GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 13, 2023— EPS Security has completed the acquisition of Maximum Security & Sound of Gaylord, Michigan, welcoming nearly 450 new business and residential customers to the EPS family. The acquisition, completed on June 1st, 2023, included the Gaylord-based office along with retention of Maximum Security & Sound staff.
The newly acquired Maximum Security & Sound customers will strengthen EPS Security’s customer base in Northern Michigan, furthering the growth of EPS Security as the largest family-owned security provider in the state, and among the largest in the U.S.
“Randy and his company have been well-respected in the Gaylord area for more than twenty years, and we are very fortunate to have members of his team join EPS Security,” said Kevin Carlson, President of EPS Security. “Together, we will be able to provide security and exceptional customer service to more homes and businesses in Northern Michigan.”
Owner of Maximum Security & Sound, Randy Karkutt, added, “Maximum Security was started in the Spring of 1999 to fill a void left by Protection One in the residential and commercial security market. Our goal was to provide the best security service to our customers to include all aspects of the business—security, fire, access control, video surveillance, monitoring, etc.”
In the near future, EPS will begin transitioning Maximum Security & Sound customers subscribed to 24/7 Monitoring Service to EPS Security’s owned and operated Monitoring Center in Grand Rapids, MI. These new EPS Security customers will gain the benefit of being monitored by The Monitoring Association’s 2022 Monitoring Center of the Year, Small/Medium Business. This is a national award given to monitoring centers across the United States which recognizes performance in the highest professional manner, and a monitoring center that makes significant contributions to the alarm industry, and to the communities they serve.
About EPS Security
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based EPS Security is a nationwide leader in security system services. The company currently ranks among the top 25 largest security companies in the U.S. and is one of just a dozen security firms in the country to operate a Monitoring Center that is UL-listed, FM-approved and certified by The Monitoring Association as “Five Diamond” qualified. EPS provides intrusion alarms, fire alarms, access control systems and video surveillance systems to nearly 30,000 commercial and residential clients in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.