Universal Protection Service Acquires CastleGuard Security
SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /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 CastleGuard Security. Founded in 2004, CastleGuard Security provides professional security that specializes in prestigious high-rise condominiums, gated communities and office space throughout the Southern coastal Florida region, from Fort Lauderdale to Miami.
"We are very excited to merge CastleGuard Security into Universal Protection Service," said Steve Jones, Co-CEO and COO of Universal Services of America. "CastleGuard Security has an outstanding culture, one which is remarkably similar to ours. Their reputation in the industry is exceptional across Southern Florida and we are excited to have them as part of our team."
"Structural and economic changes in the security industry have made it increasingly difficult to operate on a small scale. To ensure our clients continue to benefit from the many innovations in our industry, we felt it best to identify a larger company that shared our values and royal service approach to security services," said James Donnelly, President and CEO of CastleGuard Security.
The acquisition of CastleGuard Security will expand Universal's security force throughout South Florida.
"We are excited to take on the special customers and vertical markets that CastleGuard protected," said Brian Cescolini, Chairman and Co-CEO of Universal Services of America. "Because of our emerging presence in Florida, CastleGuard is an important strategic acquisition that relates to our core business. Universal has one of the largest HOA divisions in America, protecting hundreds of guard-gated communities, high-rise condominiums and office properties. The addition of CastleGuard will allow Universal to blend both companies' best practices and give our clients more experience and services."
Universal Protection Service is the 5th largest security company in the U.S. and the 3th 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 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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