We are excited to announce our acquisition of Blue Ridge Solutions, a software company specializing in delivering full-cycle web and mobile software development services for SMBs, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. In doing so, TechLink Services and Blue Ridge have fully integrated to become TechLink Solutions going forward.
Blue Ridge has been a major part of our success in growing the organization over the last few years. Dan Kellem, former owner of Blue Ridge and now CTO at TechLink, and his team played a significant role in our recent achievement of being named in “Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing US Companies” for the 3rd consecutive year. The integration into our SMPL portal and mobile application, Mobi, has empowered our nationwide team of installers to complete roll-outs more efficiently resulting in fewer return trips to sites and faster completion of installation projects.
“Integration of our portal and mobile applications with our clients’ CRM and ordering systems has become a necessity for large-scale national roll-outs,” stated Mike Mudd, CEO, and founder of TechLink. “By combining our respective company’s strengths we are able to rapidly deploy API’s and other technology products to our clients, creating economies of scale, and reduced operating costs for both our clients and TechLink”.
Kellem stated “It quickly became apparent that combining TechLink and Blue Ridge Solution’s resources into one organization was in the best interest of both our businesses and our customers. We are excited to be part of a larger organization and in my new role as CTO I will be able to focus on the technical strategy for our internal projects as well as more client facing opportunities”.
The integration of services for TechLink customers is already proving to be extremely valuable to service providers and their customers.
Blue Ridge Solutions’ rich development knowledge coupled with TechLink’s strong partnerships in the industry results in greater flexibility when it comes to developing deeper API connections with clients. This integration into the service provider’s CRM systems and order management applications is just one more way the company is strengthening relationships with customers.
“Our customers are looking for automation and integration,” said Ron Zippi, EVP of Business Development for TechLink, in a recent interview with the Digital Signage Federation. Zippi goes on to explain that the API software developed for customers is faster and more accurate than before, allowing them to integrate into software and streamline the data entry process.
Founded in 2007 by Mike Mudd and Carl Gittings, TechLink specializes in large-scale deployments of digital signage, networks, RF engineering, and VoIP. With a fully automated cloud-enabled dispatch system via SIMPL and a database of 4000+ professional IT technicians and Electricians armed with MOBI, TechLink’s mobile application, the company manages roll-out projects from a few locations to 10,000 on time and on a budget for its clients. This capability has resulted in TechLink being named to the Inc. 5000, a list of fastest growing companies for the last three years. TechLink has offices in Bend, OR, Lincoln, NE, and Asheville, NC.
About Blue Ridge Solutions
Dan Kellem founded Blue Ridge in 2002 as a website development company. Since that time Blue Ridge has assisted many companies with web-development strategies that take advantage of the ever-changing technology landscape. Operating as a division of TechLink, Blue Ridge will continue to operate from its offices in Asheville, NC.