Rodger Reiswig Receives Sara E. Jackson Award 2020

Rodger Reiswig Receives Sara E. Jackson Award 2020

A family man and motivated spokesman for industry standards, Reiswig has been at the same companycontributing to the industry for 34 years. He started at Simplex Time Recorder, which was bought by Tyco International and later merged with Johnson Controls.   “When I started out, I was going to school for electronics at...
Howard Edward “Bud” Wulforst Named 2019 Person of the Year

Howard Edward “Bud” Wulforst Named 2019 Person of the Year

This year’s Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year is industry veteran Howard Edward Wulforst. Many in the industry know him as Bud, and this award recognizes his innumerable contributions to the industry.  Wulforst has been in the industry for longer than the Weinstock...
Meet Incoming President Jamie Vos

Meet Incoming President Jamie Vos

Jamie Vos entered the security business in 1994 with locksmithing, when he started working for his father’s company, Bellingham Lock and Safe. Vos worked in various roles until a need became evident and he stepped up as general manager of the electronic security division.  And...
ESA Members Dominate the SDM 100

ESA Members Dominate the SDM 100

ESA’s member base consists of companies at every step of their growth, and this year the big ones made a strong showing on the most recent annual SDM 100 Report, which outlined performance in 2019 and ranked companies by RMR....
No, I Insist

No, I Insist

“You’re getting it whether you like it or not.”  In a fateful conversation between Lew Schwander – former residential sales manager at ESA Member Company B Safe Security – and his son, the father insisted that his son had to get a monitored carbon monoxide detector installed in his...
Raising a Barn Built to Last

Raising a Barn Built to Last

RFI Enterprises has grown from a mission-town dream at the kitchen table into one of the 50 largest private companies in Silicon Valley in just 40 years. In that time, the company has expanded into eight different companies and consolidated back into...
ESA Member Companies Dominate 2020 SSI SAMMY Awards

ESA Member Companies Dominate 2020 SSI SAMMY Awards

Photo Courtesy of Security Sales and Integration ESA member companies dominated the 25th year of Security Sales & Integration’s (SSI) SAMMY Awards by filling 11 out of 14 award categories.  This one of a kind program recognizes and honors dealers...
Drawn to a Spark in the Industry

Drawn to a Spark in the Industry

Every passion begins as a moment of curiosity – an interest sparked by a reaction to something unexpected or unexplored. For Merlin Guilbeau, CEO of ESA and industry veteran, there have been many moments along the way where his interest...
Brinks Home Security 5K Benefits Community, Mission 500

Brinks Home Security 5K Benefits Community, Mission 500

In four years, one dynamic duo has partnered to raise more than $200,000 for children living in severe need. ESA Member Brinks Home Security, a long-standing security company driven by passionate leaders and staff, not only provides security to one million residents and businesses in the United States, but has teamed up with Mission 500 to serve children and families...
Holmes Security Systems Racks Up Resideo Connect Awards

Holmes Security Systems Racks Up Resideo Connect Awards

ESA Member Holmes Security Systems of North Carolina earned multiple Resideo Connect awards in late 2019. Resideo recognized the company with its Life Safety Award, Community Service Award, Circle of Excellence, Security Marketing Excellence Award and the 2019 Medal of Honor.  According to Stephen Wheeler, president of Holmes Security Systems, his company won these awards because of the team’s dedication...

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