In 1993, "Jurassic Park" roared into theaters, and we burst into the brand-new field of telecommunications.

In 2018, we celebrated 25 years of helping thousands of customers solve their technology infrastructure and integration challenges. Since day one, our team has been passionate about finding new ways to use technology to help our customers communicate better.

Founding date

May 6, 1993

Father-son team Al and Chip Chapman founded ADC Information Technologies, Inc., with two desks, two phones, a handful of clients, and a focus on cabling infrastructure installation and support. Their colleague Bill Helland joined the leadership team that summer.

New Headquarters


In just three years, ADC grew from 4 employees to 64, outgrowing its first home in Dublin and moving to our current location near downtown Columbus.

design services


ADC acquired Knowledge Communications to build our expertise in design services, engineering, and project management. New services included multi-media retrieval, CATV paging, and intercom systems.


1997 to 2004

ADC's team of 50+ technicians wired K-12 classrooms in nearly every district in the 614 area code as part of this statewide program to bring technology into public schools.

wireless networks


ADC became the first firm in Columbus, Ohio, to be certified in 802.11 wireless networks.

local area networking


To meet customers' increasing needs for LAN support, ADC acquired a computer hardware and network support company.

name change


ADC became Integrated Building Systems, a name change that reflected our expanded services and ability to provide comprehensive technology solutions.

security solutions


Integrated Building Systems acquired a local security firm to meet customer needs for security systems, CCTV, and access-control solutions.

first das project


Integrated Building Systems completed its first DAS high-rise project for one of the country's largest real estate development companies.

first enterprise gpon


Ohio's first enterprise Gigabit Passive Optical Network was designed by Integrated Building Systems for the new headquarters of a large public utility company.

technology studios


Owners and building designers visit these new, idea-inspiring spaces at Integrated Building Systems to learn how to plan and budget for technology needed in today's connected and collaborative work spaces.