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The Family Biz Show

Jul 14, 2021

Ep 37 - Securing the Future of Your Family Business 

Listen as we talk to Jack & John Doyle of Doyle Security Systems, Inc.* , about securing the future of your family business by building a strong family culture that lasts. 

We will cover the following during this latest episode: 

  • How to build and maintain family harmony. 
  • How to keep both your family strong and your business strong without sacrificing one for the other.
  • How to leverage other people’s talents & skills to help grow or transition your business 

This Weeks Guests 

John G. Doyle 

John G. Doyle, Jr. serves as President and CEO of Doyle Security Systems, Inc. John is responsible for the overall vision, leadership and strategic direction of the company. John is the 4th generation to lead the family business, which was founded in 1919 by his great grandfather John A. Doyle. John took over the reins from his father in 1986. John holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Management at Syracuse University. He joined the family business in 1981 after working in sales for Unisys. He is a past recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. During his tenure the company has received numerous awards and recognition including the Rochester Business Ethics Award, the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award, New York State Best Companies to Work For, SDM Magazine's Dealer of the Year and The Monitoring Association’s Central Station of the Year. Outside of his endeavors at Doyle Security Systems, Mr. Doyle is a member of YPO and also served many years as a director and Chairman of Lifetime Health Inc. which operates Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield plus MedAmerica, a national long term health care insurance company. He also served as an elected official in the Monroe County Legislature and as a Councilman in the town of Brighton. Mr. Doyle also served as Chairman of the Rochester-Genesee Region Transportation Authority and Chairman of St. Ann’s Community in addition to many other community organizations in Western New York. John has been married for 40 years to his beautiful wife, Lauren. They’re proud parents of Jack and his wife, Jill, Alexandra and her husband, Dan, Eric and his wife, Shelby and Chloe plus 5 amazing grandchildren, Eli, Leona, Owen, Juliette and Theo. John is an avid boater, a diehard Syracuse University basketball fan and also enjoys travel, exercise and music. Doyle Security is headquartered in Rochester, New York with additional branch locations in Buffalo, Olean, Syracuse, Albany, Catskill and Fishkill, New York as well as Erie, Pennsylvania. The company provides commercial and residential alarm systems, video and access systems, medical monitoring systems plus a broad range of additional security services. It operates a UL listed central station. Doyle Security Systems currently ranks as the 26th largest company in its industry and recurring monthly revenues have grown at a compound annual rate of over 10% since John joined the company in 1981. 

Jack Doyle 

Jack Doyle serves as President of Integrated Systems and Support Services at Doyle Security Systems.  In his six years with Doyle Security, Jack has been responsible for developing marketing strategies, promoting operational efficiencies, tracking business analytics and managing strategic corporate initiatives. During this time, Doyle Security saw a 40% increase in sales opportunities and more than 16% growth in recurring monthly revenue.  Prior to his full time role, Jack worked for Doyle in various capacities including alarm monitoring, system installation and sales.  Jack represents the 5th generation of family involvement in the company. Jack holds a B.S. Degree from the School of Management at St. Bonaventure University.  He has enjoyed a successful sales career at several organizations and has shown vision and leadership as an entrepreneur.  He previously lived in Washington, DC for eight years and founded DC Corporate Housing Inc., a corporate lodging company that serves businesses and government agencies in the Washington, DC Metro Area.  Jack sold the company in 2017 but remains an advisor.  Jack is certified in the design of advanced intrusion systems and fire alarm installation methods by the NYS Electronic Security Association.  He’s also a licensed alarm contractor in the State of Florida. Jack lives in Webster, NY with his wife Jill, his sons Eli and Owen and daughter Juliette. 


Michael Palumbos is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.   Securities and investment advisory services offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies.  

Family Wealth and Legacy LLC is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. 

*Not affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.