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Protecting Life and Property

CSC Background

Chesapeake Sprinkler Co. Truck DoorChesapeake Sprinkler Company open for business in August of 1978. A small family owned business with a strong connection to the Fire Protection market. Started by James Anderson Senior, product design and development at Central Sprinkler, and James Anderson Jr, design and sales at Grinnell Fire Protection. They sought to establish a leader in the sprinkler systems installation market in the Baltimore/Washington DC region. With numerous qualified and dedicated family members Chesapeake Sprinkler Company expanded rapidly. The dream became reality.

By 1984, the demand for our services lead to the opening of an office in Lorton, Virginia which would be relocated to Ashburn, Virginia in 1987 to address the projected growth around Dulles Airport.

The success continued. In 1988, Chesapeake Protection was opened in response to the growing inspection and maintenance market. In 1990, we to our new facility in Odenton, Maryland. It was built to provide room needed to enhance our fabrication shop and provide warehouse, office and training space for CSC and CPS. Our family owned business was on its way to becoming a leader in the Baltimore/Washington metroplex.

CPS Background

Chesapeake Protection Services, Inc Service VansIn 1988, the founders of Chesapeake Protection Services in coordination with ownership of Chesapeake Sprinkler Company saw the need for an after installation service company. At this time in the industry, there were few choices for companies qualified in performing inspection, testing, service and maintenance to the various types of life safety systems. Most companies of the era were performing service solely to supplement ongoing installation projects.

Chesapeake Protection Services was instituted to bring the “one stop shop” mentality to the marketplace to offer better, more affordable service choices.

At Chesapeake Protection Services, we know fires can cause damage to your property, interrupt your business, cause potential injuries and even result in death. We have seen the results of poorly maintained systems first hand. Some businesses never do recover from the product damage, critical information loss, technology failures and interruptions that a fire can cause. Our primary mission is to protect life and property through a stringent Inspection and Testing program custom tailored for each client and each site.


Keeping our Employees safe and updated on the latest technology regarding fire sprinkler and fire protection services is vital to us at Chesapeake Sprinkler Company and Chesapeake Protection Services. Having them adhere to our level of quality and services through proper training ensures that our clients get the best service from our employees. Below are some pictures from our training center at Chesapeake Protection Service’s office: 1913-A Betson Ct., Odenton, MD 21113.


Evolution and Acquisition

In 2002 Chesapeake Protection Services was acquired by Chesapeake Sprinkler Company but continued to operate under the Chesapeake Protection Services brand. Both divisions continued to operate at a high level while building relationships. This did not go unnoticed and in 2021 CSC/CPS was courted by the very successful Century Fire Protection organization. On January 1, 2022 CSC/CPS was acquired by Century Fire Protection. The integration and consolidation path will bring all CSC/CPS operations under the Chesapeake Sprinkler Company brand. The future integration of operations, clients, and market presence will present new growth opportunities for Century Fire Protection, Chesapeake Sprinkler Company and current and future clients.