The Sky’s the Limit

SD&I Fast50 #1: AISG’s Levy Acs combines a vertical-market focus with a customer service approach to be the fastest-growing systems integrator in North America


 

The Future

As SD&I’s fastest-growing systems integrator in the U.S., the future is now for AISG. “As an owner, it’s a challenge,” admits Acs, who adds he is still getting used to not having all his employees in a single office. “I have one employee in Alaska who I have never even met in person.”

He says that a sale is definitely not in the cards for his company. “We have a lot of people come in and want to buy us out, but we are not for sale,” he says. “It’s not part of our growth strategy to build a company for sale, we are definitely in it for the long haul.”

Still, in his goal to be one of the biggest integrators in the country, he is off to a rather encouraging start. “We are an aggressive company, but look how big this country is — the growth potential is unlimited,” Acs says. “If you do the right thing as a company and stand by your customers, the sky is the limit.”

 

Paul Rothman is editor-in-chief of SD&I magazine (www.secdealer.com). For more information on the 2013 and 2014 Fast50 rankings, please visit www.securityinfowatch.com/sdifast50.

 

A Closer Look

Company: American Integrated Security Group (AISG)

Web: www.aisg-online.com

HQ: College Point, N.Y.

Principals: Levy Acs, President & CTO; Avi Jacobi, CEO

Year founded: 2007

Number of employees: 100+

Residential/Commercial split: 90 percent commercial; 10 percent residential

Top technology brands used/sold: FLIR, Fiber SenSys, WavestoreUSA