About Us

Our Fundamentals

1. Do the right thing, always

Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to doing the right thing in every action you take and in every decision you make, especially when no one’s looking. Always tell the truth, no matter the consequences. If you make a mistake, own up to it, apologize, and make it right.

2. Make quality personal

Demonstrate a passion for excellence and take pride in the quality of everything you touch and everything you do. Have a healthy dislike for mediocrity. Good is not good enough. Always ask yourself, “Is this my best work?”

3. Honor commitments

Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it. This includes being on time for all phone calls, appointments, and meetings. If a commitment can’t be fulfilled, notify others early and agree on a new deliverable to be honored.

4. Deliver legendary service

It’s all about the experience. With every experience, do the little things, as well as the big things, that surprise people. Make every interaction stand out for its helpfulness. Create the “WOW” factor that turns customers into raving fans. This includes both internal and external customers.

5. Communicate to be understood

Know your audience. Write and speak in a way that they can understand. Avoid using internal lingo, acronyms, and industry jargon. Use the simplest possible explanations.

 

6. Take ownership

Take personal responsibility for making things happen.  It’s never someone else’s job or someone else’s fault.  Be resourceful and show initiative.  If you see it, own it, and make sure it gets done.  Don’t make excuses.

7. Listen to understand

Listening is more than simply “not speaking.” Give others your undivided attention. Be present and engaged. Minimize the distractions and let go of the need to agree or disagree. Suspend your judgment and be curious to know more, rather than jumping to conclusions. 

8. Speak straight

Speak honestly in a way that helps to make progress. Say what you mean, and be willing to ask questions, share ideas, or raise issues that may cause conflict when it’s necessary for team success. Be courageous enough to say what needs to be said. Address issues directly with those who are involved or affected.

9. Pay attention to details

Missing just one detail can have an enormous impact on a job. Be a fanatic about accuracy and precision. The goal is to get things right, not simply to get them done. Double-check your work. Get the details right the first time.

10. Show meaningful appreciation

Recognize people doing things right, rather than pointing out when they do things wrong. Regularly extend meaningful acknowledgment and appreciation — in all directions throughout our organization.

11. Be fantastic about the response time

Respond to questions and concerns quickly, whether it’s in person, on the phone, or by e-mail. This includes simply acknowledging that we got the question and we’re “on it,” as well as keeping those involved continuously updated on the status of outstanding issues.

12. Practice blameless problem solving

Demonstrate a relentless solution focus, rather than pointing fingers or dwelling on problems. Identify lessons learned and use those lessons to improve ourselves and our processes so we don’t make the same mistake twice. Get smarter with every mistake. Learn from every experience.

13. Be curious

In the search for the best solutions, challenge and question what you don’t understand. Don’t accept anything at “face value” if it doesn’t make sense to you. Be curious, ask thoughtful questions, and listen intently to the answers. Dig deeper to go beyond the expected. Ask the extra question

14. Work smart

Be organized and plan your work for maximum efficiency. Have all the tools necessary before starting your work. Look ahead and be thoughtful about your schedule. Have a game plan for your calls, your tasks, and your workday. Know the priorities and work on them first.

15. Get clear on expectations

Create clarity and avoid misunderstandings by discussing expectations upfront. Set expectations for others and ask when you’re not clear on what they expect of you. End all meetings with clarity about action items, responsibilities, and due dates.

16. Think team first

It’s not about you. Don’t let your ego or personal agenda get in the way of doing what’s best for the team. Be there for each other and be willing to step into another role or help a co-worker when that’s what’s required for success. Help each other to succeed.

17. Be relentless about improvement

Regularly evaluate the way you/we work to find ways to improve. Don’t be satisfied with the status quo. “Because we’ve always done it that way” is not a reason. Guard against complacency. Find ways to get things done better, faster, and more efficiently.

18. “Bring it” every day

Have a passion for what we do and be fully engaged. Make the most of each day by approaching every task with energy, focus, purpose, and enthusiasm. Work with a sense of urgency to get things done.

19. Get the facts

There’s always more to the story than you think.  Learn to ask questions and gather the facts before jumping to conclusions and making judgments.  Be curious about additional information that might yield a more complete picture.

20. Assume positive intent

Work from the assumption that people are good, fair, and honest, and that the intent behind their actions is positive. Set aside your own judgments and preconceived notions. Give people the benefit of the doubt.

21. Create a great impression

Every conversation, phone call, e-mail, letter, and even voicemail, sets a tone and creates an impression. Pay attention to every interaction and be sure you’re setting a tone that’s friendly, warm, and helpful.

22. Go the extra mile

Be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish the job . . . plus a little bit more. Whether it’s starting early, staying late, or doing something that’s not in your job description, it’s the extra mile that separates the ordinary from the extraordinary.

23. Be vigilant about confidentiality

Our clients and their families share information with us because they need and trust us. Honor that trust by keeping their information in confidence and taking appropriate steps to safeguard how and where it’s used. The same is true for information about our own organization as well as about your teammates.

24. Delivery results

While effort is important, people expect results. Follow up on everything and take responsibility to ensure that tasks get completed. Set high goals, use measurements to track your progress, and hold yourself accountable for achieving those results.

25. Share information

With appropriate respect for confidentiality, share information freely throughout our organization. The more people know, the better we can collaborate. Learn to ask yourself, “Who else needs to know this?”

26. Take pride in your appearance

Your personal appearance makes a strong statement about the pride you take in your performance. Dress neatly and professionally. The appearance of our facilities makes a similar statement about the quality of our work. Take responsibility to see that our environment is clean, neat, and professional.

27. Be process-driven

Create systems and processes that support our ability to perform with consistency. Strong processes are the foundation of organizational effectiveness.

28. Make a difference

Be an active part of your community. Give back by contributing your time, effort, and where appropriate, your money, to make your community better. Every little bit matters. You can and do make a difference.

29. Treasure, protect and promote our reputation

We’re all responsible for, and benefit from, our company’s image and reputation. Consider how your actions affect our collective reputation, and be a proud ambassador for the company.

30. Keep things fun

While our passion for excellence is real, remember that the world has bigger problems than the daily challenges that make up our work. Stuff happens. Keep perspective. Don’t take things personally or take yourself too seriously. Laugh every day.

Meet The Team

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Nathan LaRue
Managing Partner/CEO

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Jared Maxwell, CCNA
COO

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Mike Watson
Professional Services Director

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Dustin Dancer
Professional Services Manager

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Josh Mink
Marketing & Experience Director

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Gaye LaRue
Office Manager/Controller

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Tom Adams
Help Desk Manager

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Jimmy Keegan
Senior Project Engineer

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Phil LaRue
Managed Service Analyst

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Darren Jones
Client Care Manager

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Mike Morris
Strategic Account Manager

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Aron Senter
Client Care Manager

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Aaron Blehm
Client Care Specialist

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Craig Hendrix
Network Solutions Engineer

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Chad Beckwith
Network Solutions Engineer

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Michael Vernor
Help Desk Technician

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Gerald Brewer
Help Desk Technician

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Ryan Partee
Help Desk Technician

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Brandon Higdon
Help Desk Technician

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Chris Little
Client Care Specialist

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Blake Higdon
Help Desk Technician

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Travis Nealey
Client Care Specialist

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Matt Smith
Client Care Manager