Comcast Business today announced that Elder Construction, a family-owned commercial general contracting company, is using Comcast’s Business Internet and Business VoiceEdge™ services at its offices in Colorado Springs and Windsor. As part of an IT strategy to host the company’s data and applications in the cloud, the Comcast Business services are helping to improve internal efficiency, customer service and communication between employees in its offices in northern and southern Colorado.
Elder Construction was founded in 1994 by Tom Elder in Colorado Springs, Colorado to provide construction management, design, build, general contracting and other commercial construction services. In that time, the company has completed projects across a wide variety of industries, including dental, education, healthcare, government, retail, hospitality and entertainment, among others. In 2010, Elder’s two sons opened a second office in Windsor, Colorado, scaling the company’s geographic reach and ability to build projects throughout the state. Since opening the new location, the team found that their previous telephone service was not able to support the direct communication needed between offices and its mobile employees that are on-site managing customers’ projects. In addition, as the company migrated all of its IT operations to the cloud, Internet access became critical to the company’s success.
“With all of our data and applications housed in the cloud, we can’t afford to deal with an unreliable Internet connection,” said Chris Elder, vice president of Elder Construction. “The services that we have from Comcast Business give us the peace of mind that we’ll have access to our data in the cloud and to coworkers at the other offices when we need it. With Business VoiceEdge, communication between our offices is more seamless than ever, allowing us to manage client needs more effectively. Having both of those needs fulfilled by the same provider simplifies things even further and limits the time I need to spend managing relationships with vendors.”