History

Constellis was formed in 2010 to combine best-in-class brands, assets and people within the complex risk management industry. Over the years since, our global team of industry leaders has grown to include ACADEMI, AMK9, Centerra, Edinburgh International, Gregg Protection Services, Olive Group, OMNIPLEX, Strategic Social and Triple Canopy. Today, Constellis is the largest and most diverse non-financial risk management company in the United States, offering turn-key solutions to address our customers’ most complex challenges wherever they are needed around the world.

Evolution of Our Brand

Constellis comes from the word “Constellation.” Constellations have been used throughout history and across all nations as a dependable symbol to guide, inspire and navigate the world. Constellations take multiple elements and connect them to create something greater than the sum of their parts. In similar fashion, Constellis continues to bring together the best-in-class of knowledge, resources, capabilities and people to create an integrated service differentiated from others by our culture of compliance and operational excellence.

The Constellis brand is a symbol that we exist to serve our customers – helping them navigate diverse environments and guiding them to success, no matter where they are in the world.

September 2020

Constellis wins 2021 Military Friendly Employer.

September 2020

May 2020

FEMS III handles Astronaut Rescue and Fire Support at the Cape for SpaceX’s first test flight to the International Space Station on May 30.

May 2020

April 2020

Constellis responds to global Coronavirus pandemic with COVID-19 Crisis and Emergency Management Solutions.

April 2020

March 2020

Constellis completes successful financial restructure through de-leveraging and recapitalization.

March 2020

February 2020

Constellis’ Reston and Chantilly, Virginia offices consolidate to one Constellis Corporate Headquarters in Herndon, VA.

February 2020

February 2020

Constellis provides executive protection for FOX Entertainment at Super Bowl LIV.

February 2020

September 2019

Constellis wins 2020 Military Friendly Employer.

September 2019

July 2019

Constellis Los Alamos team’s Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (CUAS) group wins NNSA Security Team or Group Award.

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July 2019

DOE honors Constellis for work on the SRS aviation program (contract under Centerra Group) with Jeff Snow Memorial Aviation Program National Excellence Award.

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May 2019

AMK9 is designated a Certified Cargo Security Program – Canine (CCSP-K9) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

May 2019

September 2018

Constellis wins 2019 Military Friendly Employer.

September 2018

July 2018

Two Olive Group teams receive Silver Award from customer, BP, for contributions and continued exemplary support to the BP Rumaila Operation Organization’s security mission within the Rumaila concession area and oil field of southern Iraq.

July 2018

January 2018

Under the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Fire & Emergency Services contract (FEMS III), our team works alongside the United States Space Force as they return manned spaceflight to U.S. soil.

January 2018

October 2017

Olive Group wins three awards at 3rd annual AVSEC Global 2017 Symposium & Excellence Awards: AVSEC Team of the Year, AVSEC Trainer of the Year Award, AVSEC Training Organization of the Year.

October 2017

September 2017

Triple Canopy deploys teams to Dominica and St. Marteen following hurricanes Irma and Maria to support a university on each of the islands.

September 2017

August 2017

Constellis acquires Omniplex from Altamont Capital Partners.

August 2017

June 2017

Constellis acquires AMK9’s Government Services Division from ITC Capital Partners LLC.

June 2017

March 2017

Constellis acquires Centerra and its subsidiaries from private equity firm A&M Capital Partners LP.

March 2017

February 2017

Olive Group becomes first entity to win ICOCA certification.

February 2017

January 2017

Constellis consolidates Triple Canopy, Olive Group, IDS, Edinburgh International and Strategic Social brands under the Constellis brand.

January 2017

2017

Constellis purchases the National Capital Region Training Center and ownership of the Federal Triangle – Reagan and FDA White Oak FPS contracts, the Department of Interior contract, and the General Accounting Office contract in Washington, DC, from AKAL/Coastal.

2017

September 2016

Apollo Global Management, LLC leads consortium of investors into a management buyout of Constellis.

September 2016

September 2016

Constellis wins 2017 Military Friendly Employer.

September 2016

2016

International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) presents Gregg Protection Services, a Centerra company, their Award of Excellence for Outstanding Human Performance Intervention; Customer Service Coordinator and Care Concierge Training Program Development for Improving the Customer Experience One Caring Employee at a Time.

2016

2016

Constellis is named to MTI’s 2016 Top Simulation and Training Companies.

2016

September 2015

Constellis wins 2016 Military Friendly Employer.

September 2015

May 2015

Olive Group Holdings, Inc. and Constellis merge to become global leader in security, risk management, and complex program management services.

May 2015

June 2015

Centerra Group acquires Gregg Protection Services out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

June 2015

2015

Centerra Group acquires The Development Initiative out of Harare, Zimbabwe.

