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.


Happy New Year…

2017-07-27T00:01:00+00:00 December 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Happy Holidays, and best wishes for a prosperous New Year to you!

I thought I’d take an alternate approach to this year-end post, and post some quotes that some of our Coretekers hold dear.  You see, each Friday morning, we start our company-wide call with a few questions from a team member and his or her favorite quote, and we capture them on our internal Yammer site.  I thought it’d be neat to grab a handful of them from the course of 2014 to share with the world. 

Enjoy, and see you in 2015….

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” Abraham Lincoln

Matt K.:
“No regrets.” – Source unknown

“Better than yesterday…” – Some dude at a Gym in Columbus

“Always be who you are because the people who matter don’t mind and the people who mind don’t matter.” – Sean’s Mom

“Believe you can and you’re half way there.” – Source Unknown

“Not all who wander are lost…” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Ben Franklin

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C.S. Lewis

“I live my life a quarter mile at a time.” From the movie, The Fast and the Furious

“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” – Source Unknown

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.” – Jon Stewart




The Forgotten Harvest organization continues to impress…

2017-07-27T00:01:01+00:00 October 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Last week, a crew of 25 Coretekers headed over to the Forgotten Harvest office/warehouse to find out how we could help out.  We’ve been there 3 times now (see the related blog post about the first visit), and the folks there continue to impress; both in their personal touch and the practices of the overall organization.

This visit, we learned about one of the fairly recent developments in their ability to be a little more self-sufficient on the product side of things: The Forgotten Harvest Farms.  While the Forgotten Harvest organization had always been intent on rescuing perfectly good food to feed those who need it, they now are providing themselves with the ability to augment thos supplies and bring some desperately-needed produce into the mix. 

A cabbage's view of Coretekers and Forgotten Harvest

Along those lines, our volunteer work in the past had focused on the sorting and aggregation of donated foods from other organizations.  This time however, we were a part of the new farm experience by removing the undesirable outer leaves from some cabbage freshly picked from the farm that day.  And we really ripped into it!  We’re proud that we helped prepare 950 cabbages (over 2000 lbs) in our short time there, set for delivery later that week.

So make sure to check out the Forgotten Harvest website and maybe make a donation of some sort.  And maybe we’ll see you there next time…



Sarah, The Team, and the “Walk For Wishes” Part 2…

2017-07-27T00:01:02+00:00 February 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

About this time last year, fellow Coreteker Sarah Roland put together a walking team to help raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Michigan foundation Walk for Wishes 2013 (at the Detroit Zoo) and invited some of us along (click for the related 2013 blog entry).  My wife Amy joined in to help, and the plan was hatched.  For some reason, at that time I didn’t manage to participate early on, but when I arrived to drop off my wife for the walk, there was just no way I could resist joining in the fun.  So I — and my kids — registered as last-minute registrants, and ended up having an absolutely great time. 

Well, this year I’m not letting the opportunity slip by to join in the team and help out a little more.  So I’ve signed up, and I’ll be trying to raise some funds.  And we’re all eagerly looking forward to the Zoo, re-uniting with the team, and just having a great day for a great cause.

Make sure to follow our progress at Sarah’s team page here:

…And I hope to see you there! 


A few minutes with the Red Cross…

2017-07-27T00:01:03+00:00 September 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It goes fast.  The time we spent pitching in to the Red Cross the other day went by like a blink.

As part of our series of what we call “Community Projects”, the folks at Coretek arrange various ways that we can contribute (time, effort, gifts, etc.) to the communities in which we live and work.  This time, we invited Monica, Debra, Bob, and Carl, from the Red Cross stop by our office and help us help them to assemble “Comfort Kits” that provide toothpaste/brush, soaps comb, socks, and a few other items for some folks who really need them. 

As we quickly learned, the Red Cross provides so much more than the stuff we all hear about in the news.  We learned that there are hundreds (perhaps thousands?) of homeless veterans (it pains me to type that) who have fallen on hard times throughout our metropolitan area that rely strongly on organizations like the Red Cross for the simplest of needs. 



