Affordable Fire Protection

4920 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
708.929.4060
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708.929.4186 F
mjo@affordablefire.net

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Our Mission

Affordable Fire ProtectionOur team of established fire sprinkler contractor specialists have over 100 years of combined experience in the industry.

In just over a year, we have established a reputation to be one of the most reliable contractors in the Chicago Local #281 territory. With our experience and dedication to our customer's needs, we pride ourselves on finishing each and every project on time and within budget.

We are committed to:

  • Exceptional Service
  • Innovative Design
  • Highest Quality Craftsmanship
  • Delivery of all projects, large or small, on time and within budget

From service to commercial, Affordable Fire will provide a solution.


Senior Staff

KEVIN O’BRIEN
Owner/President and Superintendent

Kevin brings over 14 years of experience as a Local 281 Sprinkler Fitter to the team. As Superintendent, he coordinates and supervises all jobs from start to finish, and guarantees that work is completed on time and within budget.


TONY CITRO
Operations Manager

Tony has 42 years of experience in the fire protection industry. Prior to joining Affordable, he was a co-owner of Alert Automatic Sprinklers for 14 years until the company was sold in 2002. Tony has filled the role of foreman or superintendent for 23 years, with many satisfied clients including, Walgreens (Deerfield, Illinois), Riverview Condominiums (Chicago), Residences at Riverbend (Chicago), Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, Illinois), Northwest Community Hospital (Arlington Heights, Illinois), Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (Maywood), Fifth Third Bank, and United States Postal Offices located in Bedford Park and Chicago. Tony believes in excellent customer service and is committed to providing the best manpower in the industry.

 

 

 

FRED M. KRUEGER
Sales Manager

Fred has 29 years of experience in the fire protection industry; 13 years as a Local 281 Sprinkler Fitter, followed by 11 years as Service Superintendent, and 5 years as a Service Sales Manager. Fred handles sales and estimating for Affordable, as well as ordering all material, tools and equipment. He manages all projects he sells and is committed to the company's success.

 

PHILLIP ("FLIP") SMERZ
Fire Pump and Inspections/Safety Director

Over 26 years of all fire protection technical services. Specializing in all aspects of Fire Pumps and Inspections.

MARNAE LEBLANC
Fire Pump and Inspection Division Manager

Marnae has 11 years of experience. She is a member of Local 281 Sprinkler Fitters Union. She manages all fire pumps and inspections, small service work. scheduling jobs, and is a purchasing agent. Marnae brings a well rounded aspect of the full Sprinkler Fitter Industry to the company.

 

JILL FOSTER
Office Manager

Jill has 23 years of experience in the fire protection industry, managing back office operations and serving customer needs. Consistently meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers with kindness and courtesy is her top priority.

 

MELANIE O'BRIEN
Accounting Division

Melanie has 6 years of experience in assisting all aspects of accounting, including accounts receivable, deposits, accounts payable, payroll and lien waivers. Skilled in office management, she is a key member of the day-to-day administration at Affordable Fire Protection.

 

FRONTLINE TEAM

We have an elite team of fully accredited Local 281 sprinkler fitters. Each member brings invaluable industry knowledge and expertise to Affordable, along with a strong work ethic and commitment to delivering superior service to our clients. They deliver quality workmanship, on time and within budget every time.