Fire Protection


We are a leading distributor in serving the fire protection industry; we understand the importance of providing quality products and services to our customers. Backed by our vast resources, large inventories and state-of-the-art fabrication facilities, our many branches across the U.S. are there to serve you. We are committed to offering complete customer satisfaction. We are Core & Main Fire Protection.

Whatever the project, we make it happen for all your fire protection needs. We're always on the job, on time, every time. For the products and services you need to get the water from the street to the heat, Core & Main Fire Protection offers the complete solution.

Industry Groups

Core & Main is proud to be associated with the following organizations, alliances and associations. Several of our associates are involved in these organizations. Their involvement is noted below.



The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. Among our members are: Brad Cowles, president of fire protection, Lawson Brown, vice president of fire protection, Derek Allen, senior regional director and Bradley Moss, senior regional director.


The American Fire Sprinkler Association, (AFSA) is a non-profit, international association representing merit shop fire sprinkler contractors, dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems. Among our members are Brad Cowles, president of fire protection and Derek Allen, senior regional director and current Manufacturer/Supplier Council member.


For over a century, the National Fire Sprinkler Association has been advocating for the widespread acceptance of fire sprinkler systems throughout the United States. Their mission is simple: "To protect lives and property from fire through the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept." Among our members are Brad Cowles, president of fire protection, Lawson Brown, vice president of fire protection.



Whatever the project - from steel pipe, sprinkler head, and alarm system installation, to backflow preventers, seismic bracing other specialty product requirements - Core & Main fire protection offers a full array of capabilities to serve you and your fire protection needs.



Backed by strict quality control procedures, we offer custom fabrication to meet the needs of your next project. Our fleet offers forklift-equipped delivery service at many of our locations.

Our fabrication and listing services capabilities include but are not limited to:

  • All Fire Sprinkler Fabrication to NFPA 13 Standards
  • All Welders Are Certified to ASME Section IX & AWS
  • Threading - ½” - 8” Black and Galvanized & SS
  • Uni-strut /Angle Iron Cut to Length and Slotted
  • Headers / Weld Flanges / Adjustable Pipe Stands
  • Custom Fabrication Projects
  • Roll Grooving up to 24” & Cut Grooving 2 ½” - 12”
  • Galvanized Pipe / Welding, Grooving & Threading
  • Stainless Steel Pipe / Welding, Grooving & Threading
  • Hanger Fabrication
  • Specialty Support Fabrication
  • Process Piping Fabrication
  • Special Hazard Fabrication
  • Painting and Powder Coating Finishes
  • Companion Flanges Made One & Two Holed
  • Forklift-Equipped Delivery Trucks Available at Many Locations
  • 20 Fabrication Shops – Nationwide
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Our Brands

As a leader in the fire protection industry, Core & Main Fire Protection is always looking to expand its ability to help save lives and protect property. We have joined with several great companies that help us accomplish this mission every day. These companies have proud legacies that we continue to honor as we grow together into the future.


Founded in 2018 as a successor company to Architectural & Engineering Systems, Distributors Inc. is a leading provider of quality fire protection products and services across Hawaii. It joined the Core & Main family of brands in 2022 where it proudly continues to provide excellent service to the region. READ MORE

Founded in 1975, Long Island Pipe & Supply carries a large selection of nationally known brands in the fire protection industry. After joining forces with Core & Main Fire Protection in 2019, Long Island Pipe's dedicated and experienced staff continues to provide the highest quality products and outstanding service to the marketplace. READ MORE

Neill Supply Company is the premier fire protection supplier and fabricator in the Northeast. Based in Lyndhurst, NJ, the company became part of Long Island Pipe & Supply in 2011 and subsequently part of the Core & Main family of brands with the 2019 acquisition of Long Island Pipe & Supply. READ MORE

Boasting a robust line of product offerings and expertise, Albany Pipe & Nipple now lends its knowledge to the Core & Main family. Founded by Long Island Pipe & Supply in 2001, Albany Pipe & Nipple supports the fire protection industry, plumbing supply houses, gas companies, HVAC industry and many more as a leading manufacturer and expert on a variety of products. READ MORE

With roots back to the mid 1960's, Gem Fab & Supply has an impressive history as one of the nation's oldest pipe fabricators. A pioneer in fabrication for fire sprinkler systems, Gem Fab & Supply became part of Long Island Pipe & Supply in 2012 and joined the Core & Main family of brands in 2019 with the acquisition of Long Island Pipe & Supply. READ MORE

Since 1987, DCL Fabrication & Supply has been a leading provider of fire protection product fabrication and distribution in the St. Louis area and broader Midwest region. Today, as part of the Core & Main family, they continue their proud legacy as Core & Main Fire Protection. READ MORE


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Stock Listing Services

  • Accept Stock List via Email or Fax
  • Print, Plot and Scan Blue Prints Available at Some Locations
  • Accurate and Efficient Turnaround Times on Quotes
  • Utilize Hydratec Operating System and are Authorized Hydratec Distributor
  • Can List From All Other CAD Software and Hand Written Stock List
  • Over 150+ Years of Combined Listing and Print Take Off Experience
  • Blue Print Take Off Service Available at Some Locations



Our leaders are committed to making Core & Main a thriving workplace and business. They are dedicated to the success of our associates, our mission and our vision. Together, they have a wealth of experience, serve on numerous industry, association and nonprofit boards, and bring a diverse array of talent and experience to our organization.

Brad Cowles
Lawson Brown
Derek Allen
Bradley Moss
Senior Regional Director
Hank Evans
Director, Operations