Our Leadership Team
Our leadership team believes in a quality approach to all phases of the business, from hiring to training to pay to benefits to technology. Above all, PSG believes in stellar customer service and high employee standards.
Tom Parrish, Founder & CEO
“Mr. Parrish is a visionary expert in Security operations whose innovation, expertise and drive are revolutionizing the security field.”
– David Becker, Security and Defense Intelligence Expert
With a 30 year background in the security industry, it’s a passion for perfection that led Tom to create the Parrish Security Group. Tom is uniquely qualified to bring about a challenge to the status quo in security contracting including his tenure with the US Army, followed by a career of building successful multi-million dollar businesses and teams.
Establishing a reputation for valuing relationships and fostering an environment of excellence were the top goals driving the vision of the Parrish Security Group. What really makes PSG a stand-out in the industry is the dedication to superior wages, training, and unparalleled benefits which all feed into bringing a higher standard of service to our clients.
“Mr. McManus dedication, drive, and hard work provided him with an unsurpassed knowledge of the security industry which, with his moral foundation, enabled him to offer executive leadership resulting in superior service delivery to clients and mentorship to his team.”
– Obie R. Moore III, President, Andrews International Govt Services – retired
Tim started his career in the security industry in 1989 after honorably completing eight years of active service in the US Marines. Initiating his long career in the Washington, D.C. metro area, he has had a successful and extensive record in Operations, Administration, and he effectively managed large-scale contracts, including with the US Army, as well as being a Divisional V.P. with a premier guard service provider. In 2012, Tim chose to leave the security industry to pursue and complete his college degree, which he achieved, graduating with honors from American Military University in 2017. Tim relocated from his longtime home in Virginia and joined PSG in August 2018.
Parrish Security Group (PSG) was established in 2015 to fill a void in the security industry created by consolidations that Tom Parrish felt degraded the level of client services and employee welfare.
He wanted to make a different kind of security company: one with a quality approach that enhances security, elevates customer service and improves employee morale.
It’s about measurable excellence. We produce great results by developing great people, and our training standards far exceed state requirements. And we’re not just hired contractors—we’re part of your company’s values and goals.
We make it our mission to elevate standards in the security industry. We deliver truly exceptional customer service, provide industry-leading wages and benefits, and focus on professional training for all of our employees. We believe that our people are our greatest asset, so we focus on employing and retaining the best security professionals in the business.
From Our Clients
I have been to several locations that use Parrish Security Group for security. I have witnessed their officers encounter people regarding some rules issue. A good security officer will approach a person with a presence of authority but treat the person with dignity. The person will leave the situation feeling respected, and their relationship with the place of business stays positive. It seems that Parrish Security Group does a good job of discerning which people to place in these positions.
My relationship with Parrish started about 6 years ago, and my first impression was that they were a company with high values and benefits like no other in their industry. The guards they handpicked based on my needs exceed any other in my 18 years of Class A building management. I feel good in knowing that they have accrued vacation, sick time and 401K opportunities they deserve.
I currently have Parrish on all of my properties and will continue to do so.
Great, honest, knowledgeable, professional people, absolutely hassle-free. Great to work with. Highest recommendations for Parrish Security Group!
The PSG Wage Advantage
Our Basic Hiring Requirements
We give a lot, but we ask for a lot as well. Client confidence is paramount, so every potential employee must pass the following screening and requirements:
To be considered for employment at PSG, every applicant must attend and pass a 24-hour, instructor-led initial training program.
This requires a firm commitment from our employees, and this process results in a better-trained, highly motivated worker. This instructor-led methodology, rather than distance learning, is one of the core values of our company. We urge our current and potential clients to attend this training to see the difference this direct training makes.
PSG Employee 401k Participation
Our Employees Say:
“This company is amazing! The leadership leads by example and rewards hard work and professionalism. If you want a career in the security industry that will be second to none, this is the place.”
“Since being with Parrish Security Group, I have had nothing but positive experiences. They are consummate professionals who understand that security is a career that can develop individual growth and develop real relationships with their clients. They are always seeking ways to improve the industry and provide for their customers a quality service.”