DALLAS — As far as starting a business goes, it’s safe to assume that Marshall D. Isom undoubtedly has learned from the best, some pretty fine individuals, if you will.
For starters, Isom’s late great grandfather, Leon Kiser, for years had owned a neighborhood corner store.
As if that wasn’t enough to fuel his competitive entrepreneurship drive, his late grandmother, Cleethal Kiser, was widely known for catering lunches at her job while working as an accomplished welder.
Not only that, Isom’s grandmother upon retirement had owned a real estate investment firm and his father owned a slew of vending machines throughout the city while his mother owned a local bed linen shop.
All things considered and much to his delight, finding a niche through entrepreneurship essentially had become a way of life, of sorts, at least through Isom’s bloodline, a trend about which he’s fully embraced throughout the years.
“Being a business owner is first nature,” Isom, 39, said during an interview with Making Headline News this week. “They are my role models. I’m just following their lead.”
Armed with a wealth of business-related experience and wisdom, Isom, by all accounts, have done a masterful job in filling the shoes of his beloved relatives, most notably as President of Optimum Security Professionals and Chairman and CEO of The Proverbs Group, LLC.
A credible security firm that is headquartered in Houston, specifically at 1980 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1500, in the Post Oak Central complex, Optimum Security Professionals’ longstanding mission is geared largely toward providing customer service oriented protection, which is the process of preventing the loss of life, property, or injury by strategically combining traditional aspects of guard services, most notably surveillance, client/guest engagement, crisis management, as well as patrolling with the skill and attitude of delivering helpful, professional, high quality assistance.
WHAT ABOUT OPTIMUM SECURITY PROFRESSIONALS? http://optimumsecuritypros.com/about-us/
Interestingly, in a detailed description of OSP’s mission the company’s website, Isom’s company recognizes that in order to achieve its mission, it must:
- Recruit and retain the most qualified agents in the industry.
- Provide our agents with a continuing education program that employs the most current technology and protection techniques available and,
- Continually monitor the national and international socio-political environment to develop our services in an efficient manner.
A security-based company that is powered by The Proverbs Group, LLC and has become a fixture in both Houston and Dallas, Isom — because of his venture’s sustained success — often describes the vital responsibilities associated with his company as a form of art.
“It’s an expression of what I envisioned, (which is) an outlet,” said Isom, who’s also Co-Principal of Cruise Control Valet, a Houston-based parking management company that has been in existence for 12 years. “I create through doing business. I see it as my contribution to life, one of my footprints. I love being able to provide employment opportunities, seeing our employees thrive and solving our clients’ problems.”
By and large, the key to OSP’s continuous success is the people with whom Isom and his staff routinely cross paths.
“We protect property, so we cater to a wide range of businesses such as office buildings, schools, shopping centers, manufacturing and distribution facilities, hospitals, hotels, construction sites, banks, etc.,” Isom explained. “We also provide personal protection for high profile-high net worth individuals such as influencers, performing artists, executives and athletes. In addition to protection services, we are a private investigation firm with a niche in vulnerability assessments and loss prevention.”
WHAT ABOUT CRUISE CONTROL VALET? www.cruisecontrolvalet.com
Most importantly, Isom doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company would not have such unyielding success if not for the valiant contributions rendered by his wife, Shaunta,’ and their three children.
“My greatest inspirations are my wife, Shaunta’, and our three children,” Isom said. “I want our kids to stand on generations of tall shoulders, feel pride in their lineage, and be certain of their future. I want my wife to have anything she wants.”
As the new year approaches, OSP, as expected, is making a solid case that it figures to be around for years to come, in large part because Isom announced that adding more office throughout Texas are presently in the works and is expected to be completed as early as 2021.
“We currently operate locally in the Houston Metroplex and are planning expansion in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, El Paso and Midland,” Isom said of what has become a rapidly growing company.
Never mind that OSP is only two years old.
All things considered and much to his delight, finding a niche through entrepreneurship essentially had become a way of life, at least through Isom’s bloodline, a trend about which he’s fully embraced throughout the years.
For more information about Optimum Security Professionals, call 713-568-1763. For more information about Cruise Control Valet, call 281-815-2019.
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