SANTA ANA, Calif., June 6, 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 Regent Security Services, Inc. With their outstanding reputation in the security industry, Regent Security Services, Inc. has been providing security guard services since 1990 and employs over 1,000 security professionals who are supported by five offices throughout the southeastern U.S.
"Regent is an outstanding company lead by a strong and professional management team who share a similar culture and customer service philosophy as us," said Steve Jones, Co-CEO and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Universal Services of America. "We are very excited about this acquisition as it further expands our presence and capabilities in the southeast and continues to makes Universal Protection Service a true national provider."
"Universal is a great fit for our team and clients. We have very similar cultures that focus on customer satisfaction and providing highly trained teams of officers. We look forward to continuing to work closely with our clients while adding an expanded gallery of resources and experience," said Thomas E. (Ernie) Sizemore, President and COO of Regent Security Services, Inc. "Universal's stellar organic growth is evidence of the high quality of services they provide and I am excited about the opportunity to work with such a great organization."
With their recent acquisitions of Security Forces, Inc. (SFI), SFI Electronics, Inc. (SFIE) and Regent Security Services, Inc., Universal Protection Service is now a dominate player throughout the southeast and specifically in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Universal Protection Service now employs over 17,000 security professionals across the U.S.
"We are excited to add Regent's employees and clients to the Universal team. Regent is a well-run regional company with valued clients and deep relationships, and the acquisition will strengthen our investment in the southeastern states," said Brian Cescolini, Co-CEO and Chairman of Universal Services of America. "We look forward to serving our new clients with the same integrity as Regent did, and will continue to provide value added services as we transition our company and relationships into the future."
Universal Protection Service is the 6th largest security company in the U.S. and the 4th 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 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 Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia 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, 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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