Protectron Lighting Solutions has been in business since 1994; Ron Harrington, the firm’s owner, has over 30 years of practical, hands on experience with lighting in a diverse market which includes commercial/industrial buildings, public/private schools and colleges, major hotel chains, places of worship and public utilities.
Protectron Lighting Solutions empowers building owners and operators with the resources to improve profits through the effective use of lighting. Converting from traditional light sources to Solid State Lighting (aka LED) results in significantly less power consumption and increased lamp life. The reduced power consumption pays back the conversion cost in a relatively short time period plus provides building owners attractive ongoing returns on their lighting Investment. Significant environmental benefits attributable to the reduced demand on the power-grid and lower carbon pollution also take place.
AC Quest is a manufacturer’s representative for the HVAC industry. Our charter is to research the industry for manufacturers on the cutting edge of technology and find solutions for today’s energy, humidity control, and indoor air quality challenges. Our mission is to inform the industry of these advances and to assist in the design and implementation of the best HVAC system to suit their needs.
AC Quest was founded to serve the Maryland & Washington DC metropolitan region with focus on the commercial & industrial HVAC markets. Our success has required us to expand and to support the Hospitality and Health Care/Assisted Living industries on a national level. With today’s high energy prices and increased focus on ventilation & indoor air quality, it is only natural that we apply our experience and knowledge to the residential market as well. We invite you to contact us with your HVAC questions and challenge us to provide the best solution to your HVAC needs. We support the needs of the smallest shop to the largest industrial complex. We recognized that our goals could only be met through total dedication to the HVAC business and to our customers.
Our many years of experience in the HVAC business has taught us a valuable lesson. Sell only the best equipment available and provide high quality customer service. The manufacturers that we represent provide the best equipment, which is backed by the best warranties. AC Quest supplements this by offering in-house design support, installation supervision, factory authorized startup and commissioning, and warranty service. Let us show you how we can support your new construction, renovation, or replacement project. Follow this link to view our Product Line.
100% complete customer support is our goal. Whether you are a consulting engineer looking for design assistance, a design/build contractor, or an owner looking for the best solutions to today’s HVAC challenges, the staff at AC Quest is available to answer your questions. We are ready to meet with you at your office, the job site, or via the web. We are only a phone call, or mouse click away.
Land Sea Air Manufacturing (LSA), a company fabricating components for the aircraft and aerospace industries as well as defense contracting firms, is a combination of East Coast Manufacturing and new ventures. Previously located on Airport Drive with a small machining facility on Locust Street, LSA relocated its 16 workers to the previous Knorr building on Baltimore Boulevard. Land Sea Air Vice-President, Paul Virtz said he and his business partner, Todd Paul, decided to locate in Westminster because they are both Carroll County residents and the quality of the workforce was attractive. and the skill sets that are available in Carroll provide a good hiring opportunity. The current inventory of components the company produces includes bulkheads, fittings, pieces for aircraft wings, air frames and landing gear. LSA purchased the 90,000 square foot office, warehouse and manufacturing facility in May for $3.5 million. Land Sea Air is taking advantage of the existing equipment and office layout for a near seamless transition that will keep the facility fully-functioning. The acquisition by Land Sea Air retains the consistent use of the building as a manufacturing operation, preserves existing jobs and lays the foundation for the hiring of more than 30 new workers.
Featured Member – August
Creative Staffing International, LLC (CSI) is a professional staffing and recruiting organization, providing top Information Technology resources to area client companies, and challenging and rewarding job opportunities to the candidates they represent. Creative Staffing strives to offer the most flexible engagement options to suit the varying resource needs of clients, and works with the hiring authority on a case by case basis to determine the most effective solution for each individual situation. By utilizing vast networks and the most current candidate identification tools, they attract the top technical talent in the field.
Featured Member – July
Syntek Machining Solutions,LLC is a small machine shop that prides itself on providing high quality, on-time parts, at competitive prices. Here at Syntek Machining Solutions we specialize in producing prototypes, rework, small production runs, and more. We have made parts for several industries across the nation, including the machinery, robotic, and scientific industries. Also, we have helped several local inventors, and many DIY enthusiasts accomplish their projects. Syntek Machining Solutions, LLC was established in January 2012, and is located in Mount Airy, MD. For additional information please visit us at Syntek Machining Solutions or email owner Dan Abresch.
