October 20, 2016
St. Cloud, MN: This summer marked three years since GeoComm became a Granite Equity Partner Portfolio company. As a Granite Equity company, GeoComm is ensured the financial security needed to provide the most technologically advanced public safety GIS solutions to our customers.
Granite Equity is dedicated to the long-term growth of their portfolio companies and dedicated to investing in established and growing companies with a commitment to community well-being. Granite Equity focuses on companies that are owned and headquartered in Minnesota but have a global reach. In addition, their unique structure and holding environment enables long-term ownership and provides governance to promote growth and sustainability.
GeoComm remains committed to providing exceptional GIS for public safety, particularly for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) software and services across the United States. Over the past three years, GeoComm’s team has continued to grow and now includes many additional public safety industry experts. In addition, in January 2016, GeoComm expanded when it purchased GeoSolve, Inc. a GIS solutions for public safety and local government company located in Albany, Oregon.
“GeoComm’s culture and business operations has grown and evolved through knowledge and direction provided by experienced business experts from Granite Equity, Granite Equity vendors, and other portfolio companies. Idea exchanges and high priority access and support to enhance the business has led to continual improvement across all parts of GeoComm,” said GeoComm Tom Grones, Current Board Chair and Co- Founder of GeoComm.
Granite Equity invested and partnered with GeoComm in May 2013 when founder and then President/CEO Tom Grones and his wife Janet Grones, former Vice President of Operations, retired from daily operation roles. Tom and Janet currently serve as members of GeoComm’s Board of Directors and remain committed to the company’s future. To learn more about Granite Equity Partners visit http://www.graniteequity.com/
About GeoComm: GeoComm, Inc. was founded in 1995 to provide county governments with turnkey emergency 9-1-1 development services. Over the subsequent 20 years, the company has grown to serve more than 12,000 dispatchers in 800 emergency 9-1-1 call centers in the United States, helping to keep more than 84 million people safe. Today, GeoComm has a national reputation as a leading provider of geographic information and communication systems for 9-1-1. The company’s systems route emergency calls to the appropriate call center, map the caller’s location on call taker or dispatcher maps, and guide emergency responders to the scene of the incident on mobile displays within police, fire and ambulance vehicles. To learn more about GeoComm, please visit www.geo-comm.com