AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to various industries. Headquartered in Conshohocken, PA, they have been American owned and managed since 1957.

AlliedBarton will be honored with the Visionary Award at the Chamber’s 30th annual Excellence Awards on Thursday, November 15. The award is sponsored by Stradley Ronon. You can register for the awards ceremony here.

We recently sat down with AlliedBarton’s President and CEO, Bill Whitmore, to ask him about the company and what winning the award means to them.

What is AlliedBarton’s mission and vision?

AlliedBarton‘s core purpose is to serve and secure the people, homes and businesses of our communities.  We value Growth, Responsibility, Empowerment, Achievement and Trust. These are critical elements of our Dare to be GREAT culture, which is essential to our ability to fulfill our core purpose to serve and secure the people, homes and businesses of our communities.

As a national business, how has AlliedBarton grown and built a name for itself over the years?

AlliedBarton has a continued focus on service excellence – and a philosophy that we serve our customers well by serving our employees first.  This has allowed us to grow as an organization and build a reputation for quality. While we customize our services to meet each client’s specific needs, we will not compromise on quality.

What are the benefits of being headquartered in the Greater Philadelphia region?

AlliedBarton reflects the culture of Philadelphia.  We employ hard working people who are very dedicated to their duty as security professionals and proud of their accomplishments.  Like Philadelphia, we welcome and embrace people from all walks of life.  Our staff is customer –centered, focused on results, disciplined and proactive…hallmarks of Philadelphians.

What does receiving the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Visionary Award mean to your business?

We are so proud to be recognized and an award such as this is a testament to the efforts of our security personnel who work every day to maintain safe and secure environments.  Security teams are a critical first line of defense and a valuable resource but are often not thanked by the public. We know the Visionary award and others like it bring positive attention to the men and women who look after our safety.

How does AlliedBarton support or recognize the small business community?

We work within our communities across the country to support small business