Founded in 1958

Brown Sprinkler Corporation techs have installed tens of thousands of miles of pipes and millions of sprinkler heads in over 7,000 projects

We are committed to service, excellence and your safety.
Experience our standards and rigorous attention to detail.

Brown Sprinkler has been a subcontractor for Abel Construction Company for over 30 years. We have built, what I consider, a lasting "Team Relationship".

Abel has contracted Brown for numerous very complex and short time line projects with great success. We have completed work within various plants within, but not limited to the state of Kentucky. We have been very fortunate to have had such a competent and reliable contractor as Brown Sprinkler. Our philosophy here at Abel Construction is without excellent subcontractors, our jobs would not be a success, i.e. you are only as good as your subcontractor. With Brown Sprinkler being such an outstanding contractor, we look forward to continuing many years of successful projects together.

Mike Gies Vice President, Abel Construction Company

Our Principals

Mike Widener President

Mike has been with Brown Sprinkler for over 40 years working in many aspects of the business from managing the shop, purchasing, and overseeing the day to day operations of the business.


Debbie Widener VP of Finance

Debbie has 31 years with Brown Sprinkler and is responsible for all finance/accounting functions, insurance, banking, and administrative functions.

Education – Sullivan College


Ryan O'Hara Estimator

Ryan has over 14 years of experience with Brown Sprinkler and 20 years in the fire protection industry. Primary responsibilities are contract sales and project management. Ryan has a strong background in industrial and automotive construction and holds a NICET Level III Certification in Water Based Systems Layout.

Education – University of Louisville


Mike Bogard Estimator

Mike has 27 years of experience in the fire protection industry. Mike holds NICET Level III in water-based systems layout. Primary responsibilities are sales, estimating, and project management.

Education - University of Louisville/Sullivan University


Josh Coale Estimator

Josh has 12 years of experience with the fire protection industry including field installation, estimating and project management.


Matt Poole Division Manager

20 years with Brown Sprinkler. NICET Level IV in Water-Based Systems Layout. Responsibilities include Design Oversight and Contract Sales.

Education - Eastern Kentucky University


David MurphyEstimator/Project Manager

David Murphy


Marty OoleyEstimator

Marty started in the trade as an apprentice 33 years ago, worked his way into running work and a Service Department. Marty has worked with brown Sprinkler for 21 years. He was hired in as a Superintendent and is currently the Division Manager.


Mike Houseman Estimator

Mike has 10 years of experience with Brown Sprinkler Corporation and is responsible for estimating and managing projects such as existing retrofits, small retail buildouts, and new multi-level construction. Mike is NICET Level II certified.


Rob LaPorte Division Manager

Rob has 18 years of experience in the fire protection industry with Brown Sprinkler. Rob has worked in Field Installation, Water Based System Layout, Project Management, Contract Superintendent, Service Manager, Estimating & currently as Division Manager.