K-9 Mercantile Protection Incorporated (K-9 Mercantile) is led by Ms. Tiffony Cesero, President and CEO. The company has locations in Boston, Plymouth and Middleboro, Massachusetts and is certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The City of Boston, and Boston Housing Authority
The company came from humble beginnings in the early 1960s and was originally formed as K-9 Protective Services by Mr. Anthony Cesero and a personal friend; based in Boston, Massachusetts.
A former U.S. Marine, Mr. Cesero joined the Boston Police force and was one of the force’s first dog trainers and handlers of their six (6) dog K-9 unit. In the early 1960s, as a police officer, earnings yielded about $40 per week, hardly enough to support his wife and 5 children. Forming the security company was a logical next step to increase earnings and to continue doing something that he loved.
In 1981, K-9 Protective Services closed and K-9 Mercantile Protection Incorporated was formed. Later, Mr. Cesero was joined by his son Stephen and daughter-in-law Tiffony who helped the company to transition from its previous focus on leasing dogs for construction projects and to other security companies; to include security guard services. Since Tiffony had taken a very active role in the management and business development activities, upon Mr. Cesero’s passing, his wife released all company shares to her daughter in law. Ms. Tiffony Cesero assumed ownership of the business in 1997.