Who We Are

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, Derek Allen, regional director, Lawson Brown, regional director and Bradley Moss, 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, regional director and current Manufacturer/Supplier Council member.

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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 and Dave Stevens, senior manager, business development and current Suppliers and Manufacturers (SAM) Council member.

Core & Main was established in 2017, built on the foundation of 80+ legacy companies. We are one of the largest distributors of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States.

The products we distribute are integral to building, repairing and maintaining water and wastewater systems. They serve as part of basic municipal infrastructure and new construction projects necessary to support populations and economic growth.

Our 4,100 associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and sustainable infrastructure. READ MORE


To foster a world where communities thrive because our people and products provide safe, sustainable infrastructure for generations to come.


We are industry leaders, supplying local expertise, service and products nationwide to build innovative water, wastewater, energy and fire protection solutions for our customers and the communities we serve.

We invest in the development and well-being of our people, who are the key to our future. Together, we act with honesty and integrity because we believe strong relationships make for strong communities.


  • Our team members are family
  • Honesty & integrity guide us
  • Everyone is in sales
  • We value industry, technical & local expertise
  • We are action-oriented & accountable
  • We are growth-focused