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Per Mar Security Grows Indiana Footprint With ABC Fire & Burglar Buy

ABC Fire & Burglar was founded by Michael Easton in 1963, growing to become one of the largest life-safety providers in Northwest Indiana.

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Per Mar Security Services has acquired ABC Fire & Burglar Co. of Gary, Ind., further expanding its residential and commercial security services and customer base in Northwest Indiana.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ABC Fire & Burglar was founded by Michael Easton in 1963. In an announcement, Per Mar states it is honored to have been selected by the Easton family to serve the customers they have earned over the past 60 years.

Having served more than 5,000 residential and commercial clients, ABC Fire & Burglar has grown to become one of the largest and most reliable security providers in Northwest Indiana, according to the company’s website. The company’s solutions portfolio includes fire detection, intrusion, access control, structured wiring, commercial paging, panic alert, video surveillance and wireless communication.

Michael Easton’s children, Bob and Angi Easton have joined Per Mar along with the security provider’s technical staff. The operation will join Per Mar’s office in Griffith and continue to serve the Northwest Indiana area.

“Working with the Eastons has been a pleasure,” says Per Mar COO Brian Duffy. “The whole Easton family cares deeply about their employees and customers. It gives us great pride that they trust Per Mar to continue on their great legacy. We will talk to as many customers as we can in order to offer our whole suite of full-service solutions.”

Per Mar has also remained family owned and operated since its founding in the early 1950s. This year marks the company’s 65th year in business.

In 1953, John and Eleanor Duffy founded Per Mar on the front porch of their home at 804 Iowa Street in Davenport, Iowa. Per Mar is still headquartered in Davenport, growing to become the largest family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest, according to an announcement.

The provider of residential and commercial security solutions, as well manned guarding services, staffs 2,400 employees in 23 branch locations and 19 satellite offices.

“It is amazing that this company that was started on a front porch 65 years ago has grown to be a leading provider of security services in the Midwest,” says Brad Duffy, president of Security Officer Services for Per Mar. “Although much has changed in the industry our success can be attributed largely to the way we treat employees and customers, which is the foundation the company has been built on.”

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