"Last January I retained Rory to sell my alarm company, Advanced Solutions, Inc. We had several interested parties by the end of February. Rory contacted Protection One in March and the deal closed in May. The folks at P 1 and Rory were delightful to work with. They were very professional, honest, and well organized. This was the 5th alarm company that I built and sold over the past 30 years and by far, the smoothest transition."
Lawrence J Gilkey
Advanced Solutions, Inc.
"AFS was instrumental in assisting all parties in our arrangement, and had a clear understanding of what was happening throughout each step of the process. Rory Russell understood our needs, the complexity of the issues at hand, and provided professional assistance with achieving our objectives. AFS made sure we overcame any obstacles, and did a superior job seeing things through to fruition."
"The entire process with AFS was efficient and productive. Rory was very responsive, returning my calls promptly and always working with my best interest in mind. I was very pleased with the transaction and would refer him to anyone looking to sell their business or just their accounts."
Mr. Lovegreen, Owner
Security Company Business Acquisitions, Financing &
At Acquisition Funding Services, we are specialists in security company business acquisitions, sales and mergers for security alarm companies.
- In the last 15 years, AFS has handled approximately $200 million in mergers, acquisitions and financing of fire, burglar and integration companies!
With years of experience and millions of dollars of acquisition financing and merger transactions, AFS has the proven track record to put the right buyers with the right sellers in the security alarm industry.This is not a "cookie cutter" approach.The key to success is to ensure that each unique goal, concern and challenge during the process is handled strategically and expeditiously to insure smooth and profitable transactions.
Since 1996, Acquisition & Funding Services (AFS) is one of the oldest, independently operated funding providers in the security alarm industry.The company was started and is run by a former installing and servicing alarm dealer with over 15 years of industry experience.
We want to be your partner for the future.
Prior to founding AFS, Rory Russell owned and operated Empire Security, at the time the largest regional security company in the Northeast, handling $5 million per year in sales and installations. During this time, Empire Security was awarded AT&T's top sales and customer service awards three years in a row.
Certifications include: National Burglar and Fire Alarm - Level I, IIA and IIB
From 1976-77, Rory attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida pursuing a Degree in Aeronautical Science/Pilot. From 1977-80, he went on to attend Siena College in Loudonville, New York pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing Management.
Rory feels that contributing to one's community is of paramount importance. He is an active, long-time member of the Lake George Association; supporting environmental protection and preservation initiatives of the lake that he has called his residence for over twenty years. Rory was also named "Man of the Year" by the Kolman Foundation for Breast Cancer and worked as a Community Liaison on the School Board Advisory Group in Niskayuna, New York. Rory supports the Hole in the Woods Ranch with both time and finances. In addition, he is an active fundraiser for Child Help (www.childhelp.org) which is a national organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse.