Gibson Teldata Inc. has purchased the telecom and data divisions of HOP Technologies in Greencastle.
This brings the total number of Gibson Teldata locations in Indiana to four, with other offices in Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.
Gibson Teldata is an Indiana-based provider of telecommunications and data networking hardware, software and technical services.
"When HOP president Tim Gierke considered selling these divisions, his first priority was to ensure that his customers and neighbors were supported," Brett Gibson, president of Gibson Teldata Inc., said. "Gibson Teldata is pleased to have been chosen to move forward and provide that high level of quality and support.
"Our growth over the past three years has shown that even in tough economic times, great products and superior service can be a driving force for success."
Gierke is also pleased with the decision.
"The size and strength of Gibson Teldata and their dedication to support and customer service will provide HOP customers with the confidence of knowing they will have the experienced consultation they need to be successful," Gierke said.
"We feel it is extremely important to serve the existing HOP customer base with a local presence," he said. "We will continue that presence by leasing a portion of the HOP building."
In addition, one of Gibson Teldata's sales representatives and two of its technicians live in and provide service to the Greencastle area. He also assured customers that are under a HOP warranty or an extended service contract, that Gibson Teldata will be honoring both.
Gibson encouraged the community to come out and meet representatives from Gibson Teldata when the company co-hosts the Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Business After-Hours with The Inn at DePauw on Tuesday, July 19, from 5-7 p.m. at The Inn at DePauw.
Meanwhile, Gierke said HOP Technologies will continue to service customers directly in the fields of AT&T Wireless, DishNetwork Satellite TV, Residential and Commercial Security Systems and airHOP High-Speed Wireless Internet Service.
Founded in March 1980, Gibson Teldata Inc. provides nearly every facet of voice and data. The company has 23 employees. In 2008, Gibson Teldata Inc. doubled its company revenue and size by purchasing the telecommunications division of Esco Communications in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.
Gibson Teldata Inc. is the largest Indiana-based Mitel Exclusive Business Partner.