Founded in 1994, Excelsior Defense is a full-service agency that provides security solution for the residents of Florida. The company supplies uniformed security officers to protect the interests of state and federal governments, businesses, industries and residential communities. It operates Meridian Quest Investigative Group, which conducts background check investigation services. Excelsior Defense also owns and manages Defense Academics, which is a security school that trains security officers. The agency additionally maintains the Quality Assurance Oversight Division. Excelsior Defense also provides services for financial institutions, airports, ports and retail stores. It maintains its corporate headquarters in Saint Petersburg, Fla.