Convergint Technologies LLC, Schaumburg, Ill., announced that as part of its active acquisition strategy, it has acquired Tampa-based Qualified Systems Contracting Inc., a provider of physical security technologies throughout the Central Florida market.

By providing best-of-class security solutions, focusing on quality installations and having a dedication to outstanding customer service, Qualified Systems has grown from its original Tampa location in 2004, to 40 employees and locations in the Orlando and Jacksonville markets, Convergint said.

Convergint Technologies has rapidly grown since its inception in 2001. In 2012, Convergint partnered with KRG Capital and announced its intent to add acquisitions to its growth strategy. “Qualified Systems is the first of those acquisitions and Convergint has committed to continue its industry leading growth organically and through additional acquisitions”, said Dan Moceri, chief executive officer of Convergint Technologies.

According to Qualified Systems founder Dave Torgerson, “this acquisition provides Convergint with a strong presence in the Florida market, and at the same time provides Qualified Systems with a foundation and footprint to better serve both our local and national clients.”   

Convergint Technologies is the largest privately held systems integrator in North America and in 2013 ranked as the 5th largest integrator overall in SDM’s Top Systems Integrators Report.  “Qualified Systems has been a valued partner of Convergint Technologies in the Florida market since 2006. While the technical, service and geographical fit is clear, it is the cultural alignment between Convergint and Qualified Systems that will make this relationship a success” said Ken LaChance, vice president of Business Development for Convergint.