It’s amazing to think there were only four of us working at DHC 10 years ago. Wow. We installed a lot of analog security cameras back in those days. The company has been around since 1999 when Nelson, British Columbia, local Dave Harasym first hung out the shingle. Our clients were small, our office space smaller. But we worked hard providing every type of technical integration solution that was asked of us. If we didn’t know how to do something, we taught ourselves and took part in extensive training. If the job was bigger than the four of us could handle, we hired additional team members. Soon our client list expanded along with our offerings. We started taking on bigger contracts. We outgrew multiple office spaces. We hired electricians, more technicians, customer service people and administrative staff.
Today, DHC employs over 20 people and the majority of us work in our own building in the centre of Nelson, British Columbia. (We have staff in Cranbrook as well.) Every day we help companies around the province, from Valemount to Sparwood to Kelowna with their technological needs. Whether it’s a small mom-and-pop shop installing a wireless access point or a city or large industrial site in need of fibre-optic infrastructure solutions we have the capacity and expertise to cover it all.
The one thing that hasn’t changed since we first started is we’re still having fun. It’s always been a bit of a choose-your-own adventure environment at DHC and we’re happy to say it’s still that way. We might receive a phone call from a family up the street who wants us to install a video doorbell or we might get a call from the CEO of a multi-million dollar company needing us to overhaul their entire IT system. No day is ever the same. And that’s the way we like it.
Here are some examples of questions we hear on any given day at DHC:
- My wifi sucks. Can you help?
- Are you guys up to speed on the latest HVAC control and energy savings systems?
- Can you install my company’s AV system?
- Do you do servers?
- Do you do phones?
- Can you take care of all the security needs of my business?
- Can you build a complex, integrated security system for my warehouse or industrial facility?
The answer to all these questions is a resounding yes. We also do IT systems, electronic door control, wireless, cabling, network design and so much more.
Although we have a lot of fun at DHC, we’re also 100% committed to safety and safeguards. We are bonded and insured and our employees all fully covered by WorkSafeBC. We have a robust corporate safety management program that allows us to work in many areas including demanding industrial environments. Training and certifications have been critically important to us throughout the two decades we’ve been in business so when you hire us, you can rest assured, we are insured.
So, with that all said, let’s get started!