Atilus’ first office was technically Harry’s apartment in Bonita.
But after a year of growth and progress, we eventually moved to an office in Fort Myers, right off of Alico, and shared an office with Jeremy Stakely of ITVantage. His company had just started at the time. He had left a prominent job in the IT field at a large company to start his own business.
And here we were, two tiny, upstart companies. Sharing an office, even sharing an employee.
We’d come early and stay late, talking about tech and business. We loved that office, it was small (the office part) – but there was a great big bay in the back for storing printers, and equipment.
But fast-forward almost a decade and each of our companies has grown by leaps and bounds. ITVantage was acquired by T3 communications and has since come to dominate the South Florida marketplace in managed IT services. They cater to an array of clients, with excellent customer support, proactive services, and knowledgeable staff.
And it’s cool to see Jeremy grow as a person, but fundamentally remain the same nice, down-to-earth guy.
We routinely recommend IT Vantage to our clients who need IT services, because just like in the world of web development and Internet marketing – it’s hard to find a company that “get’s it” that prices things right, that provides great service, is proactive, and truly knows what they’re doing. ITVantage does!
So thank you Jeremy for all of these years of working together and for sharing your office so many years ago.