About DK Security

Our Story

DK Security was founded in 1995 by two highly-credentialed leaders in federal law enforcement, Bob DuHadway, and John Kendall. They started the company with the intention of offering investigative and consulting services to the business community. However, their vision for the company quickly expanded when they discovered a glaring issue within the security industry.

Security companies did not respond to their clients in a timely manner.

DK Security Founders

Mr. DuHadway and Mr. Kendall brought a new approach to their industry: provide the highest quality security services with a management team that will respond immediately.

Since DK Security started providing security guard services in 1995, the company has built a significant presence across Michigan almost entirely through referrals and their exceptional reputation. DK Security provides its clients with guaranteed local and responsive support from their management team. They carefully screen and train their security guards to ensure professionalism, vigilance, and hospitality. The DK difference has allowed the company to expand throughout Michigan with branch offices in Lansing and Detroit.

DK Security is now among the top 50 largest security companies in the country. They maintain sustainable growth in order to properly support the well-being of their employees and maintain the highest quality security standards for their clients.

Our Professionals

Meet the Team

At DK Security, there are incredible leaders across the Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Detroit offices. Promoting employees from within has always been a top priority. Time and again, their successful journey with DK Security began in an entry level security or departmental role.

Learn more about the leaders of DK Security and view their career journeys by clicking on the “Meet the Team” button below.

Our Mission

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Support the professional development and well-being of our employees

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Honor our Christian stewardship by helping those in need

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Provide the highest quality security services to our clients and community

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Maintain the financial stability to carry out this mission



Duhadway, Kendall & Associates, Inc.

DuHadway, Kendall & Associates, 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.

Van Andel Arena

DK Security Guards Standing on Steps

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

Investigations to Uniforms

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. 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

Headquarters Move

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

Hall of Justice

Hall of Justice

Dk Security began a partnership with the Hall of Justice in 2006.

Acquisition of Joseph A Young & Associates

Joseph A Young and Associates

DuHadway, Kendall, and Associates acquired Joseph A. Young & Associates in Lansing in 2009. This acquisition added 150 employees and impressive contracts in the Lansing area.

Capitol Complex

DK Security started a partnership with Capitol Complex.

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

DK Security began providing security for the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. Nearly 7,000 vessels travel through these locks on a yearly basis.

National Guard Bases

2012 began with a partnership with the State of Michigan to protect six National Guard and Air National Guard bases.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport

GR Ford Airport

DK Security began providing security 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 patrons as they enter the city where DK was founded.

Headquarters Expansion

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 starting a partnership with the State of Michigan for Cadillac Place in Detroit. Many state government officials have offices in Cadillac Place, including the governor.

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Frederick Meijer Gardens

DK Security began providing security services 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 premier destination in West Michigan.

Retired Grand Rapids Chief of Police Joins DK

Chief of Police

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.

Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy

DK Security began providing security at Consumers Energy Headquarters in Jackson, MI and their power generating plants throughout the state. In addition, DK Security also provides security services to their construction sites and various projects.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

DK Security began a partnership with the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) for security guard services. The GRAM is an acclaimed museum located in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan.



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We encourage you to reach out to us regarding your organization’s need for armed security, whether you are ready to request a quote or just looking to compare armed and unarmed service options. Get the conversation started with us about our security services in Michigan, Indiana, or Ohio by contacting us today.