Per Mar Security Services, a provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, Iowa, has acquired Stearns Sound & Security of Waupaca, Wis. Jerry Stearns founded Stearns Sound & Security 43 years ago and will be retiring. Stearns was the sole employee and will assist Per Mar in transitioning more than 400 active customers to Per Mar’s Wausau office before enjoying his retirement.

“After long hours of searching we found a great match,” Stearns said. “We wanted a strong and growing firm that offered the latest in security since many are looking at ways to reduce phone costs and enjoy the convenience of new technologically advanced products.”

Brian Duffy, chief operating officer of Per Mar Security Services, said, “Jerry Stearns really has developed a very quality customer base over his career, and it makes us proud that he is trusting Per Mar to secure them going forward. We will make sure that they understand their options for connected services, and look to upgrade where the customers see the benefit.”