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Integris, LLC announces the merger of 4 leading MSPs in the SMB space

Release: June 10, 2019. For Immediate Release

Integris, LLC announces the forthcoming merger of 4 IT firms scheduled to take place officially on July 1, 2019. The combined group will be known as Integris LLC.  The 4 companies are geographically based in Rochester, Wichita, Dallas, and Denver. 

Integris was formed by four leading IT Managed Services firms that have been part of an industry peer group (Connectwise Evolve) for over four years.  Capstone IT, Rochester, New York, Choose Networks, Wichita, Kansas, Live Consulting, Denver, Colorado, and Networking Results, Dallas, TX are each leading IT Managed Services firm in their respective markets.   The combined entity will become an industry-leading MSP with a national reach that maintains its local feel.

Capstone IT’s co-CEOs Mike Fowler will take on the role of CEO of Integris, and co-CEO Sitima Fowler will be the Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Rochester geography. Choose Networks’ CEO, Chris Hoose will be the VP of Communication for Integris and COO; Nicklas Herrera will become the General Manager of the Wichita geography.  Live Consulting’s owners Tony Miller and Nick Nyberg will become the VP of Technology and VP of Revenue respectively. Networking Results’ CEO Jeff Howard will become the VP of Experience.

Mike Fowler, Co-CEO and founder of Capstone IT and CEO of Integris, said, “These companies are run by some pretty sharp people who have built very successful, fast-growing businesses.  We’ve built strong relationships and have enjoyed sharing, coaching and challenging each other for years. Through this merger, we are better able to leverage the resources and talents of these iconic, industry visionaries, along with the teams they lead, to continuously improve our service offering and to accelerate our growth.  We have adopted the phrase ‘Better Together’ as our purpose. It certainly applies to the four companies but also applies to our employees, our customers, and our community.”

Paul Dippell, CEO of Service Leadership said, “The path chosen by the founding companies now comprising the new Integris shows there is a third and equally valid alternative to growth through acquisition besides private equity and big-buying-small: the merger of equals. The founders’ experience together as members of the same peer group helped them strengthen their future, joint business plan, mission and culture. In our work with the group of owners during their pre-merger phases, we found them to be thoughtful, decisive, crisp in action, fair-minded and accountable – qualities that bode well for any executive team. Integris now arrives on the SMB MSP landscape as one of the bigger players in both the size of the team and of geographic coverage. They launch with solid momentum towards their ultimate goal of catching the top two players in the space, All Covered and mindSHIFT. The predecessor companies of Integris benchmarked with the Service Leadership Index® and we are pleased that they continue to rely on us for unparalleled insight into their performance as compared to the best-in-class in their business model.”

About Capstone IT  

Headquartered in Pittsford, NY, Capstone Information Technologies specializes in highly-responsive computer support, IT consulting, and proactive managed services for businesses in Western New York. Capstone is a local Rochester Top 100 company serving the area since 2003. For more information visit: www.Capstoneitinc.com

About Choose Networks

Choose Networks, founded in 2002, is a technology company that concentrates its efforts on the user experience. Whether it is enterprise-level IT Support (Sentinel Services), a security alarm, home automation, or audio/visual system, our primary focus is on the user, not the technology. Our passion is to deliver an exceptional user experience. For more information visit: www.ChooseNetworks.com

About Live Consulting

Live Consulting was founded in 2004 with an oh-so-simple goal of providing small and medium-sized businesses with the same level of service as a corporate empire, only with less computer-speak. www.LiveConsulting.com

About Networking Results

Networking Results, Inc. was founded in 2002 with the purpose of bringing technology that large companies enjoy the small and mid-sized businesses of the Metro area. We knew then that small business could use computers, reliable networks and technology to reach their objectives if that technology just worked. It was our goal to remove the frustration that normally comes on the shoulders of the owners and their employees. This would allow them the freedom to work on their core tasks and not be weighed down by the pain that so often accompanies implementing IT. www.NetworkingResults.com

Contact Information

Name: Chris Hoose, VP of Communications of Integris
Organization: Choose Networks, an Integris company
Address: 410 N. St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: +1-316-773-0920

Name: Mike Fowler, CEO of Integris
Organization: Capstone IT, an Integris company
Address: 656 Kreag Road, Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: +1-585-546-4120

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