Per Mar Security celebrates 70 years in business

Per Mar Global Security Group

Per Mar Security, the largest family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest, will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 31. 

To mark the anniversary, the Davenport-based Per Mar in early September donated $70 to each of its 25 branch’s organizations of choice for National Charity Day. The team also will be honoring each branch’s longest-standing employee to show their appreciation for their dedication and loyalty.

Many of the charities selected are the organizations that employees have volunteered at in the past or are even current Per Mar customers, according to the company.

On Halloween in 1953, John and Eleanor Duffy started Per Mar in their home on Iowa Street in Davenport. Per Mar has a long history of providing its customers with security technologies, service, and physical security solutions.

While the company has grown and evolved its commitment to providing reliable security solutions to customers has never wavered.

Now led by the third generation of the Duffy Family, Per Mar has acquired many businesses and invested in cutting-edge technology to better serve the wants and needs of its customers. Security officer services, intelligent video monitoring, advanced access control systems, and burglar alarm systems, are just a few of their many products and services.

“My brother Brad and I feel fortunate to be a part of the third generation of our family to lead Per Mar,” Brian Duffy, the security company’s CEO, said in a news release. “Per Mar’s success is a credit to many people here who have cared for the company like owners, and we try our best to lead through listening to the people serving our customers every day.” 

Company officials said Per Mar’s commitment to its people and protecting what matters most is clear and is a testament to its many years of business. A quote the leadership team refers to frequently is: “Take care of your employees, they’ll take care of the customers, and the rest will take care of itself.”

Per Mar has more than 2,800 team members, operating in 25 branch locations across the Midwest. It is headquartered at 1910 E. Kimberly Road. 

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