Universal Protection Service Acquires ProGuard Security Services, Inc.

Universal Protection Service Increases Their Security Force in Arizona and Expands to Texas

May 01, 2010, 00:00 ET from Universal Services of America

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 1 /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 ProGuard Security Services, Inc. in Arizona and Texas. With their outstanding reputation in the security guard industry, ProGuard Security Services, Inc. employs close to 500 security officers throughout the state of Arizona and Texas and has been providing security guard services since 1990.

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"We are extremely excited to announce this acquisition and to bring over the employees and clients of ProGuard Security Services to Universal Protection Service," said Steve Jones, Co-CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Services of America. "ProGuard is a company that we have competed with for many years and it is an organization that we have always held in the highest regard. It is not often you find a great company that is respected by all of its clients and employees. Ryan Oberholtzer and the ProGuard team have built an outstanding organization and we look forward to our future success."

"Ever since my father, Ron Oberholtzer, founded the company, we have strived to be the best in the industry," said Ryan Oberholtzer, President of ProGuard Security Services, Inc. "Many other companies have approached us over the years, but we never felt they matched our philosophies in the same way that Universal does. The resources and forward-thinking processes that Universal brings to this business will be an excellent fit with our family-run ideals."  

Universal Protection Service is the seventh largest security company in the U.S. and currently employs over 9,000 security professionals. Universal Protection Service is a division of Universal Services of America, which includes Universal Building Maintenance, Universal Protection Security Systems and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services. 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 throughout Arizona, California, Colorado and Washington, 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). Visit us at: http://www.universalpro.com.

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