Universal Protection Service Acquires Carney Security Service, Inc.

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is excited to announce that they have acquired Carney Security Service, Inc. For over 30 years, Carney Security Service, Inc. has been offering a full range of building and personal security services for many of the most distinguished clientele and prestigious facilities located across the New York metropolitan area.

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"The high quality of employees and client base that Carney Security has makes them a unique company, and it is not often we are able to acquire a business with the type of reputation they have," said Steve Jones, CEO of Universal Services of America. "This acquisition is very strategic for us as it adds more depth of resources and strength to our New York operation."

"I am extremely proud of the business that Carney has built over the years. Our reputation is one that has been achieved by consistently providing superior customer service, dedicated security professionals and attentive management," said Jeremiah "Joe" Howard, Jr., President of Carney Security Service, Inc. "While this decision was not easy, I am certain that Universal will remain committed to the same service level and dedication that our clients expect and deserve."

The acquisition of Carney Security Service, Inc. makes Universal Protection Service a major player in the Northeast and the state of New York.

Universal Protection Service is the 5th largest security company in the U.S. and the 3rd largest U.S. owned security organization. Universal Protection Service is a division of Universal Services of America, which includes Universal Building Maintenance, Universal Protection Security Systems, Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, Security Forces LLC and SFI Electronics. As they move ahead with their recent expansion, Universal looks forward to continuing to provide their clients with the best security solutions, personalized customer service and unmatched value available.

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About Universal Services of America
Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America combines an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of today's business environments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located nationwide, Universal employs hands-on, highly experienced management teams and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security solutions. Universal is made up of four unique divisions: Universal Protection Service, which offers a wide range of security professionals for commercial properties of every type; Universal Building Maintenance, which specializes in green cleaning services for every kind of facility; Universal Security Systems, which provides full-service security systems; and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, which offers all aspects of emergency preparation. (State licenses: 1003458, 14417, 1025514, 0600, 58361, 11-1376, A2000170). Visit us at: http://www.universalpro.com. Keep up with the latest news at: http://www.universal1965.com.

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