About Us

Family Owned.
Client Focused.

Joseph Vinson Sr - Vinson GuardAfter choosing not to complete high school, Joseph Vinson, Sr. took a job as a security officer before starting his own private security company in New Orleans in 1963. Joe Vinson’s mission: provide high quality security services with a focus on client satisfaction.

Mr. Vinson built the company and our reputation through an ownership / management model. Mr. Vinson established personal relationships with his clients, building long-term partnerships between them and Vinson Guard Service, Inc. (VINSON). Tireless execution of his philosophy, hard work and shrewd acquisitions fueled our growth.

Over 55 years later, VINSON is in its third generation of family ownership and operation. We remain one of the largest privately-held, American-owned security providers in the United States. Our company and brand is recognized internationally for providing exemplary service to our clients.

Don’t take our word for it. Read the client statements below.

Client Recommendations / Testimonials

“Vinson Guard Service Security Officers make our employees feel safe and comfortable. We recommend partnering with VINSON for contract security service.”
— Security Manager; Healthcare Campus

“VINSON management is pro-active. They are a business partner providing security solutions, not just a vendor. I highly recommend Vinson Guard Service, Inc.”
— Security Manager, FSO, CSO; Maritime Facility

“Amanda M., Security Officer, has made the single biggest impact in preventing unauthorized equipment in the restricted areas. She is doing a fantastic job.”
— Facilities Manager; Chemicals Manufacturer