Acquisitions

DISA acquires Advanced Workplace Strategies, Inc. (AWSI)


DISA Global Solutions (DISA) continues to expand its capacity, expertise, and services with another strategic acquisition. Effective November 1, 2018, DISA has acquired Advanced Workplace Strategies, Inc. (AWSI), an industry-leading employee and applicant screening company. This transaction further strengthens DISA’s market-leading position in the energy sector.

Advanced Workplace Strategies, Inc. (AWSI), located in Tustin, California, is a respected service provider and third-party administrator in the employment screening industry. AWSI’s offerings complement DISA’s existing scope of services and encompass a complete package of employee and applicant screening services, including drug and alcohol testing, collection site management, scheduling of medical services, background checks, and other key verification and assessment services. As a trusted partner of several Fortune 500 companies, many serving the Oil & Gas industry, AWSI has gained a reputation of offering innovative services, exceptional customer support, and a personalized approach to meet their needs.

"AWSI serves similar end markets and has been a well-respected competitor for many years."

DISA CEO John Peterson states, “AWSI serves similar end markets and has been a well-respected competitor for many years. We are very familiar with their company and excited to build upon their culture as well as service offerings. We expect the combination of these two teams and companies to significantly increase our depth of expertise and broaden our services which will ultimately benefit our current and prospective customers. We look forward to working together to identify best practices, implement innovative solutions, and assist our customers in making the most informed decisions to help mitigate risks as well as safeguard their company.”


Joe Gonzalez, President of AWSI added, “For over 28 years we have built a culture of quality and adaptability to provide customers with customized screening solutions to meet their needs. As a family owned and operated company, this continuation of values was extremely important, in fact, the most important factor in this decision. I want to assure our customers, as I step down and enter retirement, that my sons and our entire staff will remain with the organization and join the DISA team. I have known DISA for a long time as a formidable competitor and respected industry leader. Over the past several months I have gotten to know their executive team and firmly believe we share similar core values and philosophy towards company culture and customer service.

"[I] firmly believe we have similar core values and philosophy towards company culture and customer service."

I am excited about DISA’s vision for the future and confident that the combination of these two companies will positively impact customers.”

To ensure continuity, DISA will maintain the existing AWSI office in Tustin, CA, as well as the teams that have retained such high customer loyalty. DISA is committed to providing all customers with comprehensive employee screening programs and exceptional customer support.



About DISA Global Solutions

DISA enables employers to make the most informed hiring decisions possible. Innovative technology and comprehensive testing protocols combine to provide a full-service, integrated employee screening solution which includes drug and alcohol testing, background screening, transportation compliance, occupational health screening and safety training. This comprehensive approach allows companies to move faster with confidence that hiring standards will contribute to the success of their business. To learn more, visit www.disa.com.