Founded by Ken Thomas, ARCHANGEL Protective Services is the leading provider of security officers, bodyguards, personal protection agents, handgun and firearms training, tactical experience training, security technology, disaster preparedness planning and more. The company is currently serving 20 customers in five different states.
When we first met Ken Thomas, he was operating ARCHANGEL out of his home and had three employees. He sought after affordable working space and a solid support system. He exactly received that in our Mighty Oak program. After graduating, the company’s revenue increased by 40% and the team grew by 147 employees.
“When we entered NBIC program, we had a business idea and were technically competent to provide security services but lacked the knowledge on how to take that technical expertise and grow it into a business. Even though we had many prior business experiences, we did not know how to run a business. With our NBIC coaching, business owner events and the accountability that comes from being in the program we learned what we didn’t know and how to turn an idea into a business.” – Ken Thomas
ARCHANGEL was recognized in 2014 by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Small Businesses in its size category. The company made its way onto NBJ’s Top 10 Veteran-Owned Business list and Top 25 Minority-Owned Business list for three years running. Additionally, the company received the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA )2017 Small Business of the Year award and a TMSDC scholarship to the Business Management Seminar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.