History of Tri State Life Safety

Tri State Life Safety & Electric Systems Inc. is the result of Donna Sharp’s vision to provide a full service security, fire, and low voltage company. A one stop shop for the consumer and contractor. After eleven years in the security industry working for others, Donna decided that things needed to change and Tri-State Life Safety was born. This vision included creating a Security, fire, and low voltage company that could handle all the needs modern businesses have in this area.

System specific companies had previously limited the consumers’ ability to contract with a single entity that could handle all security, fire, and other low voltage systems within one company.

Tri State Life Safety incorporated in 1999, and has steadily grown to service several thousands of commercial and residential clients throughout the United States. We work diligently to fulfill all their low voltage needs.

1999- Present

By 2002, Tri State had expanded to North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida and exceeded 1 million dollars in new sales annual sales. In 2003, we had expanded throughout the entire Eastern United States to better serve our clients. By the end of 2006 we had jumped to over 4 million in annual revenue and expanded to be a nationwide company as we had obtained several national accounts that we still service and maintain. Our network of customers and contractors prove to help us continue to grow.

The past 22 years have been filled with successful with strong continuous growth.
We feel very blessed as a company when others have failed we stood strong no matter the economy or circumstances surrounding us.
Our employees and customers are key to this success. It’s a team effort.
2019 is proving to be our best year ever with the opening of our Texas office. We continue to provide our customers with all their security, fire and low voltage needs.


“Over the past 5 years, Tri-State has provided superior design support and construction/installation services of several high profile security projects for our US federal government clients. Donna Sharp and her team has distinguished themselves as our ‘go-to’ security experts by providing industry leading knowledge and performance that are unparalleled in our industry today. Using Tri-State as a key collaboration partner has made our company significantly better at garnering a higher success rate on winning projects and excellent overall client satisfaction.”

Roy Smith, LEED®

APSenior Associate Architect, Environment & Infrastructure, Americas, Amec Foster Wheeler

We have worked with Tri-State Life Safety for over 15 years on hundreds of projects. Through the years, they have completed every project with honesty and integrity. Their trained and capable staff have always been quick to react in all situations that have arisen on the projects we've completed together. Their knowledge of the security industry has helped us in both new construction and retrofit upgrades.

Matt Peters

VP, Sr. Project Manager Epic Construction, Inc.

Tri-State Life Safety; a company that you can rely on to do the job and do it right worry free. I had the pleasure to engage the services of Tri-State for a project that would be consider heavy in the technical Low Voltage scope. To say that that they simply performed well would be a gross injustice of the level of service that was demonstrated. They were not only superior in their delivery but to put a price on the measure of education that I personally received would be a wild guess at best. From the office staff to field crews, setting the bar must be the standard practice. I thank you for your dedication and hard work and look forward to our next opportunity together.
Thank you,

Bryan Wall