Valor Security Services

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Valor Security Services
Private (Subsidiary of SMS Holdings
Industry Security
Founded 1991
Founder Dan Rakestraw
Headquarters Marietta, Georgia, United States
Number of locations
All 50 states
Area served
United States
Products Provided security primarily to shopping centers
Revenue $175 million
Number of employees
8,000 +
Parent SMS Holdings Nashville, TN

Valor Security Services of Marietta, GA, a division of SMS Holdings Nashville, TN, was the number one company in the United States that provided contract security services exclusively to the shopping center industry. In 2013, Valor ranked as the nation's 11th largest security firm in Security Magazine's ranking of the 50 largest security firms (determined by Valor's annual revenue of $175 million).

Valor was founded in 1991 by Dan Rakestraw. Mr. Rakestraw served as President until February 4, 2015 when Valor Security Services was purchased by Universal Protection Service. Valor was a national provider of security management services and risk management services to over 400 properties and employed 8,000 people.[1]


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