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'.
VSI Company Timeline
Vermont Systems, Inc. is founded by father and son, Bob and Giles Willey.
Development of RecTrac & GolfTrac
First versions of RecTrac and GolfTrac are developed.
First Installation of RecTrac
The first installation of RecTrac in New Britain, CT.
First Installation of GolfTrac
The golf course management software, GolfTrac, is installed at the first client sites.
United States Air Force Selects RecTrac
United States Air Force selects RecTrac for it’s recreation management software solution.
The VSI Team grows to 9 employees.
United States Army Selects RecTrac
The United States Army selects RecTrac as the management solution for their MWR (Morale, Welfare & Recreation) programs.
First Installation of MainTrac
The maintenance management software, MainTrac, is installed at the first client location.
VSI Moves to Current Home
VSI moves home office to 12 Market Place, Essex Junction, VT.
United States Navy Selects RecTrac
The US Navy selects the RecTrac application for management of their recreation operations.
RecTrac V2 Released
The “windows” version of RecTrac is released – RecTrac V2.
VSI Converts to Employee Owned Company
With 50 Employees, VSI continues it’s steady growth.
VSI Expands the Office
VSI doubles the size of the office by adding on a new wing at the home office.
Over 700 Accounts using VSI Software
VSI continues it’s steady growth.
First Advanced RecTrac Training Session
VSI holds first Symposium for RecTrac users.
RecTrac 3.1 Released
The “browser” version of RecTrac is released – RecTrac 3.1.
VSI celebrates 30 years in business.
VSI expands their campus with a new office building and fitness center.
Welcomed Chief Operating Officer to Team
VSI adds a COO (Chief Operating Officer) to lead our Operations (formerly support) team.
Welcomed Chief Technology Officer to Team
VSI adds a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) to lead our development team.
VSI office expansion (5000′ addition) and new employees bring VSI’s total employee count to 104.
Vermont Systems Logos Through the Years
Logo Circa 1985
Logo Circa 1990
Logo Circa 1995
Logo Circa 2014