Universal Protection Services

Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located nationwide.

Current stats:
The company employs over 50,000 uniformed security officers and professionals and operates in 49 states nationwide.

Company philosophy:
“We provide unmatched service and security solutions by creating and cultivating partnerships with our security professionals and clients.”

Customers served:
Universal Protection Service offers an expansive range of security solutions for properties of every type including: Airports, Corporate Campuses, Distribution/Manufacturing Facilities, Educational Facilities, Government Facilities, Healthcare Facilities, Office Buildings, Petrochemical Facilities, Residential Communities and Retail Centers

Where they came from:
Universal Services of America began with one idea in mind—to provide unmatched services and solutions for our clientele. Formed as a janitorial company in 1965 serving Southern California, Universal expanded into the security industry in 1969. The company offered both lines of services until the janitorial division was sold in 1989.

In 2000, Brian Cescolini and Steve Jones became partners with the original owners of Universal. Eight years later, they added two new companies: Universal Protection Security Systems and Universal Building Maintenance (UBM), a return to the janitorial market. UBM is now an all-green, environmentally friendly version of the original company.

These divisions joined with Universal Protection Service and Fire/Life Safety to become part of the Universal Services of America umbrella.