About Murray Guard
58 Murray Guard Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Toll Free: 800.238.3830
Murray Guard, Inc. has been providing high quality, competitive security services since 1967. It was established by Jackson, Tennessee, attorney, state representative and humanitarian Roger Murray, Jr., and it has now become one of the largest independently owned security firms in the nation.
Over the past 40 years, Murray Guard’s experienced staff has gained the knowledge to operate an all-inclusive range of security assignments; from the simplest to the most complex, specialized jobs – Murray Guard has the capability of handling any assignment.
Although Murray Guard’s headquarters remain in Jackson, the company has grown to more than 2,500 employees and it operates 12 branch offices serving Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Puerto Rico.
While establishing Murray Guard, the company’s founder saw that in an industry where training and background screening should have been paramount, little of neither was required of contract security guards prior to their assignments, often with less than desirable results. Roger Murray set out to create a company that would erase long-standing stereotypes of contract security. Through his experience as an attorney and a humanitarian, Murray learned that individuals must respect themselves and maintain a positive self-image in order to earn the respect of others. This philosophy formed the foundation of Murray Guard, Inc.
Murray recruited team members who were experienced in professional motivation and employee relations. At the time, this approach was a completely new concept in the industry, but Murray was convinced that a higher level of professionalism could be reached by instilling a sense of pride in each individual officer. To this end, Murray mandated thorough background screenings, issued new and professionally designed uniforms to all officers, and instituted a corporate employee relations program that recognized officers for professionalism and performance. This program worked and is still in existence today.
Because of this approach, the turnover rate at Murray Guard, Inc., is significantly lower than the national average, and its security officers have gained a new level of respect at their facilities.
Murray Guard, Inc. operates under a reverse pyramid structure where security officers, who are the heart of the business, are at the top of the pyramid. Branch management and corporate staff are structured below to serve and support our security officers and our clients’ needs.
Because company officials have never strayed from the principles on which it was founded, Murray Guard, Inc. has grown to become one of the most highly respected and reputable security providers in the areas it serves. The principle remains that people are the product we provide and that this is where the company’s efforts and emphasis on quality should always be directed.
We credit this vision by our founder for our continued growth throughout the years and our unparalleled longevity with many of the major clients that we serve.
Even in today’s world of business and manufacturing, Murray Guard’s history – with the focus on its employees and the protection of the employees and assets of the clients it serves - makes it your unmatched option for a security service provider.