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 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 it's niche - providing innovative and comprehensive recreation management software solutions, and this has been our 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 GolfTrac, golf course management software 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 MainTrac, maintenance management software is installed at the first client location
1995
March 1

VSI Moves to Current Home

VSI moves home office to 12 Market Place, Essex Jct., 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 RecTrac Symposium for advanced users
2014
November 1

RecTrac 3.1 Released

The "browser" version of RecTrac is released - RecTrac 3.1.

Vermont Systems Logos Through the Years

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Logo Circa 1985

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Logo Circa 199o

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Logo Circa 1995

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Logo Circa 2014