Minding Your Business - Boss Security
Each month Southern Tier Life highlights a local business. This month we feature Boss Security in Horseheads.
Describe how the business started:
BOSS originally began as a side hustle by one of its founders who found an interest in IoT/IP devices servicing a few close friends and their businesses. In 2015, BOSS Security & Automation was established as a value-added service to established clients in mainly the oil and gas industry, finding traction across multiple trades and business sectors. In 2018, the company was purchased by Scott Beecher and has now evolved from a 3-person operation to a team of numerous individuals with expanded offerings in surveillance, access control, burglary, fire, and custom life safety and security systems. In 2021, BOSS acquired Endeavor Services Group to add dedicated IT services as well as to provide printer/copier/toner offerings to its client base.
Tell us about your product and services:
BOSS Security & Automation provides design, installation, and maintenance of both residential and commercial surveillance, access control, burglary, fire, and custom life safety and security systems. We offer a turnkey approach to system integration, lowering customer costs and while limiting installation impact on our customers day to day business.
Who are your customers?
BOSS services a wide array of clients in the residential, commercial, and industrial spaces mainly throughout New York and Pennsylvania; having completed multiple projects in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Texas, Montana, Ohio, and even Canada as well.
What did you do differently during COVID that kept your business alive?
Fortunately, BOSS is part of a group of companies owned by Scott Beecher, residing in the former Schweizer Aircraft Facility in Horseheads. With all the businesses being under one roof employees were able to be utilized within other business unit. During the height of the pandemic, we retooled existing machinery to begin producing face shields in our production facility. This joint effort as well as others was key in keeping our entire staff employed through-out the pandemic. Not a single BEST employee had to be let go, a testament to our team and shared mission. Today we are back in full operation, and are looking at a record-breaking year for the company with goals for expansion into key markets within the Northern and Southern Tiers of NY and PA.
Address: 1250 Schweizer Road, Horseheads, NY 14845
# Years in Business: 6 years
Owner/Owners: Scott H. Beecher