Convergint acquires on West coast

Company buys Firstline Security, will eclipse $1 billion mark in 2018
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill—Convergint Technologies, a global service-based systems integration company, recently acquired Firstline Security Integration (FSI), an Anaheim, Calif.-based integrator founded in 1992.

FSI has built strong relationships with many key customers throughout the west, including those in the energy, utilities, municipalities, healthcare, and higher education markets.

“Firstline Security Integration brings a great wealth of systems integration expertise to Convergint,” Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint Technologies said in the announcement. “Steve Morefield and the colleagues of FSI have built a strong business across many verticals in California and beyond, and we welcome them into Convergint Nation.”

Lochiatto told Security Systems News, “This is a great integrator that we knew about for many years, very customer focused and they are a great fit. And their leadership team is staying on with the organization, which was critical for us. They are in San Diego, which is a location that they have worked hard to grow, and we have too, so this will really just accelerate our presence there and scale our presence in a big way.”

With an additional office in San Diego, Calif., FSI has 49 experienced colleagues, all of whom will be joining the Convergint organization.

“Our core philosophies regarding customer service are very well-aligned, so we felt confident knowing that Convergint will not only help us maintain the requirements of our customers, but exceed them in every way,” Steve Morefield, owner of Firstline Security Integration, said in a prepared statement. “This was a key reason for our decision to join the Convergint organization, and so I greatly look forward to the opportunities it will provide our customers and colleagues.”

Convergint’s history of uninterrupted growth has been achieved both organically and via acquisition.

“In 2018, we will eclipse a billion dollars for the first time, so it is an exciting time,” said Lochiatto. “In November, we eclipsed our 4,000th colleague, which is pretty hard to fathom ... five years ago we had around 1,100 colleagues.”

He continued, “Looking to 2019, there will be continued global expansion, and to some companies on the software and development side of things. We will continue with our strategy in 2019, and we have great confidence in the future.”