The History of BCS
We have been providing telecommunications services to customers in eastern and central Nebraska for twenty-five years. Represented below is a brief overview of our journey:
1987 – BCS originally started business as The Phone Company, founded by Gary Thompson a long time resident of Lincoln, Nebraska. Originally The Phone Company was a provider of pay station equipment and pay station vending services.
1989 – The Phone Company changed its name to PhoneComm and expanded into the telephone inter-connect business providing business telephone equipment sales, service, and repair. We increased our service department expanding our service to include Panasonic, Comdial, Avaya, Toshiba, Nortel, Mitel, Vodavi, and TIE telephone equipment.
1991 – PhoneComm becomes a Comdial dealer.
1995 – PhoneComm changes its name to Business Phone Systems and closes its pay station vending division. Business Phone Systems started a long term relationship with Panasonic as a dealer.
1998 – Business Phone Systems moves its offices to the Historic District of Havelock located in northeast Lincoln, Nebraska.
1999 – Business Phone Systems becomes a Vodavi dealer.
2000 – Business Phone Systems acquires Midlands Telephone Company from owner Mel Gray at his election to retire. This acquisition doubles the size of the company.
2004 – Business Phone Systems expands into the computer repair, network cabling, and network support business and changes its name to Business Communication Systems to more accurately reflect the services our company provides.
2008 – BCS expands into video security services featuring Panasonic video and camera surveillance products.
2010 – BCS expands into IP telephony.
2011 – BCS becomes a Samsung dealer.
2012 – BCS celebrates 25 years of representing a quality line of communications products and providing professional, reliable, and guaranteed service to its customers.