First Student Hired Through "Grow Our Own" Program

Jul 10, 2017

Luis Miranda

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, IA, announced it has hired its first student, Luis Miranda, through its “Grow Our Own" program.

Per Mar’s “Grow Our Own" is a program where Per Mar employees reach out to local high school students, visit their classrooms, and tell them about Per Mar and employment opportunities. The program was started by Carri Waack, HR Coordinator for Per Mar. Waack saw an opportunity to reach out to high school students and inform them of what Per Mar has to offer as far as careers beyond high school.

Waack met Miranda through the “Grow Our Own" program at Moline High School in Moline, IL. After learning more about Per Mar and job opportunities, Miranda told Waack that he was interested in becoming a Security Officer at Per Mar after graduation. Miranda had thorough background check and interviews, was hired, and is now in Security Officer training.

Waack said, “I think this is a great program. Not only does it educate the students on what Per Mar does and has to offer, it may also help a student decide on a field they would like to go into after college. I am very glad to have met Luis as he is an outstanding young man, and I am excited for his future with Per Mar!”

Miranda is thrilled to be a part of the Per Mar team, saying, “Working for Per Mar has been a great experience! I am really enjoying it, and I look forward to having a long career at this company.”

Since the launch of this program, Per Mar has worked with local high schools around the Quad City, Des Moines, and South Bend areas. Per Mar’s goal is to expand the program and offer the program to other communities in which the company serves.

If you are interested in having Per Mar visit your high school through the “Grow Our Own” program, please reach out to Carri Waack at

About Per Mar Security Services

Established in 1953, Per Mar Security Services is the largest, family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest with more than 2,400 team members, operating in 23 branch locations and 18 satellite locations. The company provides full-service security solutions for homes and businesses including security officer services, smart home automation, burglar and fire alarms, access control, security cameras, alarm monitoring, investigative services and background checks. For more information about Per Mar Security Services, please visit