Simpatico History

1993

BAE FOUNDED

Stanley Martin founds Business Audio Environments (BAE) in Lubbock, Texas. BAE specializes in audio-visual solutions as a systems integration supplier of commercial sound systems. Over the next several decades, BAE would become an industry leader in advanced business technology solutions for audio, video, and equipment services. In addition, BAE would go on to provide installation services for home theaters, conference rooms, media rooms, access control systems, and burglar alarm systems.

 

1999

BAE BEGINS OFFERING SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

As BAE’s capabilities and talent in systems engineering grow, broader opportunities for IT support lead to the incorporation of surveillance systems into their product line. Thus begins BAE’s foray into physical security systems and more extensive technological systems support. 

2005

BAE OFFERS ACCESS CONTROL

Access control systems become increasingly necessary for businesses investing in physical security, and BAE takes advantage of the opportunity. Access control installation and service expands BAE’s physical security capabilities and network security becomes a pivotal addition to the product line.

2010

GREG BAZAR FOUNDS IRON FISH

Greg Bazar founds Iron Fish Technologies, LLC to provide managed IT support and local IT outsourcing to Lubbock.
Iron Fish delivers first-class computer support to companies needing help making technology work for their business. The experts at Iron Fish Technologies showed clients how to increase productivity and profitability with reliable technology.

2011

BAE INCORPORATES BURG SYSTEMS

BAE capitalizes on the demand for burglar alarm systems as physical security becomes increasingly popular. BAE’s technology services now include IP Network security and physical security systems in addition to industry-leading audio/video installation and support.

2013

SIMPATICO ESTABLISHED

BAE and Iron Fish merge to create a revolutionary company specializing in IT solutions and security. The merger was one of the first of its kind in the country and changed the landscape for the commercial audio, security, surveillance, and advanced IT industries. Our unique origin, combining technology specialties that were once separate, is what ultimately led to our name. “Simpatico” defines being on the same wavelength, of like mind, and compatible.

2015

AUDIOCOMM ACQUIRED

The Lubbock based audio and visual equipment repair company, AudioComm is acquired. AudioComm is acquired in concurrence with Adage IT to improve our audio and visual repair and installation services as well as to invest in drive-thru systems technologies. 

2015

JERAMIA JOINS SIMPATICO AS CYBER EXPERT

Jeramia Cohen is hired on as a cyber security expert. A data communications expert, Jeramia came to us with almost two decades of cyber security expertise and has significantly contributed to the development of our security and response systems. He currently serves as our Chief Information Security Officer.

2016

MANAGED SERVICES PACKAGES CREATED

Simpatico’s managed IT services get an extensive upgrade to a multi-tiered silver, gold, and platinum packaging platform.
Each contains a robust network of security, emergency support, and real-time reporting. The gold package includes safeguard files and extensive malware protection with 24/7 monitoring, while the platinum package features more extensive proactive protection plans and scheduled maintenance procedures.

2017

SIMPATICO BEGINS TO OFFER TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING

Simpatico offers full-scale technology consulting that encompasses more areas of business than before. Business needs from security assessments to in-depth reporting are now streamlined through Simpatico’s new Chief Information Office and Technology Maturity Index.

2017

GO-COMM ACQUIRED, CREATION OF DRIVE-THRU

Along with the acquisitions of Adage IT and AudioComm, acquiring Go-Comm helped position Simpatico to launch drive-thru system services. Go-Comm, Inc is a competitive local exchange carrier, providing IP telecommunication services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Dallas, Texas. The company specializes in voice and data communication services and also provides converged telecommunications services, including local telephone, and long-distance.

2018

LAUNCH OF CYBER-SECURITY PORTFOLIO

Cyber security improves significantly with the launch of our three-pronged security profile, creating a wide range of risk management services available for our clients. Clients can now choose between a variety of tools, teams, and strategies to customize the security that best meets their needs. Dark web scans, consultation, and portfolio management are a staple of each system. 

2018

CORY & JERAMIA PROMOTED TO CISSP, CISO

Simpatico proudly announces the certification and promotions of Cory Ruthdardt and Jeramia Cohen as both Certified Information Systems Security Professionals and Chief Information Security Officers.

2018

Simpatico’s Expansion into Dallas

Simpatico’s expansion into Dallas strengthens with the acquisition of TeksInc. The merger increases the size of Simpatico’s current operations by nearly 75 percent, expanding our service area considerably. After four years of rapid expansion, we view the merger as an exciting and promising step towards our ultimate goal of providing services to businesses nationwide. Simpatico wholeheartedly believes that the combined staff, talents, and skillsets of our companies will lend themselves to more effective problem solving and creative synergy. Massive value to current and new customers alike will be added as a result.

2019

Q1 CORY RUTHARDT FORBES TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

The Forbes Technology Council is an invitation-only, fee-based organization comprised of leading CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. Cory is a CXO with 16 years of experience unifying business operation and technology. At Simpatico, Cory serves as our Supreme Technology Overlord and is responsible for boosting organizational growth and performance.

2019

Q1 NATHAN HASSE FORBES BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

The Forbes Business Development Council is an invitation-only, fee-based organization for senior-level sales and business development executives. Nathan is Executive Vice President of Business Development at Simpatico, overseeing the growth of the company’s business development division

2019

JERRY’S AUDIO ACQUISITION

Jerry’s Audio is a Lubbock retailer of a wide range of A/V supplies, HDTVs, and home theater equipment in operation since 1970. The acquisition of Jerry’s Audio positioned Simpatico to effectively update the audio and video technologies on which our roots were built.