Mr. Young graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in Organizational Development and Economics and a Masters of Business Administration from Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management. Mr. Young earned his BS degree in three years and completed his entire education while competing on Vanderbilt’s football team, where he earned all-conference honors.
Single season and career sack records that Mr. Young set have not been broken. Following graduation, he had a brief professional football career and founded ProQuest Sports Management, a financial planning firm for professional athletes.
Mr. Young sold his interest to his partner and joined Bank of America Securities as an investment banker, where he executed mergers & acquisitions and capital raising transactions. Mr. Young left BofA after eight years and began rehabbing properties. Repeated break-ins on his properties led to the formation of Armor Concepts. Mr. Young has twice been named one of Nashville's Most Admired CEOs by the Nashville Business Journal.
Alan Young is CEO of Armor Concepts LLC. Unlike many "security “experts” that you may have seen, Alan never intended to be in this position. Unfortunately, when properties that he was renovating were continually burglarized after having their doors kicked-in, he was forced to learn a quick lesson. When they could find nothing to keep thieves out of their properties, he and his brother Glenn, invented Door Jamb Armor, as a way of protecting their investments. As a father of four children, Alan quickly realized that his home was just as easy a target as the houses that he was renovating.
What separates Alan from other “security experts” is the fact that his expertise was borne out of necessity, frustration and concern for his family. Alan is not a carpenter, locksmith or former police officer. For years, police, alarm companies, door manufacturers, apartment owners and thieves have known that kicking in a door is the easiest way to get into a house so why had no one ever developed a way to stop it? Now, after listening to thousands of customer horror stories, Alan has given numerous talks to police forces and police academies on how they can help homeowners secure their homes.
When conducting interviews, Mr. Young takes a very common sense, practical approach. Engaging listeners in an entertaining manner, Mr. Young offers advice that makes it easy for listeners to economically protect their homes. Interviews are about ways to help the listener and less about Armor Concepts and its products. Mr. Young generally conducts between 2 and 5 radio interviews a week and is available for interviews at any time.
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We began as a family-owned, Real Estate Investment Company, focusing on properties in “transitional” areas. After experiencing multiple kick-in burglaries on properties under renovation, and searching in vain to find a solution to our problems, we developed our own solution. With limited resources, we have developed a business with proven products and multiple distribution partners. Our products are currently distributed nationally through Lowe's, Ace, Do-It-Best, Grainger, Wilmar, and Orgill and are sold locally through locksmiths and hardware stores. We never intended to be in this situation. Please read the story below about how our bad fortune led to what we have today.
We were trying to renovate properties that were located in "transitional" areas. We would work on restoring the properties during the day and lockup at night. Many mornings we would return to a door that had been kicked in and anything of value, including copper pipes, stolen. We would repair or replace the damaged door. However, the cycle continued: the door kicked in, undesirable characters inside and of course everything of value missing.