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CWS Staff Photo 2013

Back Row: Jamie, Josh, Greg, Darin, Andy, Mike, Ryan, Christian and Amber
Front Row: Michelle, Peter, Ron, Stephanie, Dawn & Kyle


Ward Family

Since 1953 the Ward Family has been taking care of cabins, homes, and property in the Polk and Burnett Counties. Our 60 years of family business here has taught us that good customer relations is one of the most important things we can do. Ask about our No (term) Contract guarantee!
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Team Members

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    Peter Ward, President & CEO

    Peter Ward is President and CEO of CWS Security Watch. He is a third generation member of the Ward’s family business RSW Management, which specializes in financing and operations of small and startup businesses. Peter brings leadership, management and operations experience to CWS Security Watch. Peter has received his undergraduate and MBA degree from University of St. Thomas. He lives in Osceola, WI with his wife and two children.

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    Amber Strese

    I have worked in the security alarm systems field for 10 years. I have always enjoyed working with and becoming familiar with the customers and working in the office gives me the opportunity to speak to and get to know all of our customers. I will be your helpful and familiar voice on the other end of the line.

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    Jamie Herberg

    I started with CWS Security in November 2012. My husband and I live in St Croix Falls and we are really excited to be apart of the CWS family. I have 13 years of customer service experience and I look forward to helping our customers with their billing questions and providing support to our other office staff.

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    Ryan Peterson

    My Name is Ryan Peterson. I have been working in the security alarm systems field since 2004. I have installed many security systems, home theater systems and central vacuum systems. I enjoy customer interactions and providing the highest level of service. I make sure the customers I work with are happy with their system and understand all its capabilities. I live in the Balsam Lake area with my wife and 2 children. I look forward to serving all CWS Security Watch customers for years to come.

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    Darin Gilbertson

    I have been in the security business for 15 years and I have lived in the area my whole life. I really enjoy working with and helping customers with their security needs. Being able to service security equipment for many years has allowed me to become very familiar with a wide variety of security panels; closed circuit television, access control, and medical alert.

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    Mike Martin

    I have been working in the security industry for over 15 years and have joined the CWS Security Watch Team after they purchased Performance Alarm out of Grantsburg, WI. I really enjoy working with the CWS team, continuing to serve previous Performance Alarm customers now with CWS as well as new customers, and look forward to working with all the customers who join CWS in the future.

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    Experts in Technology Installation

    You can count on the fact that our licensed and bonded team of professionals takes your security very seriously. With many years of industry experience under their belt, you will see that our technicians know what they are doing, and what they are talking about. They are knowledgeable in the latest equipment, will help you find the system that will best serve your needs, and will properly install your system to it’s highest function.

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    In-Person Property Protection

    We have been caring for cabins, homes, and properties for over 50 years. We know what to watch for, and we know what to do if there is a problem. We are all residents of the area and have many resources to help you. You can be sure that your cabin will be well cared for, and that we will provide you with the attentive service that you deserve.