Revenue + People Boom!
Wow what a year we had at Platte River Networks! The Denver economy continues to outperform the rest of the country and we experienced the same type of growth with a 30% jump in revenue over last year increasing from $5.9 million in 2014 to $7.7 million in 2015. Since 2013, our revenue has grown by 15%, 22% and 30% respectively; and we are currently estimating another 30% jump in revenue for 2016. In order to accommodate our continued record growth, we welcomed 20 new faces to the Platte River team of 47 employees. Most of our new hires fulfilled technical needs including: field engineers, field technicians and help desk technicians. We also added to our sales and accounting departments.
In 2015, we proudly opened our new corporate headquarters on Washington Street just north of downtown. Our new 12,000 square foot facility allowed us to upgrade our Intuition Network Operation and Help Desk Center. We also invested in our own private data center upgrading and expanding our server infrastructure. The new space has 40 parking spaces and allows us to host our own events accommodating up to 150 people. We continue to build out the space including a new workout gym for our employees opening in March.
Brand New Look
2015 saw a brand new look for Platte River Networks including new logos, website, tag lines, marketing material, etc. Our updated branding helped increase our website traffic by over 80% welcoming a record number of organic leads coming into our company. We also saw a jump in new hire candidates coming directly to our website seeking employment including highly technical and motivated individuals who have since joined our growing team.
Awards, Awards, Awards
Platte River Networks was honored with a record 10 awards in 2015 both locally and nationally. Our company was specifically recognized for growth, customer service, technology innovation, employee satisfaction and service delivery. Some of the awards included finalist for the APEX Award – Top Technology Company in Colorado and finalist for the Governor’s award for Top 50 Colorado Companies to Watch; but by far our favorite award was Top 10 Best Places to Work from the Denver Business Journal. Our goal since we opened our doors 14 years ago was to create a fun, healthy and productive work environment and to have our employees recognize us as one of the Best Places to Work in Denver was a testament to that commitment.
We continue to enhance and improve our award-winning signature product INTUITION providing complete IT managed services to any size company across any industry. The success of INTUITION continues to grow our diverse client base. In 2015, we welcomed new customers in a variety of verticals including: legal, medical, financial, manufacturing, Gov/Ed, retail, hospitality, construction, oil, gas, mining, engineering, professional services, and real estate. We also continue to see growth outside of Denver including clients in NY, Florida, Texas, Illinois, California and other states.
Our HUGE successes in 2015 is the direct result of our wonderful customers and awesome staff. Without all of you Platte River Networks would not continue to see record growth and improvement. THANK YOU!
We look forward to another banner year in 2016 and we promise to continue to build, improve and grow our business in order to provide our clients with the best IT services available and provide our employees with a kick ass place to work and grow.