70 Years in Fire Protection and Counting

About Marmic Fire & Safety Co.

Marmic Fire & Safety® is a leading fire protection provider in the nation. We supply fire hazard products and services adhering to all OSHA, NFPA, and government-mandated codes.  Your safety is our mission as we provide NICET certified technicians to keep your business compliant.  After 70 years in the business, our knowledgeable team offers reliable and consistent service to small and enterprise businesses alike.

Marmic Fire with Newspaper clippings and old photos

Charles and Mary Lou Teeter start Joplin Fire Protection

Starting as a family business, Joplin Fire Protection focused on excellent customer service. Charles and Mary Lou knew their customers by name and passed along their business values to their children and employees, garnering a reputation of friendly, honest service.

Mickey and Martha Teeter start Marmic Fire & Safety to serve multiple states

Micky Teeter, the son of Charles and Mary Lou, took over the business with his wife Martha. They continued building on the customer-centric foundation laid by Charles and Mary Lou. Growing the business outside of the Joplin, MO area they formed Marmic (“Mar”tha + “Mic”key) Fire & Safety to serve customers in all of Southwest Missouri and then Oklahoma, Kansas, and eventually Arkansas.

Michael Teeter joins the team full time

Martha and Mickey’s son Michael Teeter joined the business and, over the course of the 90s and early 2000s, began expanding lines of service to make Marmic a more complete fire protection company.

Michael and team bring on multiple locations and raise number of employees to 400+

 Michael Teeter became President and made incredible strides in growing Marmic to multiple states. The efforts materialized into a National Accounts team that could bring consistent service to customers with multiple locations.

Michael Teeter becomes Chairman, Greg Bochicchio becomes CEO.

Michael Teeter becomes Chairman of the Board to focus his efforts on strategic partnerships.  Michael’s previous role as CEO is filled by Greg Bochicchio whose experience in organizational growth lays a foundation for a new era in Marmic’s development.

Marmic in the 21st Century

Marmic is a leading fire protection company boasting nearly 40 locations and numerous affiliate partners across the nation. The original customer-focused values of Charles Teeter are as strong today as they were over 70 years ago.  As the years advance, so does fire protection technology which Marmic is utilizing to provide the very best the industry has to offer to customers.

Our Services

70 years of experience has taught us that customers want someone they can trust to handle all of their fire protection needs, not just fire extinguishers and not just sprinklers. Each of our service departments, while specialized, work together to help you manage your inspection schedule and repairs to the fire safety components you see below.

Marmic staffer programming a fire control panel

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Chairman Michael Teeter

Michael Teeter


Michael is fire protection born and bred. His family started Marmic originally as Joplin Fire Protection in 1951. He became Marmic’s leader in 2001 and since then has grown the company from just under 100 to nearly 700 employees across the nation as of 2021. He has served as CEO until 2022 when he became the company’s Chairman.