If anyone knows what it means to stick around for the long haul, it’s Joe Budnik. 20 years of always saying “yes” has led our Director of Operations to build an impressive professional resume and find himself central to our company’s defining moments. In this Employee Spotlight, Joe discusses those defining moments, finding satisfaction in a job well done, and even having a company phrase named after him.
One year ago, we were saddened to announce the passing of co-founder and CEO John Kendall. Today, we remember him as a visionary leader, a servant to his community, and a passionate husband and father. DK Security is committed to upholding the values that John championed throughout his extensive career, both as a law enforcement official and a community leader.
Each April, we celebrate National Administrative Professionals Day to recognize the efforts of administrators across industries. Today and every day, DK Security is grateful for all our corporate staff members that are responsible for administrative tasks and essential to our core operations.
Your business might not operate 24/7, but threats occur around the clock. Your business is one of your most significant investments — having a safety and security plan when your doors are closed is just as crucial for when you’re open. After hours, a business is more vulnerable. With fewer employees (if any) present, your business is left at a higher risk for break-ins, trespassing, and vandalism.
No one enjoys losing their job. It’s upsetting, confusing, and oftentimes humiliating. And no one likes letting an employee go; it’s a difficult, awkward situation none of us enjoy. But employee terminations are common and necessary — poor performance, downsizing, and policy violation are just a few scenarios where you might consider letting an employee go.
DK Security is excited to announce that after 26 years of providing exceptional security services in Michigan, we have expanded our offerings to clients in Ohio and Indiana. Our commitments to local client support and management responsiveness have allowed us to become the largest locally owned security company in Michigan and one of the 50 largest security firms nationwide. Now, we look forward to offering our security services to new clients in Ohio and Indiana.
Alethea and Kevin Smith met on their first day of college almost 24 years ago. Today, Alethea’s wedding ring has “Scott Hall 1998” engraved inside. From the University of Illinois to events with DK Security and 42 countries traveled along the way, the Smiths are two of our most adventurous and highest-performing employees. Ahead of the renewing of their wedding vows this June, we spoke with Alethea and Kevin about their relationship, the role DK Security plays in their love for travel, and their adventures to come.
Your workforce is the backbone of your company. Your employees help drive sales, hit your business goals, and they’re your biggest resource, which can affect the public perception of your brand. Needless to say, it’s incredibly important to hire trustworthy, qualified candidates in order for your company to be successful. But hiring an exceptional team is not always an easy task.
HonorLine is an anonymous hotline owned and operated by DK Security, designed for use by our clients to report suspected criminal and unethical conduct within their organization. We're delighted to start 2022 by reintroducing HonorLine service with a modernized logo.
This Veterans Day, we are honored to recognize the many veterans employed by DK Security for their sacrifices and their service to our country. We benefit daily from their commitment to our safety and security. The freedoms we enjoy come at a price, and we are thankful for all the ways our veterans have and continue to protect these freedoms.