The SD&I Fast50

The full report on winners of the 2012 SD&I Fast50: America's Fastest Growing Systems Integrators

Editor’s note: X7 recently rebranded from the name Orion and hasn’t missed a beat.


Sigma STS 360…“We are pleased to attribute our growth to myriad strategic decisions we’ve made in forecasting the market and executing our plans at the right moments. Specifically in 2008 STS reached our goal of reversing the ratio of analog versus IP video surveillance from 70 percent analog the previous year to 75 percent IP (now STS is 95 percent IP). This was accomplished by finding the right partners and personnel to execute the internal changes necessary to make this happen, including changing management around to accommodate the skill sets required to go to market and pursue this strategy. While the economic downturn was spiraling out of control and people were losing their jobs left and right in the U.S., STS was able to leverage our government/education vertical market strategies and continue to grow exponentially.”—Jessica Clark, vice president and chief technology officer


Koorsen Security Technology…“Koorsen Security Technology is known as a company that can deliver on complex integration projects. Our highly trained, quality people are our most valued asset and have been the reason we have grown quickly. Our close relationship with quality manufacturers who support our efforts in the field with great products, solid sales and technical people and the willingness to work with us to meet and exceed our clients expectations has also been a major contributor to our growth.We concentrate on listening to what our client’s needs are and designing a solution that addresses and meets those needs. We execute the installation in a way that allows us to form a long term relationship with each client. Koorsen Security Technology is a proud member of Security-Net, a global provider of security integration services.”—Skip Sampson, vice president


Security Networks…“Security Networks’ growth of over 35 percent in 2011 has come exclusively from expansion in our affiliate dealer program. We have over 200 active affiliates who market under the Security Networks umbrella installing Security Networks’ approved equipment and services. After the account has been activated, we provide the customer alarm monitoring and warranty services through our fully redundant five diamond rated UL Certified Central Station. The November 2010 acquisition by Oak Hill Capital has provided the strength for our funding program to expand to the west coast of the United States and into Puerto Rico, adding authorized affiliates in AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MO, NE, NV, UT, and WA as well as thousands more valued customers.” —Gary Franklyn, vice president of Business Development


Northland Control Systems Inc....“Northland’s mantra is simple, ‘Excellence in Everything We Do.’ To strive for such excellence, we will do what it takes to get the job done, take on difficult challenges and succeed and are honorable in always choosing to do the right thing. The success of our growth stems from our philosophy and how we have used it to guide how we think about our customers, how we do business internally and how we select the tools and relationships we work with on a daily basis. Our perspective combined with a highly qualified and dedicated staff is our recipe for success and growth. We are trusted to get the job done no matter what. Through word-of-mouth our elite list of customers has rewarded us with phenomenal growth and ever-greater challenges. We are determined to continue to surprise them, ourselves and the industry.” —Pierre Trapanese, chief executive officer