Our History

Vermont Systems History

Vermont Systems, Inc. is a privately-owned Vermont corporation with headquarters at 12 Market Place, Essex Junction, Vermont. The company was founded on July 1, 1985 by Bob Willey and son, Giles Willey. Soon thereafter, daughters Laura and Kate joined the company. All are actively managing VSI.

 

The company was initially established as a Value-Added Reseller of banking, municipal, and other software applications together with hardware components. In 1988, development began on a recreation and parks management software application in response to a bid for the City of New Britain, CT.  With the successful completion of the project for the recreation Department in New Britain, it was decided that the application created, RecTrac, might fit the need of other recreation organizations. As new accounts were quickly added, it became apparent that VSI had found its niche - providing innovative and comprehensive recreation management software solutions, and this has been the focus ever since.

 

In 1992, VSI opened a second related market when it signed a contract with the Air Force to provide recreation software for all bases worldwide. This contract, along with a similar Army contract, provided a substantial boost to VSI's growth. Today VSI has over 1100 customers including over 900 municipal and county agencies, several private organizations, and all United States Army, Air Force, Marine, & Navy bases worldwide.

 

VSI is 100% owned by its employees and management, and VSI's staff is fully committed to providing high quality application software products and responsive customer support. Maintaining its initial family roots, eight current employees sit at the same picnic tables during family gatherings. This last fact is one of the guiding principles behind the company:  'each VSI employee is considered a part of that family'.

Company Timeline

1985
July 1

VSI Founded

Vermont Systems, Inc. is founded by father and son, Bob and Giles Willey.
1988
October 1

Development of RecTrac & GolfTrac

First versions of RecTrac and GolfTrac are developed.
1989
February 1

First Installation of RecTrac

The first installation of RecTrac in New Britain, CT.
1990
November 30

First Installation of GolfTrac

The golf course management software, GolfTrac, is installed at the first client sites.
1992
October 1

United States Air Force Selects RecTrac

United States Air Force selects RecTrac for it's recreation management software solution.
1993
January 20

Company Expands

The VSI Team grows to 9 employees.
1994
July 1

United States Army Selects RecTrac

The United States Army selects RecTrac as the management solution for their MWR (Morale, Welfare & Recreation) programs.
September 15

First Installation of MainTrac

The maintenance management software, MainTrac, is installed at the first client location.
1995
March 1

VSI Moves to Current Home

VSI moves home office to 12 Market Place, Essex Junction, VT.
May 10

United States Navy Selects RecTrac

The US Navy selects the RecTrac application for management of their recreation operations.
1998
August 1

RecTrac V2 Released

The "windows" version of RecTrac is released - RecTrac V2.
1999
January 1

VSI Converts to Employee Owned Company

With 50 Employees, VSI continues it's steady growth.
2001
October 20

VSI Expands the Office

VSI doubles the size of the office by adding on a new wing at the home office.
2007
July 1

Over 700 Accounts using VSI Software

VSI continues it's steady growth.
2013
February 12

First Advanced RecTrac Training Session

VSI holds first Symposium for RecTrac users.
2014
November 1

RecTrac 3.1 Released

The "browser" version of RecTrac is released - RecTrac 3.1.
2015
July 1

30th Anniversary

VSI celebrates 30 years in business.
2017
June 1

Campus Expansion

VSI expands their campus with a new office building and fitness center.
November 1

Welcomed Chief Operating Officer to Team

2018
March 20

Welcomed Chief Technology Officer to Team

Vermont Systems Logos Through the Years

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Logo Circa 1985

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Logo Circa 1990

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Logo Circa 1995

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Logo Circa 2014