Since 1945, Vipond has protected lives from the ravages of fire in all types of buildings – from single-family homes, nursing homes, shopping plazas, office buildings and hospitals to nuclear power plants. Over this period, Vipond expanded its expertise through acquisitions and organic growth to include water and inert gas-based fire suppression systems, fire alarm/detection and security/surveillance systems, monitoring services, mass notification/nurse call systems, special hazard fire protection and residential fire protection systems.
Vipond's team exceeds 1,000 specialists comprised of sales representatives, professional engineers, qualified system designers, certified installers and service technicians, who demonstrate personal pride and commitment to ensure all our customers are treated with the highest level of professionalism, ethics and integrity, while providing cost-effective solutions for all their fire protection and security needs.
Vipond's dedicated team members continue to lead the Canadian fire sprinkler, fire alarm and security industry in a national role with emphasis on improving quality and workplace safety while installing life safety and security systems to Protect What You Value Most®.
With a firm commitment to improve and strengthen the various industries, Vipond's proactive leadership actively participates in the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (C.A.S.A.), C.A.S.A. Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee, C.A.S.A. National Labour Negotiating Committee, Canadian Fire Alarm Association (C.F.A.A.), National Fire Protection Association (N.F.P.A.), as well as being long-term active members in many local construction associations and nationally in the Canadian Construction Association (C.C.A.).
Vipond's leadership remains directly instrumental in securing improvements in technical training curriculum and unionized labor agreements. Vipond’s past leadership was directly instrumental in the introduction and implementation of pensions for fire sprinkler installation personnel, and for the recognition of fire sprinkler firms as a separate standalone trade within the construction industry.
In 2001, Vipond introduced and continues to be the sole sponsor of the C.C.A. National Safety Award and Gordon M. Vipond Memorial Trophy, which is presented during the Canadian Construction Association’s annual conference.
Our employees consistently express their pride to be involved in providing the highest quality fire suppression, fire alarm and security systems installed in various facilities throughout Canada, the U.K. and internationally, thus protecting men, women, children and property every minute of every day.
Gordon M. Vipond understood the value of building strong relationships. This culture is carried through today as Vipond provides growth opportunities for employees in a safe and creative environment to build lasting relationships with fellow employees, our customers and our vendors.
Vipond’s purpose: Build safe and secure communities.