Over the past three decades, GMR has become known as the “Industry Best Practice” for helping facilities document existing conditions, prepare for improvements, and minimize risk. We are a diverse supplier, woman-owned and operated firm, specializing in ATM lighting compliance surveys, custom facility inspections, engineered lighting designs, program management, 3D laser scanning, and security consulting. Headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, we self-perform over 45,000 inspections and engineered solutions each year nationwide. Just as each client is unique, so are our methodologies and solutions.
We are a faith based, diverse supplier business.
We are a friends and family grown company, woman-owned and operated WBE and WOSB certified business through WBENC.
In 1991, Glade Michael “Mike” Ross had a vision to start a company based on integrity and placing clients’ interests first. As a result, he and Linda Ross founded GMR Protection Resources, creating an organization many refer to as the “industry leader”.
In 1993, GMR was officially incorporated as GMR Protection Resources, Inc. and recognized as a woman-owned entity.
In 2002, GMR built its first independent headquarters. The plan was to lease out half of it but GMR grew to quickly fill up the entire building.
Four short years later, GMR outgrew their headquarters at 5 Horizon Court and purchased the adjacent building at 4 Horizon Court to expand into.
After years of clients asking GMR to help them remediate compliance issues, GMR formed a division to help clients solve these problems. This was the beginning of our Engineering-based lighting design solutions practice
GMR became certified as a woman-owned and operated entity through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
On January 1, 2016, Jamie Killough became Chief Executive Officer of GMR.
In 2018, GMR relocated its headquarters to 1629 Smirl Drive in Heath, TX. GMR is the anchor tenant in the Southridge Market campus.
In 2019, GMR formed its first subsidiary, GMR 410, LLC, a full-service risk-management security consulting firm. GMR 410 helps clients understand and respond to employee, operational and facility safety, security and risk challenges. The team’s knowledge and expertise cover the entire security chain of value: identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery.
No matter how much we grow or how many years we have been in business there is one thing that remains of the utmost importance…Our Story and Our Culture.
The GMR story began many years ago when our Founder, Glade Michael “Mike” Ross (AKA “GMR”) put his faith and trust in God to provide for the needs of his family. Mike spent his early career in law enforcement, the fire service, and a whole range of public safety and ministry disciplines. In 1985 Mike moved from the Public Safety Sector to the Banking Security Sector. Over the next six years, Mike truly thrived and progressed in his Banking Security career.
In 1991 Mike left the Bank to come alongside one of his longtime friends who operated a small fire protection equipment company. Within a few months, his friend’s business went bankrupt. Suddenly, Mike was without a job. He had a wife and three kids to take care of, the oldest of whom was about to go to college. Then, something truly amazing took place, it was almost as normal as breathing. Mike knew that God was in Control and was working it out. Before he knew what was happening, he found himself not looking for a job, but creating a job – GMR Protection Resources was born. There was no plan, no money set aside to do it, and no investment capital, but a clear Vision to begin this journey of being more than just another vendor to those we serve.
For three decades now we have been in business. God has used the story of GMR the man as the foundation for the story of GMR the business. We are a family and friends’ company in the best kind of way. Our connections with one another create a unique accountability and passion in how we go about our work building relationships.
We have grown steadily – One customer at a time, one new service line at a time, and one new sector at a time. We are mindful always of maintaining and improving our ability to provide the kind of quality work our customers are paying for, deserve, and need to make them successful. It is our goal to make our clients jobs simpler.
It is our Christian principled foundation that has brought us thus far in our journey and continues to guide our culture. We have FAITH in God and one another. We commit to operating with INTEGRITY and by the law. We believe in going about our work to the best of our abilities and providing the best QUALITY of service and product.
By remembering where we came from and treasuring a good name above great riches, we believe there is so much more in store for our business. We consider it a privilege to serve our clients and look forward to seeing more of the GMR story unfold in years to come…
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Jamie Ross Killough Chief Executive Officer
Summary: Currently serving as Chief Executive Officer, Jamie makes it her priority to maintain and build upon the good name of GMR. After being raised in the business since its formation in 1991 and working full time at GMR since 2002, Jamie has served first-hand in almost every aspect of the company. Her passion is the cultural foundation that under-girds all GMR operations. She has a desire for cohesiveness through clear communication, process refinement through solution strategies, numbers, and proper resource allocation for work-life balance. Jamie is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Outside of work, Jamie loves spending quality time with her husband and kids, living life through various youth sports, church, eating Mexican food, and taking as many trips as possible as a family.
Jason Ross Chief Legal Officer
Summary: Jason joined GMR in 2005 after practicing law for six years with two of the top law firms in the United States. As GMR’s Chief Legal Officer, Jason helps provide strategic guidance and supports our legal, compliance, and contract processes. Jason also helps craft our inspection products and collaborates with the industry to ensure GMR provides industry leading service offerings to clients who utilize GMR to help analyze facility compliance with corporate, industry, or legal standards. Jason is a magna cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University and cum laude graduate of Baylor University School of Law.
Away from the office, Jason enjoys competing in cycling events across the country and serving the community in a variety of capacities.
Jayson Killough Chief Operations Officer and President
Summary: As Chief Operations Officer and President, Jayson is responsible for GMR’s daily operational strategies and implementation of the roadmap to provide GMR’s customers their desired final product. In addition to the daily operations, he leads GMR’s efforts to grow and develop our employees both on a personal and professional level. Prior to joining GMR, Jayson was Vice President of Operations for the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and served in various other capacities over his nearly 20-year tenure with the Y. Jayson holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Texas.
In his spare time, Jayson is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife Jamie, their two kids, and friends.
Krisha Brooks Chief Business Officer
Summary: Under the umbrella of Chief Business Officer, Krisha is responsible for the strategic direction of client relationships while determining avenues for partnerships and service offerings. Krisha has been a member of the GMR family since 2011 and leads the business development team to further relationships with existing and prospective clients to develop solutions and outcomes through the GMR model. She represents the company to our clients as the senior officer responsible for the client’s overall trust and assurance that GMR will provide a product of integrity and quality while working together as one with our clients. Krisha earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and her MBA from the University of Denver. She is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Her hobbies include running, reading, and attending live music and sporting events.
Chris Bailey Senior Vice President
Summary: Chris has over 20 years of experience working with technology and business applications. He started his career with Hewlett Packard working to develop business solutions with strategic ERP software partners. Since joining GMR in 2004, Chris has lead GMR’s information technology and development team in creating and supporting GMR’s proprietary business applications. With Chris’s extensive detailed knowledge of GMR processes and a passion for our unique culture, he has now transitioned to lead GMR’s finance team as well as various aspects of talent management. Chris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration – Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M University.
Chris is an avid golfer, attends Lake Pointe Church, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.
Mike Ross Founder
Summary: In 1991, Glade Michael “Mike” Ross had a vision to start a company based on integrity and placing clients’ interests first. As a result, he founded GMR, creating an organization many of our clients say is the industry leader. Mike’s first career was in public safety, garnering experience from just about every discipline in public safety, including law enforcement and fire and emergency medical service. After numerous years defending the public, Mike entered the bank security field with Republic Bank Texas. Through his work with bank security, Mike developed an enterprise-wide Life Safety Program as well as management responsibilities for physical security, key personnel protection, contingency planning, and ATM customer safety standards program development. Decades later, Mike’s founding desire to not be just another vendor continues every day through work that is honest and trustworthy and a staff that is committed to identifying the best practices for the future in growing longtime client relationships.
In his spare time, Mike is a Bible study leader, works in Marketplace Missions and other personal interests in cycling, transpacific yacht sailing, cooking, traveling, and being with friends and family.