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Electric Guard Dog Overview

Columbia, SC
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Security Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Electric Guard Dog, the #1 Theft Deterrent Service™, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, is the market leader in electric security fences and perimeter security in the country. The company has been named SDM Magazine's Dealer of the Year ... Read more

Mission: It is our mission to stop crime before it happens. We are our customer's security partner, and we take our responsibility seriously by employing the largest field technician and customer service team dedicated to electric security fences in the U.S. We are now ... Read more

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Electric Guard Dog – Why Work For Us?

Our History

Founder Bill Mullis was a provider of guard dogs for more than twenty years. In 1991, despite having his protective fleet on site, he was still experiencing break-ins. He then decided to build, test, and continuously improve an electric security fence designed to offer the best protection for his place of business. In time, this electric security fence, due to its unmatched deterrence value, replaced the dogs and we soon became the Electric Guard Dog.

Our company quickly grew into a multi-faceted security business over the next two decades as companies in the auto auction, metal recycling, freight, and rental industries began seeing the results and cost savings that the Electric Guard Dog brought them. We've grown to become a security partner for market leaders in all of these core segments and recognized as the #1 Theft Deterrent Service™ in the U.S.

In 2007, a majority interest in Electric Guard Dog was acquired by a group of private investors lead by Ulysses Management. Seeing the ever-increasing demand for our products and services, and the opportunity to broaden the reach of the product to new industries, the new ownership group began to put in place the infrastructure for growth. A key first step in the process was the hiring of CEO Jack DeMao and a new management team.

Since then, Electric Guard Dog has experienced rapidly accelerated growth for the market-leading electric security fence company nationwide. Over the last 8 years, RMR has tripled and the company intends to triple again over the next several years.

In 2016, the company experienced annual double-digit growth during this remarkable year that included Electric Guard Dog's acquisition by Snow Phipps, with Jack and the existing Electric Guard Dog management team continuing to lead the company. This deal earned two M&A Advisor "Deal of the Year" nominations. Less than two months after EGD’s acquisition, the company closed on its own acquisition, Perimeter Security Systems, and was named SDM Magazine's 2016 Dealer of the Year.
The company has been named to the Inc. List for the last five years, as well as being ranked in the top 30 security companies in the U.S. on the SDM 100 List for the past six years, named to Security Dealer & Integrator's "Fast 50" of security integrators for six years, and named to South Carolina’s List of the Best Places to Work.
In 2017, CEO Jack DeMao was named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Southeast, for the second year in a row. He also cinched a Gold Stevie® Award as Maverick of the Year, Business Services, while the company won the Bronze Stevie® Award for Company of the Year, Business Services, in The 15th Annual The 15th Annual American Business Awards. Learn more at http://stevieawards.com/ABA

Our Mission
It is our mission to stop crime before it happens. We are our customer's security partner, and we take our responsibility seriously by employing the largest field technician and customer service team dedicated to electric security fences in the U.S. We are now integrating new technologies into our world-class system to create new, innovative and cost-saving solutions for our customers' problems.

Company Fast Facts

  •     Ranked in the top 30 on the SDM 100 List of Top Security Companies, last 6 years
  •     SDM Dealer of the Year (2016)
  •     SDM Dealer of the Year Honoree (2015)
  •     INC 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies, last 5 years
  •     INC 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies, 3 years
  •     SD&I Fast50 for revenue and growth, last 4 years
  •     Ranked in the top 20 best-performing companies, Roaring Twenties by SC Biz
  •     South Carolina’s List of the Best Places to Work, 2 Years
  •     Electric Guard Dog reports 49% growth over the last 3 years

Electric Guard Dog, the #1 Theft Deterrent Service#1 Theft Deterrent Service, is a security partner for 3,000+ commercial and industrial locations across the nation. The first to develop electric security fencing, we're still the largest nationwide provider by far, protecting businesses, providing a safer work environment for employees, while reducing total security costs.

Market leaders in multiple commercial industries rely on Electric Guard Dog's multilayered, solar-powered perimeter security solution to protect outdoor assets. Our value proposition is unprecedented and unbeatable. No upfront cost, no service charges, provided by a national leader with the entire U.S. footprint. We offer exemplary service and are holding to the highest standard of excellence, integrity and quality.

