About

BFS Team

Using experience, technology, and response to provide industry leading design, installation, and service for suppression, detection and communication–resulting in total life safety protection.

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Our Team Gets It Done As One

Tom Ballou

Tom Ballou

PRESIDENT/CEO

Earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in 1982 with an Occupational Safety Degree. Tom currently holds a NICET Level 4 in the Fire Technology Sector plus holds an Alarm Planners License from the State of Texas. Tom also is a graduate of the University of Houston Security Institute in 1987.

Tom has been on the City of Houston Fire Code Board of Appeals since 1985. In his 29 years on this board he has served as Chairman for 12 of the 29 years. He continues to serve on the Board today.

His 8 years as a Director of Life Safety/Security for a high-rise owner and developer and his 26 years as a Fire/Life Safety Contractor give him a unique perspective to concentrate on the needs of the customer.

"I am very service-oriented, whether it be testing a system or installing a new one, we are always striving to improve the delivery of our product to our community."

Tom has been married for 26 years with 3 children and numerous hobbies. His biggest inspiration: his Dad, who until the age of 81 ran a masonry contracting business in Wisconsin.

Robert Morphew

Robert Morphew

CONSTRUCTION SALES MANAGER

After graduating high school Robert served 5 years aboard the USS Ranger as an air traffic controller in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged from the Navy he studied mathematics at the University of North Texas.

Robert currently holds a NICET Level 4 in the Fire Technology Sector plus holds an Alarm Planners License from the State of Texas.

Robert has been married for 19 years with 2 children. When not working Robert enjoys serving at church and tournament bass fishing

Sheri Dyer

Sheri Dyer

CONTROLLER

Sheri Dyer, JD, CPA – Sheri has been licensed as an attorney and CPA since 1995.  She has worked in Internal Audit for a large shipping company, public accounting, and in the practice of law.  In each of these she focused on business consulting and planning.  She brings these experiences with her to head up the accounting department as well as help with internal controls, and policies and procedures.

Sheri has 2 children, Ellie & Martha Anne. They love to travel and be outdoors as a family and are heavily involved in overseas missions.

Mark Greenstein

PARTNER / DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Mark graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science. His education and vast experience in large networks, retrofits, gas detection and mass notification systems make him the ideal person to head our operations group. Mark has been married for thirteen years and has six children. When not working he spends his spare time as a Head Coach for MYFA.

Russell Smith

PARTNER / SERVICE DIRECTOR

After his time in the Armed Forces and serving our country in Desert Storm, Russell returned to Houston and started his career as a service technician. 20 Years later Russell in one of the best in the business. He has programmed, installed and serviced some of the largest network systems in the country. His knowledge and experience make him an excellent choice to lead our service team, but also a great mentor as he passes his knowledge on to our new and upcoming team members.

Harrison Meinhardt

Harrison Meinhardt

Harrison recently joined us as part of the service sales team. His passion for customer service makes him a great asset to our staff. Harrison did his undergrad studies at Texas A & M Corpus Christie in Business / Accounting giving him a unique skill set to help the company.

Greg Gutierrez

Greg Gutierrez

We are excited to have Greg join Ballou Fire. Greg has been in the Houston life safety market for several years with a great deal of experience in Service Sales. In addition, Greg focuses on our newest offering in the ERRS / BDA area. Greg has lead the charge for Ballou Fire being approved / certified by all local authorities to conduct emergency responder radio field surveys, proposals, and installations.

Alphonse Williams

Alphonse Williams

EST certified in every class offered, Alphonse brings us a wide arrange of experience and talent. Leading the “Island Operations” he spends a great deal of time in Galveston / South Houston / Clear Lake managing several large networks from a service, and construction standpoint. Alphonse also has his NICET level III certification and has done much to help the growth of Ballou Fire.