Featured Member – June
I.M.A. Web Design provides web design and marketing services to small businesses, non-profits, and individuals in Carroll County. Started in 1999 by Isabel DeFeo, I.M.A. Web Design specializes in a variety of services for small start-up businesses on a limited budget that need a professional image to compete in the global marketplace. In addition to designing, maintaining and even fixing websites, I.M.A. Web Design provides writing, editing, and resume services as well as manuscript preparation for vanity presses. I.M.A. Web Design concentrates on web design and marketing services, so small business owners can concentrate on growing their organizations. Small businesses and organizations need support, and I.M.A. Web Design provides it.
Featured Member – May
Northrop Grumman Our featured member for May is Northrop Grumman. Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. The company’s Power/Control Systems business is located in Sykesville, Md., and supports a wide range of community and educational outreach endeavors. Northrop Grumman sponsors a STEM after-school middle school program at seven schools in the county along with other signature programs such as DiscoverE, TEAACH, STEM grants and more. The company also partners within the community with organizations such as the Red Cross, Target Community and Educational Services, Inc. and Springfield Hospital.
Featured Member - April
Vision Financial Group is a premier provider of financial planning services for small- to mid-size businesses, especially in the technology industry. Specialized areas of focus include qualified retirement plan design, group benefits plan design, executive compensation strategies, business succession planning, and individual financial and estate planning. The Vision firm takes a proactive, creative approach to developing and implementing strategies tailored to specific situations. Client advocacy is the foremost priority for the firm, which was founded on the pillars of commitment, communication, integrity, and transparency. With a focus on small- to mid-size technology companies, Vision Financial Group is passionate about supporting the rapidly growing technology industry of Central Maryland. Carroll County is a particular area of focus, as the firm’s founding members grew up on the Carroll-Howard County line.
Featured Member – March
Established in January 2013, S.B. Technology Resource provides computer and other technology solutions for small and start-up businesses and residences. Owner Chris Richard has 17 years of hands-on experience in the Information Technology industry working with healthcare providers, retail and wholesale companies, small offices, and home users, offering the knowledge and experience of a seasoned IT staff without the overhead. With an understanding of how businesses and technology can best work together, and expertise in technology from hardware and software to networking and telecommunications, Chris is able to match businesses and individuals to the systems and vendors for optimal solutions—while giving real-world answers to today’s technology questions…in plain English. In addition to the Carroll Technology Council, Chris is a member of the Greater Mt. Airy Chamber of Commerce. Visit the website, follow S.B. Technology Resource on Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Featured Member – February
Click Here Computer Consultants (CHCC) was established in 2009 by Bill Tastet, IT Director/Owner. Based in Eldersburg, Maryland, CHCC is a Certified Veteran Owned Business providing IT support and web development for small businesses in Central Maryland. Bill’s customers appreciate his many years of experience, fair prices, non-use of technical jargon, and a no-nonsense approach to managing technology. Several of his customers have in-house servers and peer-to-peer networks, and others use cloud-computing, all requiring protection and back-up services. Bill consults with each customer in order to offer and support the best solution to meet their individual needs. Bill specializes in computer-aided-design and contact management systems and has taught hundreds of end-users in classroom and virtual environments. Bill’s web development expertise started in 2006 while working for Wells Fargo. He utilizes Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, AJAX, and WordPress to create websites for businesses and community groups. He also provides a competitive advantage to his customers by offering search engine optimization, allowing them to be found quickly and easily on the internet. In addition to the Carroll Technology Council, Bill is a member of the Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club, the South Carroll Business Association, and the South Carroll Business Connections group. You can find Bill on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/billtastet and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bill.tastet.
Featured Member – January
Lucidity Research provides a high quality, US-based outsourced solution for survey data analysis, report writing, data processing, tabulations and related survey consulting services. Andrew Richardson, PRC has 20 years of experience helping survey research firms and buyers successfully design, execute and report the results of their studies. Areas of expertise include advertising effectiveness and brand research, customer satisfaction/ customer experience surveys, market sizing and tracking studies and concept tests. Lucidity Research was established by Andrew Richardson in 2002 and serves a national client base from its location in Westminster, MD. For additional information, please visit www.lucidityresearch.com or www.linkedin.com/drewrich email Andrew Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Member – November
Over the past 36 years, Shelter Systems has developed the slogan, “Modern Technology for Today’s Builder.” We take particular pride in the technology portion of that phrase, and are proud to be the most technologically advanced independent structural building component manufacturer in the country. Shelter Systems began production in Carroll County in a 14,000 square foot facility with five employees and has grown to employ 100+ people in our 120,000 square foot state of the art facility adjacent to the Carroll County Airport. Utilizing decades of experience in material handling and manufacturing, and applying innovative ideas and technology from other manufacturing industries, we devised the best possible process and in 2004 built a building to contain it. Two years of inventive thinking and meticulous planning, plus an incredibly fast seven month build, paid dividends immediately when our new plant opened, drastically reducing production cycle time. Unlike many suppliers struggling to keep up with demand in today’s volatile housing market, Shelter Systems can deliver a finished product to any job site in the Mid-Atlantic in less than 48 hours from the time the order is placed. We do so by applying high levels of automation to our lean manufacturing processes, ensuring the highest quality product is delivered to the job site with industry leading production cycle times. Our robotic saws, laser projection templating systems, and ShelterSMART, our in-house developed ERP and automation application suite, make Shelter Systems a leader in our industry nationwide.
