Bangert’s Computer Center Founded
Richard Bangert found “Bangert’s Computer Center.” Kurt joins in September. The first office is a rented 400 sq. ft. house. Our product line consisted of Commodore, Kaypro, Sanyo, NCR, and other early hardware vendors. Most Machines were running 64-256k RAM and had 160 or 320k floppy drives. We installed first hard drive – 5MB – that cost $3,500.
From left to right:
Richard Bangert, Kurt Bangert, Kathleen Bangert
Creation of First Software
Richard creates “The Petroleum Manager” software. Designed specifically for fuel and oil distributors, the software eventually acquired 1,500 customers nationally.
Bangert and Timberline Partner
Bangert and Timberline (now Sage) partner, begins a relationship that stays strong to this day. The company name is changed to Bangert Computer Systems.
Largest Timberline Reseller
Bangert becomes the largest Timberline value-added reseller in the country, a trend that continues through the 1990’s. Brett Hodson opens our St. Louis, MO office.
Kansas City Base Established
Y2K and the end of DOS software for Bangert arrive. We acquire a Kansas City-based Timberline reseller and expand operations in the Kansas City region.
Richard Bangert Retires
Richard Bangert retires, and Kurt Bangert assumes responsibility for all operations of the company. Bangert reaches the 2,000 customer mark and continues to grow.
Focus Towards Customer Efficiency
The construction industry faces some of the most challenging times in memory. Bangert focuses on helping customers drive efficiency.
Further KC Expansion
We acquire a new building in the Crossroads District in Kansas City and expand further. A COO is hired and Kurt steps away from day-to-day operations to found another company in Kansas City.
Plan For Business Growth
Kurt returns to Bangert in November, where he begins and implements an aggressive growth plan. Hiring begins.
Acumatica Partnership Announcement
Bangert Computer Systems is now Bangert, Inc. Key staff hires take place and Bangert announces its partnership with Acumatica. New initiatives are put in place for client growth and benefit. Reid Bangert promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
A personal note from Kurt: I would be honored if you would take a few minutes and watch the following video on my dad, the founder of this company. It is a vignette of him a few short years after retirement, doing the things he loved. My dad had a long and very interesting career: he was a brilliant engineer, an inveterate entrepreneur, and the hardest working, most generous person that I have ever known. Growing up, he had high expectations of my siblings and I, something not always appreciated at the time. But now it’s clear that I am deeply in his debt. We value family here at Bangert, and that includes all that bless me by working here. Today, Richard, to my great sadness, is saddled with Alzheimer’s. His legacy is with us every day, and there are no words that can fully express my gratitude.
Our Vision For The Future
There have been few points in history when we have been on the precipice of profound change in the construction industry. Today we are at that precipice. More and more companies are looking to tackle their part of the staggering $1.7 trillion dollars of waste annually and the tech world is stepping up, with systems that have the promise of transforming age-old processes and the businesses our clients are driving forward into a bright new future.
From our perspective, these are exciting times, reminiscent of the era in which the company was started. New technologies like Acumatica truly hold the promise of real business transformation.
Read more about what excites Kurt Bangert about the future of Bangert, Inc. in his employee spotlight celebrating his 60th birthday:
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