U.S. Security Associates (USA) achieved solid progress in 2016 as we reinvested back into our company, added new service offerings, and expanded our geographic reach. Most significantly, the launch of our two key strategic initiatives -- SecuritySTARSSM and The P3 Technology PlatformSM -- now provides us with industry exclusive capabilities to create the best outcomes for our clients.
As we kick off 2017, I am more excited than ever about our company's outlook for ongoing positive momentum and organic growth. The overall market demand for safety and security service solutions continues to expand. In addition, the diversity and magnitude of risks is increasing, with the unintended consequences of improper mitigation proving costlier than ever before. Thus, the value we create for our clients cannot be overstated.
As we approach the holidays and the end of 2016, we believe that U.S. Security Associates (USA) is very well positioned for continued growth. Our primary focus is on enhancing client value by delivering a fuller suite of safety and security services.
SecuritySTARSSM and The P3SM Technology Platform -- our two strategic initiatives -- further strengthen our capabilities to produce the best outcomes for our clients:
Over the past several months, we have all witnessed the increasingly frequent at-tacks of terrorism inflicted upon innocent people across the globe. These acts of ha-tred have no place in our civilized world, and cannot be tolerated. While the root cause(s) of these horrific acts can and should be debated, it is my belief that we have a much better chance of changing this toxic atmosphere, and making a posi-tive impact on society at large, by communicating more openly with each other and by forging a better understanding of the value of diversity.
The Winner’s Circle is a very special event where we celebrate the outstanding performances of the previous year. The Winner’s Circle tells the real story of U.S. Security Associates (USA). The awards exemplify the best of what we are and what we want to be as a company – our values, our goals, our heroes and the per-formance level we aspire to. This event also celebrates the success of our compa-ny, which every individual here has had a role in creating.
Through the first few months of the year, I am pleased to report that we are on-track compared to our business objectives. With your continued commitment and dedication, I expect that we will have another positive year of GROWTH within our company.
We are coming off of a very successful 2015. We can confidently look back on the year with a great sense of pride. I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of our successes and personally thank you for your hard work and dedication. During 2015, we achieved the following accomplishments:
In the business world, as is in life, a positive attitude and a commitment to act are really important. Whether I am getting up early to help get the kids to school, or to go to the gym or work, my motivation to accomplish the task at hand starts with my mind-set. Admittedly, sometimes when the wake-up alarm clock goes off, I do have a brief moment of pause. Then I refocus on my objectives and their desired outcomes and I propel myself forward.
We are now half way through the year and have a lot to be proud of. Our business growth is strong, with many new clients coming on board. In addition, our focus on service quality has enabled us to retain and expand many of our existing relationships as well. As we know, growth comes in three buckets -- retention, base business expansion, and new client sales. The combination of achieving results in each of these three elements is essential to our current and future success.
U.S. Security Associates celebrated the Tenth Winner’s Circle Awards Ceremony at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida from March 20 to March 22. The event honored employees who made significant contributions to the success and growth of the security company in the year 2014.
Last quarter, President and CEO Richard Wyckoff settled in, and this quarter, he's setting off on a round of directional meetings for a productive new year. The company's executive leader traveled to each of USA's business units in the fourth quarter of 2014, connecting with longstanding senior managers and clients and greeting the newest members of USA's
U.S. Security Associates announced in August that Richard L. Wyckoff has been appointed the company's new president and chief executive officer. Wyckoff succeeds Chuck Schneider, USA's founder and long-time president and CEO. Schneider is continuing in a full-time role with the company as an active board chairman. Wyckoff reports directly to Schneider under the new management structure.
USA and its affiliates had an eventful second quarter as branch managers, usiness unit executives, and C&I experts racked up mileage—and knowledge—while attending exclusive conferences, expos, races and roundtable discussions throughout the country.
From March 28 to March 30, USA hosted its Ninth Annual Win-ner's Circle Awards Ceremony, celebrating outstanding employees and their achievements over the past year. Award nominees and their guests traveled to Atlanta for an all-expense-paid.
Each year, Business Units host Management Meetings in order to discuss the year's successes as well as the challenges that branches have faced and overcome. These meetings are influential in providing field management the opportunity to learn industry insights while enhancing their business through topics delivered by Business Unit Presidents/Vice Presidents as well as other guest speakers.
On Saturday, September 21 at 8:25 p.m., Adam Stave entered Clearbrook to visit his parents, Robert and Stephanie Stave. normally, a visit from son Adam would not be noteworthy, just another trip from Manhattan to Central Jersey and another visitor to the U.S. Security Associate’s gatehouse at Clearbrook. Except on this evening - - when Adam was the one-millionth visitor that U.S. Security processed through Clearbrook! Security Officer Christopher Rosario was at the gatehouse window when Adam Stave arrived. Officer Rosario verified that Adam was permitted access to the address and then surprised him announcing that he was the one-millionth visitor that U.S. Security Associates had processed for entry into Clearbrook.
The U.S. Security Associates, Inc. Lawrenceville, New Jersey office (Branch #505) participated in Hiring Our Heroes: A Veteran Career Fair and Military Expo at Rider University. The unique event brought hundreds of job seekers who are military veterans, including those on active duty and members of the National Guard, as well as their families, together with more than 80 employers seeking workers with the skills and discipline they have come to expect from veterans. Hiring Our Heroes also offered breakout sessions on various career paths, educational opportunities, making the transition from the military to the civilian life, leveraging one’s military experience in the job market, and other related sessions geared toward the unique needs of veterans and their families.
