Our History

VSI History

VSI's headquarters are 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'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'.

VSI Company Timeline

July 1

VSI Founded

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

Development of RecTrac & GolfTrac

First versions of RecTrac and GolfTrac are developed.

February 1

First Installation of RecTrac

The first installation of RecTrac in New Britain, CT.

November 30

First Installation of GolfTrac

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

October 1

United States Air Force Selects RecTrac

United States Air Force selects RecTrac for it’s recreation management software solution.

January 20

Company Expands

The VSI Team grows to 9 employees.

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.

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.

August 1

RecTrac V2 Released

The “windows” version of RecTrac is released – RecTrac V2.

January 1

VSI Converts to Employee Owned Company

With 50 Employees, VSI continues it’s steady growth.

October 20

VSI Expands the Office

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

July 1

Over 700 Accounts using VSI Software

VSI continues it’s steady growth.

February 12

First Advanced RecTrac Training Session

VSI holds first Symposium for RecTrac users.

November 1

RecTrac 3.1 Released

The “browser” version of RecTrac is released – RecTrac 3.1.

July 1

30th Anniversary

VSI celebrates 30 years in business.

June 1

Campus Expansion

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

November 1

Welcomed Chief Operating Officer to Team

VSI adds a COO (Chief Operating Officer) to lead our Operations (formerly support) team.

March 20

Welcomed Chief Technology Officer to Team

VSI adds a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) to lead our development team.

December 15

Company Expands

VSI office expansion (5000′ addition) and new employees bring VSI’s total employee count to 104.

January 10

Clubessential Holdings Announces Acquisition of Vermont Systems

Acquisition adds 1,200 clients and additional vertical markets served to Clubessential Holdings’ rapidly growing base of customers in the membership and club management SaaS markets.

VSI Logos Through the Years


Logo Circa 1985


Logo Circa 1990


Logo Circa 1995


Logo Circa 2014