Teamwork and partnership: They're hallmarks of Integrated Building Systems and the daily operating principles of the firm's leaders.
Chip Chapman, RCDD, President
Motto: "DWYSYWD -- Do what you say you will do."
Goal: Help clients understand the total cost and impact of their technology investment, guiding them to a solution that meets their needs today, offers future flexibility, and creates long-term value.
Profile: Entrepreneurial businesses in high school and college repairing personal computers, selling software; graduate of Transylvania University (Kentucky) and Capital University (MBA, Ohio); 40 Under 40 and Fast 50 award recipient; Columbus Rotary Club; accredited Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI.
Advice: "Technology changes rapidly, and many clients tell us 'You don't know what you don't know.' Choose a technology adviser who will take the time to ask and answer questions about what's best for your business, not just what's trending."
Bill Helland, Vice President
Motto: "Every detail makes a difference."
Goal: Serve as the technology expert on our client's team. Get involved early on a project to plan the technology space for infrastructure, data closets, and connectivity for devices.
Profile: Early professional experience performing wire-line surveys in oil and gas fields in Texas; graduate of Miami University (Ohio); Fast 50 award recipient; accredited with numerous technical certifications for cabling systems, paging, fiber optics, and wireless.
Advice: "Technology is now a major utility, but planning for it often slips through the cracks during the construction process. Involve your technology partners early to avoid playing catch up and fixing problems that could easily have been avoided."