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Meet the founder & owner

Derrick Shaver is a professionally licensed Mechanical Engineer and Fire Protection Engineer with 15 years of professional experience. He has been a fire protection engineering lead on a variety of multiple-discipline projects. His experience includes code consulting, hazard assessments, industrial fire protection, sprinkler piping layout and design, transformer replacements, hydraulic analysis, deluge water spray systems, water mist systems, carbon dioxide systems, dry chemical systems, fire water storage tanks, passive fire protection, fire pump design, underground fire mains, fire hydrants, AHJ presentations, and Battery Energy Storage Systems.  

In addition to fire protection, he is a licensed Mechanical Engineer. His experience includes nuclear and non-nuclear power generation, government defense, manufacturing, metal fabrication, pipe stress, and chemical processing plants.

He received his A.S. Pre-Engineering at Hiwassee College where he was a member of the baseball team. He received his B.S. Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Technology University in 2006 where he was also a member of the baseball team. He lives in Knoxville with his wife and two boys.

He has worked at several different companies including Gowin Mechanical, Bechtel Power, Y-12 National Security Complex, Lauren Engineers & Constructors, and Mesa Associates. It was at Mesa Associates where he worked with was mentored by a brilliant subject matter expert in Fire Protection with over 35 years’ experience on numerous projects before his retirement. Derrick was quickly known as “The Fire Protection Guy” and realized the need to be a licensed Fire Protection Engineer due to the increasing demand for fire protection engineers/consultants and the relatively small number of licensed Fire Protection Engineers there are compared to other disciplines. He devoted most of his free time developing the skills needed to be a fire protection engineer and soon obtained his Fire Protection Engineering License (by examination). 


Our Expertise

Industries We Help to Serve

Our Fire Protection Design Services

Commercial Design

Commercial properties are in a constant state of flux, from tenant turnover to repairs and remodels, we ensure that fire protection is not something you will have to worry about. Some of the commercial facilities that we provide services for: Office Buildings, Educational Facilities, Entertainment Venues, Healthcare Facilities, Hotels, Retail Buildings

Industrial Design

Industrial Facilities work with unique processes, chemicals, equipment, and environments where a high level of care, knowledge, and collaboration are required. Some of the industrial facilities that we provide services for: Manufacturing Facilities, Power Generation Facilities, Substations, Storage Buildings, Warehouses, Data Centers

Multi-Tenant Design

If you're the property owner or manager, there are many safety issues you have to address. Because of its structure and higher number of people involved, muliti-tenant housing has a higher risk of death and injury from fires than single family homes. There are steps to address these risks and we can help you identify and implement these steps. Some of the industrial facilities that we provide services for: High-Rise Buildings, Apartments, Multifamily Buildings

Why Choose Us

Experience Makes The Difference

Shaver Fire has over 17 years of Fire Engineering and Design experience and hundreds of completed jobs.

Fully Licensed Mechanical Engineer and Fire Protection Engineer on Staff.


Client Says

Hear from Shaver Fire Customers and Clients.

I would like thank you for your valuable support during construction at the Fort Loudon and Melton Hill dams for fire pump projects. Keep up the good work!

Just a note to let you know that we're very happy and pleased with the project you engineered. Thanks and great job!

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