Securing Success One Step at a Time
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), is proud to highlight our Northeast Regional Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) and their success with Johnson Security Bureau, Inc.
Jessica Johnson, President, Johnson Security Bureau, Inc. (Second to Far Right)
Johnson Security Bureau, Inc. is headquartered in Bronx, New York where Jessica Johnson serves as President. Johnson Security Bureau, Inc. provides professional transport, guard, patrol and protective services to construction companies, government agencies, financial services firms, and other types of businesses. Jessica passionately works to continue the legacy established by her grandfather, Wilbert T. Johnson, who started the company in 1962.
The Northeast Regional SBTRC met Jessica Johnson in the spring of 2009 during an outreach forum. Johnson Security Bureau, Inc. was new to the transportation industry, but was interested in becoming a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and wanted to grow. Johnson Security Bureau, Inc. received its DBE certification via the Northeast Regional SBTRC's assistance in 2010, and was referred to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. The firm’s business development efforts ultimately paid off when it received its first subcontract with New York's MTA East Side Access Project in 2013. In 2016, Johnson Security Bureau, Inc. won a subcontract on the New NY Bridge Project, allowing the company to hire 11 new employees.
“OSDBU’s Northeast Regional SBTRC is a valued partner in Johnson Security Bureau, Inc.'s journey over the last decade, particularly in helping us leverage our strengths in spite of many perceived disadvantages.” – Jessica Johnson, President of Johnson Security Bureau, Inc.
The Research Foundation of City University of New York – LaGuardia Community College serves as the USDOT, OSDBU Northeast Regional SBTRC. The Northeast Regional SBTRC administers the USDOT’s small business assistance programs throughout the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. For more information on the SBTRC and their services, please click here.