POOLESVILLE, Md. – Corporate Network Services (CNS), an IT support company based in Poolesville, Md., is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. Established in 1993 by Marshall Micheals and Karen Kalantzis, the company began with three employees working out of a townhouse basement and now has close to 50 employees working in five offices across the East Coast and Midwest.
CNS first started as a low voltage cabling installation company for Macintosh networks. Over the last 20 years the company added IT services to meet customers’ growing technology needs. Eventually, cabling took a back seat to more advanced technology support CNS delivered, such as managed services, custom application development, and federal contracttcing featuring computer support for healthcare information technology and electronic medical records.
Clients included small businesses, non-profits and government agencies such as The Humane Society of the U.S., Johns Hopkins University, National Institute of Health, and the Department of Defense at Ft. Detrick.
“Small business owners today want to see how technology can help them meet their business goals,” says CNS founder Marshall Micheals. “We’ve been able to take a consultative approach by truly partnering with clients instead of leading with the latest hot gadget. We provide a unique set of services called PROSuite™ that help business owners maintain control and costs, support their strategy, and create leverage in their business for improved operations.”
The company has won numerous awards several years in a row for its revenue growth and employee programs, including Inc. 5000, Alliance for Workplace Excellence awards including Best Place to Work and Healthiest Workplace. It has also been named as a top IT training company by the Washington Business Journal and a tTop 250 managed services company by MSPmentor.
CNS also prides itself on giving back to the local community. Employees support Western Montgomery County Help, Inc. initiatives, Manna Food, Bright Beginnings and numerous organizations in Poolesville.
CNS employees agree that it is a best place to work. Susan Saylor, a member of the sales team, says, “This has to be the best organization I’ve had the pleasure of working with.” Damien Ancruem, a Senior Engineer in the Government group adds, “The level of caring that I have personally experienced while working for CNS has been life-changing for me.”
Clients have stayed with CNS for multiple years. “I have truly enjoyed working with CNS,” says Patrick Carroll, CFP® and founding partner of Wealth Strategies Group, a financial planning company based in Rockville, Md. “They have taken care of us to the point where I don’t have to worry about IT anymore. My IT costs are more manageable and overall I feel like my business is under control because of the advice CNS has provided.”
The company’s tagline is Count on us. If you are looking for a technology partner you can trust to support your organization in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C., call CNS at 301-948-8077.