Shield Services, LLC
Building on his background in law enforcement, Gary Dorr founded Shield Services in 2004 with one employee. Today, through help from the Small Business Administration, the company employs more than 130 people, with offices in Minnesota, Montana, Illinois, Georgia, Texas and Virginia.
Shield Services is a provider of administrative support services, security services and facility support services. When he started the company in 2004, Gary knew that in order to grow his business he needed to effectively market his company to Federal Government clients.
The company was accepted into SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program in 2005. The Minnesota District Office provided general business advice and assistance. The company received its first SBA-assisted contract on October 1, 2007. That contract with the U.S. Department of Justice was valued over $900,000.
Their success continues to grow. Shield was awarded a one-year contract with the National Institutes of Health in July, 2008, as a probationary contract (previous contractor failed). The company was awarded a five-year contract worth over $10 million. The company’s 2008 revenue was $2.6 million. They project 2010 revenue to be $6.5 million.