CSAS Executives

John Andrews, President and Owner

At Central States the buck stops with John Andrews, who has hands-on involvement with every project. John sets the guidelines for, and stands behind, every Central States design/build system — personally assuring all plans are engineered with the maximum safety factor.

That is what you would expect from John’s nearly four decade long background in fire safety. His leadership is why Central States has built so many lasting relationships with customers. We stand apart from the competition through our can-do attitude, our courteous employees, and our penchant for clear communication — such as giving customers their team’s cell phone numbers to call anytime.

When away from Central States — which isn’t often — John enjoys traveling to his favorite fly fishing spots and being in nature.


Michael Sublewski, Chief Financial Officer and Owner

While our crews are running with pipes and sprinklers, Michael Sublewski is behind our scenes running the numbers. From accounting to payroll, from insurance certificates to employee benefits, if it has to do with money everyone rests easy knowing it’s in Michael’s hands.

Michael has a strong, varied background in managing financial office operations, and is a chief reason why Central States is a financially stable company that customers can count on. He is also an IT expert, overseeing our computer operations and ensuring that forms, contracts and other documents are processed accurately and on time.

Bicycling is a big part of Michael’s off hours, and he enjoys off-road rides with his wife and three children. An accomplished flute player, Michael performs throughout the year in various venues. He and his family also enjoy international travel.


Sean Clancy

Sean Clancy, Vice President and Owner

For Sean Clancy, Fire Protection is part of his DNA. Not only was his father a sprinkler fitter, but his grandfather, great great uncle, and many other uncles were all Sprinkler Fitters, as well. You might say Sean was born to follow in their footsteps. It’s in his blood.

Sean started at Central States Automatic Sprinklers fresh out of high school in 2004 as an apprentice and diligently worked his way through the ranks of journeyman, foreman, and superintendent to his current position as Vice President and Owner.

Utilizing his in-depth experience in the industry, Sean oversees the daily operations of Central States including project management, ordering materials, supervising the design aspect of sprinkler systems, and working on monthly job invoices with the billing department.

Sean takes great satisfaction knowing that the time and effort he dedicates to his work protects thousands of people and hundreds of properties every year with the systems that Central States installs.

Outside of the office, Sean enjoys time with his family, working in his backyard, taking his children on fishing adventures, and coaching youth sports.