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MAR 2014

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32 | SD&I | March 2014 Convergint Technologies, No. 17 "Our growth begins with the quality of colleagues that we hire and develop," explains VP of Security Tony Varco. "Second, we have incredible technology partners and a clear, forward-looking vision of not only the type of company we want to be, but also the specifc strategies needed for us to attain our goals. Lastly, we have experienced extremely low col- league turnover, which has allowed us to stick to our vision." Surveillance Systems Integration, No. 18 (tie) "The magic lies within our peo- ple," says President Michael T. Flowers. "Our highly trained team makes designing and installing some of the largest network video surveillance systems in the world look simple." Netech, No. 18 (tie) "What sets Netech apart is the flexibility that comes from being a privately held, debt-free company with 17 years of proven success," says Rick Zimmerman, Director of Physical Security. "We are com- mitted to protect our culture of being customer-focused, hiring the best and brightest talent, a spirit of entrepre- neurism 'go-for-it attitude,' and conducting business with integrity and conservative values." AlphaCorp Security, No. 21 "Our growth is due in large part to our customers' belief in the value we create, and an increasing awareness of that in our market," says CEO Mike Painter. My Alarm Center dba Alarm Capital Alliance, No. 22 (tie) "It includes thorough due diligence, transparent relation- ships with sellers/partners, close focus on the bottom line and high-quality customer service," says Tammy Biel, VP of Marketing. "These are just some of the things that drive success and growth." Envision Security, No. 22 (tie) "We attribute our success to the 'pay it forward' concept," says President Darryl Johnson. "Without a customer or a happy cus- tomer you cannot succeed. We also create a fun, collective environment to work in, because happy employees drive success." Star Asset Security, No. 24 "To grow a great company, you must have a long-term mindset," says Executive VP Robert Hirschy. "We look for long-term, (10-year) employ- ees that are looking for a career instead of a job; long-term vendor partners; and long-term customers that we can stand beside and partner with." Protection 1, No. 26 "Through our customer relationships, call center delivery and local branch expertise and attention, we boast the lowest attrition in the industry, and certainly, low attrition has been a factor in our growth," says Chief Marketing Offcer Jamie Haenggi. "Secondly, we bring innovation to how we run the business; and and lastly, we believe in investing in our employees through training, development, opportunities and personal interest." Continental Computers & WLANmall, No. 28 (tie) "Our growth can be attributed to one key philosophy — one size does NOT fit all," CEO Ezie Isaac says. "By having a deep techni- cal knowledge of all of our products and a comprehensive understanding of networking, we are able to fully understand our customers' needs." Firstline Security Integration, No. 28 (tie) "We listen to our customer's needs and fulfll them in a cost-effective and timely manner," says CEO and founder Steve Morefeld. Vector Security, No. 32 "We provide our people with the training and resources they need to be successful; and company-wide focus on providing personal, customized support," says VP of Marketing Art Miller. "Ongoing surveys, customer feedback and monitoring con- sumer trends keeps us on track and helps us get better." Pro-Vigil Inc., No. 35 "We were able to stimulate growth by doubling our sales force in 2013," says CEO Jeremy White. "This move allows us to provide our services in every major market in the U.S. We are expecting an even higher rate of growth in 2014." Clearview Security Group LLC, No. 37 "Today's world of technology has sterilized the business world — a hand- shake replaced with a text, a voicemail or an email replaces face-to-face interaction," says VP of Sales David Olcott Sr. "We use technology, but we demand we use old-fashioned, customer-facing service." (continues on page 108) SDI_22-33,108-109_0314 Fast50 overview.indd 32 3/5/14 1:34 PM

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