Behind the List with Gregory J. Kuhn of Omega Protective Services LLC

'Strong roots in the Lehigh Valley'

Security is a word that is heard more than often these days.

From protecting private information and data, to keeping people safe and beyond, security is imperative to many things.

Throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley, there are many businesses that are designed to help keep safe you, your data, your home and your business.

One that’s been making a strong presence in the region is Omega Protective Services LLC in Northampton. Here to answer this week’s “Behind the List” questions is Gregory J. Kuhn, owner of Omega.

Lehigh Valley Business: How long has Omega Protective Services LLC been operating in the Lehigh Valley and what are its primary services?

Gregory J. Kuhn: Omega was founded in May of 2007. We initially provided armed and unarmed security guard services, event security, patrol services and bodyguards. Over the past several years, we have grown to include more services.

The addition of surveillance system installation, cross trained EMT [emergency medical technician] guards, education and training services and private investigations has helped us to meet the customer’s needs better than our competitors.

Also, offering general event staff, EMS [emergency medical services], planning and logistics to our already flourishing event security division has helped Omega ….

LVB: What have been some of the biggest challenges and opportunities that Omega Protective Services LLC has encountered throughout its years in business?

Gregory J. Kuhn: I founded Omega on the concept that there had to be a way to provide a better quality of service. Having started in the security industry at age 17, I was already experienced with physical security, security logistics and employee supervision.

However, when I opened Omega in my 20s, I had no college degree and no experience as a chief executive of a company. Rather than working my way up the corporate ladder or learning concepts in business classes, I had to learn customer acquisition, marketing, sales, business law, Web design, taxes, profitability and much more in real life, with my own company and my own money.

Christopher Holland
Christopher Holland is a researcher for Lehigh Valley Business and blogs on arts and entertainment in the region.

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