2015

December 2014

Olive Group acquires Kenyan firm Newport Africa Ltd. to be better placed to take advantage of the security contracts in the East African oil and gas search sector.

December 2014

June 2014

Constellis Holdings Inc., brings together Triple Canopy, Constellis Ltd., Strategic Social, Tidewater Global Services, National Strategic Protective Services, ACADEMI Training Center and International Development Solutions.

June 2014

June 2014

Triple Canopy (under Constellis Group) merges with ACADEMI.

June 2014

2014

American K-9 Detection Services merges with ITC Capital Partners company, iK9, to create a stronger, more diverse global provider that offers the full spectrum of canine-related security services.

2014

2014

G4S Government Solutions is spun out to private equity firm A&M Capital Partners and is renamed Centerra Group.

2014

January 2013

National Strategic Protective Services wins a five-year contract to guard US Department of Energy sites.

January 2013

2012

General Services Administration (GSA) awards the FedFleet Aviation Award and Federal Aviation Professional Awards to G4S Government Solutions – SRS teams.

2012

December 2011

ACADEMI Training Center is founded in Moyock, North Carolina.

December 2011

August 2011

Constellis Group, Inc. is established as a holding company for Triple Canopy and subsidiaries.

August 2011

2011

G4S Government Solutions – SRS’s Material Transportation Security Program is awarded the National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs Award of Excellence.

2011

2011

Wackenhut Services, Inc. is renamed to G4S Government Solutions.

2011

December 2010

National Strategic Protective Services LLC, a joint venture between Triple Canopy and an industry partner, is founded to protect strategic, critical national infrastructure.

December 2010

September 2010

Triple Canopy is awarded subcontract to provide security services to US military camps in Kuwait, producing over $1 billion in revenue to date and expanding Triple Canopy’s operations in the region. 

September 2010

September 2010

Triple Canopy is a founder signatory of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Service Providers, global initiative aiming to set global standards for the private security industry and establish independent mechanisms for effective governance and oversight. Triple Canopy CEO Ignacio Balderas speaks at the signatory ceremony for the Code in Geneva, Switzerland where the company is one of nearly 50 security organizations participating in the event.

September 2010

April 2010

Triple Canopy acquires Edinburgh International, the Dubai-based security and risk management company with locations in the UK, Afghanistan, Iraq and the UAE.

April 2010

January 2010

WSI wins the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Operations contract for the US Department of Energy and remains there today.

January 2010

January 2010

January 2010: Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Triple Canopy provides humanitarian services including rushing aid and supplies to the struggling country.

January 2010

2010

Department of Energy-HQ presents the Procurement Executive Award for Personal Property Management to the WSI-SRS Property Management Team.

2010

2009

Triple Canopy wins State Department contract providing the mobile security services for US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

2009

2009

Triple Canopy founds the Joint Emergency Services Training Center. A 1,500-acre facility near Baton Rouge, Louisiana to support its various training requirements. This was in operation until December 2014 when its services were moved to ACADEMI Training Center.

2009

2005

Triple Canopy wins additional State Department contracts, among others, to provide security services at some of the highest-risk U.S. embassies around the world.

2005

2005

Triple Canopy wins Basrah, Israel, Tallil and Haiti task orders for Department of State.

2005

2004

Triple Canopy wins Erbil task order for Department of State.

2004

2003

All American K-9 Detection Services, Inc. is founded to offer contract working dog detection services to governments, international organizations, businesses and other private entities around the world.

2003

2003

Triple Canopy is founded by former U.S. Army Special Forces veterans Matt Mann and Tom Katis to address the threat of international terrorism by training government agencies in anti-terrorism techniques.

2003

2002

WSI merges with Group4Falck, merging again three years later to become Group4Securicor (G4S), the largest security company in the world.

2002

2001

Olive Security (UK) Ltd is founded by Harry Legge-Burke. The company changes its name to Olive Group (UK) Ltd in 2005.

2001

1990

Omniplex is founded in McLean, Virginia as a provider of risk management, background investigations, social intelligence, training and operational support services to government and commercial agencies worldwide.

1990

1983

WSI is awarded the largest private paramilitary award for the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Plant (now called Savanna River Site). SRS remains a key contract for Constellis, continuously held since award where we provide air, land and river security to 310 square miles. 

1983

1981

WSI wins the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) with the Department of Defense.  This was our first DOD contract, and a contract we have held continuously since.

1981

1965

TWC becomes largest US-owned security company and first publicly listed security company on the New York Stock Exchange.

1965

1965

WSI wins its first fire and emergency services contract with NASA Kennedy Space Center. A contract WSI would hold on and off for 50 years.

1965

1960

Wackenhut Services, Inc. (WSI) is founded as the US Government wholly owned subsidiary of The Wackenhut Corporation (TWC), a company founded in 1954 by former FBI agent, George R. Wackenhut.

1960