Business Spotlight: Signal Services
Signal Services installs and monitors a wide range of life safety and security systems, including fire alarms, panic alarms, commercial video, residential burglar alarms, and access control systems. They work with a wide spectrum of clients from homeowners to businesses to large institutions.
The company was founded by Ben’s dad, David Yawitz, nearly 30 years ago. David still owns the company and is an integral part of its leadership, but Ben Yawitz took over day to day operations about 10 years ago. They moved their office to Greenwood because it’s got a friendly and local feel with lots of great places for staff to grab lunch or go for happy hour, and is also easily accessible to major roads and highways to get them around the state for installations.
The family also has a deep connection to the neighborhood; Ben’s wife grew up here, and the two of them lived in Greenwood together before they were married. Their 8-month old daughter now spends a lot of time with her grandparents walking up and down Greenwood Avenue, stopping in at Ken’s or Chocolati for lunch or treats.
Ben’s time is spent about half in the office and half out in the field working on designing and installing systems. There are only five employees in the company; Ben, office manager Karissa, solution salesperson Baron, fire alarm specialist Harold, and solutions specialist Ehren. This small, family-owned company competes against large corporations from the heart of Greenwood.