Cook & Boardman Acquires Ohio-Based Bass Security

Bass is a provider of video surveillance, intrusion and fire/life-safety solutions, as well as locksmith and hardware break/fix services.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Cook & Boardman Group, a specialty distributor of commercial door entry solutions and systems integration services, announces the acquisition of Bedford Heights, Ohio-based Bass Security Services.

Terms of the transaction, which follows the recent purchase of  BlueViolet Networks, were not disclosed.

Founded in 1975 by Dale Bass, Bass Security is a national provider of video surveillance, intrusion and fire/life-safety solutions, as well as locksmith and hardware break/fix services. The company serves loss prevention, facilities management and new construction needs of customers throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico through a network of 5,000 field technicians.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bass to the Cook & Boardman family of companies,” says CEO Darrin Anderson. “They fit perfectly into our strategy of broadening our security integration services nationwide and we look forward to providing their employees with additional resources and expanded opportunities.”

Bass comments his company was established on three core values: accountability, continuous improvement and teamwork.

“This model has served us well and we see the same commitment to excellence in Cook & Boardman. We are proud to join them as they continue to transform the industry,” he adds.

The company will continue to operate under the Bass Security name and customer contacts will remain unchanged as a result of the acquisition.

Cook & Boardman is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. Bass Security represents the companyt’s 16th acquisition since being acquired by Littlejohn in 2018. The company distributes commercial doors, frames and hardware, electronic access control equipment and specialty (Division 10) products. The company also provides integrated security solutions including physical security, access control, wireless networking, low-voltage cabling, A/V and managed information technology products.

The company serves multifamily and nonresidential markets including the commercial, education, government, healthcare, office and hospitality sectors from more than 65 locations across 21 states and nationwide through its ecommerce portal.

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