Per Mar Celebrates its 65th Anniversary

October 31, 2018

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, IA, is celebrating its 65th anniversary on October 31st.

In 1953, John and Eleanor Duffy founded Per Mar on the front porch of their home at 804 Iowa Street in Davenport, Iowa. Today, Per Mar is still headquartered in Davenport, Iowa, and is the largest family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest with 2,400 employees and 23 branch locations. Brad Duffy, President of Security Officer Services for Per Mar, reflects on the company’s rich history stating, “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. 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.”

To this day, Per Mar is family owned and operated by the Duffy family. Per Mar has changed over the last 65 years – expansions and acquisitions – but one thing has always remained the same; its core values and a mission focused on integrity, a sense of community, and putting employees and customers first. Brian Duffy, Chief Operating Officer for Per Mar, said, “My grandparents and parents, along with many other incredible people, have really built an amazing company. 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,” said Michael Duffy, Chief Executive Officer for Per Mar. “We’ve had many interesting, challenging, and rewarding opportunities and encountered so many wonderful people. 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.”


About Per Mar Security Services

Established in 1953, Per Mar Security Services is the largest, family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest with more than 2,400 team members, operating in 23 branch locations and 18 satellite locations. The company provides full-service security solutions for homes and businesses including security officer services, smart home automation, burglar and fire alarms, access control, security cameras, alarm monitoring, investigative services, and background checks