Fausto Velasco is the President of FFPI with over 40 years of expertise in the fire sprinkler industry. He began his career with design and then transitioned into field installation. As an expert installer with knowledge in his trade like no other, he is accredited with training several fitters today that are now considered some of the best in the trade. He then worked for several years as the commercial estimator and construction manager. In 2005, he earned his C-16 Fire Protection Contractor’s License and Freedom Fire Protection, Inc. was established. Fausto is the lifeline of this company. It is because of the relationships he has built over the years in this industry, the integrity he lives by and his faith in God, that FFPI is what it is today.
Cyndi Velasco is Fausto’s wife and her career in the fire sprinkler industry began shortly after they were married in 2000. She began her career in residential and commercial design, estimating and project management. She is the CFO and Office Manager that ensures the business is continually growing and moving forward.
Edgar Velasco is Fausto’s brother and our Construction Manager. He has over 33 years of experience in the fire sprinkler industry. He currently manages and schedules our entire commercial team. His expertise is in commercial installations, repairs, field employee training and quality control. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field of trade and FFPI can count on him to make sure the jobs are done efficiently and meeting our client’s schedules.
Mike Velasco is Fausto’s youngest brother. He is our Commercial Estimator specializing in Tenant Improvements. He has s over 28 years of experience in the fire sprinkler industry. His field expertise is in commercial installations, fire service and fire hydrant installations, repairs, field employee training and quality control. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field of trade and is a trusted resource and asset to FFPI and keeps our client base growing.
Junior Mengenhauser is Fausto’s right hand man and has been with FFPI since 2009. His expertise is in consultation, commercial tenant improvement estimating and project management and new client relations. He has 20 years of experience in construction project estimating and management prior to working with FFPI. He takes his job to heart and FFPI is blessed to have him on our team.
Ramiro Velasco is the Residential Superintendent. He has been with FFPI since 2007 and has over 17 years of experience in the fire sprinkler industry. His expertise is in residential installations, quality control and is our residential “go-to” guy. He facilitates all of our residential installations and trains every residential installer. He has a great working rapport with all our residential clients and the local AHJ’s.
Hugo Rodriguez is our Residential Project Manager and Estimator. He began in July of 2016 learning the trade by coordinating and processing all of our AHJ design submittals for permit issuance. He now runs the residential our projects and team and still facilitates all of our projects for permit and submittal processing. He has been a great asset to FFPI!
Virginia Gallardo is the Office Administrator and joined our team in January of 2022. She has an been an amazing addition to our team and has learned the ropes quickly. She keeps our office organized and on task. She also assists the project managers with setting up new projects and processing the contractual and administration documents.