Partners focus on everything companies need — from Web design to software support
By JULIE GORDON
V. Richard Haro/The Coloradoan
PARTNERS: The four partners of Information Point Technologies LLC in Fort Collins are, from left, Bill Bleich, Matt Krieger, Brian Vos and Pete Fardal.
The four partners of Information Point Technologies — Bill Bleich, 33, Pete Fardal, 31, Matt Krieger, 28, and Brian Vos, 24 — help businesses with virtually all their personal computer needs.
Information Point Technologies’ services include network installation, upgrades and maintenance; software support; Web design, hosting and marketing; multimedia presentation design; database development and support; and new media development and integration. New media combines movies, animation, graphics and sound into one presentation using a computer.
“We try to bill ourselves as one source for business computing needs,” Fardal said. “Businesses don’t want … a bunch of different vendors. They want one business that will solve all their computer needs.”
Each person has their own niche within the company. Bleich specializes in networking, Fardal in marketing and sales, Krieger in Web design and new media and Vos in database programming and Web site programming.
Bleich, who grew up Florida, holds a bachelor’s in design architecture from the University of Florida. Fardal, who was raised in Hawaii, has a degree in commercial recreation and tourism from Colorado State University. Krieger, who grew up in Littleton, holds a bachelor’s in fine arts from CSU. Vos, who was raised in Lakewood, has a degree in computer information systems from CSU.
Information Point Technologies, 135 W. Swallow Road, helped ABD Renovative Ideas administer its network.
ABD, 4803 Innovation Drive, is a design-build company that specializes in architectural and interior design as well as custom renovation work.
Information Point Technologies also developed and hosted ABD’s Web site and helped market the site to search engines.
The Web site has won a Housingzone.com award for educational content and recently was named one of 14 finalists for the Best in American Living Awards’ Web site of the Year, said ABD president Bob Peterson.
“They’re very skilled at what they do,” Peterson said. “They’re responsive. … Just in general, they’re good people. I’ve recommended them to many people, and will probably continue to do so.”
Information Point Technologies helped Colorado Custom — which makes custom sterling wheels out of aluminum billet — set up its computer network. It also set up Colorado Custom’s Web site and maintains the site.
“They keep us up-to-date on everything,” said controller Ron Wassenaar. “They know all the current changes as far as Web sites, how to attract hits on our Web site. They’re a bunch of great guys. I’m really satisfied with their work.”
Planet Radio 99.9 has a Web site that enables listeners to enter contests online instead of calling thanks to Information Point Technologies, said general sales manager Robert Leja.
“It’s just another way that people can contact the station,” he said. “People can e-mail requests to DJs. It builds us a database of listeners so that we know who’s listening, how old they are and where they live. Basic information like that helps us know how we’re doing.
Information Point Technologies was responsive to what Planet Radio needed, Leja said.
“Their age helped us because they were plugged into the kind of audience we were trying to reach,” he said. “They’re basically in our target audience, so their suggestions carried more weight. They knew what would work and what wouldn’t. Technically, they were great. They’re always really responsive. Every aspect has been a great experience.
“Everyone loves them. Everyone has a great story to tell.”
Originally published Friday, January 31, 2003