Tuesday, November 29, 2022

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM 
 

Mr. F. C. (Kit) Brendle, Jr. is the President and General Manager of Brendle Sprinkler Co., Inc. He began with the company in 1971. He has served 3 times as the President of the Alabama Fire Sprinkler Association. Kit graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Kit is married to Gail, with whom he has three children: Jay, Hunter, and Jenna.  One of Kit's greatest sayings is "the world would be a much better place if everyone just learned to alternate their merge."
 

Hunter Brendle is the Vice President. He began with the company in 2000 working in contracts and in 2005 became the Vice President. He is a NICET Level III in Fire Protection Water-Based Systems Layout. Hunter has served as the President of the Alabama Fire Sprinkler Association and is currently serving on its board. He recently has gotten involved in serving on committees with the American Fire Sprinkler Association. Hunter enjoys coaching sports and is married to his wife Bethany, and they have three children: Fischer, Avonlea, and Archer.
 

Gail Brendle is the Secretary Treasurer and Office Manager. She began with the company in 1976. Gail graduated from Auburn University. She loves being a GB to her grandchildren as well as taking care of Brendle employees as if they were her own family.  

 

CONTRACTS 


Dustin Green is the manager of the Huntsville office.  He has been with the company since 2006.  He has a NICET Level II in Fire Protection Water-Based Systems Layout. Dustin started off as a helper in the fire sprinkler industry and has put in the time, work ethic, and education to take over the Huntsville Office in 2021. Dustin is married to his wife Jennifer, and they have three children. Kadence, Emma, and Bennett.

Aron Andrews is the manager of the Tuscaloosa office.  He has been with the company since 2022 with experience in the business since 2005..  He has a NICET Level III in Fire Protection Water-Based Systems Layout.


John L. Goodman, Jr., has been with the company since 1971. He worked for 27 years as a pipe fitter and came into the office to take over Superintendent in 1998. 

 

Gene Taylor has been with the company since 1996. He worked for 23 years as a pipe fitter and came into the office to take over Superintendent in 2020. He has a NICET Level II in Fire Protection Water-Based Systems Layout.

 

Bobby Bethea is our Safety Manager. Bobby spent 33 years as a pipe fitter, and upon the retirement of a longtime employee was put in the position as Safety Manager. He has attended ABC training for Project Manager Safety, which was completed in March, 2007. He also completed training in Powered Industrial Lift Truck Train-the-Trainer Course completed in October, 2008.

 

Ken Helton has 30+ years in automatic sprinkler system layout and in Jan. 1990 he obtained a Senior Engineering Technician certification (NICET Level IV) in Fire Protection Engineering Technology Automatic Sprinkler System Layout. Cert. # 075522. He has been with Brendle since 2005.  

 

Dale Munroe is our Purchasing Agent and has been with the company since 1992. Dale has worked in Service Work, Contracts, and took over Purchasing in 2016. 

  

Alex Adams is our estimator/project manager.  Alex has been with the company since 2022. He is a NICET Level I in Fire Protection Water-Based Systems Layout.


SERVICE WORK 

 

Charles T. Bierlair, has been with the company since 1977, is the service manager. He is a NICET Level IV in Fire Protection Layout and Level III in Inspection and Testing. He has also served as the President of the Alabama Fire Sprinkler Association. 

 

Randy Stephens has been with Brendle since 1986 and is also in the Service Department. 


Josh Munroe, started with Brendle in 2007, and is a Project Manager for the service and inspections department.  Josh is a NICET Level III in Inspection and Testing and a NICET Level I in Fire Protection Water-Based Systems Layout.

 

INSPECTION AND TESTING 

 

Larry W. Munroe, started with Brendle in 1982, manages the inspection and testing of sprinkler systems. Larry is a Nicet Level III in Inspection and Testing.