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MEET THE TEAM

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

robert-john

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.

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.

Meet The Team

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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.

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We would like to explore various security options with you to enhance your security and safety.

Mission Statement

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Supporting the professional development and well-being of our employees

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Providing the highest quality  security services to our clients and community

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Honoring our Christian stewardship by helping those in need

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Maintaining the financial stability to carry out this mission

Mission Statement

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Supporting the professional development and well-being of our employees

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Providing the highest quality security services to our clients and community

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Honoring our Christian stewardship by helping those in need

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Maintaining the financial stability to carry out this mission

Timeline

Timeline

1995
July 1

DuHadway, Kendall & Associates, Inc.

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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.
1996
November 1

Van Andel Arena

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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.
November 1

Investigations to Uniform Security

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…
2002
December 1

Headquarters Move

Headquarters Move
In December of 2002, DK Security moved their headquarters from downtown Grand Rapids to their current location of 5160 Falcon View Avenue.
2006
January 1

Hall of Justice

Hall of Justice
DK Security began a partnership with the Hall of Justice in 2006.
2009
March 1

Acquisition of Joseph A Young & Associates

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.
May 1

Capitol Complex

Capitol Complex
DK Security started a partnership Capitol Complex.
2010
October 1

Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

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.
December 1

Soo Locks

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.
2012
January 1

National Guard Bases

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

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2020
January 1

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum
DK Security began a partnership with the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) for security guard services. The GRAM is a an acclaimed museum located in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2019
April 1

Flint Regional Office

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.
2017
June 1

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.
2016
September 1

Retired Grand Rapids Chief of Police Joins DK

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.
2015
December 1

Frederik Meijer Gardens

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.
2014
May 1

East Michigan Expansion

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.
January 1

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.
2013
May 1

Gerald R. Ford International Airport

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.
2012
January 1

National Guard Bases

National Guard Bases
2012 began with a partnership with the State of Michigan to protect six National Guard and Air National Guard bases.
2010
December 1

Soo Locks

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.
dk-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.

dk-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

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: www.silentobserver.org

WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSACTIONS

 

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

 

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

 

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: www.silentobserver.org

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

 

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: www.silentobserver.org

THE SALVATION ARMY

 

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: www.silentobserver.org

DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF WEST MICHIGAN

 

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: www.silentobserver.org

FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS

 

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: www.silentobserver.org

ANDREW ELLIOT RUSTICUS FOUNDATION / K9K

 

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: www.silentobserver.org

Stewardship

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: www.silentobserver.org

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: www.silentobserver.org

Stewardship

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: www.silentobserver.org

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: www.silentobserver.org