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Chance Allred

A Platinum Protection founder goes solar

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chance Allred, one of the founders of Platinum Protection, has come home to Vivint again—in a way.

Platinum, a summer-model sales company based in American Fork, Utah, in February this year abruptly laid off virtually all its employees and shut down its summer sales program. The company, founded in 2006, hasn’t talked publicly about the reasons why, but it appears to be in severe financial distress.

Since then, Vivint, a summer-model giant based in Provo, Utah, has hired about 130 of the unemployed Platinum sales reps, Vivint told me. It’s not clear what percentage of Platinum’s former sales force that represents, but it’s just 4 percent of Vivint’s sales force, that company said.

In addition, Allred in March was hired as VP of sales for Vivint Solar, a sister company of Vivint that offers residential customers the opportunity to purchase power generated by Vivint solar panels on their homes.

That’s kind of interesting because before helping to found Platinum, Allred used to work for APX Alarm, which is what Vivint was called before it rebranded last year to highlight the fact it offers home automation and other services beyond security.

Platinum’s founders consolidate ownership

Founders buy out investor
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08/04/2011

AMERICAN FORK, Utah—The four main founders of Platinum Protection, one of the major Utah-based summer-model companies, now own 100 percent of the company after recently buying out an investor, according to CEO Andrew Kindfuller.

Platinum Protection ‘breaking mold’

CEO says focus on clean selling, customer service and being a national company
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03/03/2011

AMERICAN FORK, Utah—Platinum Protection, one of the major Utah-based summer-model companies, will recruit two-thirds of its sales reps from outside the Utah Valley, Platinum CEO Andrew Kindfuller told Security Systems News.