910 N. Sycamore Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57110 info@drivenfire.com 605.444.9290

About Us

Driven Fire Consultants is a design and consulting firm specializing in fire sprinkler systems. Together our skilled team of Fire Protection Engineers and NICET Certified Designers have estimating, design, and installation experience. It is our mission to not only produce code compliant and cost effective fire protection system solutions, but to also provide excellent customer service.



Jared VanGammeren

Jared has been in the fire sprinkler industry for over 20 years. He started his career as a fire sprinkler apprentice installer and moved his way up to a licensed journeyman. While in the journeyman role, he went to night school to learn how to use AutoCAD and transitioned to a designer role from there. He eventually moved his way into several additional roles including superintendent, estimator, project manager, design manager, and eventually the Director of the fire protection division at a large mechanical firm in the Midwest. He has estimated, designed, and managed the fire protection work on hospital facilities, industrial projects, schools, large mixed-use buildings and more.

Jared strongly believes in the benefits of a great design team. Out of his dream and desire to bring a better design delivery method to market in the construction industry, Jared built Driven Fire Consultants from the ground up. Driven has worked to build an outstanding team of design and Fire Protection Engineering professionals that work together to make this dream a reality.

With his experience, management style, and the greatest design team available, Jared truly believes Driven Fire Consultants is one of the best Fire Protection design, consulting, and Fire Protection Engineering firms in the county.

Jared is NICET Level III in Water-Based Systems Layout and NICET III in Inspections and Testing of Water Based Systems.  He earned an Associate degree in Diesel Mechanics from Southeast Technical Institute in 2000. He completed Fire Pump Applications, Inspections & Testing from Oklahoma State University in 2008. In 2009, he also completed Analysis of High Piled & Rack Storage Systems and Hydraulic Calculation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems from Oklahoma State University. He is RME in the state of WA, TX, and MN.  Jared is a volunteer firefighter for the Inwood Fire Department and currently serves as a committee member AFSA A&E along with being a former member of NFPA 33 and NFPA 34.

Darin Syverson

Darin has over 20 years of experience in the fire protection industry including installation, design, and project management and is the co-founder of Driven Fire Consultants. He has extensive experience with all types of sprinkler systems, pumps, and standpipes. Darin also has experience in consulting engineering and government fire protection engineering. He has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds NICET IV and P.E. certifications.

Jason Bosma

Jason started working in the fire protection industry in 2014. Prior to joining Driven Fire Consultants in 2016 as a fire protection designer, he worked in the field as a fire protection system installer. His invaluable field experience has helped him evolve into an efficient, practical, and an overall a well-rounded designer.

Jason is NICET Level III in Water-Based Systems Layout. He is familiar with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training and resources and was recognized with honors when he completed the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Sprinkler Fitting Correspondence Course in 2015.

Austin Klein

Austin worked in commercial plumbing installation before joining Driven Fire Consultants in 2018 as a Fire Protection Designer. He has experience working with Engineering and Architectural firms to create engineered fire protection plans, specification, and system coordination, as well as installation contractors to design, coordinate, and fabricate code compliant fire protection systems. He is helping to lead our expansion out West and is currently our Rapid City Division Manager.

Austin earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2017 and holds NICET Level II in Water-Based Systems Layout and P.E. certifications.

Samuel Harbert

Samuel joined the Driven Fire Consultants team in 2022 as an experienced designer with 12 years in the fire protection industry, including serving as the Fire & Emergency Services Manager for the Department of the Military in South Dakota. Sam is an integral part of the training and sales sectors at Driven Fire Consultants. He is currently on the AFSA Designer Training Committee serving in an important role to help improve the future of our industry.

Samuel is NICET Level II in Water-Based Systems Layout.

Robyn Kelderman

Robyn started working for Driven Fire Consultants in 2021. Prior to joining Driven Fire Consultants she worked in the animal science and non-profit industries. She joined the team to build the social media and marketing platforms at Driven. Along with marketing, she provides key leadership and support in administrative and human resources duties.

Robyn earned a BA degree from Dordt College in 2002.