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Summit Technology Group, Inc.


Summit Electric, Inc. was founded in 1968 by Richard Dashiell. His son, Laurence (Larry), was 10 years old when he began working with his father. Larry’s father instilled in him the importance of an old-fashioned work ethic. He taught him that hard work, providing good value, and dedication to each client’s needs assure a business will survive and thrive in a competitive market. In 1986, at the age of 21, Larry found himself at the helm of the company when his father suddenly passed away. The values that Richard Dashiell passed on to his son remain the cornerstones of our business today.

In 1991, Larry noticed a new trend… the client’s need for electronic solutions beyond standard electrical contracting. Voice, data, audio, video, home theater and home automation technology were on the rise. Finding no reputable, full-service electronics company to which clients could be referred, Larry decided to launch a new division of the company called HomeTech.

In 1996, Larry discovered yet another niche to be filled. He found that most of the larger electrical contractors were not interested in providing minor service, maintenance and repairs to residential and small commercial clients, so he launched a new division called Summit Electrical Service.

By 2001, there was enormous growth in the technology and Internet sectors with companies requiring various services related to the dot com revolution. Larry created CloudBuzz, a Voice and Data Infrastructure provider to install commercial Server Rooms, Data Centers and Structured Cabling systems.

Following several small business additions designed to better serve the changing technology needs of the residential and commercial markets, in 2006 Larry restructured the parent company and divided the functions of the businesses into several specialized divisions. At that time the parent company name was changed to Summit Technology Group, Inc. to encompass:

  • Summit Electric, Inc., our electrical contracting division
  • Summit Electrical Service, our 24/7 electrical service division
  • Summit Electronic Systems, combining the capabilities of HomeTech, CloudBuzz and similarly specialized technologies

Summit Technology Group, Inc. became the new name for a multi-faceted business offering expertise in cutting-edge technologies, operated in the same client-centered service tradition that earned Summit Electric, Inc. its solid reputation for nearly 40 years.

Hard work, providing good value and dedication to every client is the only way to survive in this competitive market and grow a successful business.
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— Larry Dashiell
Founder of Summit Electric, Inc.
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