Our People


Joe Depriest
Western States Fire Protection Co.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in construction, Joe DePriest joined the WSFP team in Kansas City as a project manager. Four years later he was promoted to area manager for the Kansas City office.

For the next 10 years, Joe focused his efforts on building his team and developing relationships throughout the region. These efforts led to a level of performance that has established benchmarks within WSFP and the industry as a whole.

Joe is not one to back down from a challenge – from leading his team into uncharted territory in the power generation and heavy industrial industries, to shaping and executing acquisitions, managing several branch offices, and now as vice president of WSFP.

His involvement in labor negotiations, the JATC and the Fire Sprinkler Association has been instrumental to the stability of WSFP’s operations in his region for over a decade.

Joe likes to spend his free time in the great outdoors, fishing, hunting and exploring.