Founded in 1999, The Argus Companies was established to support the U.S. Government and Department of Defense agencies in protecting the country’s national security interest. The company, spearheaded by President and CEO Jon Snyder, has evolved from a single source for government and commercial industry acquisition of security and intelligence services to a comprehensive, multi-faceted enterprise and trusted leader in government and commercial security, intelligence, special operations, logistics, and training for the private, public, and U.S. military sector.
In 2009, Snyder visited the Florida SBDC at Palm Beach State College (PBSC) for assistance regarding a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule for security services. An overall analysis of the project and considerations such as cost, time, and manpower were discussed at length with Jackie Rule and Carole Hart, Government Contracting Specialists with the Florida SBDC’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Following the conversation, a navigational path was recommended with the initial 500-page document for security services under Schedule 84. As a result, the company was awarded the contract.
The Florida SBDC at PBSC has remained in contact with Snyder over the years and, due to his drive, determination, and commitment to excellence, the firm has blossomed under his leadership. The company now has four operational facilities in the U.S. and four foreign offices.
The Argus Companies, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, takes pride in their mission—a common goal referred by Argus as “C.R.I.M.E.” To Argus, this equates to commitment, respect, integrity, mission, and excellence.
“With our Veterans First Hiring Program, our ability to deliver C.R.I.M.E. to all our customers has enabled us to achieve a 100 percent past-performance record,” said Snyder.
"A major part of our success is due to the assistance provided by the FSBDC at PBSC...The guidance and unwavering commitment provided by Jackie and Carole...resulted in Argus being awarded a GSA Schedule 84 Total Law Enforcement and Security Solutions Contract, which generated several multi-million dollar contracts through outstanding agencies such as the USDA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration."
- Jon P. Snyder, President & CEO - The Argus Companies