→ ASA applies every aspect of what we’ve learned over our many years, securing homes and business’s with the highest quality alarm systems, to standards that anyone would be proud to put their name on.
→ ASA feels that having the highest quality materials and equipment, along with our unmatched training and customer service helps us to keep our customers coming back to us time and time again.
→ ASA upholds family values in the way we do business, using past successors as our role models, making sure that whatever we do is worthy of putting our and their name on.
→ ASA monitors all of our in house accounts here in Washington at our UL listed station on Whidbey Island. We are a local company who lives in and spends money in our own community. We employ locals to provide caring and outstanding service to our neighbors. Local and Loved!
My Grandfathers Name Was On It!
As a young boy I had a sense early on that my grandfather, who I never knew because he passed away before I was born, was a great person. My mother (who idolized her dad) never missed an opportunity to tell me how much I was like him and how he would have loved me, whenever I did something kind, generous or skillfully.
So many stories were told by her of how he would help others and represent pride and honor in every aspect of his life, I began to wonder if this was just the love of a child for her father or an actual great human being.
One day many years later I was helping my mother clean out her nightstand in preparation for a move and there amongst her prized possessions, was a beautiful wooden plaque with my grandfather’s last name on it. I asked mom what it was for and she told me that he insisted on hanging his last name from the sign over his business. She went on to tell me of his feeling, that when you put your name on something it is the most valuable thing you have and you must act accordingly.
On the back of this sign of honor there was an old yellowish newspaper clipping laminated there. Mom said that her dad carried this clipping in his wallet for most of his adult life and laminated it to his very important nameplate when he retired, as if they should always be together.
The clipping told of an old world craftsman that made good by bringing his skills to America. In the spirit of how things were done those days and of what was important to my grandfather, this craftsman turned his blessings into opportunities for others by sharing his knowledge with apprentices.
One day after many years of loyal service the two apprentices were granted an opportunity to show what they could do. Each was given a budget and a full supervisory position in building a home for the craftsman’s company.
The first applied every aspect of what he was taught over the years and meticulously constructed a fine home that anyone would be proud to put his name on.
The second, seeing this opportunity as a contest decided to apply some of his own concepts. He felt that by using lesser grade materials and cutting corners in places that wouldn’t be recognized by the untrained eye, he would bring his project in under budget and impress his boss with a new way of making money.
One could only imagine their surprise when the craftsman awarded each of the apprentices the house they built as a gift for their many years of service.
In my grandfather’s spirit I make sure that whatever I do is worthy of hanging my name on.