Our History

Secure Destruction Service was founded in 1997 by Judy Cleve to meet the growing need in North Alabama for confidential records destruction. Judy built the company on superior service and by fostering long-lasting, trust-based relationships with her clients and became the oldest dedicated records destruction business in the area.

In 2003 she handed operations to Bart Justice and in 2004 sold the majority share of the company to him. Bart quickly recognized the opportunity to grow both SDS’s services and service area by adding mobile shredding capabilities and expanded into central Alabama.

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In early 2006, SDS acquired Dunn Business Services (Security Shredding), the oldest shredding company in the state of Alabama. This acquisition provided SDS with plant-based shredding capabilities in Birmingham to augment existing mobile shredding and incineration capabilities.

As SDS continues to grow, SDS owners remain actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the company; working to build trust in our communities and to provide a family-friendly environment for our employees.

SDS is AAA certified through the National Association of Information Destruction for mobile shredding in North Alabama and certified for mobile and plant-based shredding in Central Alabama. SDS is also AAA certified for hard-drive crushing.

“We highly recommend Secure Destruction Service for confidential document disposal. We appreciate their professional and courteous service each time they visit our office.” – Family Security Credit Union