Our Team

Troy Bohrer


Originally from West Virginia, Troy joined the US Navy after graduating from high school.  During his seven year term, he served in the Gulf War. The US Navy is how he got into firefighting and fire protection. The trade has been his passion since 1987. Troy has worked his way up the ladder to be a small business owner that allowed him to start Fortitude Fire Protection, LLC. They say, “Great things happen when you involve yourself with the right people”.  There is not a better feeling than having the chance to save the lives of others.  

Troy enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding his Harley and playing the drums in his band.

Stephanie Peiker

Vice President

Stephanie is not a native to Florida but pretty close. She was born in South Carolina and moved to Florida in 2000, starting her career in the fire protection industry in 2002 as an administrator in the service and inspections department. As her knowledge grew, Stephanie started handling new construction contracts and moved up as office manager. Stephanie spent several years raising her family until Troy approached her to start this adventure we called “Fortitude Fire Protection, LLC”!

Her life outside of work is spent enjoying family.  She is married and has 4 children and a dog who thinks she is human. She loves to spend her free time outside by the pool or at the beach, reading a book and watching college football (Go Clemson Tigers).  Family is the most important thing in her life which is what draws her to the fire industry. There is nothing more satisfying at the end of the day than knowing you are helping protect lives and property.

Ricky Smith

Sales Representative

Ricky is a local born guy from Green Cove Springs, Florida. He started out his career in the Reprographics Industry. Ricky soon learned he had a desire to save lives and needed more meaning in his career. He found his calling in 1994 in the Fire Protection Industry, with the sole purpose of saving lives through the education, installation and repair of fire sprinkler systems. Ricky graduated from a 4 year apprentice program at FCCJ. He’s OSHA 30 certified and holds a backflow certification through TREEO. He has 3 daughters, 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson. In his spare time, he is a little bit of a thrill seeker. He has been sky diving, zip lining, loves fishing in the ocean on his kayak and riding his horse named Chase. When you can’t find Ricky, he is usually working in his garden or doing some yard work.

Isaiah Weinberg

Sales Representative

Isaiah grew up in Colorado and joined the Army in 1986. He served for 2 tours in Germany and Ft Bragg. Isaiah moved to Florida in 1994 where he stumbled into the fire protection industry and has never looked back. He has worked his way through the trade starting as a helper and became a foreman early on installing systems on commercial and residential projects. A few years later, he performed inspections. The learning bug hit again and he transitioned into design. He currently holds the following certifications – NICET Level III Inspections, NICET Level II Layout and TREEO.

Isaiah has one daughter and twin granddaughters. He has been married to Teena for 24 years and is looking forward to many more.  When not at work, he enjoys playing golf and learning how to sail.

Travis Hunt

Inspections Manager

Born and raised in Jacksonville. Travis found his calling to the fire sprinkler industry in 1996. He started as a helper in the service department and earned his way to service foreman. Travis decided to go into the inspections portion of the Industry. He currently holds TREEO certification in backflow preventer testing and NICET Level lll  for Inspection Testing and Maintenance of Fire Sprinkler Systems. Travis has worked for different companies until finding his home at Fortitude Fire Protection.  Travis is married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with family and loves both hunting and fishing.

Chris Cardin

Field Superintendent

Chris has lived in Florida his entire life. He has been in fire protection since 1992 working as a helper and moving his way up to Field Superintendent. During this time he has completed the 4-year apprentice program, received NICET II in Layout, TREEO certified, and carries OSHA 500 certification. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Miami. On Saturdays, you can find him cheering on the Miami Hurricanes. The thing he loves best about his job is making sure people are safe from fires and meeting new faces every day.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys time with his wife, 6 kids and 7 grandchildren. His hobbies include fishing and horseback riding.