Copper State Communications, a Phoenix-based small business with 80 employees, and an Arizona Technology Council member, celebrates its 35-year anniversary by successfully readapting to technology changes, yet maintaining its mission.
Back When Fax Machines Were On Top
It’s been a long road since fax machines and telephones with forwarding and transfers were the top of the business technology list. Copper State Communications started by offering a full suite of technology services to Arizona businesses, and, beating the odds, still does so today for connectivity, mobile workspaces, voice over IP (VoIP), cloud-based storage and digital devices.
The company’s decades of serving businesses around the state by supplying phone systems, cabling, voice, data, cloud, and managed services have bolstered its commitment to its customers and to leading Arizona’s tech scene.
The Core of Our Mission is Building Relationships
Steve Sutton, president of Copper State Communications, said “At the core of our mission is building relationships, and that tenet has reigned true over the last three and a half decades.”
A garage-based business when launched in Tucson in 1982, the company grew quickly, hiring staff and renting incubator space during its first year. Copper State developed key partnerships helping it grow into telecom, IT and now cloud spaces. The company supports large clients and government agencies across various industries and technology needs.
“Copper State has stayed true to its goals, values, and intentions,” said Sutton. “It has simply adapted to the expansive growth of technology in the communications space.”
One of those goals has always been maintaining the company’s relationships with its clients.
In the Technology Industry, Everything is Changing Constantly
“In this industry, everything is changing constantly,” Sutton said. “Change is the norm for us. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to serving the Arizona business community. We are still out there helping clients understand what problems their businesses are experiencing that we can resolve with technology and support.”
He noted, “We’re looking back on how we have evolved over 35 years, and we are ready to serve clients with the next generation of communication technology.”