Industrial Building Completes a Complex Multi-phase Renovation
This 37,000 square feet property was undergoing a renovation from the ground up. The two-levels building needed the design of as-built plans and the installation of a full fire sprinkler system that was tied into an existing system which was located in another area. The work would be completed at different times for different building levels – this required careful coordination with all subcontractors. Aura Fire safety team was successful in separating the fire department inspections so that the other subs could complete their jobs on time. This allowed the property owners to move forward with their tenant plans.
A Hotel Obtains Fire Sprinkler Title 19 Certification within 24 hours
The maintenance engineer for a 60-rooms Fisherman’s Wharf hotel in San Francisco needed prompt annual fire sprinklers and fire alarm certifications for his insurance. Within 24 hours Aura Fire Safety tested the systems, corrected minor system discrepancies per NFPA requirements and issued satisfactory test reports to a than happy manager.
Residential Fire Sprinkler solution helped save the backyard while staying true to fire code compliance
This was an unusual project that demonstrated the value and benefit of putting in a new fire sprinkler system instead of building a firewall. Aura Fire team worked closely with the homeowner and architect Kyle Brunel in designing an alternative method of fire safety compliance. And it worked! With a Variance and an Alternative Method of Compliance, different agencies came together: the building department, fire safety, and city planning. It was a significant endeavor to cut into the main road and put in an underground fire line with two backflow prevention devices; then connect everything into a code-compliant and visually appealing fire sprinkler system that ultimately created a safer home for three families.
Here is what Kyle Brunel says:
‘Aura Fire did what they said they were going to do. They delivered a great solution for us and they didn’t hit us with change orders as they handled the evolving design, paperwork, and permits. With Aura Fire, we were thinking outside the box. No longer did we have to build a firewall that would block the natural light and views for our next door neighbors and we did not require a large emergency-exit staircase that would have take up most of our backyard. Now our children can play in the backyard and I am growing blueberry bushes. I would definitely work with Aura Fire again.’
~ Kyle Brunel, homeowner, and architect, Pencil Box Architects, Inc.
A San Francisco School Meets Every Fire Safety Requirement
A Mission district school was in a tight pinch to install a new kitchen hood and a full fire suppression system while also getting all Life Fire Safety inspections in compliance. Scheduling was paramount, over Christmas break while the students and staff were away, we obtained all permits completed the kitchen hood system installation and also tested and certified the fire sprinkler system, fire alarm, fire extinguishers and the emergency lighting. By the time the school reopened after the holidays they were in total Life Fire Safety compliance. They have been in compliance ever since because Aura Fire now conducts their quarterly and annual certifications like clockwork. No city non-compliance notices on our watch!
Homeowners Association (HOA) leader discovers unexpected personal attention
A condominium building in SOMA district of San Francisco needed a full-spectrum testing performed for fire sprinklers, fire alarm, fire extinguishers and emergency lighting. A Yelp review from their HOA leader describes the outcome: ‘Amazing company, the first company I have found to actually focus on the customer vs “the way the industry is” – I am a new HOA leader and found them very professional to work with. A breath of fresh air in an old fashioned industry in my view.’ ~ James T.
Oakland restaurant opens on time.
A small business owner wanted to open a new restaurant in Oakland by Holiday season. But he was overwhelmed by fire department permit requirements. Aura Fire Safety Inc quickly obtained a fire protection permit and installed a new kitchen fire suppression system per requirements of manufacturer, NFPA and local authority having jurisdiction. A happy owner opened his doors right in time for the Holiday season.
Fire Alarm System up to Code in a new Nike Store in SF
The contractor on the project was on a tight timeline to relocate a dozen of fire alarm devices at this store. Grand opening was days away. Aura Fire Safety came in right away and seamlessly interfaced between the fire alarm monitoring company and our electrical team. The store opened its doors on time to happy customers.
Daryl is simply fantastic - her customer service game is top notch! I, of course, called with a minor emergency, and while their schedule was too packed to shoehorn a technician appointment for me the same day, Daryl was so kind, accommodating, and responsive that I will not hesitate to contact Aura when the next leak arises.
I hired Aura to test and certify the fire panels in 2 apartment buildings in SF. Sophath was professional (punctual, wore a mask, explained everything clearly) and a pleasure to work with. Turns out each building had a sensor/detector which needed to be replaced, so he had to return a second time. Despite that, the cost was reasonable, and I plan to use them for future annual certifications.
This company was great to work with. Quick response to my inquiry,arrived right on time for repair/troubleshooting ,excellent follow up and competitively priced. Would definitely hire again.
Vladi and his crew installed a fire sprinkler system in our two cottages that were newly built on our property in Berkeley. They designed the system and supplied the calculations along with the permits to the city of Berkeley, and completed the work which passed the fire inspections. Vladi was always a delight to talk to, very positive and always willing to work with me. I actually miss having a reason to call Vladi. And after they finished the cottages, we backed out of a contract to add fire sprinklers to the existing house, Vladi gladly refunded 100% of our deposit because of the stress I had endured this year. I will gladly use them in the future if and when I need to have our fire system serviced.
As a first time condo owner, it was very helpful that the technician explained what he was doing and what I needed to be aware about. This was super easy to schedule and quick service.
My Architect, Ahmad introduced Vladi, Aura Fire Safety for Fire system at Himalayan Pizza and Momo. We are very happy with their work and they clearly know what they are doing. Vladi often visits job site and see how things are progressing. Our fire inspection passed successfully at first time without any problem. Vladi and his team listen customer well and make sure everything is planned good before they start their job. I would highly recommend them for Fire system protection, especially for commercial business.
These guys were great to work with, professional, friendly, explaining the whole process of a 5 year sprinkler inspection. From the technician Chris who did the work to Carlyn in the office, it is great when a business still believes in customer service & are just genuinely really Nice people to work with!
Aura Fire Safety did a great Job. As a General Contractor, I routinely look for subcontractors I can trust to do thorough, timely work. I found my experience with Aura Fire to be smooth, timely and pleasant all around. Easy to work with in the field and office, I will certainly call on them again. TM
Great customer service. Very responsive. They installed an Ansul system for us and they were competitively priced, on time, efficient and cleaned up after themselves. Highly recommended!
We needed a backflow prevention system to be installed to an existing fire sprinkler for our TIC to condo conversion project. Aura was the first one of 5 companies to respond to my request for estimate. Of 2 companies who did respond to my request, Aura was less expensive. Vladi was very pleasant to communicate with for scheduling technicians and inspections and Jesse was very professional and did an excellent job and provided detailed info for maintenance. Highly recommended.
Very professional and attentive service. Vladi took care of my restaurant and got me through final inspections. Highly recommend!
Great Service!. Vlad and his team are top notch. Responsive, expert and trustworthy. They were easy to work with, very professional, showed up when they said they would, did the work the said they would and followed up to insure satisfaction. Could not ask for a better experience.
Aura Fire has replaced our fire sprinkler heads and perform our annual testings. They are very professional and always keep good communications with me throughout the process. Vladi and Jose are a great team. I would recommend them for your fire safety needs!
Our HOA started using Aura this year, and we are very happy with the service. Vladi and Jose both are knowledgable and responsive to our needs. We fired our prior vendor and hired Aura and have no regrets!