In 1988, James Montgomery Jr. founded a small computer company in Cabool, Missouri. James named the company JMARK because for much of his life he signed his name as ‘JM JR’ in a bit of a non-legible scribble that became known as the ‘J’ mark among his friends. Later, when it came time for James to name his small computer company, JMARK was the obvious choice.
After continued steady success, in 1996, JMARK moved its corporate presence to Springfield as part of an acquisition of NetPro, another computer and training company. This acquisition increased the client base of JMARK by more than two times and expanded its geographic reach to a 200-mile radius of Springfield.
In 1997 Thomas H. Douglas joined the company as a level one engineer. After a short period of acclimation from the US Navy, Tom’s leadership skills earned him the title of service manager of the company. In 1999, Tom became President and eventually majority owner of JMARK with business partners Tom Goss, Kerry Douglas and Max Roweton.
In 2001, JMARK was re-incorporated under the full name of JMARK Business Solutions, Inc.. It had become evident, to Tom, that the model of trading hours fixing computers for client dollars was an unpredictable and somewhat painful business model and he knew change was necessary. JMARK became one of the first in our industry to focus on flat fee based services. The flat fee provided the client with as much service as required to support their business network and doing so with unprecedented quality of service.
JMARK’s success in providing these Managed Services combined with the addition of business partners, Doug Deetz and Brenda Blades, put in motion a growth trend that continues to thrive. In 2008, JMARK acquired competitors NetWorks, Inc. and NetManage, Inc. The acquisition led to several million dollars in additional revenue being supported by the 39 full time employees.
In January 2012, JMARK acquired Intergris Tech in Fayetteville, AR and opened an office in Colorado Springs, CO. The growth added health care IT specialists knowledge and experience to our team to better serve our clients.
JMARK is ranked as the largest IT Services Company in Springfield by the Springfield Business Journal and is ranked in the top 100 Managed Service Provider in North America by Nine Lives Media.