American Services was built on the very simple principle of “Quality Service.” We dedicate each day to customer satisfaction and with this, the guarantee that if there is a problem, we will respond immediately with swift and appropriate action. Our philosophy is to provide our customers with the best service possible, responding to their needs with enthusiasm and eagerness. Striving always to maintain close associations with our clients, we instill the knowledge that they can call on us at any time…for all their needs. For over thirty years, we’ve maintained a continuous focus on quality services performed in the safest manner. As a multi-faceted provider for security, staffing and janitorial services, our clients know they can depend on our team to serve them well.
American Services has grown from an entrepreneurial start-up in 1975 to become one of the largest Southeastern-based multi-faceted service firms with over 5,000 personnel in security, staffing and janitorial. The company currently provides security, staffing and janitorial services for manufacturing, headquarters, healthcare, and commercial clients in Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Much of this growth has come at the request of existing clients to serve as a regional contractor. Many of these clients operate in environments where industry-specific certifications and/or federal and state agency regulations are a critical element of daily operations. These clients include healthcare, aerospace, food processing, banking, commercial, and U.S. government contracts.
Originally known for comprehensive security services, American Security merged with its sister organizations American Commercial & Industrial (ACI Janitorial), and Action Staffing to form a full service organization known as American Services, Inc. in 1997. This incorporation of companies has enabled American Services to fulfill a variety of clients’ outsourcing needs.
The merger of these three service companies into one organization provides a greater mix of services under a single corporate umbrella. With the changes and growth that have taken place over the years, American Services remains a tightly held private company with its founder, Henry Harrison, serving as chairman. This ownership structure is expected to continue well into the future, enabling American Services to make decisions as it always has: earning business that it can maintain over the long term.
HENRY C. HARRISON – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
I started our company in 1975 to build a business that provided the best service in the industry. From a few hours a week at the start to seven states, 200 sites and growing, I still believe that personal service is at the heart of giving our clients what they need. I remain personally responsible, as is every member of our team.
Our clients judge us by how seriously we take our responsibility to meet their needs. Our business is based on our associates taking personal responsibility for our clients’ well being. That’s how we built our business over the past three decades and we have no intention of changing our approach to remain focused on serving our clients well.