United American Security Purchases “Broad Spectrum Security Company” in New York City

United American Security Purchases “Broad Spectrum Security Company” in New York City With its recent purchase of Clark Investigations & Security, United American Security now has a presence in New York City, perhaps the most diverse metropolis in the world. And fittingly, UAS’s newest acquisition is perhaps its most diverse company yet. With a clientele comprised of museums, hotels, commercial properties, residential facilities, and construction sites, Clark Investigations & Security was known as “a broad spectrum security company,” according to its previous owner, Jay Finn. This broad spectrum certainly attracted UAS’s attention, and in June it acquired the company, bringing in Finn as Branch Manager. A Mutual Attraction United American Security wasn’t the only party intrigued by the possible merger. Says Finn, a law school graduate and 27-year veteran of the New York Police Department, “I was looking for a partner to grow the company. I wanted somebody who had both the depth and the knowledge to bring the merge together.” “When I sat down with the different levels of management at UAS prior to the merger, I saw a lot of things that I saw in myself,” Finn continues. “UAS is a group of dedicated professionals. Like me, they feel every problem has a solution. They want to meet and exceed client expectations.” It was a win for all.  United American Security has many years of experience working with sellers of security guard businesses. A Sprawling Metropolis Supervising security guards as they provide top-notch security services in the nation’s most populous city certainly comes with its challenges, and Finn, a one-time Commanding Officer of the Manhattan District Attorney...

United American Security Opens New Office in Colorado

United American Security Opens New Office in Colorado To meet the needs of clients in the Rocky Mountain area, United American Security has opened a new office in Commerce City, Colorado, just outside Aurora, and 15 minutes from Denver. With the addition of the Colorado office, UAS now has a presence in 20 states across the country. Security Expertise in the Oil and Gas Industry The Aurora office was established, in part, after a rather large energy company, based in Colorado, awarded United American Security a major contract. The contract requires the services of some 25-30 security guards, an assignment that could present transition challenges to some security services companies but one that UAS was able to easily adopt. Since its inception in 2010, United American Security has safeguarded the properties of numerous energy sites, and according to Brad Montague, UAS Corporate Director of Operations, “we’re well versed in everything concerning energy districts.” When assigned to chemical plants, UAS staff undergo tailored training to ensure optimum safety and security effectiveness. “We deal with homeland security in these kinds of accounts,” says Montague, “so there are different regulations to abide by, different training to complete.” Owing to this specialized experience, Montague explains, UAS has emerged as an industry leader in providing security services to petroleum refineries/distributors and other oil and gas companies. A New Team United American Security Vice President John Nail, who already oversees offices in Arizona and Florida, will head up the Colorado office when it officially opens August 1. Assisting John will be a general manager and a full management team. “This is our first contract in...

Selling a Security Guard Business

Interested in selling a security guard business? Mergers and acquisitions are common in the security guard industry, where more than 8,000 companies vie for the same pool of customers in the U.S. United American Security is currently acquiring great security guard businesses of all sizes. We currently service over 800 clients from 25 local offices, we are well capitalized and our executives have completed over 100 transactions in the security industry.  We have an efficient and fair acquisition process to ensure success for buyer and seller alike. Why you should choose UAS Experience isn’t the only thing that makes UAS different from other buyers; We are not looking to slash and burn staff and management to make a deal work. We work with you to determine key relationships between your staff and the customers. We maintain current personnel, bill rates and pay rates to minimize disruption to the client We offer better-than-market pricing and terms. Rather than focusing strictly on revenue, we determine your company’s value by evaluating many metrics including current standing hours per week (HPW), average bill rate, average pay rate, customer concentration and your current office staff Our process is simple. We’ve streamlined our due diligence and contracting process to save you time by asking only for the information we’ll need to in order to move to the next stage in the process We have completed deals where sellers owe past due sale taxes, payroll taxes or have factored their receivables. These issues aren’t uncommon in the security industry and they don’t scare us away from a deal We are well capitalized and experienced at doing security...
How Security Guards Keep Businesses Safe

