Wire-Tel Solutions is a new telecommunications business which has started up in Wallaceburg in 2016.
The owner/operator Jim Colby has been in the industry for almost 35 years. He entered the telephone business mostly by chance while home recuperating from a hip injury and going to work for a couple of days with a friend of his. He found out that he enjoyed the work and had a knack for the job. After three days they offered him a job and the rest is history.
During his employment he worked on two-way radios, phones and paging with Kel-Com and from there he went to Smiston’s in Chatham where he received extensive training on all Norstar business phone systems as well as installations and wiring for both telephones and data.
After Smiston’s he became the service manager for One Touch Communications doing all service and quotes for the business until the owner retired in December of 2015.
Having the opportunity to purchase a truck, tools and a customer list from One Touch at a reasonable price, Jim had the opportunity to open his own business and as a result Wire-Tel Solutions was born.
“It has been a good first year for us. We have had a great response from new and existing customers regarding me taking over the business.” Jim says. “It has been quite an adjustment owning my own business, but it has been a good change and I am glad I was finally able to do it.”
Wire-Tel Solutions is based out of Wallaceburg but services customers all over Chatham-Kent and beyond. They specialize is telephones, voicemail, paging, data and telephone wiring and are also able to offer their customers new VoiP telephone systems by Allworx.
All new and existing customer can contact Jim at Wire-Tel Solutions at 519-354-5995 or 519-809-0403.