Robert Prentiss

Robert Prentiss

TimeKeepers Security, Inc.
“After thirty years in law enforcement and working for government entities, this course put me in the “fast lane” to understanding how small businesses operate” – Robert Prentiss, Timekeepers Security, Inc.

Success Story
Timekeepers, Inc. expanded its security business to serve the needs of rural areas in Southwest Texas which fall within the Eagle Ford Shale area, a vast oil and gas region. Timekeepers is licensed with the Texas Department of Public Safety and their primary focus is security for oil and gas fields (gate guards), construction sites, ranches, controlled access areas and government facilities. Owners, Shawn and Donna Fluitt, had met Richard Sifuentes of the San Antonio SBDC during their participation in the SBDC’s Building Business Excellence Program in October of 2009. At the end of the business leadership program, Shawn and Donna continued to receive guidance and assistance from Richard to help their business grow. The company offers gate guards, on-site guards, monitoring equipment, motion detection, live, video-monitored and “virtual” on-site security packages for contractors in rural areas including the booming Eagle Ford Shale region. The company personally trains all guards and ensures that they are FBI background checked and drug tested. With the assistance received from Richard, Timekeepers successfully obtained financing to support their business expansion. The company has experienced tremendous growth within the last four years – a 150 percent increase in sales and staff growth from three employees to 120 employees. The Fluitts’ belief in the program led them to have Robert Prentiss, general manager of the company, attend to continue to share and incorporate the values based leadership model in their company.

Robert Prentiss
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