REV Fire Group, comprised of REV Group, Inc. fire apparatus manufacturing subsidiaries, is proud to announce today that Bulldog Fire Apparatus, Inc. has acquired the Louisiana Ferrara dealership and will expand into the state as the new Ferrara™ and KME® authorized dealer.
This acquisition by Bulldog Fire Apparatus supports REV Fire Group’s strategic plan to offer a more customer-centric business approach solely focused on selling and servicing apparatus and equipment in the state of Louisiana.
“As a well-respected provider of fire apparatus and equipment, we are thrilled to have Bulldog Fire Apparatus at the forefront, supporting our current customers, cultivating new relationships, and supporting our growth strategy in Louisiana,” said Mike Virnig, REV Fire Group’s Vice President of Sales.
Bulldog Fire Apparatus Grows National Presence with REV Fire Group
Bulldog Fire Apparatus is a well-established and long-time dealer with four separate locations across three states with full service and sales capability for both Ferrara and KME brands. The company has purchased a nearly 18,000-square-foot facility with an additional 3.25 acres to expand in Prairieville, LA. This move marks Bulldog’s first venture into the Southeast, bringing its expertise in best-in-class sales and service to this growing market in the fire service.
“Opening a new location in Louisiana is a major commitment and long-term investment that we believe will benefit Ferrara and KME customers across the state” said Bulldog Apparatus’ President/CEO Jeffrey Mazza. “The new facility will allow us to build new relationships while providing the same quality products our customers know and trust.”
In addition to expanding to Louisiana, Bulldog Fire Apparatus has appointed Bert McCutcheon as Chief Operating Officer to oversee the day-to-day operations of the entire company with a focus on the recent dealership acquisition.
McCutcheon joins the team with over 30 years of industry experience, most recently serving as the Vice President of Product Development for REV Fire Group. Prior to that he spent his career at Ferrara Fire Apparatus starting as a shop helper in 1988 and working his way up to Chief Operating Officer and Vice President/General Manager.
“Bert’s knowledge and expertise will play a key role in moving our growth strategy forward,” stated Jeffrey Mazza. “These investments support our long-term vision of becoming one of the industry’s premier fire truck dealers nationally.”