PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection Services opened a branch in Brentwood, Tenn., 10 miles south of the Nashville city center, which became operational on Nov. 1.
“We’ve been working diligently to identify the geographic areas where we can best grow our business,” Guardian president Bryan Cipoletti said in a prepared statement. “Nashville is a good fit for us in that it has demographic characteristics similar to our current core market areas and is within an approximate 250-mile proximity of existing Guardian locations in Indianapolis and Cincinnati. We also have strong relationships with builder partners who have operations in Nashville and would like to be able to expand upon these.”
Guardian hired James Ward as general manager of the new Brentwood location. He began his career with Security Central of Arkansas Inc. and later founded COP Security in Arkansas, which he operated for nearly 20 years. Ward is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Guardian now proactively markets from a corporate perspective in 20 states, the company said in its announcement. In addition to its branch locations, it also has customer service and UL-listed monitoring centers in Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Guardian will be marketing its smart home security and control solutions to existing homes and small businesses as well as the new home construction market, according to the announcement. “The company has experienced considerable growth of its smart home business in the past 12 years, thanks in part to the robust development of partnerships with new home builders,” the company said.
“Builders appreciate our strength, stability and know-how,” said Ward. “Our ‘white-glove service’ creates an optimal experience for the new homeowner and keeps things hassle-free for the builder.”Topic: Residential Tags: Guardian Protection Services, Bryan Cipoletti, James Ward