Jeans and Cowboy Boots Lead to Career at H&S

Dennis McNamara walked into Ed Horgan’s office over 30 years ago. Ed owned and operated Horgan Sales and Service out of Stevens Point, WI, at the time (Horgan Sales and Service merged with Sentra Protective Systems to form H&S Protection in 2007). Dennis was looking for a job. Ed hired him even though he wore jeans and cowboy boots. He’s been with H&S ever since.

Before contributing to H&S, Dennis was an operations manager in the solar manufacturing industry. “President Reagan pulled all the tax rebates for the solar industry and we all closed our doors,” McNamara remembers.


That change was to H&S’s benefit, as Dennis’s skills have led to his long career generating new sales and existing account management and cultivation. “We are a bunch of honest, hard working Americans trying to do a good job, which is why I have chosen to stay here for so long,” he said.

McNamara is an avid, non-traditional trout fisherman who “never sets a foot in the creek. I’m very successful with my tactics.” He also enjoys deer and small game hunting, motorcycling and sharing joys with his wife showing Champion and Grand Champion Great Dane dogs all over the country. “In 2016, a male Great Dane from our breeding program was Best of Breed at the prestigious Westminster Dog show,” he said with pride.

Dennis is married to his wife of 35 years – Carolyn (Soik) McNamara, and they have four grown adult children who “are all high achievers. Two of them are in the military,” he said.

Would he recommend H&S? Absolutely! “We are a family friendly company who takes care of their customers in a fair and respectful way,” he said. Dennis can be reached on his cell phone at 715-340-0556 or by email at


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