Jerry Allen is the president of Delta Fire Systems, a full service fire protection company with offices in Salt Lake City, Utah; Reno, Nevada; Twin Falls, Idaho; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Boise, Idaho; and St. George, Utah.
Before Jerry began work at Delta, he served in various roles at Western States Fire Protection, another APi Group Company. He started in 1995 as a designer for the Austin, Texas branch office. Due to a strong work ethic, desire to learn, and the passion to fill in gaps, Jerry was soon promoted to Project Manager and within a couple of years was promoted to Operations Manager. In 2005, Jerry was promoted to Area Manager. During his ten years as the Area Manager, Jerry and the Austin Team grew this once struggling operation into one of the top branch offices of Western States Fire Protection.
Jerry began his career in fire protection in 1990 working for a small fire protection company in Amarillo, TX. Prior to that, Jerry served four years in the U.S. Army as a light infantry NCO with the 82nd Airborne Division. Jerry participated in the 1989-1990 invasion of Panama "Operation Just Cause."
Jerry is passionate about fire protection, the customer experience and growing a company that is successful and sustainable!
Outside of work, Jerry enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathina and their five sons.
After getting a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, a Graduate Certificate in Financial Management from Cornell University, and working a few years in California in the finance industry, Aaron began his career in fire protection at Consolidated Fire Protection. Before starting at Delta, he worked as the Service Manager of another full-service fire protection service company in Auburn, Alabama. There, he helped grow their residual income substantially through service work, inspections and alarm monitoring accounts. During his time there, Aaron ran all office operations, and self-performed field installation, service, and inspection work. Aaron is currently finishing a Master's of Science with a concentration in Management and Leadership.
Aaron has extensive knowledge and experience in the technical code requirements specifically pertaining to the inspection, installation and repairs of full-service fire protection systems, in addition to substantial finance, training, sales, and management/leadership experience. Aaron finds a passion in studying the NFPA standards, and is frequently a point of reference on issues pertaining to: NFPA 1, 10, 17, 17A, 25, 70, 72, 75, 96, 101, 770, 2001, & 2010.
Aaron is responsible for the branch operations in St George, Twin Falls, and our two offices in Boise: both Delta and AEI Systems Group, while still providing assistance to our three other branches. Aaron leads the acquisition efforts of Delta, seeking ethically strong and profitable companies to continue our ability to better service our customers.
Wanting to bring his wife, Erika, and two sons closer to family, Aaron moved back to Utah in July 2016 and joined the Delta team.
Aaron is the Director of Region Six (AZ, CA, CO, HI, NV, NM, UT, WY, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Pacific, and Taiwan) on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED). He is active in the community through service opportunities and supports charities and the local community through the Boy Scouts of America, ice hockey, church, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Benjamin Lindsey was hired as the corporate controller for Delta Fire in January of 2018. He has extensive experience in the financial world, both through schooling and his career. Ben has a masters in accountancy and brand management, as well as his MBA. Experience highlights include working as a public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) auditing the petroleum industry, deal-side support in the venture capital space in Silicon Valley, and general accounting and financial consulting to a variety of industries including energy, construction, and waste management. With his family growing, Ben was ready to put down more permanent roots and Delta Fire in Salt Lake City felt like the right fit. Ben is excited to bring his experience to the life safety sector and to learn even more about the fire protection industry. His industry knowledge and perspective in mergers and acquisitions will also help support Delta’s growth goals.
He speaks French and loves the outdoors. Some of his favorite activities include biking, hiking, and skiing. Ben is married and has 3 boys, along with a goldendoodle.