In today’s digital age, it is important that our technology runs smoothly. Stasmayer, Incorporated is the company behind the scenes that does just that. Stasmayer is an outsourced IT department for your Lowcountry-based business. It’s simple. They run the technology that drives your business so you can focus on creating a wonderful experience and fulfilling your promises to your customers and employees.

The CEO of the company, Rick Krenmayer, shed some more light on the IT company and why they are proud to support other local businesses:

WHAT HAS BEEN THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND YOUR BUSINESS?
We’ve been servicing the Lowcountry since we opened our doors in 2003 so we know what this region needs and expects, and we are one of you. Since then we’ve built a great reputation as one of the top 501 companies that do what we do around the world and the number one company in South Carolina in our area of expertise. We saw the need for a company like us in the community over a decade and half ago since the area was in expansion mode and that creates complexity and the need for a steady technology minded strategic hand. The rest is history.

AS A LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER, WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT YOU IN TURN SUPPORT OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES?
In what’s become a more and more globalized economy, the excuse is that it’s too easy to use companies that are massive because they say they make it easy. What we’ve found is that this isn’t the case. Let’s take a look at the common Silicon Valley or Seattle based tech company.  They have great products. This goes without question, right? That is where it ends though. As these large companies have encroached and threatened our industry and possibly looked appetizing to Lowcountry buyers, it flat out doesn’t work. They don’t get what you need, they don’t get how our area works and lastly, they try to fit every customer into a box. They can’t have a true relationship with someone 3000 miles away. It just doesn’t work. We all need real interaction and trust in the relationships that make our lives work. That’s why we are passionate about what we do. We are on a mission to make people realize that IT and even vendor relationships in general are a personal thing. We always want our key advisors and team members within reach so we can make things happen together. It just works. After that it gets better. The money stays in the local economy and more people can get hired that need jobs here. Let’s face it. We’ve all tried the remote relationship stuff with people and vendors and it’s not the same and never will be. Going local helps everyone build a tighter community and better lives for all here.

CAN YOU SHARE A FEW OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT YOU EITHER CURRENTLY WORK WITH OR HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH IN THE PAST?
We work with numerous businesses in many industries that are huge economic drivers to the area: medical, manufacturing, and legal just to name a few. Things are economically strong in this region and from what we’re seeing in the sectors that we serve it will remain that way for some time. We’re extremely lucky to live and work in a community that is desirable to live. The life blood of this economy, which is tourism, trade, etc., will continue to be strong as it is a more prominent player nationwide and worldwide. We have a gift that is the Lowcountry economy, and we all need to see it that way. Other communities have been here before us, but we have a chance to make this community our own and learn from the mistakes of other communities that used to be like ours as they were going through their growth phase. Everything is an opportunity to make something good happen.

WHAT IS THE BEST BUSINESS ADVICE YOU NEVER GOT?
The best advice we’ve never received but have learned on our own is that nothing is easy. There is no light switch to success and getting things done. All too often we see person after person just kind of going through life without a purpose and that’s just sad. They’re extremely consumed in useless distractions that come from information overload and the constant state of despair because they don’t have a higher purpose when things don’t work out the first time. Life, business and community is a journey and the challenge and goal reaching on that journey is what makes us all happy and better. What’s old is new again.  We just have to use technology the right way – a strategic way – to balance the reality of life and business not being an instant on and instantly gratifying result. Everything takes time and purposeful and proper planning and execution are the only way.

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