Heritage Fire and Security provides national fire protection services
Michael Rose, CEO of Academy Service Group and former CEO of Academy Fire Protection, and John Dellamarco, former president of Academy Fire Protection, announce the launch of Heritage Fire and Security. The new company will provide national fire protection services, utilizing the very latest latest in technology and cost-cutting measures.
“Our company will beat the competition by providing a better service, better understanding and better education to the clients,” said Rose, who will serve as chairman of Heritage Fire and Security. “We have diversity and expertise to lower costs. It cannot be achieved by those that don’t understand the business.”
Rose added that the proper maintenance of fire protection equipment is crucial for all facilities.
“If the equipment isn’t being maintained properly, it may not work when needed,” he said.
Rose’s daughter, Brittany Rose, will serve as CEO of Heritage Fire and Security, which is based in Hackensack, New Jersey. She represents the fourth generation of the Rose family to dedicate their professional life to fire protection services. She can be reached at [email protected].
Deadline extended for design competition
The Retail Design Institute has extended its deadline for its 47th Annual International Store Design Competition.
The deadline has been extended until March 1, 2018. Design firms and in-house retail design teams from around the globe are invited to submit projects for the competition, which celebrates exceptional retail experiences across more than 20 categories from full-line department stores to restaurants and pop-up shops.
Eligible projects are those completed between January 1 and December 31, 2017. Eligible contestants are design firms and retailer design teams. Submitting companies do not need to be a member of the Retail Design Institute to enter, however, general contractors, fixture manufacturers, retail center owners and owner representatives may not enter retail projects. Members receive reduced entry fees.
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First Look: Story’s latest story is all about women
Story — the retail outpost in Manhattan that reinvents itself with a new theme every couple of months — has put the spotlight on brands created and owned by women in its latest transformation.
Called Love Story, the latest iteration of Story’s ever-changing retail environment features an assortment that ranges from organic skin care and jewelry to cashmere sweaters and children’s clothes. A floral subscription service, “It’s By U,” has set up shop in the store to offer DIY and pre-made bouquets.
Love Story was designed in collaboration with KM Productions New York. The store is designed as an Instagram studio, and welcomes shoppers with an LED infinity mirror featuring the signature neon Story sign. The space includes dozens of hanging, color changing lights that lead to a silver metallic Mylar photo wall.