OUR FOUNDERS

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ROBERT C DUHADWAY

Chairman of DK Security

Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent In Charge

Member – Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Inc.

US Air Force Veteran

JOHN R KENDALL

Owner / President and CEO of DK Security

Retired U.S. Marshal appointed by President Ronald Reagan

Undersheriff, Grand Traverse County

Chief of Police, Harbor Springs

US Air Force Veteran

OUR HISTORY

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DuHadway, Kendall & Associates, dba DK Security, was founded in 1995 by retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Robert C. DuHadway and retired US Marshal, John R. Kendall.  Mr. Kendall and Mr. DuHadway each retired from extensive law enforcement careers in 1994 and soon after created the fastest growing security and private investigations firm in Michigan.

DK Security consults with a worldwide network of investigators, security experts, and information specialists allowing DK Security to operate in the highest capacities anywhere in the world, providing a multitude of services and receiving awards and accolades for being one of the most influential security organizations in the region. Since its inception, DK Security has grown to over $19 million in gross annual revenue offering a variety of security related services with over 1,500 employees. DK Security is licensed to provide investigative and security services and operates in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.

DK Security has grown substantially as a company since 1995. However, the core values of the company – operating with integrity, honor, commitment to clients and treating employees with respect – have remained the same and earned us a reputation as the security firm that is “Always on Duty.”



DK TIMELINE

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DuHadway, Kendall & Associates, Inc.

DuHadway, Kendall & Associaciates, dba DK Security, began as an investigations firm in 1995. Based on the needs of their clients, they quickly expanded to provide uniform security. Mr. DuHadway and Mr. Kendall hired 5 recent law enforcement graduates from Grand Valley State University to fulfill their first contract.

1st Major Contract

In the summer of 1996, a lawyer contacted DK Security on behalf of his Missouri client, Enesco, in need of investigation work.  This led to DK Security's  largest investigation and security contract at this time.

Van Andel Arena

When Van Andel Arena opened in 1996, they entrusted DK Security to ensure the safety of their patrons. DK Security has provided event security and uniform security since their opening.

Investigations to Uniform Security

In 1998, DK Security was able to secure two large investigation contracts, which resulted in providing uniform security services for two very prominent food distributors in the Grand Rapids region. Both are some of our oldest and most valued clients. One of which also led us to the start of our loss prevention division as we provide this service to several of their stores across Michigan.

Headquarters Move

In December of 2002, DK Security moved thier headquarters from downtown Grand Rapids to their current location of 5160 Falcon View Avenue.

Hall of Justice Contract

DK Security was awarded the contract for the Michigan Supreme Court in 2006.

Acquisition of Joseph A Young & Associates

DuHadway, Kendall, and Associates acquired Joseph A. Young & Associates in Lansing in 2009. This acquisition included adding 150 employees and impressive contracts including Capital Region International Airport and the Lansing Lugnuts.

Capitol Complex Contract

DK Security was awarded the contract for the Capitol Complex. The Capitol Complex consists of 12 buildings including; Cass building, Austin Building, Romney Building, Mason Building, Constitutional Hall, Grand Tower, Hannah Building, MI Library & Historical Center, Ottawa Building, Van Wagoner Building, Williams Building, and South Grand Building.

Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

DK Security was hired to provide security for the Kalamazoo River Oil spill in 2010. A six-foot break in the pipeline resulted in the largest inland oil spill, and one of the costliest spills in U.S. history.

Soo Locks Contract

DK Security won it's first Federal contract in 2010, providing security for the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. Nearly 7,000 vessels travel through these locks on a yearly basis.

State Contract for National Guard Bases

2012 began with a new contract from the State of Michigan to protect 6 National Guard and Air National Guard bases.

Contract for GRR

DK Security was awarded the contract for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in 2013. GRR has over 2.6 million passengers yearly. Our DK Officers, who uphold our hospitality security standards, give a welcoming first impression to these partons as they enter the city where DK was founded.

Headquarters Expansion

DK Security completes the expansion of their Grand Rapids, Michigan headquarters. This included a garage to house the DK mobile command unit and DK Security Vehicles.

East Michigan Expansion

In 2014, DK Security expanded to the east side of the state after being awarded the State of Michigan contract for Cadillac Place in Detroit. Many state government officials have offices in Cadillac Place, including the governor

20 Years of Service

In 2015, DK Security celebrated its 20th year of serving Michigan.

Frederik Meijer Gardens Contract

DK Security was honored to be awarded the contract for Frederik Meijer Gardens in December of 2015. From their top-rated entertainers hosted during their summer concert series, to their exquisite collections of art and sculptures, Frederik Meijer Gardens is a premiere destination in West Michigan.

Retired Grand Rapids Chief of Police Joins DK

Retired Grand Rapids Chief of Police joins DK Security as Senior Vice President. Chief Belk oversees the direct supervision of the company’s Investigations, Armed Division, and Special Operations.