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VLCM's History

37 years in the making

It all started in 1983

 VLCM started as a company that was selling center-pivot irrigation systems to farmers. Rich Linton and a college roommate began with little money but a lot of ambition. In 1982, IBM rolled out their first-ever personal computer. Immediately afterward, they began looking for qualified dealers to sell and service their exciting new product.
"We thought farmers could use computers to make their life a little easier, and we applied to be an IBM reseller. We were chosen out of a pool of three-hundred applicants to distribute the IBM PC throughout the West, and so we expanded from just a handful of employees to over one-hundred employees today."
- Rich Linton, VLCM Founder 
 By 1983, Rich was applying IBM’s new technology to Snyder Irrigation, and by 1985, Valcom Salt Lake City, LC (now doing business as VLCM) was left as a sole entity. For over thirty years now, VLCM has adapted and evolved amid the fast-moving industry of information technology—becoming a leader in the community and expanding its reach throughout the Rocky Mountain West.
ibm

1983

Out of 300 applicants, VLCM becomes one of only three IBM dealers in Utah chosen to sell IBM's new PC.

Rich Linton, VLCM Founder

1985

VLCM and Snyder Irrigation go their separate ways, and VLCM becomes its own entity. Rich Linton becomes the owner.

Desert Storm

1990

Sears Business Systems closes; VLCM takes over accounts; Desert Storm ensues; Rich Linton is deployed.


Computerland

1997

VLCM buys Computerland.

Utah TRAX

2000

VLCM wins Trax bid - a multi-million dollar bid - biggest bid to date.

Boise, Idaho

2007

VLCM opens Boise, Idaho location.


St. George, Utah

2010

VLCM opens St. George, Utah location.

Denver, Colorado

2012

VLCM opens Denver, Colorado location.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

2013

VLCM opens Albuquerque, New Mexico location.


VLCM 30 Year Anniversary

2013

VLCM celebrates its 30th year in business and is selected as one of Utah's 50 fastest-growing companies.

CRN SP500 2016

2016

VLCM named Utah's Greatest IT Company in CRN's SP500 2016 List.

Fortinet North America Growth Partner of the Year

2017

VLCM named 2016 Fortinet North America Growth Partner of the Year


EY Entrepreneur of the Year

2018

Rich Linton, CEO and Mike Linton, EVP are named as Finalist's for Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Awards in the Utah Region

RMVD acquisition

2018

VLCM completes full acquisition of Rocky Mountain Voice & Data to form VLCM Communication Technologies

VLCM Headquarters

2019

VLCM HQ makes the move to 852 East Arrowhead Lane.


Arctic Wolf Partner of the Year

2020

VLCM Named 2020 Central Region Partner of the Year by Arctic Wolf