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Welcome Craig A. Knecht, Director of Sales & Marketing

April 13, 2021

Craig is an accomplished security professional with over 25 years of contract security experience with both national and regional companies.  His extensive knowledge of operations and their related financial performance has been beneficial when designing custom security programs for a broad spectrum of clients, from commercial real estate to petrochemical.

“I have known Craig since 2004 and recognized his professionalism as a strong competitor in our industry.  He is joining United Protective to strengthen our partnership approach of business development in various vertical markets.  His experience and leadership abilities will be utilized to lead our sales team to continue our rapid growth and expansion efforts,” stated, Andy Allen, President.

His introduction to the security industry came as a Sales Representative for a national provider in Dallas, TX.  His success in this role led to an opportunity in operations where he excelled and eventually was named Vice President, leading the Central Region of the United States.  Throughout this time, he has remained engaged in the sales efforts, leading and mentoring his sales teams over all markets.  Craig says the ability to be creative and to solve problems is what he enjoys most about sales.  He also passes along to his sales team advice he was given years ago, ‘personnel integrity and business ethics will be the key to their long-term success!’

Craig, Welcome to the United Protective Team.


March 9, 2021

During this week of Thanksgiving I have been reflecting on the things I am most grateful for. Primarily among them is our talented group of employees. Thank you for the work you do to make our company great. Without your commitment, reliability, and professionalism, we would not be the thriving company we are. I wish you a Thanksgiving filled with abundance and bright moments. We are thankful for your service during this memorable year. On behalf of the management team, we thank you for your accomplishments this year. We are all grateful. Please enjoy the THANKFUL cookies delivered by our Houston team, as a token of our thanks. I wish you a Thanksgiving filled with abundance and bright moments.

Recognizing Director of Security Loftin

March 9, 2021

Thank you Stonebriar Village Life Magazine for recognizing Davis Loftin, Stonebriar Village’s Director of Security, a rising star in United Protective Services. After serving our country with the United States Marines, Davis joined United Protective Services as a floater in October 2018. After three months, he was elevated to Junior Field Supervisor, and less than a year later, attained the position of Senior Field Supervisor in early December of 2019. This meteoric rise to Senior Field Supervisor provided Davis with a crash course in team management as three other field supervisors and 200 employees reported to him. Barely six months into his new duties, the opportunity to move up in the company came again, and Davis was promoted to Director of Security for Stonebriar Village. Well done Davis!

STX Office Awarded Two Icons of Houston Real Estate

March 9, 2021

United Protective is pleased to announce our new partnership with M-M Properties at two of Houston’s most iconic office buildings. TC Energy Center is a 56-story office tower (“TCEC”) that was developed in 1983 and is located in Houston’s Central Business District. The office tower is recognized as an architectural icon and a fixture of the Houston skyline. 5555 San Felipe (Marathon Oil Tower) is a 41-story, 1.2 million square foot trophy office tower located within Houston’s renowned Uptown / Galleria submarket. This Class A office tower has attracted a roster of quality tenants who value its high quality finishes, large floor plates and extensive on-site amenity base.

New Partnership in Dallas

May 4, 2020

We are proud of our team in Dallas as they were recently awarded a new client contract.  During this unprecedented time, our team was able to recruit, staff and train the new Officers.  Our client is pleased with our hands-on approach and transition throughout this process.  

AMEGY TOWER wins Southwest Regional TOBY Award

April 22, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to the AMEGY TOWER team and their success! Today it was announced they won the Southwest Regional TOBY Award in the 250,000 - 499,999 SF category. We are wishing you luck as you advance to the International TOBY Awards later this year! We are grateful to be your security partner, and a small part of your success. Well deserved!


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