Kubed Fire Suppression is an Aspen-based fire protection business that is licensed, insured, and registered to operate in the State of Colorado.  Our company philosophy is to provide a complete service that extends far beyond just the technical installation of systems.  We have qualified and experienced personnel assigned to each phase of the project.  Our friendly and technologically savvy team approach will mesh well with General Contractors, Architects, Engineers and Owners to ensure an efficiently completed project. 

jeff-editedJeff Kubica, CEO, oversees business administration and project management.  His career started with the family business of Plumbing/HVAC before going to Michigan State University.  He has nearly 20 years in General Contracting project management and engineering in heavy industrial, power generation and high-end residential custom homes.  With 20 years of CAD experience and completing his NICET training, has brought full system design in-house. The goal is to collaborate directly with architects in the design phase to allow a more complete project package for the end client, along with reducing turn-around times of system design and changes.  With his large-scale project experience and exposure, he is able to redirect that energy to acutely focus on attention to detail and exact needs of our clients in a way they are not used to.  In his free time, you may find him on the river, on the trail, on the slopes, on the course, or at the rink.

Construction Certifications:

  • NICET Level II – Wet base Fire Protection
  • NICET Level II – Fire Alarm Systems
  • Unlimited Commercial B.E.S.T. Card
  • 30 Hour OSHA Training Certificate
  • Spears FlameGuard CPVC Certified Installer
  • LEED Accredited Professional in New Construction
  • Energy Star Certified H.E.R.S. Portfolio Manager
  • Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional
  • Certified Welding QA/QC for power piping and pressure vessels

2019-01-02 03.42.39 1Brian Kubica, COO, directs operations and project scheduling.  He is also an IAPMO Certified Backflow Tester (Cert. # 40038).  Brian utilizes 16 years of General Contracting experience after his start in the family business, along with a degree in Construction Management from Michigan State University.  He has spent the last 11 years working as a project manager and superintendent on luxury homes in Aspen and Snowmass.  While he is on his way to becoming a Registered Sprinkler Fitter within the State of Colorado, he is also studying to pass NICET exams.  With over a decade of experience managing the GC side of subcontracts, he has a full understanding of what GCs, Architects, Engineers, and Clients expect.  Through this experience, Brian has developed a sharp eye for detail and takes direct responsibility for installing our products in a manner that exceeds aesthetic and performance expectations.  After work, you might find Brian playing hockey in the Aspen Rec leagues, swinging clubs, throwing baseballs, hiking, skiing or fishing.

Construction Certifications:

  • IAPMO Certified ASSE Backflow Tester & Assembly Repairer
  • Unlimited Commercial B.E.S.T. Card
  • 30 Hour OSHA Training Certificate
  • Spears FlameGuard CPVC Certified Installer
  • American Institute of Constructors, Certified Professional Constructor
  • LEED Accredited Professional in New Construction
  • BPI Certified Professional Building Analyst
  • EnergyLogic RESNET Certified Home Energy Rater

Irving Garcia, Colorado Registered Fire Sprinkler Fitter. Irving is a lifetime local to the Valley, born in Glenwood Springs Hospital. Calling Carbondale home, he grew up in the Roaring Fork School District and graduated from Roaring Fork High School. He entered into construction as a painter as well as working for a concrete foundation installer. But in pursuit to find a more technically demanding trade, he found his niche in Fire Suppression. Finding passion in his work, he began educating himself to become more competent in his specialty. He currently holds certifications to inspect Commercial Kitchen Hood Extinguishing Systems as well as Commercial Fire Extinguishers. With 4 years of Sprinkler Fitting experience within the luxury market of this valley, he is preparing to sit for his exam to become a Registered Sprinkler Fitter in the state of Colorado. Irving is a proud husband and father of 2 children. During evenings and weekends, he spends his free time hiking trails and exploring Colorado’s nature. When he is able to get away, he loves to travel and explore other parts of the Western U.S. with his family.

