Our Story

How We Got Here

In 1985, at just 17 years old, Curt Rist began his journey in the Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning industry. His entrepreneurial spirit and determination sparked the creation of his first company, Majestic Fire Prevention in 1990. After many ups and downs as a start-up including the 2008 crash, Curt and his wife Pamela Rist remained focused and the company continued to grow. In 2014, a new company, Rist Fire Protection, was born. The next year, his daughter Erin Rist joined the company excited to assist Rist Fire Protection with its continued growth. A few short years later, his son Tyler Rist joined them and the family dynamic of the business was formed. Now in over 12 states, servicing thousands of locations a year, Rist Fire Protection continues to grow steadily, continuously expanding into new regions across the United States.


Due to the COVID restrictions this year, many of our loyal customers have had to shut their doors, in some cases permanently, causing The Rist's to refocus their efforts into new markets. Naturally, given our years of experience in the cleaning industry, we have turned to Solar Panel Cleaning. Excited about this new venture, The Rist's quickly began researching and forming its newest addition, Solarist.