Majority owners of Old Route 66 Dispensary, LLC, founded Ozarks Protective Services, LLC in 2020 after seeing a need for enhanced security and transportation at an affordable rate in the new Missouri cannabis industry. Their combined experience in security, insurance, marketing, business management, strict DHSS compliance, and METRC knowledge and use bring a unique perspective to this industry.
John Lopez is a combat veteran turned entrepreneur with experience in business ownership, nonprofits, and many business start-up companies. A Combat Engineer in the 37th Engineer Battalion out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, John served in Afghanistan from 2006 – 2007, where he helped secure the safety of fellow service members by performing route clearance and Quick Reaction Force missions. John was also a part of the platoon that provided security for the Air Force while building a new road in Afghanistan and of gate-side security at F.O.B. Sharana.
David Endacott is a Certified Insurance Counselor, a designation for high-level professionals in business insurance that requires extensive training in risk assessment, risk transfer, and risk management. This yearly training keeps David up to date on new risk reduction strategies as well as how to effectively eliminate new challenges to the safety of businesses. David uses these skills to assess and identify risks for Ozarks Protective Services as well as their customers in the medical marijuana industry. These risks are either eliminated or are transferred through the use of insurance. David’s risk management experience with businesses includes but is not limited to workplace violence, theft (both internal and external), transportation, security, business interruption, property (including in transit), product recall, site safety, workers compensation, auto liability, general liability, as well as many more. He has also worked on Active Shooter scenarios with large organizations, including staff training on the best response should this occur.
This expertise, combined with the OPS team’s police force and cybersecurity experience, makes Ozarks Protective Services THE solution to your cannabis security and transportation needs.