So this evening, roughly 30 of us spent just one quick hour in an assembly-line fashion, preparing 480 of these Comfort Kits.  We split our assembly line work into a few conference rooms, with runners running the Kits between rooms, and then out to the lobby for final re-boxing of the kits in preparation for distribution.  We dug in dutifully, and with purpose.  In the rush of the assembly, we accidentally missed a couple combs or toothbrush cases along the way; but we managed to find and back-fill the ones we missed before final packing.  We realize how important that missed comb might be to someone who has none.

Everyone involved had a good time, but we were always mindful of the seriousness of the need for these Kits. 

And while we got a lot done in a short time, it seems like there’s never enough to go around.  And it goes fast.

Click here to donate comfort kits to the Red Cross.



Coretek recognized in Inc. Magazine’s 2013 Top 5000 Company list!

2017-07-27T00:01:03+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Coretek Services is proud to announce recognition by Inc. Magazine in both Michigan and nationally for our 725% growth and expansion over the last 3 years in the IT Services space.  This is completely attributed to the ownership, operational management, sales, and delivery teams that make up Coretek. 


Each person involved in the responsibility of this growth should take great pride in our joint accomplishments!  I know that we all recognize one another internally, so it’s wonderful to get public recognition of our efforts from such a well-renowned business research organization.  Click on the images above and below to get to the statistics about growth and placement on the Inc. Top 5000 list.


Coretek Services Summer Picnic 2013

2017-07-27T00:01:03+00:00 August 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Ah, Summertime.

It won’t be long before we’re getting out our winter coats, and thinking about raking leaves and such.  But for one fleeting summer day, the Coretek gang got together at our annual Coretek Services Summer Picnic to celebrate the beauty of the season, family, and friends.


I include this picture to try and get a sense of the moment, but most folks were elsewhere; in the building (with all the food!), bounce houses, off to the paddle boats, putt putt, etc.   There was tons to eat and drink, as well as games to play for all, and plenty of time to catch up on conversation with some folks you’ve not seen for a while.  But as the sun set and the softball game wound down, we knew we’d have to call it a day and be back next year for more.

Sure, summer is winding down, but everyone in attendance had a great time wringing some of the last few fun moments out of summer in the company of our amazing coworkers and families…  

Thanks to everyone who attended…  And to everyone that made it happen!!

Now…  Got your Holiday shopping done?  Got it started? 



Coretek Community Project – 2013…

2017-07-27T00:01:03+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In June of this year, Coretek Services really showed up and reached out to the community for its 2013 Community Project.  This year’s project really demonstrated how we truly believe in not only the culture at Coretek, but also the culture of the community as well. 

In April, we contacted the city of Farmington Hills to see if they could help find a family in need.  After interviewing several candidates, the hard choice was made, and our chosen candidate graciously accepted our offer to help renovate her home.  For this project, our mission was to help our candidate (83 yrs of age) and her daughter (in her 50’s and suffering from health issues) return their home to the pristine state that it had seen many years prior.  Our candidate has been widowed for over 10 years, and the home had suffered from many years of neglect and lack of maintenance which made it difficult for the women to navigate through.    

After a few weeks of scoping the work needed, it was decided that the project would take place on Saturday, June 1, and the following Saturday, June 8.  Coretek employees showed up in full force with their families in tow to participate and volunteer their time, skills, and effort to ensure the success of the project with no exceptions.  From day one, the volunteers hit the ground running with a mutual desire to give this family a home in which they could safely move around in and enjoy.  This was no easy task; but with the determination, focus, and team spirit, that the employees of Coretek share, we were able to put our minds and muscles together in a joint effort to give this family back the home they deserve.

There was plenty of work for the grown-ups to do, but we also made sure that there were activities for the little ones to participate in as well.  There was flower planting and painting — among other things — to keep the young Coretekers busy.  Finally, after 2 long days of fun-filled activities and laborious effort, we were able to complete the project — and the changes were remarkable!  The mother and her daughter were astonished and very impressed with the results of team Coretek!  Below are some of the before and after shots of the home and some pictures of the team at work, and at play.  Coretek Services rocked in 2013, and will continue to rock on in 2014 and beyond.  Thanks to all who participated, and we’re looking forward to seeing you again next year!

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