Featured Member – October
Bizmarquee.com, Inc. Specializing in serving locally owned businesses, BizMarquee.com will focus on creating easy to use and persuasive websites which accurately represent your business. Randy Goldstein, owner and operator of BizMarquee.com, Inc., has been a software developer for over 20 years and a web developer for the past 13 years. Randy is the owner of BizMarquee.com, Inc, a web design company in Westminster, Maryland that specializes in creating and managing websites for locally owned businesses and organizations. BizMarquee.com, Inc. has been serving local Carroll County businesses since 1998. Specializing in serving locally owned businesses, BizMarquee.com will focus on creating easy to use and persuasive websites which accurately represent your business. Our strength is to provide an easy, accessible gateway through your website which allows the consumer not only to connect with your business in a proactive manner. We reach beyond the typical online brochure that many web design companies offer, we’ll show you how your online presence can also be an active sales machine. BizMarquee.com provides everything you need in website design, including domain name selection and registration, website layout and design, as well as hosting and ongoing maintenance. BizMarquee.com has developed over 300 websites, most of which located in Carroll County, Maryland. Check out home page today and see what a difference Bizmarquee.com, Inc. can make for your business.
Featured Member – September
Byte Right Support, Inc. has long been an industry leader in providing law firm technology and support. Due to our expertise in installing and maintaining computer systems, we are able to not only meet our client’s expectations, but exceed them. We’ve been in business since 1999 and have hundreds of satisfied customers! We partner with Dell, HP, Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, Kaspersky, STI, Worldox, Amicus and more to provide cutting edge technology to our clients. Our close relationship with these vendors allows us to offer competitive pricing and insight into future changes in technology. It’s important that offices be outfitted with the modern, sophisticated systems necessary to keep up with the demands of business. It is equally important their that IT professionals are at the ready with the skills and tools necessary to step in and prevent problems, or correct them as they arise. Byte Right Support is prepared to do this in multiple ways. Preventative maintenance is important for ensuring seamless operations in your office. Your Byte Right Support technician will be familiar with your firm, with its changing needs, and will be able to anticipate problems before they arise. We do this through regular maintenance visits, scheduled checks of logs, regularly deployed software updates, regular meetings with firm administrators, and remote monitoring services. Proactive updates keep data secure and office systems operating at peak efficiency. Our senior technicians make a point of being aware of how the systems in each individual office are being used, and the state that they are in. Proposals are provided for upgrades as needed in an effort to prevent any part of the system from failing and hindering business. Prompt response is necessary when any unforeseen problem arises. While this is rare, Byte Right Support customers rest comfortably with the knowledge that in addition to a whole team of professionals, they have a full stock of parts and business systems at their disposal. Call our office and get a same day response to your needs, guaranteed. Preventative, proactive, prompt and professional; these are the traits that describe the services that Byte Right offers!” Featured Member –
Sage Technologies is a consulting firm that assists organizations in applying technology to meet their business needs. Our highly technical team of consultants specializes in developing and implementing systems and architectures that give an organization an advantage over their competitors. We can handle the toughest technical challenges, jump-starting stalled projects or implementing that project which has left others stymied. Sage was established in 1997 and has been instrumental in assisting government and private organizations to meet their goals. Sage has designed, developed and implemented custom software solutions. Sage has experience in not only adding custom extensions to commercial software products, but has implemented highly technical solutions to meet specific client needs. This included the development of custom compilers, query languages and custom file systems. Sage also has coded and implemented custom expert and decision support systems which have become part of the organizations commercial product offering. In addition to custom software development, Sage assists ‘C’ level executives in meeting the needs of their organization. Sage consultants provide guidance to CTO’s and CIO’s in designing system architectures and evaluating and recommending software and hardware. Sage has designed architectures that meet government security standards and has assisted organizations in implementing highly available systems and disaster recovery sites. For more information on how Sage Technologies can assist your organization, you can find us on the web at www.sage-technologies.com, via e-mail at Thurston@sage-technologies.com or by phone at 410-552-6555.
