We had the good fortune of connecting with Kevin Opos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kevin, what is the most important factor behind your success?
We believe in transparency with our customers by taking the time to educate them about how their fire protection systems work. We are a trusted resource for any property owner or management’s fire prevention necessities. There are many systems, codes, and requirements to which to adhere, so by helping customers understand what we are doing and why, they’ll understand their property’s fire life safety needs more thoroughly.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
KO Fire provides certified compliance testing called Regulation 4 (Reg 4) and Title 19 Testing of fire prevention systems including Alarms, Doors, Central Station Monitoring, Emergency Lighting, Sprinkler Systems, Fire Escapes, Fire Extinguishers, Wet Standpipe Fire Hoses and more. We are an independent contractor affiliated with the LAFD and compliant with NFPA standards. What sets us apart from others is raw experience and dedication. The only way to understand this industry is being thrown in the trenches to face issues that arise– that’s where you learn the solutions that will be utilized for the future. There is nothing more important than protecting life and property from a devastating fire. We always suggest what is best for our customers as if we were in their shoes, while always remaining reasonable pricewise.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First I would take them on a hike in Malibu to catch some epic views, go eat at Fish Grill for legendary fish & chips, then cruise down the 10E to peep out the Downtown LA area for a rooftop brew. You better believe we’ll be attending a Dodgers Game, grabbing a kosher Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage out in right field, then shooting up to the Griffith Observatory for sunset. Beach, Hikes, Bars, Restaurants– I will make sure my best friend got a taste of all that LA has to offer. p.s. I’ve hosted many friends and done exactly all of these things!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate this shoutout to my father Henry Opos who taught me everything I know about fire protection. With nearly 35 years experience in the field, he has a work ethic that is unmatched and he really spends time with customers without doing a job and speeding off. I’d like to think he passed his old school work ethic off to me in a time where many are impersonal and just want to finish a job and disappear. This is a vital factor when it comes to upholding long term relationships with customers and friends alike.