Founder and CEO
Scott has been a fire guy since 1985. Starting out as a pipe fitter and foreman on commercial projects before founding Century Fire Protection in 2000. His vision for the firm and passion for superior customer experiences permeates the entire organization and is what has helped the firm grow to be one of most well respected fire protection companies in the Southeast U.S. with eighteen office locations and over 1500 employees.
Richard started his career in the fire protection industry as a construction superintendent outfitting commercial malls and shopping centers. It wasn’t until 2004 that he joined Century Fire Protection. Today, as the firm’s President, Richard oversees contract negotiations, conflict resolutions, legal issues, the sales department, billings and collections and insurance, and all aspects of the firm operations.
Chief Financial Officer
Alex Polyakman joined Century Fire Protection in 2022 and has worked in senior financial leadership roles for manufacturing and service companies over the last 10 years. Prior to Century Fire, he has held leadership roles at Akzo Nobel Coatings and TK Elevator (formerly known as ThyssenKrupp). Alex’s passion and experience is helping companies achieve sustainable growth, establishing and developing finance function and partnering with operations to drive incremental improvement. Alex earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Master’s Degree in International Business from Georgia State University.
Vice President, Service & Inspections
Melvin has always been in the fire protection industry and has served in various roles as he has grown and garnered experiences. He has focused the last 10 years in building and growing a solid and scalable, service model in the Atlanta market. Today, Melvin focuses on maintaining continued growth, and replicating his proven service model across Century’s entire service footprint.