ADS purchases ERMC Security Solutions

Deal enhances the company’s Chattanooga branch
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Monday, August 7, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—In a deal finalized on Aug. 3, ADS Security purchased ERMC Security Solutions’ account base, bringing more than 600 accounts under ADS’ branch in Chattanooga, Tenn.

“This is very much in-line with many of the fold-in acquisitions that we do. It helps us to build our presence in important markets,” ADS Security’s president and CEO John Cerasuolo told Security Systems News. “We’re already a very significant player in Chattanooga. This gives us the opportunity to extend that reach through these additional customers and then leverage those additional customers for referrals and growth opportunities beyond.”

ERMC Security is based in Chattanooga and ADS first opened its branch in the city in 1997. This purchase makes Chattanooga the company’s third largest branch of ADS’ 22 total branches, following Nashville, Tenn., and Birmingham, Ala., Cerasuolo noted.

“Our goal is to be the premier local provider in every market,” Cerasuolo said. “If we can get to that point, where we’re the largest local company with the best reputation in the market—that’s really the key to our success.”

Five employees are joining ADS from ERMC, Cerasuolo said, including four technicians and one sales person.

ERMC’s customer base is 60 percent residential, Cerasuolo noted.

The purchase of ERMC Security is ADS’ second acquisition in 2017; the company acquired Falcon Fire Systems—established a branch in Summerville, S.C.—in early January.