For the next 20 years, Jim, Pam, and key personnel built BFPE into one of Baltimore’s leading fire protection companies specializing in quality workmanship that provided honest and courteous service. Jim’s vision was simple, “Take care of the customer and the rest will take care of itself.” This vision is still the core value and behavior that continues to thrive at BFPE.
In 1994, Jim Boyer, at age 48, succumbed to cancer after a four-year battle. Jim had a strong character and his absence at BFPE could have proved disastrous had it not been for Pam and her commitment to Jim’s dream and the welfare of each BFPE employee. Pam took on the challenge, without hesitation, as President of BFPE International. “The entire BFPE team rallied around me,” says Pam.
Pam led her BFPE team through a series of strategic acquisitions, hired key personnel, and continued opening branch offices. BFPE’s team of professionals and highly-trained technicians is unparalleled in the fire protection industry making BFPE the leading fire protection company in the Mid-Atlantic Region, one of the top such companies in the nation, and one of the largest woman-owned companies in Maryland. Pam is recognized as an industry leader and as an outstanding businesswoman. Pam’s concept of providing “Total Fire Protection” paved the way to our continued growth.
For Pam, BFPE is a way of life, and her employees are her extended family – her BFPE Family. She has developed a unique workplace where there is diversity in personalities, backgrounds, education, and experiences. “We have entire families working for BFPE; Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Daughters, In-Laws, and the list goes on,” says Pam, “Our people come to BFPE and stay until they retire.” Jim’s brothers and cousin continue to work for BFPE, as well as her brother, Bill Jenkins, who joined the business in 1979, and nephews; Eric Dowell, Scott Jenkins, Jeff Jenkins, and Bill Hill.
Pam knows that we will exceed our customer’s expectations – it’s the BFPE Way. Pam’s passion to continue “my Jim’s dream” is known throughout the fire protection industry. She and her BFPE Family work diligently to uphold their founder’s legacy.