CCS Presentation Systems, one of the largest integrators of audiovisual equipment in the U.S., turns 30 years old on June 25.
Beginning as a two-person operation in 1991, CCS now has over 350 employees nationwide and annual revenue across the CCS group tops $160 million dollars.
CCS made only $59,000 in revenue its first year, and against the odds, kept pushing into the following year.
In 1991 John Godbout and his wife, Beth, decided after moving nine times for John’s previous job with IBM, that they wanted to set down roots in Phoenix.
In the process, the Paradise Valley residents also laid the foundation for a small audiovisual company to eventually become one of the top AV integrators in the nation.
“We are thrilled that after so many years in business we continue to grow and thrive,” John Godbout, CEO and Founder, stated in the release.
The company currently has 11 regional partnerships totaling 28 offices covering 40 states.
CCS vets all prospective partners for 6 months, and once the process is complete and they are deemed a good fit, support is given to the newest partner with trust they will return on that investment and grow the brand.
“This is a relationship business, not just between you and your employees, but among other companies, between manufacturing partners,” Godbout stated. “Your relationships with those people are absolutely important.”
All of its partners have extensive experience working with architects, consultants, general contractors, construction managers and end-users to select, integrate and support audiovisual systems and unified communication systems.
CCS customizes solutions to match a client's specific requirements to achieve their goals.
This process includes advising on product selections, establishing enterprise standards and achieving an overall return on investment of technology systems.
Even throughout the pandemic, CSS was able to push through after being deemed an essential business.
It continued operations and services for its customers when hundreds of other businesses shut down.
The CCS national presence now includes offices in 24 states including Arizona, Colorado, Florida and Washington D.C.
To find out more about CCS Presentation Systems, visit www.ccsprojects.com or call the Scottsdale headquarters at 480-348-0100 to be connected with your local provider.