VLCM started as a company that was selling center-pivot irrigation systems to farmers. Rich Linton and a college roommate began with little money but a lot of ambition. In 1982, IBM rolled out their first-ever personal computer. Immediately afterward, they began looking for qualified dealers to sell and service their exciting new product. Of those times, Rich Linton reflects:

“We thought farmers could use computers to make their life a little easier, and we applied to be an IBM reseller. We were chosen out of a pool of three-hundred applicants to distribute the IBM PC throughout the West, and so we expanded from just a handful of employees to over one-hundred employees today.”

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Rich Linton, VLCM founder and CEO

By 1983, Rich was applying IBM’s new technology to Snyder Irrigation, and by 1985, Valcom Salt Lake City, LC (now doing business as VLCM) was left as a sole entity. For over thirty years now, VLCM has adapted and evolved amid the fast-moving industry of information technology—becoming a leader in the community and expanding its reach throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

1983

IBM PC

Out of 300 applicants, VLCM becomes one of only three IBM dealers in Utah chosen to sell IBM’s new PC.

1985

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VLCM and Snyder Irrigation go their separate ways, and VLCM becomes its own entity. Rich Linton becomes the owner

VLCM in the early 80s

1990

Desert Storm

Sears Business Systems closes; VLCM takes over accounts; Desert Storm ensues; Rich Linton is deployed

1997

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VLCM buys Computerland

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2000

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VLCM wins TRAX bid—a multi-million dollar bid—biggest bid to date

2007

Idaho

VLCM opens an additional location in Idaho

2009

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VLCM opens new location in Orem

2010

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VLCM opens new location in St. George

2011

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VLCM opens new location near Phoenix

2012

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VLCM opens new location in Denver

2013

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VLCM opens new location near Albuquerque

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VLCM Celebrates Its 30th year in business

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VLCM is selected as one of Utah’s 50 fasting-growing companies

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VLCM wins Mountain West Capital Network Top 100 award

2014

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VLCM wins CRN’s Solution Provider 500 award

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VLCM wins CRN’s Tech Elite 250 award

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VLCM is named on the Inc. 5000 List of Growing Companies with national attention.

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VLCM appears on MWCN’s Utah 100 List for a second consecutive year!