Coretek Named as Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for 2018

2018-08-31T14:14:13+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Announcements, blog, Home Page, News, Uncategorized|

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Contact: Jennifer Kluge (586) 393-8800

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Announced This Year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Metropolitan Detroit

July 20, 2018 – Warren, Mich. — Every year companies throughout Metropolitan Detroit compete to be named one of “Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. These select companies will be on honored Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance, downtown Detroit. The winning companies also compete for 13 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The elite award winners will be revealed during the luncheon.

Also this year the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® awards program has raised the bar with a new category. Winners will be pooled by the size of their company. Employers with 1-50 employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Small Business; 51-300employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Medium Business; 301+employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Large Business. Allcompanies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® resulting inBetter Business, Richer Lives and Stronger Communities.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business. (See following list for winners.)

The annual symposium and awards program will begin with registration, networking and an exhibit gallery at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., educational programs will follow at 9:00 a.m. The Winners’ Award Reception and Elite Awards Presentation begin at 11:30 a.m.

“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies
that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2017
winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set
standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of B&B
Programs. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”

Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, NOW Health Group, WDIV Channel 4 News, WWJ Newsradio 950, Davenport University, Baudville, BASIC, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, Comerica, Corp! Magazine, Ulliance, Kelly Services, Ultimate Software, EDSI, The Orsus Group, Kerr Russell and Weber PLC, Frankenmuth Insurance, Dave & Busters and V-Suites.
Admission for the awards breakfast and symposium for members is $210. Tables for 10 are also available for $2,000. Recognition as a Table Sponsor with 10 tickets is $2,500. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact MBPA at 866-321-1822 or visit www.thebestandbrightest.com.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2019. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.

The Michigan Business and Professional Association boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses. Visit them online at www.michbusiness.org.

The 2018 Metropolitan Detroit’s Best And Brightest Companies
To Work For® Winners
A Program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association
2313 Inc.
A.E. Mourad Agency, Inc.
Acro Service Corporation
A-Line Staffing Solutions
Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company
Angott Search Group
Aqua Tots Swim Schools
Argent Tape and Label
Aristeo
Arrow Strategies
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Austin Benefits Group
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
Barton Malow Company
BDO USA, LLP
Billhighway
blue chip Talent
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Brightline Technologies, Inc.
Broder & Sachse Real Estate
Brooks Kushman, P.C.
Brown & Brown of Detroit
Burns & McDonnell
C/D/H
Cambridge Consulting Group
Capital Mortgage Funding
Clarity Voice
Clayton & McKervey, P.C.
Community Financial Credit Union
Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPi)
Conway MacKenzie
Coretek Services
Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group, LLC
CoStaff Services LLC
Credit Acceptance
CrossFire Group
Danlaw Inc.
Decypher Corp
DeMaria Building Company, Inc.
DFCU Financial
Diag Partners
DigitasLBi
DKSS CPAs + Advisors
Domino’s Pizza
DTE Energy
Easter Seals – Michigan, Inc.
Educational Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI)
Emagine Entertainment
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Envista Forensics
Epitec, Inc.
ES3, Inc.
ESG Automotive, Inc.
Etkin LLC
Farbman Group
Financial Group
Fisher Unitech LLC
Flagstar Bank
Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions
Genisys Credit Union
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Gordon Advisors, P.C.
Grand Rapids Metrology
Great Lakes Caring
Greenleaf Trust
G-Tech Services, Inc.
Harada Industry of America, Inc.
Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)
Health Management Systems of America
Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP
HRPro/BenePro
Humanetics Innovative Solutions, Inc.
Humantech
Huron Valley State Bank
Ideal Contracting
imageOne
ImageSoft, Inc.
Imperial Beverage
International Bancard
Jackets for Jobs, Inc.
Kapnick Insurance Group
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Level One Bank
LJPR Financial Advisors
LLamasoft, Inc.
Lormax Stern Development Co LLC
LOVASCO
Mahindra Automotive North America
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Marvel Technologies
MassMutual Great Lakes
Michigan Community VNA
Michigan Financial Companies
Michigan First Credit Union
Michigan Medicine
Michigan Office Solutions
Michigan Planners
Midwest Mobility Solutions
Morrey’s Contracting
Nemeth Law, P.C.
New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
NTH Consultants LTD
Nuspire Networks
OHM Advisors
OneMagnify
OpTech, LLC
Panasonic Automotive
Pcubed
Plex Systems, Inc.
Potestivo & Associates P.C.
Prudential Advisors, Great Lakes
RapidAdvance
Real Estate One, Inc.
Recruitment Management Consultants, LLC
Red Level
REDICO LLC
Rehmann
Relapath, LLC
Reliance One, Inc.
Sachse Construction
Sakti3, Inc.
Schupan Recycling
Service Express, Inc. (SEI)
Service First Logistics Incorporated
Signature Associates
SME
Spalding DeDecker
Stout Risius Ross, LLC
Stratacomm LLC
Stuart Mechanical
Taylor’s Special Care Services Inc.
Technosoft Corporation
The Birmingham Group
The Detroit Athletic Club
Total Quality Logistics
Trion Solutions Inc.
T-Squared Designs Inc.
Turner Construction Company
UHY Advisors MI, Inc.
United Shore Financial Services
University of Michigan Credit Union
US Foods
VersiCare Group
Vision Information Technologies
V-Suites
VTC Insurance Group
w3r Consulting
Wade Trim
Walbridge
Work Skills Corp
WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone
Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants
ZF North America, Inc.
Zolman Restoration

