Novi, MI, March 26, 2017: It was billed as a “Red Letter Day “—the date IT company Red Level Networks officially rolled out the red carpet for the grand opening of its new high-tech headquarters office at 40200 Grand River Ave. in Novi.
But the celebration last Wednesday was about much more than jazz music, hors d’oeuvres or tours of sleek new office space. The completed move marks an important milestone in the technology consulting and managed services firm’s history.
Just over a decade ago, Founder and CEO David King, a 20-year U.S. Navy veteran with a knack for computers, set up shop on a card table in his basement. Working with two colleagues, Robert Tessanne and Ed Aube, they started selling their expertise— knowledge on not only how IT solutions work, but how specialized knowledge with a menu of options can really help companies put IT to work.
Today, Red Level is a leader in consulting, cloud solutions and comprehensive IT management. Areas of expertise include virtualization, storage, disaster recovery, colocation, and cloud integration solutions to improve efficiency.
“This move is a very important milestone for Red Level, and we feel that it is an important one for our community as well,” says King, the CEO. “We have been very happy to call Novi our home for several years, and in that time we have watched as it has begun to emerge as a cornerstone of our region’s technological transformation.
“ We think that we’ve played a part in that transformation. Moving into our new state-of-the-art quarters enables us to keep doing what we’ve done well so far: Expand the range of our services, employ more people, and help build our clients’ businesses as we build our own.
“As we see it, this move is the latest chapter of an ongoing success story, both for Red Level and for Novi.”
The grand opening party had some elements that you would expect: a ribbon-cutting with the mayor, remarks from key execs. But it also celebrated success in unique ways, with a “game changer” cocktail among the options at the reception’s bar featuring Two James spirits.
There was even a station for National Coney Island chili dogs.
And, there were red velvet cupcakes (fun!) and, as a final touch for departing guests, red swag bags.
The company celebrated a milestone in style, and it was a lot of fun to be there and talk to employees, software partners and others.
Red Level works with a number of leading software, hardware and cloud companies, including, Microsoft (Microsoft Gold Partner); Dell (Dell EMC Platinum Partner); VMware; and Veeam Cloud & Service Provider, among others.
Red Level has also recently been awarded STTF grant funding from the State of Michigan, enabling the company to provide advanced specialized training to many of its employees. This training serves to expand the company’s and the employees’ service capabilities, building organizational strength while increasing the earning power of employees.
Red Level has about 40 employees, reports annual revenue of about $10 million, and recently purchased Suite 200 at 40200 Grand River, totaling over 17,000 square feet. The new space is finished out with a 40–person training space, a cutting-edge design, and space for the company to continue to grow.
Red Level’s move received significant assistance from Plante Moran CRESA, Rightsize Facility Management, and Gordon B. Hall & Sons, all of whose specialized expertise helped the company to expedite and streamline the moving process.
“We’ve come a long way from the days when Red Level was just three partners working around a card table,” King says. “We’re confident that we are now laying the groundwork for growing a great deal further in the years to come.”
For further information about this company, contact Red Level at (248) 412-8200, or visit redlevelnetworks.com