When businesses want telephone, computer and IT experience, knowledge, service and the latest technology, they turn to HRCT. Herb Gray recently celebrated 50 years in the telecommunications business, starting his career in 1964 with C&P Telephone Company of Virginia, the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. Herb started in the central office connecting telephone numbers to cable pairs to go out to homes all over the city.
From the central office, he transferred outside to installing home telephones. Herb saw the introduction of many versions of the telephone. From rotary dial to touchtone, to the Princess telephone with a lighted dial to the Trimline telephone.
From there, Herb began working on public payphones, taking care of both installation and repair. From there, he worked in the commercial area with small businesses. With Herb’s technical background, he was given a newly formed position as a Technical Support Specialist in southeastern Virginia. This gave him the opportunity to work with large businesses like the Newport News Shipyard and the US Coast Guard.
On January 1, 1986, Herb founded HRCT, known then as Hampton Roads Communications. Since then, Herb has grown HRCT by specializing in business telephone systems, including small to large corporate systems and government agencies. Throughout the years, HRCT has expanded to include installing special lines, top-secret circuits and data lines. Additional company growth was seen when the internet came to life and integrated with telephones. In 2010, HRCT introduced a new division of the company, Information Technology.
Staying connected with business telephone, computer and IT systems are vital to a business’ growth and competitive position. HRCT provides the best communication technology to help businesses grow.
Fun Fact: At one point in his career, Herb took care of 359 payphones by himself! All in Portsmouth, Virginia. Try finding a payphone now!
Call HRCT today to schedule a meeting to discuss how HRCT can help your business stay connected with business telephone and IT solutions.
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Hampton Roads Communication Technologies (HRCT) provides the best business telephone, IT and computer network services and support, to companies and organizations throughout the United States, Mid-Atlantic and the Hampton Roads Virginia cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News and Hampton, north into Williamsburg and south into the Outer Banks of North Carolina. No matter the size or type of business, HRCT keeps your company connected with 24/7 emergency service.