Every year, U.S. Security Associates is proud to host Winner's Circle in order to honor associates that have made significant contributions in going above and beyond their normal work responsibilities. The 8th annual Winner's Circle Ceremony was held on March 22nd, 2013 at the Evergreen Marriott at Stone Mountain. Winners were recognized in several categories, such as Outstanding Security Officers, Outstanding Supervisors, Outstanding Staff Members, Outstanding Branch Office Performance, Outstanding Sales Production, Outstanding Business Unit Performance.
During this holiday season, the U.S. Security Associates' corporate office in Roswell, GA was proud to participate in two very worthwhile charities. One of these charities was Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is a program sponsored by The U.S. Marines Reserves that delivers new toys to underprivileged children all across the nation. During the three week Toys for Tots campaign, USA's corporate employees donated more than 150 toys. Along with donating toys,
This year, U.S. Security Associates claimed an ASTD Best Award for the second time in the company's history. We are proud to announce that U.S. Security was ranked 13th in the American Society for Training and Development for the 2012 BEST Awards Program. U.S. Security Associates is among 30 organizations worldwide to receive an ASTD BEST Award. All winners are recognized in a special section of the October 2012 issue of "Training & Development", ASTD's monthly magazine.
This past quarter, U.S. Security associates joined forces with Andrews International, a security firm based out of Los Angeles. With them, an impressive amount of new clients, services, and locations will help grow U.S. Security Associates. With the acquisition, U.S. Security Associates now expands into two new countries: Canada and Mexico. Some of the new services that are also being offered are investigation services, security consulting, and an enhanced Executive Protection service.
U.S. Security Associates is proud to be a supporter of the “Toys for Tots” charity during this holiday season. The program was stared to help provide happiness to less fortunate families during the holiday season by providing their children toys for those who would not receive any otherwise. This year U.S. Security Associates made an amazing contribution to the organization by providing 10 bikes, over 100 toys and a monetary donation for the charity. This ensures that there will be some very happy children this holiday season.
U.S. Security Associates, Inc., the fourth largest private security company in the U.S., rallied contribution efforts to aid the victims of the April 2011 tornadoes that created horrific tragedy across the central and southern United States. The Company called upon all associates to participate in a financial relief drive to aid USA teammates that were suffering significant hardships as a result of the tornadoes. Moreover, the Company devoted to match 100% of what was contributed.
On February 13, 2011 we "joined forces" with CSS USA, Inc. (“CSS”). CSS has a national position in the uniformed security business, with over 1,000 employees and sixteen branch offices, in eleven states, nationwide. CSS serves clients such as UPS, the University of Cincinnati and San Antonio Water System. The CSS business will be integrated into U.S. Security Associates' operations in seven Business Units, commencing immediately, and will operate under the U.S. Security Associates name after a brief transition period.
After 49 highly successful years in the security business, the last fourteen of which were with U.S. Security Associates, Al Sarnese has decided to take a well-deserved retirement. Al has produced excellent results and made many important contributions to the company since he joined USA as a Business Unit President in 1996. We will miss his expertise and experience (wisdom of the "Godfather”).
On March 14, 2010 at approximately 0930 hours ETS Command Center received a medi-cal distress call from an ETS owned executive residence. 911 was called and EMS was dispatched. Supervisor Ron Scartocci and an officer responded to the residence. They as-sisted the emergency responders carrying the executive from the residence to the ambu-lance. Two very large trees had fallen blocking road access to the residence. The Rescue Squad ambulance had to park approximately a quarter mile away from the residence on the main roadway.
Safety Milestone Reached by U.S. Security Associates at Baytown, TX. On September 24, 2010, USA Security Personnel working at the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex reached 8 years & 1.7 million Safe Hours worked without a recordable injury. This effort was celebrated on October 13, 2010 at the site, with ExxonMobil and USA management participating.
Safety & Training Team Denise Lindsey and Chirona Lewis lead the safety program for this site that has a base operation averaging 120 officers and 4900 hours per week. They coordinate safety & training, track compliance with client safety programs, and investigate and manage safety inci-dents.
I wanted to send accolades concerning USA Officer Tim Vandevelde, who works here at the JCPenney Store Support Center account in Lenexa, Kansas. For the 2nd time in 2 years, Tim has brought me another internal theft investigation and did so dis-creetly and with meticulous details. As a result of this, we closed a substantial case that would have gone unnoticed and undetected had Tim not brought this intelligence to me with urgen-cy. Tim has been instrumental on our team and has been an imperative cohesive ingredient for this account and has worked all positions in our building throughout his career. Tim has flawless communication with the SSC Loss Pre-vention Team and is sharp witted and tactful with all of our associates.
On September 3, U.S. Security Associates "joined forces" with Day & Zimmermann Commercial Security Services. Day & Zimmermann has a major national position in the uniformed security business. With over 4,000 employees and 22 branch offices, nationwide, it is among the twelve largest companies in the business. The company is dedicated to high quality service, and, much like U.S. Security Associates, is proud of its high customer retention rate and its ISO certification.