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Bruce Martin Sr. Receiving the Minority Business of the year award for Qualla Security, Inc. in 2002. Pictured also his wife Nancy and daughter Sarah.

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We are a security company providing armed and unarmed security guards as well as armored van services in Western North Carolina and on the Qualla Boundary. We are licensed through NC Private Protective Services Board, and we are also a T.E.R.O (Tribal Employment Rights Office) certified vendor.

Our small business was started in February of 1991. Our founder, Bruce Martin Sr., was a former Police Chief and Deputy U.S. Marshal.  With his knowledge and background in law enforcement, he and his wife Nancy decided that security services for their community on the Qualla Boundary as well as throughout Western North Carolina were a necessity, and so, Qualla Security was born. Today, their daughter, Sarah Ganilla, owns and operates the business. Sarah is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a graduate of Southwestern Community College and Western Carolina University. She has her licenses in Security Guard and Patrol as well as Armored Car. Sarah is carrying out the legacy that is Qualla Security, Inc. 

Sarah Ganilla, President of Qualla Security, Inc.



Security Guards- We offer armed or unarmed guards to help with security for special events, construction sites, hospitals, apartments, and other general security needs. NC PPSB License # 460672-GP


Armored Transport- We provide armored van services to assist our customers with transporting money and valuables. NC PPSB License # 726299-A

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