Technology Solutions is an IT company, and although we are based in Masterton, NZ we have clients that are around the globe. The business was established way back in 1979 by Ted Paris as a home appliances store and electrical services. Twenty years later all that's remained the same is the dedication in providing quality products and service, well, and maybe the haircuts!
After the fun (and dollars) had gone from selling washing machines Ted took a bold step and started the Wairarapa's first bureau processing facility. This required a huge investment in computer equipment that took up a whole room, had hard disks the size of a fridge and was a lovely brown colour. In fact we still have one of these hard disks on display, it weighs a massive 20kg and stores a mere 60Mb.
Initially we were Wairarapa Computer Services and provided a facility for clients to come and have their accounts processed by our magnificent Datapoint mini-computer. It could process over 7 tax returns a day! As PCs became more and more common we started to support our clients that had their own systems. Gradually the size of hard disks began to increase and the cost of the equipment started to decrease, this computer stuff we decided, was going to stay around.
In 1995 Wairarapa Computer Services purchased our local competitor, ComputerLand and inherited the ComputerLand franchise (frankly, it wasn't a great inheritance). After a brief stint with ComputerLand we quickly learned that it wasn't for us. Most of the large corporates that ComputerLand's business was based on were not in Masterton. In 1999 the ComputerLand name was dropped, and the horror ended! We renamed ourselves to Technology Solutions and Simon Griffiths (who had been working for Ted for a number of years) bought the company. In 2005 we shifted from the original premises at Kuripuni, which is now Pak n Save, to Hessey House at 21 Worksop Road and in November 2011 we moved to our current location at 22 Victoria Street.
As we have changed we have continued to focus on providing back-up support and expertise for our clients. We are now the largest company of our type in the Wairarapa and employ twelve staff. We have skills in covering a wide range of computer services, from network installation to web development to security cameras.
As you would expect the business has been through a lot of changes over the last thirty years and so has our logo, why not have a laugh and see what we were putting on our business cards twenty years ago.