Rick Aleman started Selrico Services in 1989. Since then, Selrico has provided food, shelter, and logistics support to clients on at more than two dozen military installations, in 16 states, in two U.S. territories, on four continents, and in countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Germany, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait. Selrico also has long-standing relationships with clients, including Bexar County and the Cities of San Antonio, Schertz, El Paso, and Phoenix, Arizona.

Here are some highlights from Selrico Services’ long tradition of service:

  • Providing food service for more than four years at Andersen Air Force base in Guam, winning the prestigious Hennessy Award for Air Force food service operations quality.
  • Provided food service to military at Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Selrico received the Captain Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence at the Naval Submarine Base at Pearl Harbor – the first of Selrico’s six Ney awards.
  • Provided dining service at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies for five years.
  • At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, Selrico Services was hired to help provide meals and temporary housing to 5,200 American and international troops providing 24-hour security to the international athletes to the games. Selrico owner Rick Aleman and his staff mobilized quickly to set up food preparation sites in four locations in Utah, and they recruited volunteers and employees, coordinating all necessary security clearances for staff.
  • Selrico Services was chosen to provide base operation services for the U.S. Army in Baghdad, Iraq, from 2003 to 2007. The company led the Bob Hope Dining Facility construction, including pouring the concrete, erecting the wind-resistant Sprung structure, and furnishing equipment for the facility, which was designed to feed 8,000 people per meal, four times each day. Selrico served Thanksgiving Dinner during President George W. Bush’s surprise visit to U.S. troops at the facility in 2003.
  • In 2007, Selrico won the contract to provide food service to the Jordan International Police Training Center in Amman, Jordan. The company upgraded kitchen facilities, procured enormous amounts of food and potable water, and monitored health and sanitation risks. Selrico chefs also prepared local cuisine to appeal to the police trainees.
  • When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, Selrico Services was chosen to provide housing and meals for storm victims housed in San Antonio shelters. Led by CEO Rick Aleman, a team from Selrico deployed to New Orleans to provide food service for relief efforts, serving troops, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and other organizations in the three years following the disaster.
  • After Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, a Selrico Services team provided food and shelter for military members and-governmental organizations aiding the relief effort in Port Arthur, Texas.
  • Since 2015, Selrico Services has provided custodial management and janitorial care for the 65,000-seat Alamodome in downtown San Antonio. Selrico employs 10 full-time custodians for the 1,500,000-square-foot dome and also hires up to 400 temporary workers to staff special events there, including the NCAA Final Four Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Tournaments, the Valero Alamo Bowl, Monster Jam, concerts and more.
  • Selrico Services won the contract to provide meals for the first children enrolled in the City of San Antonio’s Pre-K 4 SA program. The company brought an innovative approach to not only feeding the children, but teaching them about healthy food and nutrition, including establishing teaching gardens that provided fresh produce for kids to take home. The company takes the same approach to providing daily meals for children in private schools and summer camps.
  • Selrico Services continues to provide thousands of meals each day at senior centers in Texas and Arizona, providing congregate meal service at senior centers and also delivering meals and providing wellness checks to homebound seniors. The company also creates nutritious shelf-stable meals that meet USDA guidelines for seniors.
  • In 2018, Selrico Services became the first private contractor to open a cafeteria in a high-security area at Joint Base Charleston. The company serves as many as 1,400 meals a day at the site.
  • In 2020, Selrico Services won a five-year contract to serve meals for inmates and deputies at the Bexar County Jail.