How Security Guards Keep Businesses Safe

Protecting your place of work Security guards help keep people safe. They also help to keep physical structures safe. While the safety of individuals is often times the first thing that comes to mind when you think of security guards, keep in mind that they can do more than that. Rather, hiring security guards to survey a property where business is conducted is a smart idea. If you think that a business is fine as long as there are people working inside the building, think again. Here are some things that can happen on a business property even during normal business hours. Keep the following things in mind for how security guards keep businesses safe. Loitering. Individuals who loiter outside of businesses are definitely a nuisance. Did you know that they are often times committing a crime too? Loitering can deter actual customers from entering a place of business since it can make the area look sketchy. Here is where security guards come in. Security guards can keep the property that belongs to a business secure by asking loiterers to leave or preventing them from coming to a certain spot in the first place. Vandalism. Vandalism can be an issue for businesses. This is anything that causes damage to a property. Things like graffiti, breaking windows, or damaging any physical structures all fall under the umbrella of vandalism. If you think that vandalism could be a problem for your business, consider hiring security guards to prevent it from happening. If your business is in a unsafe location, this is an extra smart idea. Having a security guard who patrols...
Asset Protection Security Guards

Asset Protection Security Guards

Preventing crime There are many different types of security guards for businesses and lots of ways that guards can help your business to stay secure. While some security guards work to keep people safe, keeping items safe is important too. If you are worried about the physical items within your business, you should consider asset protection security guards. This subset of security is exactly what it sounds like. Rather, asset protection security guards work to make sure that the assets of the business remain safe and secure. What they do Asset protection security guards have a variety of roles and responsibilities. Their overall goal is to monitor places that hold valuable items, such as stores, distribution centers and/or corporate facilities. By having guards stationed at these places, the rate of crime can be reduced. Furthermore, asset protection security guards can assist with managing investigations related to crime within the business. This may include fraud, theft, safety or workplace violence. While asset protection security guards do not replace police, they can help with investigations by being a consistent presence of authority at the workplace. Asset protection security guards will work with a business to learn about its mission and values and help to promote these ideals within the business. The goal of an asset protection security guard is first and foremost to keep the assets of the business safe. But, guards also want to enhance the overall experience of customers and employees at the business. This, in turn can create a better work environment for everyone. How it works Asset protection security guards can work by monitoring CCTV feeds, by...

United American Security Opens New Office in Kansas City/St. Louis

United American Security Opens New Office in Kansas City/St. Louis Doug Weishar had been in the security business for decades. First with the Kansas City Police Department, where he earned the rank of Major, and then with ISS / UniGuard, a facilities services business with a security services division. But when United American Security acquired ISS’s UniGuard in April 2018, Doug was thrilled. “We are very excited to be part of a true security company that’s not entangled with other business,” Doug says. “We’re very comfortable with the management here. And the fact that UAS is growing – not just from acquisitions – but from within, organically – it’s a very exciting thing.” “We feel very fortunate to be under the UAS umbrella and we look forward to what comes next.” Excellent Customer Service When United American Security acquired UniGuard, almost the entire UniGuard team was retained, a fact that brought Doug great relief. Along with Doug, UAS welcomed Paul Sapp, who brings 17 years of experience with UniGuard and now serves as UAS’s Assistant Branch Manager in Kansas City. Jeff Hurley, Eddie Taylor, and James Talbert act as UAS Operation Managers and Jon Talbert as the Office Manager. “Our team’s retention is great for the clients,” says Doug. “We have relationships with our customers, so our retention helped solidify our ability to provide them with great security service.” All the Kansas and Missouri clients have reacted very positively to the transition, shares Doug. “They know we must have been doing a great job if another company wanted to buy us.” “Growing U.S. Footprint” The new United American Security...
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