Regional Chapters


checkmark–  denotes Chapter certified as meeting specific standards of operation.

Alabama

Area: Alabama

Hunter Brendle – President
334-270-8571

Greg Willis Executive Director
334-567-4257

Chapter Website

Alberta, Canada

Area: Alberta, Canada

Kevin Mozak – President
780-203-5263

Chapter Website

Arkansas Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association

Area: Arkansas

Randy Gilliam – Chair
479-646-8934

Coleman Farrar Executive Director
479-986-9090


Arizona

Area: Arizona

Bob Caputo– Chair
602-568-7392

Makenna Leathers Executive Director
804-222-1381


Carolinas -Certified Chapter-

Area: North Carolina

Bernie Parsons – Chair
704-201-7352

John Turnage – Executive Director
919-624-3456

Chapter Website


Chesapeake Bay -Certified Chapter-

Area: Washington, DC and Maryland, and Northern Virginia (adjacent to Washington DC)

Jay Zollars – Chair
410-286-3314

Danielle Fowler – Executive Director
410-960-3450

Chapter Website

Colorado 

Area: Colorado

Roger Wallace – Chair
 719-337-6550

Kim Cook – Executive Director
 704-213-4368

Chapter Website

Connecticut -Certified Chapter-

Area: Connecticut

Rick Russo Jr. – Chair
203-877-7983

Chapter Website


Dallas-Fort Worth

Area: Dallas-Fort Worth

Charles Bonczyk – Chair
817-529-1693

Chapter Website


Florida -Certified Chapter -

Area: Florida

Chris Johnson – Chair
800-327-7604

Jessica Cox  – Executive Director
813-784-3624

Chapter Website


Georgia

Area: Georgia

Patrick Cordi – Chair
404-416-0762
Bonnie Pinson – Executive Director
770-310-2754

Chapter Website


Greater Bay -Certified Chapter -

Area: Northwest California and west of the Sacramento Valley

Dave Karrick – Chair
925-417-5550

Alicia Karrick – Executive Director
510-398-9185

Chapter Website


Greater Kansas City ASCA

Area: Greater Kansas City area

Mark McKenzie – Chapter Chair
913-432-6688

Brett Heinrich – Executive Director
785-825-7710


Louisiana Fire Sprinkler Association -Certified Chapter -

Area: Louisiana

Linda Biernacki – Chair
318-688-8800

Ellen Ballard – Executive Director
318-688-8800

Chapter Website


Michigan -Certified Chapter -

Area: Michigan

Doug Irvine, Jr. – Chair
616-784-1644


Chapter Website


Minnesota-Dakotas

Area: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Marc Haug– Chair
701-232-7008


New Jersey -Certified Chapter -

Area:  New Jersey

Thomas Bowlby, Jr. – Chair
908-226-5313

Victor Lugo – Executive Director
201-635-0400

Questions regarding New Jersey’s new law requiring participation in a DOL approved apprenticeship program call Kevin Korenthal at AFSA National (214) 420-3033.


New Mexico -Certified Chapter -

Area: New Mexico

Jason Carter – Chair
505-255-4118

Dave Wilson – Executive Director

505-573-6712


Northern New England

Area: Vermont

Ryan Gadhue – Chair
802-865-3600


Ohio Fire Sprinkler Association

Area: Ohio

Bill Haussmann – Chair
937-859-6198

Chapter Website


Pacific Northwest -Certified Chapter -

Area: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska

Josh Massingale – Chair
360-794-8621

Ron Greenman – Executive Director
253-576-9700

Chapter Website


Patriot Chapter

Area: Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Rhode Island

Chad Debuc – Chair
508-431-9938

Chapter Website

Sacramento Valley -Certified Chapter -

Area: California Sacramento Valley

Hal Burton – Chair
916-332-1266

Paulene Norwood – Executive Director
916-296-0635

Chapter Website


San Diego

Area: San Diego southward and surrounding area

Ron Aday – Chair
858-513-4949 x 307

Rhonda Hill – Executive Director
951-326-4600

Chapter Website


Schuylkill -Certified Chapter -

Area: Pennsylvania & Delaware

Meaghen Wills – Chair
610-754-7836
Ilyse Shapiro   - Executive Director
610-642-7427

