Authored by Scott Wesley and Matt Hlady with MAREK
A HISTORY OF QUALITY SERVICE
Since 1938, quality and safety have been the cornerstones of everything we do. Our skilled craftspeople use only the finest national brand products and advanced techniques, while our internal quality control department inspects ongoing work at our job site to ensure your project remains on schedule. Regardless of the scope, magnitude or skill demands of a project, MAREK is up to the challenge.
Our dedicated crew of firestop professionals are veterans in the industry. In addition to our full range of firestop services, MAREK has an 85 year history of installing commercial interiors, gypsum partitions, acoustical ceilings, specialty wall coverings and paint. This array of services allows us to upgrade walls while providing adjacent structural and architectural repairs as well. This turnkey repair concept is the most efficient way to restore the required fire rating in an existing building where the life safety system may be out of compliance.
There are no “one size fits all” solutions in the world of firestop. Our DRIs select and install the correct firestop system for each specific situation every time. MAREK follows strict guidelines in the selection and installation of firestopping systems in accordance with FM 4991, and manufacturer’s standards.
A FIRESTOPPING APPROACH
The fire protection features of every building require continued management and must be maintained to preserve the safety that they are designed to provide. Total fire protection includes; detection and alarm systems, exit signs, lighting, properly maintained egress routes, fire sprinklers, extinguishers, and fire compartmentalization.
MAREK Firestop Services Include:
• Fire resistive Joint Systems
• Through Penetrations
• Curtain-wall Firestopping
• Fire Rated Pass-through Devices
• Acoustic Caulk Application
• Spray Applied Fireproofing
In new construction, MAREK is able to coordinate with MEP trade partners to provide a comprehensive penetration and joint firestop package, using single source manufactured products as is often required per project specifications.
On existing buildings, MAREK can provide an extensive survey of the life safety drawings in conjunction with an inspection of the plenum space at fire rated walls, to identify any deficiencies. This is followed by a formal proposal that includes a plan of action to bring rated barriers up to code, cost projection, access plans, and schedule duration.
CERTIFIED FIRESTOP CONTRACTOR
Whether you are looking for a single source firestop installer for new construction or you need to upgrade an existing facility, MAREK is equipped to provide those services. We are Hilti Accredited, FM 4991 Approved, and are certified by Specified Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of firestop products through their FIT 2 Contractor Training Program.
SCOTT WESLEY, FIRESTOP DRI
MATT HLADY, FIRESTOP DRI