In Memory of Wayne Gey

Wayne GeyWayne formed Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers (WAFS) 45 years ago. His legacy lives on with both his family and his WAFS family.
For those of us blessed to know and learn from Wayne, the best way to honor his memory is to champion for the cause, understand that Minutes Matter, and know that our work does indeed make the world a better and safer place.
As a founding member of Common Voices, Wayne’s reach and impact will live on. His love for the advocates, his vision for “paying it forward” and his leadership paved the way for this amazing group to share their stories in the hopes of preventing other families from suffering from the tragic impact of fire.
Wayne was truly one of a kind and he will be greatly missed, there’s a big hole in our hearts today. The Wayne Automatic website describes their Chairman of the Board well.
While growing up on a farm in rural Alabama, Wayne learned to pick cotton, which instilled in him a lasting strong work ethic. He attended college in Tampa, Florida and worked for a fire sprinkler company, which is where he learned the nuts and bolts of the industry. In 1978, he started Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. with two team members-one was his son Clark who was just 14 years old. He is now CEO of a company with many hundreds of team members. Justin Gey, Clark’s son, now serves as President and is honored to maintain his Grandpa’s legacy.
Wayne Gey’s philosophy of doing every job the right way and always having pride in your work has become a credo at Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. He built the company from within by rewarding team members for hard work through shared profits and earnings. His integrity and passion for the industry has never waned.
Take care of the customer and everything else takes care of itself. Our job is never finished until you, our customer, are truly satisfied.

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