According to the announcement, the acquisition gives IS Support clients access to Aldridge’s growing managed services practice.
“IS Support, Inc. is a good fit with strengths in managed services, cloud services and professional services, which are our main areas of business,” Aldridge president and COO Patrick Wiley said. “Through the acquisition process, we have been impressed with the IS Support team’s skill sets, values and attitude. We are excited to offer Aldridge clients access to additional staff and skill sets so they can take greater advantage of best-fit technology solutions.”
Aldridge appointed IS Support CEO Steve Combs to vice president. IS Support’s staff will become part of Aldridge as well. Currently, Aldridge has more than 75 employees and serves more than 500 clients in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth markets.
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“As our clients’ businesses have evolved and their IT needs have become more sophisticated, it became clear that we would need to find the right partner with broader, deeper skills than we could offer alone,” Combs said. “With its superior technical expertise, emphasis on small and midsize businesses that are growing, and multi-city capabilities in the Houston and Dallas areas, Aldridge is perfect.”
Over the past couple of years, Aldridge has focused on expanding its practice in the Houston and Dallas markets. Last year, Aldridge acquired the IT services unit of The Harding Group as part of its 10-year plan to ensure customers have access to the latest advances in IT systems and an expanded pool of talented employees. In 2012, Aldridge acquired web host Serenity Systems and the hosting division of Extreme Technologies.