April 12, 2016
NorthStar Home Named the Fastest Growing Security Service Provider in North America by Security Dealer & Integrator Magazine
LAS VEGAS - Security Dealer & Integrator (SD&I) magazine unveiled its fifth annual Fast50 rankings at a special ceremony at ISC West yesterday. Orem, Utah-based NorthStar Home was named the fastest growing security service provider in North America -- the first time a residential provider has sat atop the Fast50. Coming off the best sales year in its history, NorthStar more than doubled its business in 2015. "It was a record year in sales for us with new accounts," says Jason Christensen, the founder and CEO of NorthStar. "We have continued to drive different strategies around our retention and being able to keep our attrition low in the single digits." Dan Noble, NorthStar's COO received the award on stage for NorthStar. The rest of the top five companies were also honored on stage. Brian Thomas, president, and Scott Grainger, VP of Physical Security, collected an award for No. 2-ranked A3 Communications of Irmo, S.C. Bobbie Hirschy, president of Orlando, Fla.-based Star Asset Security was honored as the No. 3-ranked company. Securadyne president and CEO Carey Boethel again joined the top companies on stage at the Fast50 -- this year in the No. 4 position. Finally, Steve Piechota, VP of San Jose, Calif.-based Netronix Integration, received the No. 5 honor. The full Fast50 rankings are listed below. The results of our extensive market research and best practices, along with detailed profiles of the top five companies, will be available in the April issue of SD&I -- to be published on April 15 at www.scdealer.com. Sign up for a free digital or print copy of SD&I at www.securityinfowatch.com/subscribe. About the Fast50 SD&I's Fast50 ranks the top 50 fastest-growing security dealers and integrators. The program was begun four years ago in an effort to recognize the entire landscape of security systems contracting, from alarm dealers and installers to systems integrators -- especially the many smaller companies that make up the biggest chunk of our industry. Fast50 is based on a level playing field for all companies, no matter the size. Dealers and integrators submitted financial information for their past three operating years, and their rank in the Fast50 is based on their year-to-year percentage growth and revenue growth, with their overall ranking balancing those two considerations.