Per Mar acquires American Pride Security Services

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Monday, April 8, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based here, announced it has acquired American Pride Security Services of Bloomingdale, Ill.

“American Pride Security Services represents the same values of taking care of employees and customers that we have,” Brad Duffy, Per Mar, president of the Security Officer Division, said in the announcement. “It’s a great fit for both parties and provides good expansion for Per Mar in the Chicago market.”

American Pride Security Services specializes in part-time and full-time security officer services in the Chicagoland area. Neal and Michelle Loftus, owners of American Pride Security Services, expanded the business to Fort Meyers, Florida. They will be relocating to Fort Meyers to focus solely on their Florida operation. All 32 of American Pride Security Services employees in Bloomingdale will be joining Per Mar’s Chicago branch.

“We are very pleased to be merging with Per Mar Security Services,” Neal Loftus, owner of American Pride Security Services, said in the announcement. “After 14 years of proudly serving the Chicagoland market we have decided to focus solely on our Florida operation. With 34 years in the business it was paramount to my partner and me that we leave our family (Staff & Client's) in the hands of another family. We have always put the industry first as we've always maintained a core mission to change the way people feel about security. I believe with all of my heart that Per Mar is also sincere in that belief and their track record shows this.”

Established in 1953, Per Mar Security Services is the largest, family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest with more than 2,400 team members, operating in 22 branch locations and 17 satellite locations.