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Cody Talbot, Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice. Cody is a Southern Missouri native who made his way back to the Roaring For Valley looking to explore the Rockies and mountain lifestyle. With the midwestern work ethic that often leads to success in this region, he has supported himself with a diverse work history that includes heavy machinery operation and a variety of sales experience.  Looking for something more technical that would mesh well with his interests, he joined the Kubed Fire team.  We find that his strong work drive and desire to be particular about his work fits best in luxury residential installations, specializing in copper and Aquatherm piping systems.  Outside of work Cody enjoys spending time learning about new tech, gaming, and enjoying the mountain lifestyle.

Josh Johnson, Colorado Registered Fire Sprinkler Fitter. Josh is originally from Casper, Wyoming but has resided in the Grand Valley for the past 17 years. He is a 3rd generation oil field worker and during his 15 years in the industry, he has gathered some valuable life experience and work ethic. Wanting a more stable career he landed himself into pipe fitting. He now has 5 years experience installing fire suppression systems. Josh is first and foremost a family man and loves to spend time with his wife and their combined 6 children. On the weekends they enjoy BBQ’s, going out on their boat, camping, fishing, exploring, and just relaxing with the family.

Eric Garcia, Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice. Eric is a Roaring Fork Valley local, born and raised in Colorado. Seeking a skilled trade with a stable future, Eric sought an opportunity as a Fire Sprinkler Fitter. Three years later, he continues to take pride in his hard work as this skilled trade keeps him engaged mentally and physically. While Eric’s specialty may be copper installations in luxury residences, he is also capable of taking a team lead on steel, aquatherm, and CPVC projects. While away from work, Eric enjoys hiking with his dogs, being a great boyfriend, listening to music, and working out at the gym.

Jim Adams, Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice. Jimmie is a Colorado native calling the western slope his home. Jimmie wants to persue the trade of fire suppression and to further his knowledge. He has prior knowledge with fire suppression, service plumbing, auto mechanics and, running light duty machines. Jimmie is wanting to prolong his future in fire suppression and is passionate about his work. On the weekends you can find him with his family, working on his truck, fishing, camping and just overall living the colorado lifestyle.

Luis Lepe, Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice. Luis is a Glenwood Springs native and has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 27 years. One of his favorite things about the valley is the amazing spring and autumn seasons and the lifestyle he and his wife can share between the populated cities and small rural towns of Colorado. As a former electrical apprentice and now an apprentice pipefitter, he knows his way around a job site and has a great construction skill set. When he isn’t installing fire suppression systems, Luis enjoys spending time with his wife camping, traveling, and diving into Sci-Fi, Harry Potter and Marvel movies. He is also a minister at Casa de Alabanza in Silt.

Jonathan Jiminez, Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice. Originally from Omaha, NE, Jonathan has been in the Roaring Fork Valley for eight years. Family is Jonathan’s pride and passion. When he’s not on one of our job sites, he and his wife are focused on raising their four-year-old son to be a kind man with a good heart. They enjoy camping and playing outside in the Colorado outdoors.

Mike Ramsden, Designer. Mike has 10 years of fire suppression installation, inspection and maintenance experience on a wide range of projects ranging from single family homes and multiple story residential buildings to large hospitals. Mike’s in-depth understanding of system construction and extensive experience in the field gives him a unique advantage in creating practical designs that can be implemented efficiently. Mike excels in collaborating with all the teams on a project to ensure that our designs are best in class.

Mike and his wife moved to Colorado in 2011. In their free time, they can be found outside mountain biking, rafting, skiing, snowmobiling and hiking with their dog Rory.

Construction Certifications:

  • Architectural CAD Drafting
  • Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice Training Program
  • International Code Council, Fire Inspector 1
  • ASSE Back Flow Preventer
  • NFPA HazMat Awareness 472
  • OSHA 30
  • CSA Sprinkler Competent On-Site Person Commercial and Residential
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