Orange County Business Journal

Universal Protection Buys in NY

Jane Yu Thursday, May 2, 2013

Santa Ana-based private security company Universal Protection Service has acquired Protection Plus Security Corp. in New York on undisclosed terms.

Universal Protection is part of Universal Services of America, which employs about 27,000 workers total, including about 2,000 in Orange County. The parent company had $662 million in revenue last year and operates through various divisions, including building maintenance and fire-and-life safety services.

The latest acquisition is expected to help Universal Protection expand in the Northeast U.S., according to Steve Jones, co-chief executive and chief operating officer of Universal Services.

The company first gained presence in that region earlier this year, when it acquired a security division of New York-based T&M Protection Resources LLC.