Joe Agreste is our owner / president who was born and raised in Norfolk Virginia. He started in the local security industry in 1978 and in that time became the General Manager of multiple local security companies. He is recognized as both a Virginia DCJS Compliance Officer as well as a North Carolina Security Compliance Officer. Aside from the security industry, Joe was a professional bowler in his earlier years, bowling 2 perfect games in his career. Later on, he gave up bowling to coach his 2 sons, Joey and Timmy of STG, in baseball. Eventually he became a local high school baseball coach and earned 2 state titles at that level for 20 years. He enjoys spending time with his family and loves working with his sons here at STG. His main professional goal is to use STG to make a positive difference in our region. He believes that good old-fashioned hard work, attention to detail, attractive pricing, listening to the customer, and prompt response separates STG from the rest of profit-hungry corporate America. He enjoys being around and helping people and he hopes that with the type of business and services that we offer, STG is able to improve the quality of life for our clients by protecting them and making them feel safer. Joe believes that at this point in time, he is ready to take a step back and start doing some traveling with his wife, Vicky, and enjoy his 2, soon to be 3, grandchildren.
Tim Agreste is our director of security who was born and raised in Chesapeake Virginia. He previously worked as a pipefitter at the Newport News Shipyard and he has particular expertise in access control and different types of cameras. He is married to his wife Lindsey and they are getting ready to welcome their first baby, Austin, in November of this year. He always strives to be the best employee he can be and makes sure that his work is top notch. He loves working at STG because he enjoys being able to help customers and treat them like family. Customer service is Tim’s #1 priority and he always makes sure that the customer is 100% satisfied with his work.
Donna Reed is our vice president of operations. She worked as Comptroller for Select Automotive for 22 years and she moved up the corporate ladder very quickly. When she enters a job, she generally enters at a base level position, but because of her loyalty and hard work, she never fails to be given a promotion not long after she is hired. She is an extremely dedicated worker that gives 110% into everything that she does. She is married to her husband Tracy Reed and together they have 4 daughters, Paige, Meghan, Sarah, and Courtney, as well as 2 grandchildren Aaron and Amber. Her goal is for everyone she comes in contact with to know that she loves the Lord with everything she is, and she strives to love people the way Jesus loves them. Whenever she is welcomed into a company, she aims to build that company into whatever the owner envisions, and for STG she does just that. She loves her job because of the people that she gets to work with and how they make her feel special and appreciated. Owner Joe Sr. once told Donna that STG puts God first, then family, then work, and she lives by that hierarchy every day.
Amy Nelson is our director of sales who has an immense background in the security industry. She attended Tidewater Community College where she earned an Associates of Science in Social Sciences. She then moved on to Old Dominion University where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology, while also earning the titles of valedictorian of the sociology department as well as graduating Suma Cum Laude. She previously worked at G4S Secure Solutions where she was assigned as the Cox Communications Security East Regional Account Manager. She is very results-oriented and strives to provide the best customer service she possibly can. She is a DCJS Unarmed Security Officer and alarm respondent whose goal is to expand the STG knowledge base of security and safety to all of her customers and make STG a global company. She loves her job because of all of the different people that she gets to work with and is glad to be able to help protect and secure the areas that she loves.
Christopher (Chris) Vise is our fire division director. He is from George County Mississippi and has been in the fire protection industry for 22 years. In that time he has been responsible for fire alarm and sprinkler installs and inspections. He holds various certifications in fire alarms, backflow, while also earning Nicet Level 2 status. He is a Dale Carnegie program graduate and is very good at problem solving and seeking the end result of a project. His greatest accomplishments are his three children and his newly welcomed first grandchild, Willow Grace. He enjoys watching baseball with his family and playing golf, which he does two to three times a week, while having a personal goal of consistently shooting in the 70s. In the future he wants to see the fire division at STG become its own entity and build a team strong enough to where, from the outside looking in, you can’t tell who the leader is. He loves his job because of the people he gets to work with and the family oriented atmosphere of STG.