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Union Technology Cooperative

Union Technology Cooperative provides custom technology solutions to businesses and organizations. We are dedicated to providing secure and reliable systems our clients can depend on.

We also offer discounted services organizations and individuals who qualify for our community rate. The cooperative was formed by our member technicians to create a better organization to work for and to provide a better organization to work with.

UTC technicians provide a full spectrum of technology services including:
1. Business network administration and consulting.
2. Security assessments and remediations.
3. Custom server and workstation computer builds which include the most reliable components available.
4. Hardware deployment, configuration, upgrades and repairs.
5. Software installation, configuration, upgrades and migrations.
6. Network design and deployment of routers switches and wireless access points with lifetime warranties.
7. Data backup and migration services.

Our technicians are experts across a wide range of platforms including Windows, Mac and Linux. We specialize in delivering complete and cost effective solutions using free and open source software.

We work with each of our clients to evaluate their individual needs to deliver the best solution to fit each client and situation.Estimates are always free, so please call or email us to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly technicians today!

Located: 
Middleton, WI
Founded: 
2008
Worker-owners: 
(6)
Ross Tennent, Dennis McKernan, Justin Weier, Amy Benter, Michael Heideman, Amy McDermott

Tadpole Collective

We met through the WordPress NYC Meetup, brought together by our mutual appreciation for simplicity and the evolution of small things. We are a workers’ collective, a partnership of five professionals who pool our talents and tools to make things better for our clients (and easier for ourselves).

Each member brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the Collective, but we all share a strong belief in open-source software, collaborative effort and empowering the individual WordPress user.

Together, we are a mighty force that you can harness to grow your business, spread your message and know that real people have your back.

Located: 
Brooklyn, NY
Founded: 
2012
Worker-owners: 
(5)
Dana Skallman, Rindy Portfolio, Kevin Cristiano, Andy Christian, Melissa Cahill

the Tech Support Cooperative

The TSC fosters autonomy and independence through education and support that focuses on the intersection of technology and humanity. Through our efforts the Cooperative movement will be stronger, smarter, and more agile, while providing right livelihood to our members.

Located: 
US & Canada
Founded: 
2013
Worker-owners: 
(4)
Joel Brock, Eric Lee, John Purdy, Andy Theuninck

CoLab Cooperative

CoLab is a full-service technology cooperative with eight worker-owners and a 20+ strong collaborator network. Our skilled technical team partners with your organization to build capacity and deliver strategic, long-lasting results. CoLab is located in Ithaca, New York with collaborators worldwide.

Located: 
Ithaca, NY
Founded: 
2011
Worker-owners: 
(8)
Rylan Peery, Ralph Cutler, Ethan Winn, Jenn Schlick, Amandeep Singh-Sapra, Tomaz Korenika, David Brooks, Cris Nelson

TechCollective

TechCollective is a worker-owned company providing a full range of technology support and consulting services. Based in San Francisco, and currently serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area, we specialize in the tech needs of individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses and other organizations. We are different from other tech support options because we're accountable, unlike a freelance technician or consultant; and we're personable, unlike a large corporation. When you do business with us, you're always dealing with someone who has a personal stake in the success of our company, and thus in your satisfaction as our customer.

Located: 
San Francisco, CA
Founded: 
2007
Worker-owners: 
(5)
Taran Ramage, Jason Luong, Brian Denslow, Thomas Puhek, Niko Bakulich

Civilization Systems

Our aim is to create a cooperatively run organization that allows experienced IT professionals to serve the technology needs of local businesses, non-profits, coops and schools in a democratic, nurturing, and fun environment. As importantly, we strive to help anyone interested in information technology, social justice, economic justice or democratic workplaces gain the skills, experience, and resources they need to accomplish their goals.

CivSys got its start by empowering Baltimore’s youth through the use of information technology at a local high school that serves economically disadvantaged students. Today, we still focus on services for schools, in addition to non-profits and locally owned businesses. Additionally, the co-op helps to support projects that its members deem valuable to the community.

Our members collectively have years of experience and education designing, building, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting information technology.

Located: 
Baltimore, MD
Founded: 
2010
Worker-owners: 
(2)
Ian Schlakman, Vanessa Holub

C4 Tech & Design

C4 Tech & Design is a worker-owned cooperative that provides technical and design services to businesses and non-profits in the Greater New Orleans area. After forming in 2002, C4 quickly expanded into two synergistic teams: our Business I.T. Services team offers technical support, networking, and computer repair services, while our Web Design Team offers graphic design, web development, and custom programming services. 

C4 offers a variety of innovative technology consulting services to an eclectic range of businesses and organizations throughout the Gulf South region and across the country. From envisioning the concept for a website to implementing highly integrated technology strategies, C4 has provided innovative solutions to a diverse client base for over a decade. 

Located: 
New Orleans, LA
Founded: 
2002
Worker-owners: 
(12)
Jeff Brite, Becky Cierpich, Ian Johnson, Drew Stephan, Anna Boyer, David Boss, Chris Roussel, Devin Davis, Westly Gaddis, Marcus Amargi, Robert Starnes, Ryan Williams

Palante Technology Cooperative

Palante Technology Cooperative is a worker cooperative dedicated to providing web, database, and general technology consulting and support to social justice oriented organizations and progressive nonprofits. The Palante Tech team (currently five workers) combines a breadth of experience to develop solutions that are informed and shaped by our clients' missions, constituencies and target audiences. We’ve developed a deep understanding of the needs of our clients and an expertise in providing affordable, effective solutions that enhance and sustain their work. All members of the Palante Tech team are strongly committed to social justice and have experience as activists and organizers in our own communities; this personal investment further informs and drives our work.

Located: 
Brooklyn, NY
Founded: 
2010
Worker-owners: 
(4)
Jack Aponte, Jon Goldberg, Jamila Khan, Joseph Lacey

FullSteam Labs

FullSteam Labs is a worker-owned tech cooperative specializing in creative design, digital storytelling, and tech consulting for good causes. The majority of our clients are non-profit organizations and small businesses.

Our services are designed to help organizations succeed. We design professional campaign materials, create highly functional websites, and provide tech consulting services that build organizational capacity.

Located: 
Asheville, NC
Founded: 
2013
Worker-owners: 
(3)
Jason Johnson, Charles Suggs, Saro Lynch-Thomason

Boston TechCollective

Boston TechCollective is a worker-owned cooperative offering tech-support and computer services. As a co-op, each of our technicians is a part owner with an equal say in the business. You are always dealing with someone who has a personal stake in the success of our company, and in our clients' satisfaction above all!

Located: 
Boston, MA
Founded: 
2013
Worker-owners: 
(5)
Yochai Gal, Matt Gabrenya, Steve Tseglin, Dirk Hart, Charlie Hoover

Agaric

Agaric helps people create and use powerful web sites.  As a collective of skilled workers, Agaric collaborates with you and open source free software communities to develop tools and build platforms that meet your needs.

Located: 
Boston | Hamburg | Managua
Founded: 
2006
Worker-owners: 
(5)
Benjamin Melançon, Stefan Freudenberg, Michele Metts, Christopher Thompson, Mauricio Dinarte