Unintended alliteration aside, Weinstein Security has reason to live it up a little this month – May 29 marks our 16th anniversary and we have our awesome team and wonderful clients to thank. It’s because of you that we’ve become the biggest privately-owned security company in Sonoma County.
Secrets of Success
The security service business is a competitive one. With a combined 35 years of experience in the security industry when they started, Dan P. and Maureen Weinstein were well aware of this fact. To stand out, they focused largely on two things: creating well-paying security jobs with great benefits for their employees – some of whom have been with the company since the beginning – and building long-term relationships with their clients.
This strategy has paid off well. Maureen points out that, “As a locally owned security company, we have the largest patrol fleet in our area.” This has led to gaining some “larger government and private contracts over the years,” despite competition from some very large security firms. “One of our biggest accomplishments was to be selected by Equity Office Properties as the sole provider of security services in the Sonoma County area when we were still a fairly small company,” she mentions.
Summing up the company’s success, Maureen says, “We have worked for all of it. We had a handful of amazing people that were there for us at the beginning and we had a dynamic duo of an Operations Manager and Assistant for over 5 years that just made everything work and grow for quite some time.”
We Love Our Security Guards
When the Weinsteins started the company back in ’02, they didn’t know about the economic rollercoaster ride the country would experience in the coming years; when it got tough, though, they showed their commitment to the team. At a time when many companies were cutting employee benefits, they made sure that their full-time employees kept theirs. They kept them working, too – those full-timers were working at least 32 hours per week despite difficult economic times.
Maureen recounts a time she was thanked by the wife of an employee “for having medical insurance that saved his life.” And in addition to crucial medical benefits, Weinstein Security understands that a complete benefits package should include vacation time and retirement benefits; these benefits were also maintained during the recession.
According to payscale.com, “a majority [of security guard jobs] lack any form of coverage.” The Weinsteins’ appreciation of the value of great employees is a large part of what makes us stand out from the pack.
To the Future
Weinstein Security is proud of our accomplishments over the past 16 years and we’re excited for what the future brings. We’re confident that our commitment to providing the best security guard jobs in the area, and to building long-term client relationships through excellent customer service, will continue to drive our success for the next 16 years and beyond.