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Computer-technology firm CCPlus plans move, more hiring

By Eric Reinhardt

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SALINA — CCPlus, Inc., a computer-technology company that provides outsourcing services for some of its clients, plans to move into new space in Salina in November and has plans for additional hiring.

CCPlus is a firm that provides an information-technology (IT) staff for small businesses that need such a service, says Brian Clark, controller at CCPlus.

It also specializes in installing new computer servers, computer networking, building websites, and installing printers and telephone systems, he adds.

The firm has plans to move from its current 1,400-square-foot space at 5905 E. Taft Rd. in Cicero to a 2,300-square-foot location at 913 Old Liverpool Road in Salina.

CCPlus simply needs a larger space to accommodate its future hiring plans, says Clark.

“As our business continues to grow, we don’t have the current facilities to house the technicians and be able to provide the level of service we feel we can provide [without] having the right facility. The 1,400 square feet is not enough to employ and house additional employees that we would need to continue to service our customers at the level we’re growing at,” he says.

CCPlus plans to move into its new office on Nov. 1, Clark says.

Besides the need for more room, CCPlus also wanted a space that provides easier access from [Interstates] 90 and 81

“So location is another factor,” Clark says.

CCPlus has a database of about 10,000 clients in its history, but generally services between 30 and 40 clients on any given day, he says.

The firm services clients in the manufacturing and health-care sectors, along with professional offices, he says.

CCPlus spent two months locating the new space, a month negotiating the terms of its lease, and another month preparing the facility, according to Clark.

“The only thing that’s being done currently is our own work, which is the wiring. We’re 70 percent done with the wiring at the new location,” he says.

The firm is leasing the new space from Pinnacle Dental Group. That space is currently vacant, Clark says.

CCPlus worked with Nothnagle Realtors of Rochester to find its new space. Clark isn’t aware of any new tenant with plans to move into its space along East Taft Rd.

Kevin Phillips is the landlord of the company’s current location, a Cape Cod-style home, Clark says.

 

Hiring plans

CCPlus operates offices in Cicero, Auburn, Rochester, Albany, and Buffalo.

The firm currently employs 23 people, including 20 full-time workers. CCPlus hopes to add between two and four full-time computer technicians before year’s-end, Clark says.

“Most of our growth and expansion [and] hiring is going to be in the [new Salina] office,” he says.

The current Cicero location has nine employees, Rochester has 13, Auburn has one employee, and the Albany office has one full-time technician, according to Clark.

The company’s locations in Albany and Buffalo are satellite offices. CCPlus began staffing the Albany location last summer but is not currently staffing its Buffalo location but it remains operational as a satellite location, Clark says.

The firm doesn’t stipulate between its Rochester and Cicero locations as a headquarters, but the company’s payroll and financial reporting is handled in Rochester, he says.

Clark describes CCPlus as a “multi-million dollar” business, having generated revenue growth of nine percent in 2012 compared to 2011. The firm is also projecting about 20 percent growth in 2013, Clark adds.

“We’ve had over 22 percent growth in the last 12 months alone. We’re targeting to try to get at least another 15 percent growth in the next six to eight months,” says Clark.

Randy and Eileen Mayall co-own the company, according to Clark.

Randy Mayall previously served as an engineer at Eastman Kodak in Rochester. He started doing freelance work and eventually launched his own company, called Our Computer Guy in 1992.

Mayall expanded the business with the acquisition of JEF Computing in Auburn in 2009 and changed the name to OCG Computing.

A year later, Our Computer Guy acquired CCPlus of Cicero, which had been started by another group of investors in 2001, according to Clark.

Our Computer Guy remains the parent company name, which does business as CCPlus, Clark says.

 

Partners

CCPlus has secured “multiple national contracts,” Clark says, and they include companies that are listed as “partners” on the firm’s website.

The partners include Carestream Dental, LLC of Atlanta, a division of Rochester–based Carestream Health and a provider of medical and dental imaging information-technology products.

CCPlus is a national-service provider and is “fully trained and certified on all Carestream digital imaging and practice-management products,” according to its website.

Carestream requests service from CCPlus for “jobs all over,” Clark says.

In order to accommodate the requests, the company sends its technicians to Atlanta for a two-week training course to understand the equipment.

“Once they have successfully completed the testing, they are issued certifications that we have to have on file that they can service equipment, and we can not send any of our technicians that are not certified out on the road for those jobs,” Clark says.

CCPlus is also a business partner of Palo Alto, Calif.–based Hewlett-Packard Co., providing and servicing computer servers, desktops, laptops, and printers.

 

 

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com

 

 

 

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