Featured Member – July
Visual Integrators is a custom software development company that provides consulting services to clients in many different industries (financial, commercial heating/air, home remodeling and grocery stores). Your business is unique. Your needs, customers and workflow are unique. So, why buy off-the-shelf software packages that have features you don’t need or that don’t completely meet your operational requirements? Why struggle to share information internally or with vendors and customers? Why waste time and money battling mountains of paperwork? We provide solutions. Custom software development and workflow automation are cost-effective, efficient solutions for enhancing employee productivity, eliminating excess paperwork and facilitating information sharing. We design software programs just for your operational needs and we tailor your Microsoft® Office products to your specific uses – making them function better individually and between programs, as your business requires. Custom Software Development – Putting the power of custom software to work for your business isn’t necessarily expensive. In fact, it saves you from paying for the useless features, unmet requirements and frustrating work-arounds that come with off-the-shelf software packages. We’ll design an easy-to-use, Windows-based custom software solution that does exactly what you need it to do. Efficiently. Completely. Workflow Automation – Free your overtaxed resources for other tasks with the workflow automation solutions that we’ll create for your business. Don’t continue wasting valuable time and money. We can provide specific software tools to streamline your employees’ daily workflow – reducing data error, lost data, process disorganization and missed deadlines. Put status tracking, data inputting and database integration to work boosting your bottom line. Visual Integrators is a member of the Carroll Technology Council and South Carroll Business Association. If you want your business to run smoother, your employees work smarter and your customers interact easier with you contact us. You can find us on the web at www.visualintegrators.com or contact us via e-mail at dave@visualintegrators, or by phone at 410-549-9685.
Featured Member – June
Teltek is a Certified Avaya Business Partner, NEC Dealer, and Microsoft Partner with offices on Main Street in downtown Westminster and in the Emerging Technology Center in Baltimore. Established in 1997, Teltek is a woman-owned and family-managed company celebrating our 15th year of providing one-call technology support for small to mid-sized businesses and nonprofits in Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. We specialize in the sales, installation and service of Avaya and NEC phone systems, voice and data cabling and carrier services. Most recently, at the request of our customers, we added IT support to our suite of services. Teltek is proud to offer a package called Total Care Assurance, which allows us to support all aspects of your technology and communications infrastructure. From helpdesk support to server room configuration, we are here to keep your information secure and your equipment running efficiently. Teltek technicians are cross trained in multiple phone systems and technical troubleshooting. Remote access is established for our maintenance customers, allowing many repairs to take place virtually, which saves our customers time and money. Each installation is managed by a dedicated project manager who will work with you to ensure that your project is completed expertly and on time. Our expansion plans include a new office in the Washington, DC area. Teltek Bethesda will open soon to provide even faster service to our DC clientele. Please visit our websites at www.myteltek.com and www.teltekitservices.com to read our blog posts and find out more about us. We look forward to serving you! Teltek offers trusted innovation with a memorable experience!
Featured Member – May
Quantum Internet & Telephone (Qis.net) is a locally owned and operated Internet and telephone service provider based in Manchester, MD. Quantum has seen rapid growth since its establishment in 1995 and is currently one of the Baltimore area’s largest independent Internet and telephone service providers. Quantum serves both commercial and residential customers by providing high-speed Internet and data services including DSL, T-1, T-3 and fiber circuits, as well as web hosting and co-location services. In addition to Internet access, Quantum also offers residential and business telephone service that provides a large local calling area, low long distance rates, and unlimited local and “in-network” calling, all for one low flat rate. Quantum’s telephone plans also provide a host of calling features at no extra charge, 12 standard calling features in all. Most recently, Quantum began offering Managed Voice and fiber-optic Internet service for businesses. Managed Voice is a next-generation, scalable phone system hosted within Quantum’s datacenter. It enables businesses to obtain a modern phone system with little up-front cost. Quantum’s new fiber-optic Internet service is now available to businesses throughout the Baltimore area (as well as Carroll County). Bandwidth starts at speeds as low as 10 Mbps, and can scale to a blistering 1 Gbps. Later this year, Quantum will complete a new round of expansion, beginning first with its Westminster network, which will be enlarged for the third time to accommodate increased demand for its services. Soon thereafter, Quantum plans to expand its services into new areas throughout the Baltimore region. This increase in footprint will more than double the addressable market for Quantum’s services. Featured Member – April
Intellitech, Inc., located in Westminster,Md., designs and manufactures precision liquid filling equipment for the biotech industry. Since 2002, over 85 installations worldwide rely on our liquid filling solutions every day for their ease of use, flexibility and reliable performance, as well as our ongoing maintenance and care programs. Customers enjoy unmatched dispense accuracy & repeatability from the i-Fill® family of precision pumps (rated “Superior” by a Six Sigma Master Black Belt). No other manufacturer provides customers the flexiblity of the intelliFILLER™ line of liquid fill/finish solutions available in benchtop, roll-up, semi-automatic or fully automatic with robotic pick and place. The i-CAP® package closure system assures consistent closure integrity and the intelliFLEX® wash down conveyors are designed to withstand aggressive cleaning protocols. Our newest product, the i-FILL® Micro is the only dispensing device that combines precision dispense (from µL to mL) to reduce product loss and single-use fluid path to minimize the risk of cross contamination. Intellitech is Filling Tomorrow’s Needs Today for customers by delivering value-driven innovation.
