Allied Universal® Acquires Phoenix-Based Shetler Security Services

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SANTA ANA, Calif./PHOENIX -- July 12, 2019-- Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company in North America, has acquired Shetler Security Services, a Phoenix, Ariz.--based company offering security solutions on a national level. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The acquisition of Shetler Security Services aligns perfectly with our long-term strategic plan of adding exceptional security professionals and valuable resources into local markets around the country,” said Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal. “Together, we will bring fantastic opportunities to Shetler Security Services clients and employees with the goal of delivering innovative security solutions to all.”

Founded in 2007, Shetler Security Services offers the implementation of armed, unarmed and patrol security services for a premier client base that includes widely recognized financial institutions within the United States. With revenues in excess of $22 million and more than 525 employees, the company provides security services in Arizona, California, Minnesota, Colorado, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico and Montana. Shetler Security President/Owner, Mike Shetler, will be joining Allied Universal as a consultant.

“The combination of our two companies will provide significant benefits for our clients, including access to Allied Universal’s highly advanced technology solutions,” said Shetler.

Shetler Security Services was represented by Bruce H. Keeling with Blitstein, LLC in the transaction.


About Allied Universal

Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company in North America with more than 215,000 employees and revenues over $7.3 billion, provides unparalleled security services and technology solutions. With offices located throughout the nation as well as internationally (Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Honduras and Nicaragua), Allied Universal is responsible for protecting client sites covering multiple specialty sectors such as higher education, healthcare, retail, commercial real estate, government and corporate campuses, etc. Supported by vast experience gained from being in business for over 60 years, Allied Universal provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business. Through world-class customer service, highly advanced systems and cohesive technology solutions…Allied Universal is There for you™. For more information, please visit


About Shetler Security Services

Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Shetler Security Services provides security services for financial institutions, private companies and events. The company’s staff has over a century of supervisory and executive command-level law enforcement experience. Additional information is available at