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- New Horizon President Featured in Inc. Magazine’s Dear Future Entrepreneur
Manassas, VA. – New Horizon Security Services, Inc. President John “J.J.” Frazer was one of 10 Inc. 500|5000 honorees who inked their messages to the next generation of entrepreneurs on their hands and arms for a photo series by famed photographer Robert X. Fogarty called “Dear Future Entrepreneur.” Frazer’s message: Remember Where You Came From.
“I think it is extremely important to remember how you started your business and to constantly remind yourself of what it was like when you were in your employee’s shoes,” Frazer said. “As a manager it’s easy to lay out high expectations, but it is extremely important to remember what it is like to work a 10 hour shift outside in the snow or a 12 hour shift on Christmas standing in one place guarding a post.”
But “Remember where you came from” has an even greater meaning to Frazer, whose parents taught him an essential lesson early on – to be respectful and polite to everyone. With his parents’ message in mind, Frazer set out to make New Horizon a different kind of company, one that “makes the world a slightly more pleasant space.” Today, his employees are required to go one step further in customer service by creating “Moments That Matter” where employees seek out moments that can make a positive difference in someone else’s day.
“My employees should hold the door for someone who is coming in, they should help a person get the shopping cart to their vehicle if they are overloaded, they should smile and greet every person they interact with,” Frazer said. “I think the greatest measure of providing safety and security is giving out clients the knowledge and peace of mind that we are there and looking out for them. What says that more on a consistent basis than a smile and a kind act?”
- New Horizon Named 2011 Fastest-Growing Private Security Officer Company by Inc. Magazine
Manassas, VA – New Horizon Security Services, Inc., a family-owned and operated professional security services firm, earned recognition as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5000. Inc. magazine, the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, ranked New Horizon No. 2725 on its exclusive list.
As an Inc. 500|5000 honoree, New Horizon joins many prominent brands such as Under Armour, Dunkin Donuts, Intuit, Timberland, ZipCar and scores of other powerhouses and prominent brands that have been featured on this list.
“It is extremely gratifying to have the hard work put in by so many people be recognized on a national level,” New Horizon Vice President Christy Frazer said. “Our team of security officers, supervisors and management staff is fully committed to implementing the strategic processes and tools that we designed to help the company grow. And the growth that we are experiencing truly reinforces that personal pursuit of excellence – no matter how small – is extremely powerful when combined together toward a common goal.”
The rankings for the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 were determined by the percentage of revenue growth from 2008 to 2010. Despite the struggling economic environment, New Horizon grew 83 percent, which does not include the company’s recent expansion to Richmond, Hampton Roads, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville, VA.
“It’s pretty amazing that we’ve grown so quickly without a penny spent on marketing materials or advertising. Our business is generated through word of mouth referrals from one client to the next. Quality and customer service speaks for itself,” said Mrs. Frazer.
Inc. magazine includes internet security, electronic security, and uniformed security officer firms in the same industry category. No other uniformed security officer business on the Inc. 500|5000 list has grown faster than New Horizon. New Horizon also stands out as the only Inc. 500|5000 recognized uniformed security firm headquartered in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“Growing the company during the recession is the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” said New Horizon President John “J.J.” Frazer. “I couldn’t have done it without a dedicated staff of security professionals, and supportive and open-minded banking and bonding partners.” “I look forward to climbing up the list next year. We’ve already grown another 75 percent since 2010, so it’s really exciting to see what’s on the horizon in 2012.”