Featured Member – March
RTM Technologies Unlimited, Inc. Serving Baltimore/Washington/Virginia Metro Area IT needs. We started as a small business based out of Crown Point, IN 1997 and expanded to Atlanta, Michigan and Chicago in 2000. Currently we opened in 2005 in Maryland/DC Metro area and have a customer base primarily from referrals. We have a wide spread of years in the IT field from Windows to Unix. Our experience extends from basic training of the Operating System to complex resolutions. We have been serving homes, small business as well as large businesses. Our technicians are well experienced and some of the certifications include CCNA, MCSE and A+ with over 30yrs of experience. We pride ourselves on customer service and never leaving a job incomplete. RTM Technologies Unlimited, Inc. is based out of Westminster, MD and serving Baltimore, MD and the surrounding Baltimore-Metro Area and have been serving clients for several years. RTM Technologies Unlimited, Inc. specializes in custom network design and computer systems for business and personal needs. If you have internet we can reach as we implement totally remote solutions to homes and businesses to keep IT costs down with managed service agreements. We have an extensive list of small and large business needs as well as home users. Baltimore, MD IT Service provider to ease the mind of your day to day computer or IT issues. Featured Member – February Xpert Business Solutions, LLC, the XEROX Authorized Agent serving Carroll County and areas within Northern Baltimore County. Under the exclusive Xerox Agent Program, we provide local account management, local service by Xerox trained professionals, in-house financing through Xerox Finance Division and a product guarantee unmatched in the industry: The Xerox Total Satisfaction Guarantee. Xpert Business Solutions, LLC is owned and operated by Kathleen Dalgleish. Kathleen has over 20 years experience with Xerox Corporation. We have the exclusive distribution rights for all Xerox products, including Xerox copiers, printers, facsimile, software and supplies. Xerox sets the benchmark standard for quality, service, durability and environmental concern with its wide array of products. Large or small, Xerox has the products to effectively and efficiently satisfy your business needs. Xpert Business Solutions, LLC goals are to:
- Partner with our customers to understand your business strategy
- Build long term customer relationships
- Provide cost effective solutions to meet your needs
We look forward to meeting with you, discussing your business requirements and beginning a strong and lasting relationship.
Featured Member – January
NoWorriesIT is a Westminster-based IT solutions company, focusing on small businesses in Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore Counties as well as South Central Pennsylvania. The company is located in the Airport Business Airpark on Aileron Court. Founding the company as docuMacs, Inc., a graphic design company in the early 1990s, President Don McCombie developed an expertise with Mac computers and discovered that he was often servicing many of the printing companies he used as vendors! He gradually transitioned docuMacs from a graphic design company to Mac-based IT company. Eventually McCombie realized that in order to grow his business he would need to expand his services. Once he began networking both PC and Macs, he moved beyond the printing and graphic arts industries, and NoWorriesIT was born. NoWorriesIT has a staff of five technicians and administrative personnel, as well a summer intern. NoWorriesIT has instituted a Recycling Computers for Charities program, where twice a year non-working computers are collected, sanitized, and taken to a recycling center for a cash rebate. Then NoWorriesIT matches the cash amount and donates the total amount to one of two local charities: The Arc Carroll County or Neighbors In Need. The Recycling Computers for Charities program will be open to the public in 2012.