Our Story Begins With A Signature
In 1988, when James Montgomery, Jr. founded a small computer company in Cabool, Missouri, he was already in the habit of signing his name as “JM JR” – a scribble that his friends called the “J mark.” Thus, the company name was conceived.
JMARK found early success in Cabool
and by 1996, after acquiring another computer and training company, NetPro, we moved our corporate office to Springfield. This acquisition more than doubled our client base and expanded our geographic reach to a 200-mile radius around Springfield.
In 1997, after completing his service with the U.S. Navy, Thomas H. Douglas joined the company as a level one engineer.
skills soon earned him the position of service manager, and in 1999, he was named president of the company.
Eventually he became majority owner of JMARK, with business partners Tom Goss, Kerry Douglas, and Max Roweton.
In 2001, JMARK was reincorporated
under the full name of JMARK Business Solutions, Inc. By that time, Tom had recognized that simply trading hours fixing computers for client dollars was an unpredictable business model. To stabilize the company’s revenue stream, he introduced a system of levelized billing, making JMARK one of the first in the industry to offer managed I.T. services based on a flat fee.
This provided the client with as many services required to support their business network—helping them turn away from crisis management and toward proactive system maintenance. At the same time, the emerging philosophy of “people first, technology second” began to pay off for both our firm and our clients, with a consistently productive environment, and an exceptional quality of service.
The new model’s success,
combined with the addition of company partners Doug Deetz and Brenda Blades, began a trend of growth that continues to accelerate to this day.
In 2008, JMARK acquired competitors NetWorks, Inc. and NetManage, Inc. These acquisitions led to several million dollars in additional revenue, supported by 39 full-time employees.
In January 2012, JMARK acquired
Integris Tech in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and opened an office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a result of this new growth, the company now began to offer clients the expertise of I.T. specialists for the healthcare industry.
The beginning of 2015 included the acquisition of Quanxi Technologies, LLC d/b/a ACE Network Consulting. This added over a million dollars in new revenue, as well as an established office and technical expertise in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Also in 2015, JMARK secured a stake in TruData, LLC, which provides business intelligence to the banking industry.
JMARK is one of the most successful technology support companies
as ranked by CRN‘s 150 Fastest Growing Solution Providers list. We are proud to be one of the Top 100 Managed Service Providers in North America.