Per Mar acquires Stearns Sound & Security

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based here, announced it has acquired Stearns Sound & Security of Waupaca, Wis. Jerry Stearns, who founded Stearns Sound & Security 43 years ago, was the sole employee and will assist Per Mar in transitioning over 400 active customers to the Per Mar Wausau office before enjoying his hard-earned retirement.

 “After long hours of searching we found a great match,” Jerry Stearns, owner of Stearns Sound & Security, said in the announcement. “We wanted a strong and growing firm that offered the latest in security since many are looking at ways to reduce phone costs and enjoy the convenience of new technologically advanced products.”

Per Mar Security Services COO Brian Duffy, added, “Jerry Stearns really has developed a very quality customer base over his career, and it makes us proud that he is trusting Per Mar to secure them going forward. We will make sure that they understand their options for connected services, and look to upgrade where the customers see the benefit.”

Established in 1953, Per Mar Security Services is one of the largest, family-owned, full-service security companies in the Midwest with more than 2,400 team members, operating in 22 branch locations and 17 satellite locations. The company provides full-service security solutions for homes and businesses including security officer services, smart home automation, burglar and fire alarms, access control, security cameras, alarm monitoring, investigative services and background checks.