With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Whelan Security is a family-owned company providing private security across many diverse industries and vertical markets including corporate headquarters, commercial real estate properties, financial institutions, educational campuses, manufacturing and industrial facilities, retail shopping centers, residential communities, and sensitive government facilities throughout the United States. In addition to traditional private security service, our company also offers uniformed security and staffing services to major events (including collegiate and professional sports venues, convention centers, and political conferences) and provide emergency response services to natural disasters, labor disputes (including strikes and work stoppages), plant shutdowns, and industrial accidents.
Since opening our doors in 1949, Whelan has grown to become one of the largest security companies in the United States and is also recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the country. Our company success is built upon a culture focused upon our integrity-based core values, teamwork, a spirit of humility and doing what is right by our clients and for our employees.
As one of the top family-owned security firms, Whelan offers distinctive benefits and security training to employees and customers alike. Inherent strengths of a family business include a long term perspective, stable leadership, a strong identity based on shared objectives, strong traditions, and deeply rooted family values. Family businesses tend to care more than others about the long term value of the brand and creating a sustainable legacy. In addition, family businesses foster closer contact with management, deeper relationships, and operate with less bureaucracy.