Coretek Services announces partnership with Total Solutions Group

2018-07-25T12:47:59+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Announcements, blog, Feature, Home Page, Microsoft, News, Office 365|

June 20, 2018–Partnership offers full range of Microsoft suite of services in a single source for clients.

Farmington Hills, MI.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—Coretek Services (Coretek), an industry-leading IT professional services and consulting firm, announced today that the company has engaged in a partnership with Total Solutions, Inc. (Total Solutions).  President and Chief Executive Officer Ron Lisch made this announcement.

Coretek Services announces strategic partnership with Total Solutions.

The partnership with Total Solutions compliments Coretek’s depth of capability to deploy, migrate, and support Microsoft Azure and the Office 365 lifecycle.  The two companies’ alignment offers clients access to technical experts to help them leverage their IT investment through a range of digital transformation services designed to modernize and optimize the end user experience. Complimented with Total Solutions’ SharePoint capabilities, Coretek will now deliver a complete suite of Microsoft solution offerings to our clients.

Ron Lisch, Coretek President and CEO, said, “Coretek is excited to announce our partnership with Total Solutions, as it uniquely complements our investments in our Microsoft delivery capability.  This allows us to deliver unified and cohesive Microsoft solutions to our mutual customers.”

As an IT consulting company, systems integrator and managed services provider, Coretek delivers high value, innovative solutions to improve end-user experience and increase operational agility in the areas of virtualization, cloud solutions, and business continuity.  Total Solutions provides industry needed SharePoint platform expertise to migrate, support and optimize intranets, secure document management, and collaboration.  Together, Coretek and Total Solutions technical experts specialize in driving operational efficiencies resulting in end user satisfaction.

“We are excited to combine our focused SharePoint and Application skills with Coretek’s robust competencies in Office 365 and Azure,” said Total Solutions CEO Matt Fleszar.  “This solidifies a strategic relationship among national leaders in closely related Microsoft Cloud solutions.”

Coretek and Total Solutions believe that “Together is better for our clients.” It is the two firms’ goal to offer clients a joint resource to make it easier to contract and utilize Microsoft technologies. It was best said by Coretek Sales Director Cyndi Meinke; “We see a clear synergy to immediately collaborate and help enterprises strategically roadmap their pathway to the Microsoft Cloud. We envision rolling out a combined managed offering that give our clients peace of mind through flexible, comprehensive coverage and a single point of contact. Both organizations foster a culture of innovation and outstanding customer service focused on project success – no exceptions!”

About Coretek Services

Coretek Services is an industry-leading Systems Integration and IT Consulting firm that delivers high value and innovative solutions.  Coretek works with clients to custom-design an IT architecture based on each clients’ unique requirements.  The solution encompasses server and desktop virtualization, optimization of a virtual desktop environment, cloud desktop, mobile device management, and infrastructure consulting and project management.  Our goal is to help our clients achieve Project Success. No Exceptions! For more information, visit www.coretek.com.

