Universal Protection Service acquires the manned security guard division of Boyd & Associates

UPS expands California presence with new acquisition


SANTA ANA, Calif. , June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is  announces that they have acquired the manned security guard division of Boyd & Associates and expanded their presence within the state of California. Since 1967, Boyd & Associates has been providing commercial protective guard services and high-end security systems throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and San Diego County.

"The acquisition of the manned guarding division of Boyd & Associates enables us to execute our strategy of diversifying into other vertical markets within our existing geographic footprint," said Steve Jones, Co-CEO and COO of Universal Services of America. "Boyd & Associates is an excellent company and we are excited to bring over their manned guarding division."

The acquisition of the manned security guard division of Boyd & Associates will further expand Universal's security force across Southern California, and will allow Universal to provide additional security solutions and support for their clients. Boyd & Associates will continue to operate their alarm and patrol response divisions.

"We are excited to welcome our new customers and employees into the Universal family. Boyd & Associates has a superb longstanding reputation in Southern California and we are proud to carry that on," said Brian Cescolini, Chairman and Co-CEO of Universal Services of America. "Boyd has primarily serviced gated communities and HOAs, along with other commercial properties, throughout Southern California, which is a marketplace that we have been focused on in our recent acquisitions."

Universal Protection Service is the 5th largest security company and the largest private security firm in the U.S. 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.