Chapter Website


South Carolina -Certified Chapter -

Area: South Carolina

Stuart Weeks – Chair
843-442-3346

Taylor Young – Executive Director
980-253-3241

Chapter Website


Southern California

Area: Los Angeles area

Terry Householder – Chair
714-632-8646

Amber Barrios – Executive Director
562-833-9492

Chapter Website

Tennessee

Area: Tennessee

Casey Milhorn – Chair
615-349-5278

Chapter Website


Upstate New York

Area: Albany, NY & Surrounding

Justin Petcosky  – Chair
607-296-7969

Chapter Website

 


Utah Rocky Mountain Chapter

Area: Utah

Mark Winder, Jr. – Chair
385-630-8064

Brent Heiner – Executive Director
801-544-0363


Virginia -Certified Chapter -

Area: Virginia

Jack Medovich, – President
804-222-1381

Michael Christensen – Executive Director
804-371-7456

Chapter Website

What is a Certified Chapter -Certified Chapter -


Certified Chapters have met the required standards of operation of a chapter that best serves its membership and reflects the quality of services those members have come to expect.

Although AFSA is a national association, many of the most important and significant achievements of the association are accomplished at the local chapter level. Changes in code requirements, licensing laws and training have the most direct effect on a contractor’s bottom line.

The most convincing arguments for change come from the same people who have to live with these changes. Members also experience the personal side of the association where they can network their services and enjoy friendships at the many chapter’s activities and events.

AFSA considers one of the most important benefits of membership in the American Fire Sprinkler Association is access to and participation in its Chapters. Therefore AFSA actively promotes and encourages strong, active chapters.


Affiliated State Associations


These are independent state associations affiliated with AFSA to provide services to AFSA members.


Affiliate Program Rules

I. The Affiliated State Association must have a minimum of 25% AFSA contractor members to qualify and remain eligible for the program.

A) On June 1st of each year, the State Affiliate will forward to AFSA National a list of their contractor members so that the percentages can be verified. 
B) Remember, as the percentage of AFSA contractors increase, so does the amount of funds from AFSA. 
C) AFSA will encourage its members to join the local state association. 
D) If the Affiliated State Association has a significant increase in AFSA contractor members, the funds ratio can be adjusted upward upon request and verification by the Affiliated State Association. (2 upward adjustments are allowed each year.)

II. The Affiliated State Association must meet a minimum of 4 times per year and forward meeting notices, meeting minutes and sign in sheets to AFSA within one month of the meeting.

III. The Affiliated State Association can participate in the Chapter Rebate program based on the percentage of their contractor members that are members in good standing with AFSA. Active AFSA Chapters receive $500 to $1500 annually if minimum requirements are met.

Example 50% of the State Association contractor members are also AFSA National members

  • 1 to 20 contractors: $500 (for an AFSA Chapter) | $250 (for an Affiliate with 50% AFSA members)
  • 21 to 40 contractors: $1000 (for an AFSA Chapter) | $500 (for an Affiliate with 50% AFSA members)
  • 41+ contractors: $1500 (for an AFSA Chapter) | $750 (for an Affiliate with 50% AFSA members)


IV. AFSA will reimburse the Affiliated State Association up to $750.00 for each meeting held based on the percentage of AFSA Contractor membership in the State Association. 

A) Reimbursement will be paid to the Affiliated State Association after the meeting notices, minutes, and attendance list are on file at AFSA National and the Executive Director has received a check from the State Association. The Executive Director will use the Expense Reimbursement Form under the online Chapter Resource Center to request this reimbursement. A copy of each of the items (notices, minutes, attendance list, State Association check) should be included with the reimbursement request.

B) Please note: AFSA National does not pay the Executive Director directly, we reimburse the Affiliated State Association for their staff expenses. Therefore, the reimbursement check will be made out to the State Association, not the Executive Director.

C) Reimbursement requests must be filed with AFSA National by December 31st of the year the meeting was held or the requests will NOT be paid.

Example: 50% of the State Association Contractor members are also AFSA National members, the State Association would receive 50% of the $750.00 (or $375.00) per meeting to help pay the Executive Director’s salary and travel expenses.

V. Affiliated State Associations will be eligible for an annual visit by the AFSA President or other AFSA Staff member plus receive increased communications and programs from AFSA.

VI. Affiliated State Associations are entitled to a complimentary link on the AFSA Website and complimentary copies of Sprinkler Age magazine.

VII. Affiliated State Associations will receive national coverage in Sprinkler Age magazine for their projects and activities.

VIII. Affiliated State Associations will receive support from AFSA for hosting charity golf tournaments or other charitable functions with advertising, contributions, attendance and free giveaways and bags.