AGB is Largest Black-owned Security Company in the Midwest
AGB Investigative Services opened its new headquarters in Chicago today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community fair at 7545 S. Western Ave. in the city’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. A job fair, and other activities marked AGB’s commitment to Chicago since its founding in 2001 and its expertise in innovative security services, cybersecurity, and risk management.
AGB founders John Griffin and Dr. Denitra Griffin hosted the ceremony, which also included a tour of the 16,000-square-foot headquarters. The location is the central global location of AGB Investigative Services and includes training and development facilities of the AGB Institute and the Always Giving Back Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm that provides scholarships and growth opportunities to Chicago youth.
The $2.5 million headquarters project is a full-gut renovation of an existing building. The location will provide an economic boost to the neighborhood, part of the Auburn-Gresham community area, and an easily accessible location for AGB’s workforce.
The company employs more than 750 full-time workers, providing state-approved training and professional opportunities in underserved communities; 98 percent of AGB employees are minorities, and 65 percent reside in the most violent areas of Chicago. An addition 200 employees will be added by year 2020.
AGB is the largest Black-owned security company in the Midwest, and employs more people than any other African American-owned company based in Chicago.