More than 26 years ago, Dick Ryan’s love of his Irish heritage paired with his desire to be a premier fire protection expert laid the foundation for Ryan Fireprotection, the now 200+-employee company in Noblesville, Indiana. Ryan showed off his Irish pride by selecting a three-leaf clover as the company logo and incorporating emerald green throughout much of the company-branded materials.
“My heritage has always been very meaningful to me, and using the traditional emerald green and the shamrock allowed me to share that and make it part of the company culture,” said Ryan.
Keeping the company focus on being a leading fire protection expert in the Midwest paired with maintaining a family environment has long been the cornerstone of the Ryan Fireprotection culture since the very start of the company.
“My wife and I started the company and we had two sons working in the industry at the time,” said Ryan. “I came from another company that was very family-oriented and knew I wanted that to be a part of our company. People who knew me and came to work here knew it would be a family environment.” And this culture has not changed in 25 years. Sons Dan, Jerry and Kevin – all executives at Ryan Fireprotection – stand by this motto today.
In support of the founder’s Irish heritage, Ryan Fireprotection has participated in many Irish-themed activities in the greater Indianapolis area – including Indy’s Irish Fest, held each fall, and the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
This year the “Irish Engine,” Ryan Fireprotection’s signature green fire truck, will be part of the parade in downtown Indianapolis. All employees and their families are invited to the event to celebrate.
During the weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, Ryan Fireprotection has delivered cookies baked by Pat-A-Cakes & Cookies Too in Noblesville to existing clients and prospective customers. “This year as part of the annual celebration, we anticipate delivering up to 300 boxes of cookies,” said Kevin Ryan, Sales Manager at Ryan Fireprotection. “It’s just another way we can show our appreciation and celebrate the heritage of our brand with our customers.”