Address / Contact
110 S. Main St.
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: (316) 462-4001
Toll-free: (800) 326-6059
1809 S. West St.
Wichita, KS 67213
Phone: (316) 942-7272
High Touch History in Wichita
High Touch Technologies has moved a few times since it’s early beginnings before settling in downtown, but it has always called Wichita home.
In 1976, High Touch’s founder, Ted Carey, left Wichita State University’s developing Computer Science program to pursue more lucrative business ventures. Carey had a curious interest in understanding how technology could influence deeper facets of business outside of engineering and science. As his ideas flourished, Carey recruited two of his most brilliant students, Dave Glover and Mark Lenz.
The team recognized a need within the RTO industry to automate inefficient processes and engineered RTO’s most dynamic and reliable full-stack POS system. By working with ABC Rentals to deliver a custom software solution, Carey’s team set the groundwork for a customer-focused software as a service (SaaS) business model.
In 1984, the team incorporated and formed High Touch Technologies, which focused on a platform of providing software, upgrades, and technical support.
High Touch continued to grow in the SaaS sector, but also explored avenues to support sustainability and employee growth. In the late 1990’s, High Touch expanded into IT Solutions, offering outsourced IT, data services, backup (cloud and onsite), telephony, virtualization, and video conferencing. High Touch’s SaaS solutions evolved by offering customized software development programs. Some examples include building new platforms and migrating legacy programs to modern systems. Finally, with the foundation in place from its other ventures, High Touch began offering web development and SEO services.
Most recently, High Touch expanded its portfolio by acquiring Great Plains Communications and Associates Solutions, Inc. Through these acquisitions, High Touch added Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), surveillance, and cabling services.
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Wichita Client Testimonials
”Our website was dated and needed to be mobile friendly. We tried working with other web design firms, but there was always scope creep with excessive bills and very little to show for it. Thanks to High Touch’s web team, our company looks more professional and engaging. Our new calls to action have generated six new business leads in a mere four months. In comparison, our previous website generated zero leads. I enjoyed working with High Touch, because I knew they were invested in the outcome and cared about our end product. They also took our vision and were able to create something exactly like what we had hoped for. Most importantly, High Touch kept the project within the budget and delivered quickly.Erin KofoedExecutive Assistant
”The Sedgwick County Fair Association was an early adopter of the idea that a website would help us run a more successful event. 20 years later, our site was literally held together with technology’s version of duct tape. This winter, hackers tried to obtain financial information from our ticket sales. This was our wake-up call for a website overhaul. Six months later, High Touch provided a new site with robust security, a modern feel, and easier navigation. The Association is completely run by volunteers, so we had to make the site accessible for a wide range of people with differing skill levels. The site also had to accommodate various financial transaction and confirmations. It was so nice to have the experience and expertise we needed in a one-stop shop, and we’re definitely going to sleep better this winter knowing that High Touch Technologies has our back.Marti JohnsonVice President
”High Touch is the complete package when it comes to IT services and website development and maintenance. Their support staff is on call 24/7 via phone or email. They are proactive in helping us reduce downtime in our manufacturing operations, which is a value-add to our company.Brett BuchananChief Financial Officier