DK Security CEO Named Top 200 Business Leader For Second Straight Year

November 2, 2020

The Grand Rapids Business Journal recently announced 2020’s top 200 Most Powerful Business Leaders in West Michigan. Honored to be included in this list is DK Security CEO/President, John Kendall for a second straight year.

The Grand Rapids Business Journal recently announced the top 200 Most Powerful Business Leaders in West Michigan. Honored to be included in this list for a second straight year is DK Security CEO/President, John Kendall. 

John Kendall’s 32-year career in law enforcement has garnered him many accolades and a path to start his own business. Kendall and his partner, Bob DuHadway, started DK Security in 1995, hiring five recent criminal justice graduates as security officers. The company ballooned into the largest locally owned security company in Michigan with over 2,200 employees who serve 450 clients in the hospitality industry. DK Security has offices in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit, and Flint. Former President Ronald Reagan appointed Kendall as a United States Marshal for the Western District of Michigan. During his 13-year stint as a Marshal, he received five awards for his service from two United States presidents and three attorneys general. Kendall also was the undersheriff in Grand Traverse County, chief of police in Harbor Springs and served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

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