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Washington State Company Expands IT Services Business with Belfast Acquisition

Washington State-based AngelCom IT Services said it has acquired a technology services provider in Belfast, Archangel Computers.

AngelCom owns the technology services company Mid-Coast Tech, also in Belfast.

As of January 1, Archangel and Mid-Coast Tech have both been renamed AngelCom IT Services and are working from Archangel’s current office at 107 Church St. in Belfast, according to a press release.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Third generation company

Founded in 1986, AngelCom, headquartered in University Place, Wash., Is a technology services company specializing in managed IT services for businesses. A family business for over 30 years, AngelCom is owned and operated by Jeremy Brabham, a third generation owner.

A graduate of the University of Washington, Brabham focuses on supporting servers, personal computers, networks and cloud-based services. AngelCom provides IT services to customers across the country.

Archangel was founded in 2002 to serve the greater Waldo County. It offers computer repair, support and networking services.

In 2014, Archangel partnered with a similar 25-year-old Ellsworth company called MacRevival to open a joint location there. Archangel and MacRevival recently terminated their affiliation, according to a MacRevival article.

Mid-Coast Tech was founded in 2016 to serve small and medium-sized businesses in the Mid-Coast region. Its clients are networks of five to 100 computers in the nonprofit, accounting, real estate, construction, fitness, automotive, manufacturing, legal and investment industries. .

Leverage IT

Mid-Coast and Archangel are now working together.

The acquisition is expected to provide Archangel customers with additional support for technology needs, seen as critical as the world becomes increasingly dependent on cloud storage and a remote workforce, the owner said. of Archangel, Aaron Sarnacki.

“Our customers are now served by a larger, more robust technology company that is better equipped to meet all of their needs, large and small,” said Sarnacki. “I have always been committed to serving my neighbors in Belfast and am proud to now be able to offer additional expertise and manpower to the work we do. ”

Brabham said the goal of the acquisition is to build on Archangel’s relationships established over the past 20 years.

“This acquisition helps to strengthen and extend the services currently provided by Archangel,” said Brabham.

Pandemic technological pressures

The acquisition was finalized on January 1. No changes to services or hiring are expected as a result of the acquisition, although current Archangel customers are expected to benefit from the use of AngelCom’s assets, Alaina told Mainebiz Kitz, AngelCom spokesperson.

Sarnacki no longer owns the business.

In a letter to clients, Sarnacki said he founded Archangel around 20 years ago, as a freshman in high school, building computers above his parents’ garage and volunteering for Searsport area schools as a computer technician.

“Many of you have been doing business with Archangel from the start, and we have gathered thousands of customers since that very first year,” he wrote. “We have opened stores. Displaced them, closed them; but remained focused on one mission: your technology must work.

The pandemic has made the technological needs even more apparent, Sarnacki said.

“Computers and technology are integrated into our daily lives and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon,” he wrote.

Its stores remained open during the pandemic, he noted. At the same time, he reached out to other owners in the IT world and found that many had concluded that service providers need to join forces.

“A few years ago an AngelCom Computers satellite operation in Washington State opened in Belfast called Mid-Coast Tech,” he wrote. “At the time, Mid-Coast Tech was run by another Belfast local in the IT industry, Alex Barnes.

Sarnacki said he started talks with AngelCom Computers owner Jeremy Brabham last spring.

“Considering the overlap of the mission and the clients served, it made sense to join forces,” he said. “We were all small businesses and served a very similar demographic – not to mention our similar company names. “

Mid-Coast staff have moved to the Archangel Quarters in Belfast.

“As a result, we will be able to offer more products, services and people than we could have done on our own,” said Sarnacki.