About United Protective
United Protective is a privately held, independent corporation dedicated to providing contract security services throughout the Texas region. Beginning in
1999, with just three employees, we have grown consistently and through quality of partnerships. Today, United Protective services the State of Texas with
hundreds of employees in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Ft. Worth, and Brownsville. As other companies merge, consolidate, downsize, or sell; United Protective has emerged
as a tried and true resource for contract security services.
We are committed to customizing our service through open and honest communication through the development of trust and respect for our clients, employees and our co-workers. The ideal
we strive for is continuous improvement in our relationships, productiveness, responsiveness, integrity and professionalism.
Look closely at United Protective and you will see the difference immediately. We are a specialized agency geared towards providing exceptional service. UPS
believes in better selection and training of our officers is paramount to providing the service our client's desire and deserve.
United Protective is an owner-operated company with one of the most experienced management teams in Texas. Senior management is directly involved in service
delivery and maintains a partner-like relationship with each client. Our philosophy is distinctive because we look at each client as an individual entity with inherent needs specific
to its location.
Instead of the 'cookie-cutter' approach that so many of our competitors use, we offer near total flexibility and a truly custom approach in our service. As societal and economic
changes make security more critical and contract staffing the logical choice, more and more companies are looking to United Protective.
At United Protective, we have created a management responsiveness program that can be viewed as one of the best in our industry. Simply put, our clients and
employees do not have to deal with the 'red tape' of requesting information or answers to their questions.
As an owner operated security firm, United Protective key management personnel are available to our clients and employees through regular client
meetings, personnel audits, performance evaluations and quality assurance programs.
Combined, our ownership has over 50 years of management experience in the contract security industry. We feel confident that United Protective ownership
is well qualified and trained to provide support, assurance, and solutions to the myriad of security challenges that businesses face in today's climate.
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Eddy Allen, Dallas Director
Andy Allen, Houston Director
Eddy Allen, Director
Eddy was a Business Administration major with a minor in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. He finished there in 1989 before moving to Dallas. Eddy had the
opportunity to work at some of the most challenging locations in the city, including Oxy Chem Tower, Boeing Electronics, and the Adolphus Hotel. After working in both the
proprietary and contract security industry for several years; Eddy went to work for a Dallas security firm in the contract security industry; in late 1998, the company was
acquired by a large regional provider.
It was at this point in his career that Eddy took the next step and founded United Protective Services in 1999. His leadership steered United Protective through the early development of being a new face
in the security industry in D/FW. Eddy's experience in high rise, high tech, and hotel security, with contract and proprietary security helped create a niche in the marketplace for
United Protective. Additionally, his experience and business acumen helped avoid many of the challenges that besiege a service-related firm in its formative stage. Today, that organization operates services throughout South Texas in San Antonio, Austin and Brownsville.
Currently, Eddy is a member Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), International Real Estate Managers (IREM), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and Downtown Security
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Andy Allen, Director
Andy is a graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in 1985 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice; with a minor of
Business Administration. He moved to the Dallas area to begin his career path with a regional contract security firm in 1986. He continued his career, as the
Security Manager for the prestigious multi-building complex, Plaza of the Americas. After working in the proprietary industry for several years; Andy returned to the contract
security field where he held high ranking management positions to include sales, marketing, business development and consulting.
In 2003, he partnered with Eddy to form United Protective Services of South Texas, in Houston, Texas.
United Protective's Houston office has become one of the top contract security firms in the United States' fourth largest city. With
clientele such as CBRE, Grubb & Ellis, PM Realty, Stream Realty, and Transwestern. Andy's experience and knowledge of the security market have
made United Protective a welcome addition to the security industry in Houston.
Andy is currently responsible for all sales and marketing efforts to include business development, customer relations, and consulting in our Houston Office. He is an active
participant in Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and International Facility Managers Association (IFMA), and
International Council for Shopping Centers (ICSC).
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John Fuqua, VP Sales and Marketing
John Fuqua has over seventeen years of sales, marketing and management experience in the Dallas/Fort Worth security market. A native of Dallas, John attended Richland College
and is responsible for all sales and marketing efforts to include business, development, company growth and consulting.
Prior to joining United Protective Services, John served in a similar capacity for one of the largest security companies in the United States and has special expertise in the
vertical markets of sky rise office buildings and corporate facilities. He is a participant with Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), American Society for Industrial
Security (ASIS) and Internationl Facility Managers Association (IFMA).
John has also been extensively involved in Dallas' youth baseball community for over thirteen years.