Today we’d like to introduce you to Tim Howard.
Tim, CPS has been offering clients first-class security protection services since establishing Executive Protection Agencies, LLC (EPA Security) in 2001, one of only a few African-American owned security companies in the nation. Originating with a staff of only two security professionals and zero clients, the Atlanta-based company quickly grew into the go-to agency for security protection by consistently providing great service. Howard now manages a staff of over 100 security professionals and dozens of recurring and new clients.
As Chief Executive Officer of EPA Security, Howard oversees the daily operations of the business and has continued to add additional service offerings to the company’s roster in order to build a one-stop shop for all security needs. From self-defense to personal protection, EPA Security now provides protection products and services for homes and businesses, special events, government agencies, families and individuals, corporate executives and many high profile entertainers and athletes.
In 2007, Howard grew the Company by conceptualizing and managing the addition of a Security Academy, the first of its kind in Georgia, Howard team up with International Academy of Executive Protection Agents (IAEPA) and Law Enforcement & Security Specialist Private Training L.E.S.S. which provides education and training to its participants who desire to become a part of the multi-billion dollar security protection industry. In 2010, Howard facilitated the company’s business market expansion by establishing an office in Southern California and Miami, Florida office. EPA’s first Miami project was providing security for various Superbowl XLIV events and celebrities.
Has it been a smooth road?
Capitol is always the life line of a striving business. Early in my career, I had trouble with payroll. I wasn’t getting checks in fast enough. Some clients had our company on a Net 60, sometimes we wouldn’t get a check for 3 months. It was very hard to keep good employees around as we waited to get checks from our clients. Back in the early 2000, the economy was bad and banks wasn’t giving out loans at the time. So, I really had to learn how to save personally and as a business owner.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the EPA Security story. Tell us more about the business.
EPA Security is a full service security firm. Our services ranges from unarmed security to bodyguard/executive protection. We also provide executive transportation services. From sedans to Escalades.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Our industry is growing in ways that’s unimaginable. We live in some very challenging times. Our industry is constantly growing because crime is constantly on the rise. From personal protection to cyber protection, security will always be needed.
- Address: 595 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30308
- Website: www.epasecurity.com
- Phone: 1 (888)411-3177
- Email: email@example.com