Universal Protection Service Acquires Heritage Security Services
SANTA ANA, Calif., May 1, 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 Heritage Security Services. Founded in 1980, Heritage Security Services provides professional security services for onsite and mobile security with cutting edge technology throughout Southern California.
“For years we have admired Heritage Security for the quality of their security programs and use of innovative technology that enhances the security industry,” said Steve Jones, Co-CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Services of America. “This acquisition not only makes Universal Protection Service the leading provider of contract security services in San Diego County, but further enhances our technology capabilities and places us at the forefront of the industry.”
“We are very excited to be part of Universal Protection Service. The resources of Universal and Heritage coming together creates an exceptional customer service delivery capability and allows our clients to continue receiving the state-of-the-art technology they have come to expect,” said Lawrence Richman, CEO of Heritage Security Services. “By joining forces with Universal, we have partnered with a company that has our same culture and reputation. I am confident and thankful that my clients will be better served in the long run with this winning combination.”
The acquisition of Heritage Security Services will expand Universal’s security force within California and will allow Universal to provide additional technology services and security solutions for their clients.
“We are pleased to join forces with Heritage in Southern California. This acquisition enhances our ability to create more opportunities for our employees and improves the level of service we can provide for our clients,” said Brian Cescolini, Chairman and Co-CEO of Universal Services of America.
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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