About Total Solutions

Total Solutions is an energetic and innovative SharePoint Consulting and Application Development firm based in Metro Detroit.  Having served clients in the region for over 20 years, we are experts at designing, developing, and deploying SharePoint based, enterprise solutions.  With clients ranging from higher education institutions to international Fortune 100 companies, our goal is to maximize our customer’s SharePoint investments and drive user adoption.  We offer a broad range of SharePoint services including: – Portal Design and Development – Reporting and Dashboards – Migrations – Administration and Support – Workflow Development – Custom Application Development.  For more information, visit www.totalsol.com.

Contacts

Coretek Services
Paula Gwyn, 248-684-9400
Chief Marketing Officer
paula.gwyn@coretek.com

or

Total Solutions, Inc.
Brandon Burns, 310-893-5663

Business Development

bburns@totalsol.com

Coretek Services Announces Strategic Partnership with Huntzinger Management Group

2018-02-08T13:14:58+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Announcements, blog, Home Page, News|

Partnership provides full range of IT consulting, solutions and services to the healthcare industry.

Farmington Hills, MI.—Coretek Services (Coretek), an industry-leading IT professional services and consulting firm, announced today that the company has engaged in a strategic partnership with Huntzinger Management Group (Huntzinger).  President and Chief Executive Officer Ron Lisch made this announcement.

Coretek Services announces strategic partnership with Huntzinger Management Group

The partnership with Huntzinger gives Coretek clients access to healthcare experts to help them leverage their IT investment through a range of Advisory, Implementation and Staffing services designed to provide both immediate and sustained impact. Complimented with CoreTek’s professional services and infrastructure capabilities, we will deliver a complete suite of IT solutions to the healthcare industry offering our clients a strategic roadmap focused on actionable plans and strategies that can be implemented and delivered to provide transformational impact and results.

As an IT consulting company, systems integrator and managed services provider, Coretek delivers high value, innovative solutions to improve end-user experience and increase operational agility in the areas of virtualization, cloud solutions, and business continuity. Huntzinger’s Healthcare IT technical experts specialize in infrastructure and organizational assessment, operational efficiencies and strategic roadmap development. Both organizations foster a culture of innovation and outstanding customer service focused project success – no exceptions!

Ron Lisch, Coretek President and CEO, said, “Coretek is excited to announce our partnership with Huntzinger, as it uniquely complements our healthcare focus and will provide added valuable resources for our clients.”

“As a strategic partner, Huntzinger assists healthcare organizations to leverage their IT spend, and implement and support technology utilizing seasoned healthcare IT experts. The relationship with Coretek enhances our access to resources specializing in infrastructure and cloud-based services,” said Nancy Ripari.

 

CORETEK SERVICES ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF WILL ANDERSON, CLOUD SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

2017-07-27T00:00:55+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Announcements, News|

Farmington Hills, MI – June 15, 2017 – Coretek Services announced the addition of Will Anderson to their cloud team. Will Anderson is a Cloud Architect based out of Coretek Services Headquarters, in Farmington Hills, MI.

Will Anderson is a fifteen-year infrastructure veteran with roots in Patch Management, Security, and Compliance. Working in environments ranging from 80 users to over 150,000, Will has acquired a knowledge of a broad range of products and service lines ranging from Exchange, Active Directory and GPO, to the operating system platform and a variety of applications. In recent years, he has been focused on delivering cloud solutions and guiding customers into the world of DevOps.

“As we extend our cloud solutions, it’s important that we add the right people to our team that not only excel in the technology, but also continue to grow, learn and stay active with the community,” said Ray Jaksic, Chief Technology Officer at Coretek Services. “Will is an amazing addition to our company and brings a new level of expertise to our team.”

Will is a self-professed nerd when it comes to Powershell, and blogs about the latest, cool things he finds or creates to make his life as an admin and engineer easier. You can find him on PowerShell.org as a moderator, webmaster, and occasional writer for the PowerShell TechLetter. He is also the founder of the Metro Detroit PowerShell User Group, and a member of the Association for Windows PowerShell Professionals.

Will is a second-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and was awarded the moniker of 2015 Honorary Scripting Guy, by Ed Wilson – The Scripting Guy, in January 2016. In October of 2016, he joined the DevOps Collective Board of Directors.  He is a co-author of the book, ‘Master PowerShell Tricks Volume 2’.

