Geeks On Call Strengthens Its Position Since Acquisition
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. // PRNewswire // -- Since the late-fall acquisition by On Call Holdings International, LLC (OCHI), Geeks On Call has reorganized, refocused and is methodically expanding its reach of businesses and the services it provides.
"We will be the premiere provider for small and medium-sized businesses for both technical support and telecommunications services," announced OCHI CEO Glenn Davis. "The Geeks On Call brand will continue to provide expert assistance for the individual user, but the partnerships we've created will expand services for business telecom needs." Davis has revamped the Geeks On Call website, www.geeksoncall.com, to make it more interactive and user friendly.
Davis was the President of Comverge, a successful telecommunications firm based in Hampton Roads, Virginia, which has provided business telecom services for the past eight years. He initiated the Geeks On Call acquisition with the goals of returning the organization to profitability, renewing the partnership and connection with franchisees, and growing the business model to a more modern marketplace. The deal included all of the franchise agreements, trademarks and brand of Geeks On Call.
"It's honestly a case study of how to make a deal to turn a company around," explained Davis. "But the hardest work was to restore confidence of our franchisees."
Goal number one was to repair, strengthen and reenergize the existing 129 franchises, and earn their trust in Davis' business model and his plans for profitability. To date, franchisees have been excited and positive about the new leadership and the positive direction. In just a few short months, Geeks On Call has grown to 190 franchises.
On Call Holding International's next step will be to maximize existing partnerships to grow Geeks On Call into servicing small and medium-size businesses with technical support and telecommunications services.
It's a part of business services that Davis' team knows all too well. "I thought the marriage of the Geeks On Call technical expertise and our experience in business telecom was a natural fit," explained Davis.
Leveraging partnerships with companies like Qwest, ACC - an AT&T company, Paetec and Cavalier Telephone will bring substantial benefits to clients. Geeks On Call plans to consider additional franchisees by the end of the second quarter.
SOURCE Geeks On Call