New Horizon Security Named 2011 Fastest-Growing Private Security Officer Company by Inc. Magazine

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August 25, 2011

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.Inc. 500 Cover
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.”

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New Horizon Named One of “12 To Watch” in Virginia

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Summer 2011

“12 to Watch” is a new initiative of the United States Senate Productivity and Quality Award Program for Virginia (Virginia SPQA) aimed to help improve the efficiency and performance of selected Virginia small business to ensure they are reaching their full potential.  As one of the twelve small businesses selected, New Horizon is recognized by the Virginia SPQA Committee and Board of Directors as a firm poised for positive and sustainable job growth in the Commonwealth.

“Being one of the twelve in and of itself is a level of recognition with positive benefits, but the process has broad and potentially positive implications for all applicants,” said Jo Rohr, Chairperson of the Virginia SPQA Board of Directors.  “The ability to adequately address broad performance issues can be critical to business financing and customer success.”

The “12 To Watch” program is offered in partnership with the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, the United States Small Business Administration, the National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia Business Magazine, and the Office of the Virginia Lieutenant Governor.

In his role as Virginia’s Chief Jobs Officer, Lt. Governor Bill Bolling stated, “Small businesses are the backbone of Virginia’s economy.  Almost eighty percent of the people in Virginia are employed by small businesses.  That’s why we are doing everything we can to ensure that Virginia is the best place in America to open and run a small business, and that’s why we are encouraging small businesses across the Commonwealth to participate in Virginia SPQA’s ’12 To Watch’ program.”

New Horizon will complete the Virginia SPQA Discovery Program and receive performance excellence technical assistance at no charge.  The Self-Assessment requires companies to document their approach to:

  • leadership
  • strategic planning
  • customer focus
  • measurement analysis
  • knowledge management
  • human resources focus
  • process management
  • proven results

After completing the Self-Assessment process, New Horizon will be assessed by SPQA evaluators and could potentially receive the SPQA Medallion of Performance Excellence among other recognition awards.  Because this process is closely related to the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, many organizations have used the SPQA program as a stepping-stone for the national award.

“Selection criteria considers among other factors, a small businesses’ position relative to high level requirements of the United States Department of Commerce’s Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence (CPE),” Rohr said.

New Horizon President J.J. Frazer accepting Virginia SPQA recognition.

What is Virginia SPQA?

The United States Senate Productivity and Quality Award Program for Virginia (Virginia SPQA) is the Commonwealth’s premier recognition program for organizational performance excellence. A non-profit organization founded in 1982, Virginia’s program, authorized by the United States Senate, is the longest continuously-running award process of its type in the nation. The Virginia SPQA is charged with administering Virginia’s version of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Virginia SPQA’s performance criteria and core values are adapted from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and are used by many top public and private institutions as a proven business model for performance excellence.

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