 

Walk for Wishes 2017…

2017-07-27T00:00:58+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Announcements, blog|

We did it again!  As the 19th Annual Walk For Wishes ® approached, fellow Coreteker Sarah Roland (a Walk veteran since 2011) assembled set up her annual “Sarah’s Dream Team” and put out the call for participation, as she has done every year since 2013.  And again this year, fellow Walk veterans Avi Moskovitz (since 2016) and I (since 2013) got our families involved and headed along to the Detroit Zoo and joined in the effort.

We are proud to have been a small — but important — part of the more than $500,000 and counting because of the efforts of more than 6,500 walkers combined!  It was a really great crowd, and there were tons of interesting things to do and see along the way (it’s the Detroit Zoo, after all), supported by care and food volunteers along the way.   And given some threatening weather, we were amazed that we also managed to get the whole day in with no rain, and just a bit of cold.  That’s 5 years in a row of good walking weather; someone must be watching out for us…

We are truly thankful to the folks at Coretek who donated so generously to us and our team, both individually and as a company, raising over $1400 with us by walk time.  We hope you are as moved as we are by the work that is done by the organization and the good that it brings to those that — in many cases — don’t have a whole lot of good in their lives at the moment the wish fulfillment is granted to them.  For instance, here’s the moment that Wish kid Emily discovered at the Walk that she was heading to Walt Disney World® Resort in about a month!

Wish kid Emily discovered at the Walk that she was heading to Walt Disney World® Resort in about a month!

And did I mention that you can still donate to our team!?!?  Just click here go to Sarah’s Dream Team page and follow the process to donate to the team or any of us individually.

Oh, and by the way… we decided that we are on a mission to get more members of our team for 2018, so you may as well just plan to join now…  😉

See you then!

Coretek Services opening High-Tech Office in Farmington, MI

2017-07-27T00:00:58+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Announcements, News|

Farmington Hills, MI – December 13th, 2016 – Coretek Services, a global leader in IT Consulting, will be opening a high-tech office in Farmington, Michigan. Coretek purchased the former 35,000 square foot Motor City Harley building next to downtown Farmington in order to renovate it into a modern technology office. The new space will hold the corporate headquarters, tripling the office footprint and supporting the company’s growth strategy. Coretek attributes its growth to heightened customer demand for its managed cloud services and virtualization solutions.

“The decision to expand our presence in the Metro Detroit was a logical step in our business growth strategy,” said Ron Lisch, CEO. “The new office will allow us to expand our outstanding customer services and solutions to many more customers seeking to grow their business through predictable and effective strategies.”

The new office will feature an innovation center showcasing state-of-the-art solutions offerings available for Coretek clients to test hands-on. The office will also feature smartly configured floor plans designed to promote worker productivity in a collaborative environment. Coretek Services plans to open the new office in the second quarter of 2017.

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About Coretek Services

Coretek Services is a Systems Integration and IT Consulting Company that delivers high value and innovative solutions.  Coretek works with your team to custom-design an IT architecture based on each clients’ unique requirements; the solution encompasses server and desktop virtualization, optimization of a virtual desktop environment, cloud desktop, mobile device management, infrastructure consulting and project management.  Our goal is to help our clients achieve Project Success. No exceptions. For more information, visit coretekservices.com.

Let’s slash through the hype and keep I.T. real

2017-07-27T00:00:58+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Announcements, blog|

New Video Series

Hello TekTopics readers!  I am excited to announce we are launching a vlog: “Keeping I.T. Real”

In this new video series, we will slash through the hype and share critical and essential technologies, tools, and tips.  We will bring you only those which are real, worthy of your trust, and upon which you can build and grow your company.  As a trusted and reputable virtualization and cloud company with customers across the globe, Coretek has worked with all kinds of old and new technologies – some good, some bad, some ahead of their time, and some that need to be retired.  Be a part of the discussion of new ideas, trends, and technologies.

Your host, Mitch Howell, will be your guide through each topic.  Mitch will be introducing you to the key players, including guests within Coretek Services and our most valuable partners.  Be sure to stayed tuned… and keep I.T. real!

Get to know the Host

Mitch Howell is a Client Executive with Coretek Services.  Mitch Howell came to Coretek Services in February of 2016, after spending 7+ years in Technical Sales, Sales Management & Solution Architecture within the Data Center Infrastructure industry.  Once Mitch identified the trends towards a Software Defined World, he naturally made the decision to join the growing Coretek Team.  Coretek began as a nationally recognized Virtualization Solutions Integrator, but has evolved into an organization that is transforming the way we leverage Cloud technology today.

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