About

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.

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, Flint, 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.

We would like to explore various security options with you to enhance your security and safety. To contact us, Click Here to visit our Contact Page.

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.

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, Flint, 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.

We would like to explore various security options with you to enhance your security and safety. To contact us, Click Here to visit our Contact Page.

Robert and John

Mission Statement

Supporting the professional development and well-being of our employees

Providing the highest quality security services to our clients and community

Honoring our Christian stewardship by helping those in need

Maintaining the financial stability to carry out this mission

TIMELINE

TIMELINE

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
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 providiing 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
In December of 2002, DK Security moved their headquarters from downtown Grand Rapids to their current location of 5160 Falcon View Avenue.
Hall of Justice
DK Security began a partnership with the Hall of Justice in 2006.
Acquisition of Joseph A Young & 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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
Flint Regional Office
DK Security added a regional office in Flint to support the needs of additional clients in the Flint and Saginaw area. This became DK Security's fourth Michigan office. The other offices are located in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Detroit.
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TEAM

TEAM

At DK Security, there are incredible leaders across the Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint 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.

STEWARDSHIP

STEWARDSHIP

Silent Observer

Silent Observer

Silent Observer is an anonymous tip line offering a reward for any information that would help solve or prevent a crime. Each year, there are 2,100 anonymous tips received, which results in thousands of crime in Kent County solved by tips.

DK Security has been a longstanding partner with Silent Observer. Our Chief Operating Officer, Sindia Narber, currently serves on the board of directors. Click on the link below to visit their website: https://www.silentobserver.org

Wycliffe Bible Transactions

Wycliffe Bible Translations

DK Security’s partnership began when John Kendall met Christy Yoder on a flight back to Grand Rapids in 2010. With more than 1,600 languages around the world waiting for Bible translation projects to begin, Christy was passionate about bringing some of these remaining languages the word of God in their native language. Her commitment for spreading the gospel and translating the Bible led to a partnership with DK Security that has lasted to this day.

In 2012, Christy married Zach Yoder, who also worked at Wycliffe as a missionary in Nigeria. Christie moved from Cameroon to Nigeria and the two of them continued to do full-time mission work while starting a family. You can follow their journey here: https://zachnchristyoder.blogspot.com

Athletes in Action - CRU Ministry

Athletes in Action - CRU Ministry

Brian and Linsey Smith are missionaries for Athletes In Action, which is a ministry of CRU. They serve the the athletes and athletic staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison along with some of the other colleges in Wisconsin. Brian has also written a book called The Assist, which helps readers better understand how to integrate faith and sport.

If you are interested in reading about their calling testimony, you can view it here: https://give.cru.org/0610434

League of Enchantment

League of Enchantment

The League of Enchantment is a volunteer cosplay group that operates across the state of Michigan. Members of The League dress up in movie-quality superhero costumes and visit children in the hospital and participate in community events. When a member suits up and walks into that hospital, they make an incredible difference in the life of the child, but also the parent. In the short amount of time that they have in the hospital room, they provide a glimmer of light into a possibly very dark situation. It’s a moment that the child may hang onto for the rest of their life.

DK Security was blessed to be connected with The League of Enchantment in August of 2018. Since then, we have proudly been their Corporate Sponsor. If you’d like to see their feature in USA Today, click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_HwRHzD7Y

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project

Did you know that DK Security has Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business status? Supporting our military veterans has always been one of our top priorities. The Wounded Warrior Project helps their members overcome mental and physical injuries while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. To learn more, visit their website here: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Salvation Army

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a Christian non-profit that DK Security has proudly supported for many years. Not only does the organization have incredible programs that help the poor, homeless and lost, but 93 percent of the money that is donated goes directly back into those programs. Our President/CEO, John Kendall, previously served as a board member and our Senior VP, Kevin Belk, currently serves on their board.

To learn more about the work that they do in Kent County, visit their site here.

Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan

Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan

Step Up For Down Syndrome

The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM) has touched the lives of so many in our community. The resources that the Association provides to their members help them realize their full potential in life. On top of that, DSAWM spends a significant amount of time promoting public awareness, which brings more people to the Association.

DK Security is a proud supporter of the DSAWM, specifically with their “Step Up for Down Syndrome” event that they host each year. If you would like to learn how you can support, you can visit their website here: https://dsawm.org

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens is a world-renowned horticulture and sculpture park that has brought in over 11 million guests since 1995. They provide a rich cultural experience through their exhibitions, horticulture, music, and educational programs for all ages. DK Security is proud to support the vision and initiatives that are taking place at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Click here to visit their site.

Andrew Elliot Rusticus Foundation / K9K

Andrew Elliot Rusticus Foundation / K9K

The Andrew Elliott Rusticus Foundation and K9K Race is a non-profit event that will help support the Grand Rapids Police Department Canine Unit Foundation, the Michigan Thin Blue Line, and a scholarship honoring Andrew Elliott Rusticus at Trinity Christian College. This 3k and 9k canine friendly race is held in June each year at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids. DK Security loves to sponsor and participate in this wonderful event.

You can find out more information by visiting their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/K9KRace/

Silent Observer

Silent Observer

Silent Observer is an anonymous tip line offering a reward for any information that would help solve or prevent a crime. Each year, there are 2,100 anonymous tips received, which results in thousands of crime in Kent County solved by tips.

DK Security has been a longstanding partner with Silent Observer. Our Chief Operating Officer, Sindia Narber, currently serves on the board of directors. Click on the link below to visit their website: https://www.silentobserver.org