The bullet resistant security industry is one that Total Security Solutions Vice President Jim Richards and his family have been a part of since the mid 1970s. Jim’s father started his first security company back then, and after college, Jim found himself following in his father’s footsteps. That’s when Jim started working for his father full-time. When the company his father started got bought out by a larger corporation, the seeds for Total Security Solutions were planted.
With more than 30 years of combined experience in the bullet resistant barrier industry, Jim, along with his father John Richards, started Total Security Solutions in 2004, leading the company through a period of tremendous growth. In just nine years, Total Security Solutions expanded from a nine-person operation to a staff of twenty-nine, increased the size and space of its manufacturing shop, and grew annual sales by 15% each year. This success led to Total Security Solutions being named one of the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” in 2012. Total Security Solutions is also extremely active within Livingston County, working with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Family Impact Center.
Virtues like teamwork and leadership have been ingrained in Jim since his days of playing basketball as a child. He also has a passion to succeed and a strong business sense, having graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College in 2001. Jim has focused his efforts at Total Security Solutions on providing the most comprehensive line of bulletproof products and barriers available, as well as unprecedented customer service. He attributes the company’s growth directly “to the team, from the front office and sales to our shop floor, who work hard every day to build a quality bullet proof glass product. Quality and service are what drive Total Security Solutions forward and past others in our very competitive industry.”
This year marks the ten year anniversary of Total Security Solutions, but the company leaders bring more than three decades of combined experience to bear on your unique security needs. Hundreds of bullet resistant barrier installations have helped us develop security solutions that are flexible, perfectly tailored to specific tasks and locations. If you have questions about your bulletproof glass project or are ready to take the next step, talk to our security experts at 1.800.513.1468.
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