Skip to Content

Tag: John Cerasuolo


Commercial

Craig Leyers promoted to president of ADS Security

January 15, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a division of Vector Security Inc., announced the promotion of Craig Leyers to president. Leyers succeeds John Cerasuolo, who is stepping down after serving as ADS President for the past 12 years.“I'm honored to move into this role and continue to work with our teams to provide the best possible service to our customers,” Leyers told Security Systems News. “ADS Security has become a leader in this industry because not only do we have incredible...

ADS Security, Craig Leyers, John Cerasuolo, Pam Petrow, Vector Security Inc.


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Commercial

Vector Security acquires ADS Security

June 4, 2019SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security announced the acquisition of ADS Security, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. The transaction officially closed on Monday, June 3.ADS Security's strength in the Southeast combined with the current Vector Security footprint will establish a broader, deeper presence in the U.S. Collectively both companies will have close to $20 million in recurring monthly revenue and a customer base of nearly 400k subscribers.“We are excited to welcome the team members and customers...

ADS Security, John Cerasuolo, Pam Petrow, Vecotr Security


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

On The Editor's Desk

ADS Security surpasses $4m RMR mark

January 9, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company based in Nashville, Tenn., has revealed they surpassed $4 million in RMR in 2018, including a record-setting eight companies in 2018, surpassing the previous record of seven acquisitions in 2016. ADS achieved this mark through strong organic growth driven by a focus on providing legendary service and by maintaining a large acquisition pipeline. “2018 was the best year in ADS's history,” John Cerasuolo, president and...

ADS Security, John Cerasuolo


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Commercial

ADS completes eighth purchase of 2018

December 3, 2018Spencer Ives

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company based here, recently acquired the customer accounts of A-Sonic Guard Inc. in Louisville, Ky. This is the eighth acquisition for ADS in 2018.In September, ADS bought Mid America Security Systems, the company's first purchase in the Louisville market. John Cerasuolo, president and CEO of ADS, told Security Systems News that this is typical of the company's strategy, to purchase a platform in a new market and...

A-Sonic Guard, ADS Security, John Cerasuolo


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

General News

SSN News Poll: Is 2018 the year of the acquisition?

October 17, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—It seems as though 2018 is a hot year for financial transactions in the security industry. At the time of writing, Security Systems News has covered more than 65 mergers and acquisitions this year.“As the decision to sell is such a personal one for a business owner there is no universal 'right time to sell.' For someone who decides to sell today, the market is robust and will reward a well run company owner with a good price,” John Cerasuolo, president and CEO of...

ADS Security, John Cerasuolo, News Poll, Security Systems News


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Commercial

ADS acquires, adding branch in Ky.

September 14, 2018Spencer Ives

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security on Sept. 12 bought Mid America Security Systems, based in Louisville, Ky., and will be maintaining that location as its second in the state and 25th overall.“Our other office in Kentucky is in Paducah, and we're also in Clarksville, which is in Tennessee, right on the Kentucky border. So, our Kentucky business to date has been in the southwest part of Kentucky,” John Cerasuolo, ADS' president and CEO, told Security Systems News. “This opens up...

ADS Security, Eddie Pile, John Cerasuolo, Mid America Security Systems


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Residential

ADS announces two purchases

September 12, 2018Spencer Ives

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security recently announced two acquisitions: Delta Security Systems, based in Brownsville, Tenn., and Wilson Alarm Company in Hopkinsville, Ky.“The key is that it builds on the reputation we have with customers by bringing long-term relationships,” John Cerasuolo, president and CEO of ADS Security, told Security Systems News. “These are not recently generated accounts, they're not fast growing companies. These customers have been with each of these two...

ADS Security, Delta Security Systems, John Cerasuolo, Wilson Alarm Company


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

General News

SSN readers weigh in on recent tariffs

September 5, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Trade tariffs have recently been announced on a variety of products and materials that could impact the physical security industry in the United States. Most respondents to Security Systems News' latest news poll are in agreement that recently announced tariffs will impact the security industry, though opinion varied on whether trade will get better or worse in the near future.“Increasing tariffs will only serve to reduce the competitiveness of US companies and make it...

ADS Security, John Cerasuolo, News Poll, Security Systems News


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Commercial

ADS Security expands to eight branches in Alabama

July 25, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security recently acquired Systems By Design in Oxford, Ala., its fourth acquisition in 2018. ADS will retain the Systems By Design office in Oxford, marking the eighth branch in Alabama for ADS and the 24th branch location company wide.Systems By Design owner, Bob Bobo, and all seven employees will be joining ADS Security.“I have long admired Systems By Design and their commitment to delivering a great experience to their customers. As a friend of Bob's for many...

ADS Security, Bob Bobo, John Cerasuolo, Systems By Design


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Residential

ADS makes second buy in Miss. this month

May 30, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional security and automation company headquartered here, made its second buy in Mississippi this month with the completed acquisition of approximately 1,400 customer accounts of Alarm One Inc. in Columbus. The newly acquired accounts will be serviced by ADS Security's existing branch in Columbus.John Cerasuolo, ADS president and CEO, told Security Systems News that he is thrilled to expand the company's presence in the state while adding talent from the...

ADS Security, Alarm One Inc., John Cerasuolo


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon