HOUSTON--When Jim Pugliese and Henry Ortiz came together to start a new security company, they wanted to keep their customers in the loop about the progress of their security projects.
The two credit that approach for enabling ESI Group to book nearly 100 security installation jobs since it began operations early this year.
ATLANTA--Looking to expand into the electronic security side of the business, Tri-S Security Corp. acquired The Cornwall Group of Miami, which provides monitoring services to both residential and commercial accounts in the Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County areas.
ALEXANDRIA, La.--When Keith Simpson of Simpson Security received telephone calls from two technicians who used to work for a security company in New Orleans but were displaced because of Hurricane Katrina, he had an easy time finding a spot for them on his installation team.
MIAMI--ATC International, a systems integrator with a foothold on the North and Latin American markets, teamed up with Vanguard Systems International at the end of July in an effort to increase its footprint and product line.
Vanguard, a consulting and systems integration group that assists with the global expansion of next generation solutions, such as biometrics, will provide ATC with sales, marketing and business development support with the products it uses for client projects.
BELLA VISTA, Ark.--Full-service alarm company Guard Tronic purchased the assets of Stet's Security Systems in June--a deal that builds business in an area where the firm had not conducted work in previously.
Martha talks to Joe Liguori, partner at ACT, an integration company and Security-Net member based in New Jersey, about Ligouri's plans to grow his company from about $13 million to $20 million in revenue over the next few years.