Per Mar Security Commemorates 65th Year in Business

“My grandparents and parents, along with many other incredible people, have really built an amazing company,” says Per Mar COO Brian Duffy.

Per Mar Security Commemorates 65th Year in Business

The Duffy family (L to R): Brad Duffy, Beth (Duffy) Ketz, Linda Duffy, Michael Duffy, Brian Duffy.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Per Mar Security Services, based here, is celebrating its 65th anniversary.

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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Eleanor and John Duffy founded Per Mar Security Services in 1953.

Per Mar remains family owned and operated by the Duffy family. The company has evolved with numerous expansions and acquisitions over the years, but one thing has always remained the same: core values and a mission focused on integrity, sense of community, and putting employees and customers first, the announcement states.

“My grandparents and parents, along with many other incredible people, have really built an amazing company,” says Per Mar COO Brian Duffy. “The values we have operated under for many years still apply and work today, and I look forward to helping lead the company to further growth.”

“As Per Mar celebrates its 65th year in business, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous customers, employees and communities that we have served and been associated with over those years,” states Michael Duffy, CEO. “We’ve had many interesting, challenging and rewarding opportunities and encountered so many wonderful people.”

Michael Duffy continues, “As everyone in business knows, it is definitely a journey, not a destination and each day brings new challenges for growth and reflection. We at Per Mar feel fortunate that we have a wonderful team that has met these challenges and allowed us to continue to remain an independent, successful business. Thank you to all whose paths we have crossed. As we continue to move forward, you can be assured that our management team is staying focused on how to best serve all our stakeholders.”

The company’s portfolio of products and services include smart home automation, intrusion and fire alarms, access control, security cameras, alarm monitoring, investigative services and background checks.

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