Document security firm marks 12 years in business

A Palisade-based company that provides on-site document destruction services is celebrating its 12th year in operation.

Scott and Jill Fasken founded Colorado Document Security in 2003 to provide secure document shredding services in Western Colorado. The company since has expanded to cover parts of four states and operates four shredding trucks.

Colorado Document Security was the first Western Colorado company to join the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and earn NAID certification for complying with national policies and procedures for secure information destruction. The company was among the first in the United States to purchase insurance that extends coverage for data breaches to its clients.

Scott Fasken, vice president of Colorado Document Security, was elected to the NAID board of directors in 2009, elected as secretary in 2010 and elected as president-elect in 2011. He went on to serve as president and past president of the organization.

Fasken said his focus since starting the company has been to help clients manage risk by offering them court-defensible risk mitigation programs that comply with laws and regulations — particularly those governing the destruction of financial and health records.

Colorado Document Services provides service to banks, hospitals and other large and small businesses in Western Colorado as well as Northern New Mexico, Eastern Utah and Southern Wyoming. Colorado Document Services partners with Alpine Bank to offer free shred days across Western Colorado and also joins in various fund-raising events.

For more information about Colorado Document Security, call 464-4859 or visit the Web site at