Our History

Customized Fire & Security Services is a family owned and operated business based in Princeton, Texas. Princeton is located approximately 10 miles east of McKinney, one of the fastest growing areas in Dallas and the state. We provide service to all of Texas, and we are in the process of expanding into the state of Oklahoma to provide impeccable service to our neighbors to the north.

Our founder, Charles “Butch” Gibbs founded the company in 1980. Butch got his start in the security industry in the 1960’s and after gaining several years of experience with a national company, decided to strike out on his own and start his own business. 

From its inception, Customized Fire & Security Services has continued to grow with very little advertising, relying on referrals from satisfied customers, and has become a true family owned and operated business.

Ruth and Butch met and married in Austin, Texas in 1969, and moved to the Dallas area shortly after. Ruth spent many years working in the commercial real estate and property management industry. Upon her retirement from the commercial property world, and as Customized Fire and Security grew, Ruth became the full time office manager handling all of the day to day office operations.

Upon his graduation from Oklahoma State University in 2001, Butch and Ruth’s son, C.W. returned to the Dallas area. After exploring some post graduate work options, he decided to return to the family business and become a full time member of the company beginning in 2006. C.W. went on to gain his Texas state security license and Texas state fire license, and is in the process of gaining accreditation to design life safety systems to bring more of the design operations back in house.

Upon Butch’s passing in 2017, C.W. assumed the day to day operations of Customized Fire and Security Services and with the help of our talented staff, we have been able to grow the company into the successful operation that it is today. We have a large presence in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and are expanding our presence in other areas of the state such as Houston, Austin, San Antonio, East Texas and the Panhandle of Texas.

Our Team

Charles & Ruth Gibbs

Charles & Ruth Gibbs

Founders

Our founder, Charles “Butch” Gibbs founded the company in 1980. Butch got his start in the security industry in the 1960’s and after gaining several years of experience with a national company, decided to strike out on his own and start his own business. 

From its inception, Customized Fire & Security Services has continued to grow with very little advertising, relying on referrals from satisfied customers, and has become a true family owned and operated business.

Ruth and Butch met and married in Austin, Texas in 1969, and moved to the Dallas area shortly after. Ruth spent many years working in the commercial real estate and property management industry. Upon her retirement from the commercial property world, and as Customized Fire and Security grew, Ruth became the full time office manager handling all of the day to day office operations.

C.W. Gibbs

C.W. Gibbs

Co-Owner

I grew up in the Carrollton, Texas area, always working in the family business during school breaks and holidays. After graduating from high school, I attended Oklahoma State University and graduated in May 2001 with a degree in Animal Science and Pre-Vet Medicine. After trying to get into vet school for a couple of years, I decided to return to the family business and help build the already thriving company into something bigger and better through new technology. Upon my Dad’s passing in 2017, I assumed an ownership role and have never looked back. I enjoy the work and take pride in the fact that I am helping home and business owners protect what is most important to them. I enjoy meeting new customers and clients and strive to continue the same service and quality of work my Dad established and has always provided our clients since 1982. In my downtime outside of work, I like to work on projects around the house, which never seem to end. I enjoy working in the yard and playing with my dogs. I have one blind Cocker Spaniel and a Labrador Retriever, both rescue dogs. I like to work on my cars and trucks and make them shine. I enjoy cruising in my Corvette and working on my two project trucks.

BRYSON HALL

BRYSON HALL

Lead Technician

I joined Customized Fire & Security in January 2016 and currently hold a valid fire alarm license and security license. I am married with a 9 year old son. We like the outdoors, going to the lake and riding

side by sides.

ADAM SHUMATE

ADAM SHUMATE

Technician

I joined Customized Fire & Security in May 2018. I was born and raised in McKinney, Texas, and currently reside in Plano, Texas. I enjoy being around cars, motorcycles and going fishing.

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Address

P.O. Box 1250
Princeton, Texas 75407

Phone

972-734-6506