Universal Protection Service acquires Regent Security Services

Acquisition grows number of employees to over 17,000


SANTA ANA, California (June 6, 2012) - Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is excited to announce that they have acquired Regent Security Services, Inc. With their outstanding reputation in the security industry, Regent Security Services, Inc. has been providing security guard services since 1990 and employs over 1,000 security professionals who are supported by five offices throughout the southeastern U.S.

“Regent is an outstanding company lead by a strong and professional management team who share a similar culture and customer service philosophy as us,” said Steve Jones, Co-CEO and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Universal Services of America. “We are very excited about this acquisition as it further expands our presence and capabilities in the southeast and continues to makes Universal Protection Service a true national provider.”

“Universal is a great fit for our team and clients. We have very similar cultures that focus on customer satisfaction and providing highly trained teams of officers. We look forward to continuing to work closely with our clients while adding an expanded gallery of resources and experience,” said Thomas E. (Ernie) Sizemore, President and COO of Regent Security Services, Inc. “Universal’s stellar organic growth is evidence of the high quality of services they provide and I am excited about the opportunity to work with such a great organization.”

With their recent acquisitions of Security Forces, Inc. (SFI), SFI Electronics, Inc. (SFIE) and Regent Security Services, Inc., Universal Protection Service is now a dominate player throughout the southeast and specifically in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Universal Protection Service now employs over 17,000 security professionals across the U.S.

“We are excited to add Regent’s employees and clients to the Universal team. Regent is a well run regional company with valued clients and deep relationships, and the acquisition will strengthen our investment in the southeastern states,” said Brian Cescolini, Co-CEO and Chairman of Universal Services of America. “We look forward to serving our new clients with the same integrity as Regent did, and will continue to provide value added services as we transition our company and relationships into the future.”

Universal Protection Service is the 6th largest security company in the U.S. and the 4th
largest U.S. owned security organization. Universal Protection Service is a division of Universal Services of America, which includes Universal Building Maintenance, Universal Protection Security Systems and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services. As they move ahead with their recent expansion, Universal looks forward to continuing to provide their clients with the
best security solutions, personalized customer service and unmatched value available.