McMahan Security and Investigations was founded in 2008, by Chris McMahan to provide commercial and individual private investigation services, plus around-the-clock business security services. McMahan Security and Investigations specializes in serving the rapidly expanding apartment, small business, corporate office, and construction industries in Austin, TX.
When starting McMahan Security and Investigations, Chris McMahan leveraged his 15 years of law enforcement experience including lead investigation of many: violent crimes, robberies, drug trafficking, sexual assault, credit card fraud, identity theft, domestic disputes, divorce, child custody, asset recovery, employee theft, loss prevention cases, and much more. Ron Hash, Chris’ business advisor since the beginning, has commented that, “this business is a perfect fit for Chris, not only in terms of his experience and network of contacts, but also in terms of extraordinary interpersonal skills.”
Chris has excelled at balancing all the challenges of entrepreneurship from sales and marketing, to operations, finance, and human resources – all while maintaining his growing family. Although Chris has bootstrapped the start-up of McMahan Security and Investigations with only his own equity, and used no debt, he has been a regular and frequent client of the SBDC. Ron Hash has observed that, “Chris is the kind of client you love working with – he comes in often, genuinely seeks advice, listens attentively, and then executes thoroughly and precisely every time.”
McMahan Security and Investigations has grown from just an idea to 48 employees, serving 22 contracted customers on a daily basis – all in less than one year. The SBDC helped Chris with his business plans, his entity formation, recurring cash management, business processes, tax compliance, and human resources. “Ron’s extensive experience with the practical, corporate, and academic perspectives of entrepreneurship were invaluable to me – it is a real comfort to know that such a powerful resource is available to the lone entrepreneur,” noted Chris McMahan.
Since working with the Texas State SBDC, McMahan Security and Investigations has successfully: