Wachter: 90 Years of Technology Innovation

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Mike Hurd, Director of Technology Services
Since its humble beginnings in 1930 as a local electrical contractor in Kansas City, Mo., Wachter has come a long way. Wachter is embarking on its 90th year of designing, installing, and integrating innovative technology solutions for SMB to Fortune 500 businesses across the country. Founder William Wachter’s vision was to build lasting customer relationships by providing electrical services at a competitive price.

Despite the hurdles that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, 2020 has been another year of success for Wachter.

“Through our relationships and strategic partnerships with industry leaders like Cisco, Wachter drives cutting-edge integrations. Subsequently, we have evolved into a turnkey technology integrator of choice for clients across the nation. We have built a culture where we do what we say no matter the cost, value others above ourselves, and treat one another like family—that’s what we owe our success to,” says Mike Hurd, Director of Technology Services.

Wachter focuses on helping clients transform their business and create positive outcomes through consulting, managed services, electrical systems, IT networks, industrial automation, and safety and security services. As a fully enabled solutions integrator, Wachter conceives, designs, installs, and maintains these complex systems. Wachter provides clients with a competitive edge by increasing productivity, lowering operational costs, and streamlining internal processes.

With a nationwide workforce of 1,400 W-2 employees, including technicians, electricians, and project managers, the company helps businesses solve complex business challenges with reliable technology integration. Their technology solutions include managed services, electrical, IT networks, automation, voice and video, safety and security, and IoT (Internet of Things.)

“We aren’t an integrator that delegates its work to 10 or 15 different subcontractors to piece together a solution. We do the work ourselves,” says Hurd. “From the cable that needs to be installed to the electrical outlet to power the solution all the way to the infrastructure and software to build the technology solution that creates positive business outcomes.”

Alongside its vast experience, what gives Wachter an edge in this marketplace is its ability to adapt and respond to changing market requirements. Take the current pandemic situation, for instance. With nationwide lockdowns and work-from-home orders, companies have been forced to digitally transform, extending their enterprise infrastructure into their employees’ homes.

As remote working is the only way to resume operations, these enterprises need to embrace the change with open arms while ensuring that employees can collaborate, easily access information, and stay productive.
Additionally, they need to offer management the ability to track all activities and ensure security. Most importantly, they need a way to drive such a massive change at scale— which is easier said than done. Wachter addresses these concerns with ease.


Our capabilities make us the go-to partner to weather the pandemic storm

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, Wachter has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving Cisco advanced specializations in unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN.

The company has integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services and has access to comprehensive sales, technical, and life cycle services training and support from Cisco. This gives Wachter the ability to deliver the integrated and customized technology solutions that today’s customers demand— which is a boon for companies looking to for remote working solutions.

“We work in liaison with our clients to first understand their challenges and goals. On analyzing all the details to the most granular level, we leverage our ‘people, process, and passion’ and combine it with our expertise in Cisco products to offer best-in-class solutions that can meet our client’s expectations and future-proof them. Our capabilities make us the go-to partner to weather the pandemic storm,” says Hurd.

Additionally, Wachter has achieved the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) Advanced certification with the introduction of Wachter Managed Business Communications. This certification by Cisco recognizes Wachter as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and/or managed services.

To offer this as a Cisco Powered Service, Wachter needed to complete a rigorous third-party audit of its offerings. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security, and support.

Having won numerous accolades for its expertise, Wachter caters to a diverse clientele. The company caters to commercial and industrial markets such as retail, healthcare, manufacturing, education, hospitality, financial services, QSR, and data centers.

“No matter the commercial or industrial market our clients serve, Wachter is here to help them. We don’t play a short game with our business relationships,” Hurd said. “We have and will continue to innovate, empower our clients with world-class technology solutions, and strengthen our relationships with existing and potential partners. With that, William Wachter’s legacy will live on.”

Company
Wachter

Headquarters
Lenexa, KS

Management
Mike Hurd, Director of Technology Services

Description
As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, Wachter has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving Cisco advanced specializations in unified communications, routing and switching, security, and wireless LAN. Wachter is embarking on its 90th year of designing, installing, and integrating innovative technology solutions for SMB to Fortune 500 businesses across the country. Founder William Wachter’s vision was to build lasting customer relationships by providing electrical services at a competitive price. Despite the hurdles that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, 2020 has been another year of success for Wachter

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