In what is expected to be the first of many business deals with Everett companies, Alliance Security last month became the first Everett company to contract with the Wynn casino company.
As of January, Alliance Security – based on Broadway – began providing site security for the Wynn Everett construction site. Making security checks of the property and monitoring those entering and exiting the site, the local small business said this week they were grateful to be part of the process.
“It is great,” said President Marianne Jenkins. “We’re happy to be in the Host Community and we’re happy to be a woman-owned company and a small business. I know in the Host Community Agreement they definitely are looking for woman-owned businesses and it gives us a chance to show how good we are and that we can do the job…I’m proud. We’re going to do a good job. We’re working with Everett and for Everett.”
Wynn Everett President Bob DeSalvio said this is likely just the beginning of many new opportunities that will come to Everett businesses as a result of the casino project.
“This is the first of what we hope will be many contracts awarded to Everett businesses as Wynn Everett moves forward. For years we’ve talked about how Wynn Everett is committed to hiring local and minority owned companies. With pre construction planning and site remediation underway, the local economic benefits of our project are now becoming a reality.”
Alliance Security has been in place on Broadway since 1975 when Jenkins’s father opened up the business with the family.
Since that time, they’ve grown substantially, she said.
“One of our first contracts was with the old Tri-Mount Bituminous plant in Malden,” she said. “We also did security for the old Malden Trust in Linden Square, which is now a Dunkin’ Donuts. We went from three or four employees to what we have now, which is about 170.”
Of course, that growth didn’t come without many hours of hard work.
Jenkins said she has participated in all aspects of the business and still does delve into every type of job – right down to shoveling snow and taking out the rubbish.
“I’m not above any of that,” she said.
Now, the company is licensed in Massachuetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine – and has an extensive client reach from Cape Cod to the North Shore. The company also supplies special police officers to Boston through its Boston Field Services Unit.
The new contract, however, is special in that it’s local and part of a new era in Everett.
“We’ve been following it and we are woman owned and they were looking for that,” said Jenkins. “It was a no-brainer to try for it. It was competitive and there were several companies we had to compete with. We’re really proud this project is in Everett. We’re proud to be from Everett, to be woman-owned and to be a part of the community.”