J – I.T. Outsource Acquires Fresno Web Design Firm ARTCO


AR Technologies Company, Inc. is now “ARTCO by J.”

On April 1st, 2015, our organization made another leap in growth by purchasing AR Technologies, formerly known as ARTCO, now “ARTCO by J.”

Founded in 1993 by Rod Silver, ARTCO is, to the best of our knowledge, the longest-existing web design and development firm in Fresno, Clovis and the Central Valley. The Internet was barely open to commercial use having opened the World Wide Web to public access in August of 1991, but had exploded in growth by the end of 1994.

It was around that same time that I started repairing home computers for friends and friends of friends so they could access the wonders of the Internet. Not long after, I opened my own business, working with individuals and soon after, businesses, who were using the Internet for fun and profit. As it became more vital to businesses to have a website and to use the Internet to reach customers and connect employees and resources, my business came more and more from business network support until it was 70% of my revenue. The decision was made to change the business model and brand at the end of 2013 to become J –  I.T. Outsource.

Now that we’d been a B2B-only, full-service managed I.T. support provider for nearly two years, it was time to grow again. That’s why I purchased Clovis and Fresno-based web development firm, AR Technologies, also known as ARTCO. We completed it and as of April 1st, ARTCO is now officially “ARTCO by J.”

The acquisition included all of AR Technologies’ existing accounts as well as the services of their web development team which has 30 combined years of experience in web design, scripting, database development, graphic design and SEO marketing. The team includes a very experienced web designer with graphic design, marketing, and journalism experience, and a web developer, also with extensive programming and development experience. They’ve joined our team and fit well into our culture of hard work and complete care for our clients. The transition will be seamless for AR Technologies clients who will receive the same fast, accurate, and creative service they’ve been been getting.

The J –  I.T Outsource and ARTCO by J Team:

The business philosophies of the two companies were a perfect were a perfect fit for each other. At J –  I.T. Outsource, we’re here to solve business problems with technology. AR Technologies has always taken a business approach to the Internet.  We’re now able to provide our clients with another major piece of their business technology needs and the team at ARTCO by J. is able to leverage greater business technology resources. Rod Silver said, “I knew J –  I.T. Outsource would be the right organization because of their extreme commitment to client care and service.”

Your business computer network is the backbone of your business. Your website is the face of your business. It’s your digital identity. By adding ARTCO by J. to our organization, we’re now able to create a smarter way for businesses to manage all of their technology needs. And we’re going to take great care of Rod’s clients as they join the J. family.

You can find out more about ARTCO by J here.