold, DRI (UL)
Charlotte
NC
(980) 207-3160
Thermofire (Middle East) Limited
B. C. Joy, DRI (UL, IAS)
Dubai
+971-4 280 98 94
Thru-Wall Construction Inc.
J. Downey, DRI (UL)
Boston
MA
(617) 560 -1803

#) Contractors with branches
*) Contractor that is a branch of another member

UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program Info

The UL Qualified Firestop Contractor Program's objective is to give Firestop Contractors a credible 3rd party Quality Management System Program to set themselves apart, while offering specifiers, building owners and managers a quantifiable qualification of the firm.  The Quality Management System audit verifies that the contractor 'does what they say they do' in their quality manual, every day, as part of the company culture.  Special attention is paid to how non-conformances are managed. 

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The UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program and the ASTM E 2174 & ASTM E 2393 Standards for the Inspection of Firestop Systems, are complimentary programs.  A contractor who has invested in the UL-ULC Program, inspected by a Consultant to the ASTM Standards, means quality contractors and quality installation. The inspection validates that the installation quality process is working.

Firestop contractors may also be less expensive than those who do not specialize in firestopping.

The UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Program has been accepted nationwide by architects and engineers through programs like MasterSpec and other master specifications for projects worldwide.

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To become qualified, a person at the firestop contractor firm takes the UL-ULC Firestop Exam. After the person passes the exam and contractor firm passes the UL Audits, the firm appoints the person  the Designated Responsible Individual (DRI).  To become a DRI the person must past the rigorous UL/ULC Firestop Exam to become the key person in the firm to manage the firestopping quality management system process. The DRI Designation is not awarded the individual until the firestop contractor firm is Qualified by UL-ULC. The firestop firm qualification follows the company.

Once a DRI is in place, the contractor firm then authorizes and pays UL-ULC to audit the contracting firm's quality management system (procedures) as listed in their Managmenet System - Quality Manual to confirm that the firm's processes meet their own statements for Firestop Systems installation processes. A field audit of a jobsite may also part of the process, with a destructive test, performed to verify the management process works in the field.  Upon successful audit, the firm would be deemed 'qualified', by UL-ULC.

UL-ULC Qualification is a 'company based program with an individual knowledge element included'.  The UL-ULC Qualification only given those firms who have passed both the UL-ULC Firestop Exam and the Intial Facility and Procedure Audit Process.

Follow up Audits are performed by UL-ULC yearly by UL-ULC Personnel. DRI's must retest or provide verification of CEU eligible Education sessions attended.  Testing and CEU's occurs at FCIA Conferences.