High Touch Technologies is continuing to growing its presence in Kansas City through its second acquisition this year.
Officials from the Wichita-based company said Thursday that it has acquired Entire Computer Solutions in Overland Park.
The acquisition was made Oct. 31, they said.
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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The deal gives High Touch additional business in managed IT services, particularly with nonprofits. High Touch also retained ECS’ five employees.
“We want to grow our talent pool” when High Touch makes an acquisition, said Kevin Colborn, High Touch’s chief information officer.
The ECS acquisition follows High Touch’s August purchase of Computer Upgrade, which operated a retail computer store in Lee’s Summit as well as provided computer repair and virus scanning to residential customers and small and medium-size businesses. Computer Upgrade also provided managed IT services to companies.
High Touch officials said they have kept the retail portion of Computer Upgrade going.
“Yes, we did,” Colborn said. “We feel like it’s providing a great service. It allows us to interact with a lot of folks.”
High Touch also has a retail location in Shawnee that it acquired several years ago. Colborn said ECS’ offices will be consolidated at High Touch’s Shawnee location.
ECS managing partner Scott Rauth will oversee the two Kansas City area offices.
Colborn said High Touch is actively looking for additional acquisitions. “We focus on markets where we have a presence,” he said.
In addition to Wichita and the Kansas City area, High Touch has offices in Denver and Corpus Christi, Texas.
He said the company has two data centers as well in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
In addition to managed IT services and data centers, High Touch provides hosted phone systems, software for such things as point-of-sale systems, and custom software development and maintenance.
It employs about 170 people companywide.