Universal Protection Service has been named Company of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA). The awards ceremony took place on August 15 at the Orange Tree Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
"This is a tremendous honor from the IFMA chapter," stated Derek Oldham, Branch Manager, Universal Protection Service, Phoenix. "We have a strong network established with IFMA in the greater Phoenix area and we believe that we get more out of our participation when we put more into supporting the association and the industry," stated Oldham. Only two companies received the honor at the August 15 ceremony. Oldham accepted the award on behalf of Universal Protection Service.
Nominees were voted on by the 300+ chapter members, which represent more than 200 companies. "Derek Oldham has consistently demonstrated commitment and dedication to the Greater Phoenix IFMA Chapter through his expertise, leadership and professionalism," stated Rick Corea, president, Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA. "If Derek's integrity and passion is an example of the individuals that Universal Protection Service hires, then I would want to do business with the company," stated Corea.
Universal Protection Service, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif. has been providing security solutions to the greater Phoenix area since 2005, managing more than 10 million square feet of office space. In the last year they have doubled in size and increased revenues by more than 125 percent in the Phoenix market.