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Welcome to the Built in Iowa Podcast!

On today's episode we have Brian Duffy & Brad Duffy from Per Mar Security Services.

Per Mar was founded in 1953 by John and Eleanor Duffy in Davenport, Iowa. Brian and Brad are third generation, and their father, Mike, is the current CEO. John and Eleanor founded Per Mar out of pure necessity, they needed money! What is even crazier, they were just driving through Davenport on their way to Denver to start a business. Their car broke down and they decided that Davenport was the place to start their business.

Per Mar's headquarters are still in Davenport, Iowa and they have multiple offices around the midwest. They currently have 2,000 employees and are privately owned! Brian & Brad talk about what it was like growing up in the business, and going through the process of coming into the family business after they worked for three years outside Per Mar at other organizations.

Per Mar is a full service security company. They provide security officer services, commercial alarms, home alarms, and fire alarms. Per Mar has acquired around 80 companies in their lifetime and they average a couple sizable acquisitions a year, truly remarkable!

Enjoy the episode!

You can find Per Mar Security website here
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You can find Per Mar Security LinkedIn here
You can find Midwest Fire Alarm website here
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Brad's LinkedIn is here

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