Be an ‘A’ player for the #1 Theft Deterrent Service and enjoy:

  • Career growth with one of the fastest growing U.S. companies
  • Rewarding work with a well respected, financially stable company
  • A professional environment with great people
  • Freedom to build your sales career in a fun place to work
  • Business-to-business sales with a loyal and exponentially growing customer base

Defend America's supply chain from crooks! Protect America's recyclers.

Sell exclusively to commercial and industrial clients — this is not residential sales.

Earn what you’re worth! 

We proudly offer:

  • Excellent base
  • Uncapped commissions on 1st month's RMR
  • Recurring revenue model
  • Verizon MiFi
  • iPhone, iPad
  • Generous car allowance with mileage reimbursement
  • Growth opportunities
  • Company paid expenses (lodging, food, etc.)
  • Comprehensive benefits package to include medical and dental insurance
  • Company paid short-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Section 125)
  • 401K (non-contributory)
  • Support staff
  • Excellent training program

Our Process: How to become an outside sales rep for Electric Guard Dog

Electric Guard Dog plays 'money ball in the security market'. By that, we mean we look for transferable skills inside and more frequently, outside the security market.

If you're going to be happy and successful in a career with Electric Guard Dog, you need to have:

  • The minimum skill set to do the job
  • The willingness to learn the specifics of how we do business
  • The desire to help commercial companies protect themselves from crooks
  • A sense of humor and flexibility to work in a high-growth company where things change quickly

In a high-growth company, we are continually recruiting new talent. We want to help you understand the fit with Electric Guard Dog as quickly as possible to respect your time and ours. Therefore, we have developed the following recruitment process:

  • We use Bessire & Associates as our Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner. Your application will go to Jason Bessire and Sharon Cousar for review. (We advertise for about 4 weeks)
  • Applications that most closely fit the recruiting specification will be given to Electric Guard Dog.
  • Applicants who most closely fit the specification will be interviewed via Skype.
  • After the Skype interview, applicants who most closely fit the specification will be invited to an in-person interview in the target city.
  • To expedite your application, please respond promptly to questions from Bessire & Associates. Although we understand and appreciate your desire to stand out, please do not contact Electric Guard Dog executives directly. They will simply redirect you to Bessire & Associates.
  • The job search process is a stressful one for everyone involved. We will try to move through it in the most efficient way possible for you and Electric Guard Dog.

Electric Guard Dog Reviews

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    "I found my dream job!!!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
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    I have been working at Electric Guard Dog full-time (Less than a year)


    Wonderful training & on boarding program. Beautiful corporate office setting. Warm, friendly & welcoming environment. Strong support from Department Manager - Crystal, as well as the entire team! Crystal is very approachable & highly respected by her team. I truly felt part of the team after only a week.


    I wish I found this opportunity sooner!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the environment fast, fun & friendly. Continue to manage poor performers and move them out. This will keep morale positive among top performers. Recognize strong performance & set challenging, yet obtainable developmental goals. Continue to lead by example. Build strong rapport with other departments while working cross functionally. Give real time & constructive feedback.

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Electric Guard Dog Photos

Electric Guard Dog photo of: Our fearless leader, CEO Jack DeMao has a 98% approval rating on Glassdoor.
Electric Guard Dog photo of: When EGD makes a donation for #HurricaneIrma relief, the whole team decides to chip in. Way to lead! Proud of you guys!!!
Electric Guard Dog photo of: TPE Conference, Dinner Reception
Electric Guard Dog photo of: Sneak peak at our new office. We love it! We think you will, too.
Electric Guard Dog photo of: "Jeans Week" EGD team raised over $10k for MS!
Electric Guard Dog photo of: Happy employees=happy customers. Happy customers=happy employees.
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Electric Guard Dog Interviews



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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Electric Guard Dog (Chicago, IL) in June 2017.


    After applying, one of their recruiters called me about the position then I moved on to a phone interview with The head recruiter. The next step was an in person interview with their regional manager. A lot of questions geared toward being a hunter sales person.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of sales person would you describe yourself as, a hunter or relationship builder?   1 Answer
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Electric Guard Dog Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in SC, SC Biz News, 2017
  • SD&I Fast50: America's Fastest Growing Systems Integrators (6th Yr), SD&I Magazine, 2017
  • Gold Stevie® Award for Maverick of the Year, American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2017
  • Bronze Stevie® Award for Company of the Year, American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2017
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Southeast, EY, 2017
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