History of DSI
DSI originated in 1969 when Sheriff A.B. Clark started a security company in response to a request from the construction company building the nearby Farley Nuclear Plant. As the company’s reputation grew for providing quality security services DSI began to grow, opening an eventual 20 branch offices. A.B. Clark began DSI with the belief that his company could fill a void with a dependable, competent team of people. DSI now consists of thousands of carefully selected and highly trained security personnel.
DSI is still a family-owned and managed company, led by A.B.’s son Alan, Chairman of the Board, along with his wife Marty, President. Alan and Marty’s three children all work with DSI in various capacities as well. DSI has also benefited from its well-rounded, experienced, and professional management staff that have helped in building DSI’s reputation as a leader in the security industry. Following sound business practices through the years DSI has been able to maintain a high quality of clientele. Many of our clients have experimented with less expensive security suppliers prior to choosing DSI, but have ultimately chosen the more personal way of doing business DSI provides.
The DSI Team
DSI adheres to the philosophy that the success of any organization is in direct correlation to the quality of its employees and to the service that they provide their customers. In implementing this philosophy and steering away from expanding their growth with “warm bodies”, DSI has been able to develop a well-respected image in the security industry. DSI believes that success is bred in the recruiting, selection, supervision, and training of each and every employee. Believing in the need for ongoing and perpetual training helps to set DSI apart from its competitors. Many companies give testimonials about their commitment to customer service and employee satisfaction but few deliver on that promise. That is where the DSI motto, “DWYSYWD”, comes into the picture. Simply stated, DSI strives to “DO WHAT YOU SAY YOU WILL DO”.
The staff at DSI believes that if we understand the culture and mindset of our customers then we can more easily create a unique service solution to reflect it. DSI strives to create a work experience for our employees reflecting the work culture, principles, and values of our clients as well as of DSI, and based upon this, we screen employees for skills, philosophies, and attributes that reflect both. In doing so, we believe DSI delivers employees and service mutually beneficial to everyone. – less