Outstanding Contract Security Company 2022

Sunstates Security Named Top Guarding Company at ASIS’s GSX



Outstanding Contract Security Company 2022- Sunstates SecurityThe OSPAs have awarded Sunstates Security Outstanding Contract Security Company 2022. Now in their seventh year, the US OSPAs is an independent global awards organization highlighting the best companies, people, projects and technologies that have significantly contributed to safeguarding people, places and property from all areas of potential crime and disorder. The announcement was made on September 13th at the ASIS GSX Awards Reception in Atlanta, GA.

Sunstates has been providing security personnel services for 25 years and has a distinct way of conducting business, leading to annual growth of over 50% organically. We’re proud to accept this award and thank our amazing team of security professionals of more than 4,500 individuals and growing!       


Outstanding Contract Security Company 2022 (Guarding) Criteria

To qualify, a nomination form had to be filled out containing information about Sunstates Security and our practices. The panel of judges consisting of security professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in the field reviewed all the submissions.

The judges looked for evidence of outstanding performance in:

  • Discussing the key distinguishing strengths the company displays
  • Highlighting the business approach, specific skills and tactics that underpin performance
  • Identifying examples of business success in initiatives, procedures and policies
  • Providing examples of building effective relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrating how high performance and benefits are sustained


What Sets Sunstates Security Apart

 Essential aspects that support Sunstates Security’s success include:

  • Sunstates Security is committed to growing organically by expanding business with existing customers and adding new business through referrals and building relationships. As we grow, our primary goal remains to provide a high level of customer service and to maintain our rigorous standards. For our clients, this means management stability and performance continuity rather than a revolving door of managers and fluctuations in performance resulting from the cycle of mergers and acquisitions. In an industry known for consolidation, Raleigh, NC-based Sunstates has bucked the trend of mergers and acquisitions with an organic annual growth rate that averages 26% over the past ten years. The company’s exponential organic growth is a testament to the success of our hand’s-on operating structure and commitment to forming strong partnerships with clients who share similar values and operating philosophies.
  • Continuous reinvestment in the company through above-average employee benefits offerings, new technology for training platforms and ongoing management team expansion to support our operating model as we rapidly expand.
  • State-of-the-art online learning platform that is monitored and updated regularly to address evolving protocols and introduce new material in response to emerging issues (e.g., COVID-19 protocol, vaccination information, civil unrest policies). Ongoing training is assigned and tracked to ensure officers stay knowledgeable regarding service requirements and stay abreast of the latest industry trends.
  • Sunstates Security is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (Woman Owned Business). A partnership with Sunstates may help your organization meet its goal of integrating diverse businesses into your overall strategic sourcing processes.
  • Sunstates can attract quality candidates for employment by offering fair market wages, exceptional benefits, and opportunities for professional growth. Our retention improvement strategy is to invest in our people and processes financially and through hands-on training and mentoring. The initial investment yields a more qualified and loyal workforce and helps us avoid incurring extra costs associated with high turnover. In addition, Sunstates offers benefits packages that exceed those of our competitors and are targeted towards taking exceptional care of our people. This helps mitigate turnover and makes us an employer of choice, as evidenced by our 2021 and 2022 Forbes recognition as one of the Top Mid-Sized employers in the country.


Sunstates Commitment

As we grow, we stay true to our core values.

Sunstates Team Accepting the Award Outstanding Contract Security Company at GSX 2022


We will grow strategically and organically while cultivating a reputation for exceeding our clients’ needs and expectations. Our goal is to change the way clients think about safety and security by going “above and beyond” every day, basing all decisions on our guiding principles: HONESTY, INTEGRITY, TRUST


To provide superior security services while always putting the client first; maintaining clear, continuous communication; and remaining true to our guiding principles:

  • Honesty towards our clients, employees, vendors and partners
  • Integrity to honor our commitments and always do what we say
  • Trust, ensuring that our clients and employees can count on us


Congrats to all the winners and to the other companies nominated for this category, 

Colorado Security Agency
Doyle Security Services, Inc.
DSI Security Services
Global Elite Group
PalAmerican Security

Thanks again to the OSPAs and ASIS for this significant acknowledgment. Also, thank you to our team; without your dedication, recognition such as this would not be attainable.