A Family Affair

Flight Solutions Jet Club Fleet. Photo provided by Flight Solutions.


Having a hand on the helm of a business is a Shiver family tradition, whether as CEO behind Shiver Security or literally piloting a Flight Solutions jet. Running a successful enterprise carries a commitment to the community, a commitment that has been recognized for generations of Shiver leadership.

The Shiver family’s roots in the Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky business community began in 1971 when Rex Shiver established Sonitrol of Southwest Ohio to provide Sonitrol’s unique verified security technology to area commercial establishments. Sonitrol’s systems have contributed to the capture of more than 174,000 burglars to date nationwide. Sonitrol and Shiver Security Systems is now a third-generation enterprise led by Chip Shiver, president, and Chip’s daughter, Alison Shiver, residential sales and marketing manager. Today’s business combines the best of technology with its locally based 24/7 central station and customer service center. The company serves over 6,000 commercial, government, medical, retail, schools, financial, defense and residential customers.

The founder’s mission is still in effect today: “Building lifetime relationships with customers, employees and vendors by exceeding expectations.”

That mission could apply as well to Chip’s son, Andy Shiver’s enterprise.

 Alison Shiver, residential sales and marketing manager; Chip Shiver, president; and Andy Shiver, head of Flight Solutions. Photo by Catie Viox.

Andy Shiver heads up Flight Solutions based in Cincinnati, providing aircraft sales and acquisition services, charter service, jet club and partial ownership opportunities for individuals and small business owners. Andy maintains a close relationship with the local business community and can help assess the cost and benefit of private aviation across a range of options. Andy’s long experience in the aviation business and access to the industry-wide resources of Flight Solutions provides the inside track to understanding and doing business in the private aviation arena.

Both Shiver businesses focus on security and safety. Sonitrol provides security, video, access control and fire protection for their commercial clients. Shiver Security Systems provides home automation products to guard the safety of your family and home even when you are away. Sonitrol features a “verified alarm.” Once an event is verified, police are alerted to a verified event and can be quickly dispatched. Verification avoids delays associated with false alarms – 98 percent of security system alerts. Verified alarms and responsive law enforcement have helped Sonitrol/Shiver achieve apprehensions of over 60 criminals in 2017.

In the air, safety is paramount. Flight Solutions has a 25-year history of accident and incident free flying. Their pilots and technicians meet the industry’s highest safety standards. Flight Solutions aircraft maintenance program is key to the security of an owner’s asset, his company and the safety of his passengers.

The Shiver family is closely connected to the community. Sonitrol and Shiver Security Systems have a special relationship with area law enforcement agencies and several foundations. Chip Shiver says, “The bond between law enforcement and the company increases the effectiveness of our services to our customers.” Sonitrol and Shiver Security Systems recognize and celebrate law enforcement officers’ role in responding to alarms and apprehending criminals. Partnering with the Matt Haverkamp Foundation, Sonitrol/Shiver Security Systems donated K9 officer Max to the Hamilton County Sherriff’s department. Working narcotics, Max and local agents seized $1M in heroin on I-74. Shiver plans to donate additional K9’s to local area agencies.

Andy Shiver’s Flight Solutions also connects to the community. In cooperation with Bengals quarterback, Andy and Jordan Dalton’s Foundation and Xavier Musketeers’ head coach Chris Mack’s Family Foundation, Flight Solutions contributes flights to support these foundations’ fund raising and charitable missions. 


Shiver Security Systems, Inc. is located at 15 Pinnacle Point Drive Miamisburg, OH 45342. For more information, call 800.875.7301 or visit www.sonitrolsw.com.


Flight Solutions, Inc. in Cincinnati is located at 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Butler County Regional Airport, Hamilton, Ohio 45015. For more information, call 513.200.0698 or visit www.flightsolution.com.