Company Leadership


Jamie Howes is the Senior Project Manager at FireTech. Jamie has worked in the fire protection business since 1990. He graduated from the University of Michigan and has an MBA from St. Louis University. His knowledge of the business, their costs and scheduling of fire suppression make him an ideal project manager for a design build project. Some past design build projects he had managed are as follows: Boeing Building 67 (Final assembly for the F-18 Super Hornet), B-2 Stealth Bomber Maintenance Docks (WAFB), Building 742 Scott Air Force Base, Ameren UE Portage Des Sioux Barge unloader and conveyor, Boeing 64 Warfare Building, West County Mall, etc.

Rich Fasching is a very knowledgeable sprinkler fitter and has proven his ability to handle tough projects since 1991. His nickname “Blue Book” stems from his desire to know as much as he can about the codes and equipment. Other sprinkler fitters call Rich to ask him questions about their projects on a daily basis. Rich will bring this approach of doing the project right the first time to FireTech allowing us to maintain a competent reputation.

Richie Dinwiddie, the Design Manager for FireTech, provides oversight, mentors and directs the design team on various fire protection system projects. Richie also provides input to the sales/project management team to assist with estimating, as well as being involved with day to day design, coordination (both traditional and BIM) and layout of various types of sprinkler systems; including commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects throughout the Midwest. Dinwiddie joined FireTech in December of 2014, currently has an AAS degree in Computer-Aided Drafting and is certified NICET Level IV in Water-Based Systems Layout.

Notable Projects:
RGA (Reinsurance Group of America)
Mercy Virtual Care Center
BJC Healthcare North Campus Integration Project