Tacoma, WA. . . Avaunt Technologies, Inc., a leading Northwest IT consulting and managed services provider now celebrating its 30th year, has acquired FiveK Technologies of Yakima, WA.
Avaunt serves a number of industries in several states, including manufacturing, legal, finance, agriculture, healthcare, engineering, architecture, the construction industry and others. Avaunt serves all major operating systems – Microsoft, Apple and Android. It has been serving several clients in Yakima and surrounding areas for a number of years. Avaunt’s ownership begins 11/1/2019.
Among the services Avaunt provides are IT consulting, managed and cloud services (both at a flat monthly fee), security services, phone solutions, technology assessments (including network, security, HIPAA, finance and others), office moves and setups and others. Steve Seroshek has owned Avaunt since 2002, and is a Microsoft alum and an engineering graduate of Washington State University.
FiveK Technologies has been serving the Yakima area for more than 34 years, one of the oldest and most successful technology companies in Yakima. It has a rich history having started out as Five K Computers and Internet with Ken and Kerry Martin in 1985. John McKean and Duane St Martin purchased the business in 2007, providing services on an hourly fee basis. Avaunt will take the business on a new tack, managing the network, servers, switches, firewalls, workstations and laptops, among other devices owned by the customer, on a monthly flat fee basis.
Avaunt also offers cloud services for a flat monthly fee in its own private cloud, one of the first technology companies in the Northwest to do so. Today Avaunt Cloud Services is one of its most popular service offerings. Cloud services is especially helpful for companies with a number of sites and a mobile workforce, that does not want to have servers, firewalls and other equipment on site and worry about the day-to-day management of its technology.
John and his wife, Katie, would like to thank everyone for many years of patronage. “It has been a great pleasure and honor to serve our clients with dedicated service for such a long time as your technology partner. Our existing strong team will continue to service our clients and I will stay as long as needed to insure a smooth transition from FiveK to Avaunt Technologies. Avaunt is a great fit with our FiveK client base bringing a more robust toolset to our mix. I am excited about Steve taking us to the next level. I know they will continue to deliver the best possible service to our current FiveK customers and new ones in the years to come,” retiring owner John McKean said.
“Yakima is an extremely important part of the state of Washington’s business overall, and we are pleased to be bringing our successful IT approach to the region to help area businesses become even more successful,” Avaunt owner Steve Seroshek said.
“Quality service is our primary focus, it is what we are known for, what we never stop discussing as a company and what we are continually working to improve. John and Katie and their team have built a successful business over time, and Avaunt is happy to be able to be a part of the Yakima community,” Seroshek said.
Avaunt has received a number of calls from Central Washington businesses over time, Seroshek said, seeking managed services IT companies that could provide service with a higher level of quality. “We are here now to help make that quality service happen much easier,” he said.
“Technology can be a complex thing to those who are not involved in it all day, every day. It is our job to understand what a business’ technology needs are, propose a secure, easy-to-use and cost effective solution, then make sure that situation works in a secure and reliable way. We also must communicate in terms that our customers understand, and keep them informed of every significant development so there are no surprises,” he said.
As in all businesses, Seroshek said the proof of Avaunt’s success is in the length of customer and staff relationships. “With both customers and staff, we have some of the longest relationships in our industry, which we are proud of and work hard to maintain,” he said.
Avaunt has a number of highly trained and certified technicians with complete “IT toolkits,” Seroshek said. “All of our technicians work with numerous industries every day and bring a breadth and depth of that experience to each customer we serve.” “We strongly encourage on-going education for each and every staff member, and they know how important it is to their daily work and their future career success.”
For more than 30 years, Avaunt Technologies has been known for its security, fast response and quality service, delivered by certified and uniformed technicians. The company is highly experienced in the most complex and regulated industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, legal, finance, engineering, construction and others. Its services are provided in four main areas: IT consulting, Avaunt Pro-active Managed Services, Avaunt Cloud Services and phone solutions. Avaunt’s managed and cloud services are provided on a monthly flat fee basis, providing a wide range of services with budget predictability and minimal confusion. Avaunt has numerous long-term clients throughout the US, most in the I-5 corridor from Seattle to Portland, with headquarters in Tacoma, WA and an office in Yakima, WA. It is a best practices IT provider with a pro-active focus, which provides safe, reliable, scalable IT service while minimizing technology issues.