Centaris acquires Petosky based North Country IT

Acquisition advances the customer impact of Michigan IT firm.

STERLING HEIGHTS (Mich.) DATE, 2021 - Centaris, formed earlier this year through a merger between the Centaris and Business Communication Systems, is continuing to expand and improve its capabilities by the recent acquisition of Petosky-based North Country IT.

Centaris, which serves more than 1,500 businesses nationwide and is located in Sterling Heights, made the acquisition of the northern Michigan firm official on September 1. This company development expands Centaris’ ability to provide high quality services and additional capabilities to customers now and into the future. North Country IT owners Sean Pethers and Jess Goodwin will stay involved with the organization as part of the Centaris team.

The expanded northern Michigan team will work out of the Centaris office located at 1301 U.S. 131 in Petoskey.

“Adding skilled and seasoned IT professionals to our team helps everyone—our team and our customers,” said John Bamberger, vice president of sales for Centaris. “We are extremely excited to have these IT professionals join our team. They bring years of added experience in the IT support space, adding skills we didn’t have and helping our Northern Michigan office with depth.”

Pethers added: “Jess and I are excited to join the Centaris team. We are grateful for the support of our clients and the community over the last eight years. We are looking forward to continuing to provide quality service to our clients. With Centaris we are able to expand our offerings, provide a better depth of service, and have a great team of IT professionals backing us up. We are excited to see what the future brings.”

About Centaris: Formed in 2021, by the merger of the Centaris and Business Communication Systems (BCS), Centaris provides a full suite of computer technology managed IT services, including products like Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as computer systems sales and service, structured cabling, varied voice/phone solutions, telephony, cloud VoIP solutions and internet/voice carrier services. Centaris, founded in 1981, served as a national provider of business technology solutions for small and medium-sized companies. BCS, founded in 1975, delivered design and implementation of voice-data-video enterprise and networking solutions nationwide, with certification in servicing IP communications, as well as wired and wireless business telecom and cloud-based systems. BCS is an award-winning NEC authorized distributer and master carrier services agent representing internet and voice technology providers. Today Centaris serves a client set of 1,500-plus businesses nationwide having grown to become the premier IT services company in Michigan dedicated to serving small and medium-sized businesses. For more information, visit www.centaris.com.

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