Valley Metro Security, LLC
Francisco Guerrero, a veteran Police Officer founded Valley Metro Security, LLC in 2001. Valley Metro Security provides Security Officers to the South Texas region.
“I pawned personal items to get start up money for my company in its inception” stated Mr. Guerrero. Financing needed to grow was not easily obtained, but eventually in 2005, Valley Metro Security was approved for a Small Business Administration loan for $700,000 to purchase its current corporate headquarters in Edinburg, Texas. The one of a kind facility accommodates individual offices for administrative and operational staff. It also serves as a state certified training academy as well as a state-of-the-art indoor 50 yard shooting range.
In 2005 Guerrero attended a Small Business Administration sponsored conference in McAllen, Texas where he heard about the process of becoming an SBA 8(a) certified company. In November 2009 they were awarded a 5-year $153 million contract for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In January 2010 after negotiating contract labor costs the project officially began.
Today, through help from the SBA, the company employs more than 658 people in two states, Texas and New York, and has several office locations across the state of Texas.