Fire protection services

Our Background

Cherokey Fire Protection has been honing its expertise in automatic fire sprinkler design and installation since 1981, and is proud to be responsible for the installation of the first apartment based system in the State of Texas.  The increasing adaptation of automatic  sprinkler based fire protection systems throughout the 1980s, allowed Cherokey to be pioneers in the industry.

Founded by Carloyn Lightfoot, Cherokey Fire Protection is a woman-owned business and is HUB certified with the State of Texas, as well as being certified by the Houston Women’s Business Council. Her business acumen, and the firm's deep fire protection knowledge, helped them establish a foundation from which Cherokey has grown into a regional leader in fire protection systems.

With a seasoned staff of excellent designers, installation experts and top-notch maintenance staff, Cherokey has built that ability to execute projects across a range of building types including apartments, hotels, student housing, assisted living, and a wide range of commercial buildings.

Expertise and experience are why Cherokey Fire Protection can offer a full suite of best-in-class fire protection services.

Statewide Historically Underutilized Business Program
Houston
Fire protection system Design and Installation

What We Do

Cherokey Fire Protection has a deep portfolio of system design and installation across multi-family residential apartments, highrise condominiums, lofts, assisted living facilities, hotels, motels, and student housing facilities. This experience has been leveraged to expand its market to include large commercial and public projects such as office buildings, public schools, and hospitals.

Currently operating in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, Cherokey Fire Protection has completed a range of design, installation and retrofit projects in Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee for its customers.

As a full service provider of fire safety solutions, the Cherokey Service and Inspection Department is staffed by experienced and fully licensed professionals capable of addressing the needs of existing commercial and multi-family systems, as well as being able service portable fire extinguishers and coordinate fire alarm services.  Inspection, repair and maintenance services are currently available across the greater Houston Metro Area.

If you have a question about the best fire prevention solutions, Cherokey Fire Protection has the answers.

Our Team

Cherokey Fire Protection has cultivated a strong employee base over its 40 years of operations, and is proud to be a drug-free environment with an active testing program. Bounded by a strong culture focused on providing the best fire safety solutions for each unique customer need, the whole Cherokey team stands behind every project, and is committed to providing its customers the best possible services and systems.

Led by founder Carolyn Lightfoot, the Cherokey management team draws on its more than one hundred and eight years of industry experience and sixty years of professional management experience, including four-year degrees, to assure excellence at every turn.

Carolyn Lightfoot

Carolyn Lightfoot

President

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Stephen Dyess

Stephen Dyess

Vice President, Services

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Jonathon Powers

Jonathon Powers

Vice President, Installation

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Beverly Hilbert

Beverly Hilbert

Manager, Sales

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Melody Glasgow

Melody Glasgow

Customer Service

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