The Kern Group
The KERN Group Inc., finds success with the help from SCORE "For The Life Of Your Business". The KERN Group's Project Manager, Gregory Kern and Senior Security Consultant R. Scott Kern, have turned an idea they had into a thriving locally owned electronic security business that has received several awards. The KERN Group is considered "best in class" among 300+ GE dealers worldwide. Out of the four 2005 Innovation Awards categories, the KERN Group won an astounding 50% of the awards! The KERN Group won the categories of Best Integration System for their networked digital video surveillance solution for the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District and the Most Innovative Use of Wireless Security Technology for 2005. KERN's winning wireless security technology award incorporated a highly unique Oleoresin Capsicum (OC Pepper) gas delivery system deployed to protect a private antique gun collection. KERN recently received these prestigious awards at the annual GE Security Pro Dealer conference held in Kona, Hawaii.
Scott Kern says, "We have received tremendous support and business expertise from SCORE" . We had just incorporated and were in need of professional tax counseling. SCORE suggested a CPA was the best route to take for all our accounting needs.
Gerg Kern says, "My former job as a Field Engineer for Lockheed-Martin kept me on the road almost 45 weeks a year. I was ready to come back to Peoria and start a technology oriented business. At that time Scott was with ADT Security Services. Scott suggested we form our own security company that puts an old fashioned focus on customer service". Scott adds, "Our focus from the beginning was the customer, to act as a resource for security information. If we could provide professional advice first, it was easier to make them a customer later. SCORE does not have paying customers; it provides advice to entrepreneurs and small businesses at no cost. They are an excellent resource to small businessmen like Greg and I". Please visit the Peoria SCORE Website (www.scorepeoria.org) or the National Website (www.score.org) for more information.