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Barnwood Events

On timecompletion

Ahern finished its work on time and within budget when installing a single wet sprinkler system, fire alarm system, fire pump, and storage tank at Barnwood Events in Madison, WI. The venue, located near the Capital Springs State Recreation Area, can be used for weddings, corporate events, award banquets, and more.

The project team worked with the owner early in the design phase to help determine available options for the sprinkler system. As the project progressed, it was determined that a fire alarm system was needed, so members of our Fire Systems & Equipment (FSE) team were brought in to help. Ground-water issues required the 15,000-gallon tank to be above grade. The tank and pump were installed in a separate outbuilding with an underground feed pipe between the outbuilding and wedding barn/event center.

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered


  • The project’s field team averaged 8 years of experience; the office staff averaged 18 years of experience


  • Regulatory authorities approved our design on the first submission

Meeting Deadlines

  • Project completed on time


  • No OSHA recordables or lost-time injuries


We found Ahern excellent in terms of coming up with creative solutions for our unique application. Being out in the country, we needed to build our own fire suppression system and dig a new well with the GPM required to fill a 15,000-gallon holding tank. Ahern worked with us as we learned we needed to build a separate structure to house the tank. Inside the barn, they worked hard to not leave us with a commercial feel with tucked-away pipe placement options. We are grateful for their assistance in reaching our vision.” – Dave and Julie Wood, Owners of Barnwood Events