In 2004, Joe Pregler and Gene Ploeger established the business under the name of J & G Computers.
The initial focus of the business was computer repair and consulting.
House calls were J & G’s specialty. (Who wants to lug their PC somewhere every time something goes wrong?)
There was not a lot of advertisement for J & G Computers, other than a few flyers and some business cards.
In the fall of 2005, J & G Computers developed and sold their first web site.
In Sept of 2006, Joe and Gene brought in a new partner, Jane Roussel, and incorporated the business under the new name Advanced Technical Solutions (ATS).
As Advanced Technical Solutions, the business now is focusing on PC Repair, Web Development/Hosting, & Custom Programming.
Joe and Gene’s working relationship began in 1998, while working closely together at Flexsteel Industries.
Jane also worked near Joe and Gene at Flexsteel Industries, where a special friendship developed, and has continued to this day.
Jane and Gene also continued a working relationship in 2002, while programming together at Advanced Data Comm.
Gene received a degree from Northeast Iowa Community College, and has been programming since 1998. Gene’s programming experience has been with Flexsteel Industries, Advanced Data Comm, Honkamp Krueger & CO PC, Crescent Electric Supply Company; and is currently employed at CarteGraph Inc.
Joe received a Bachelor’s degree from Clarke College. He has been programming since 1998, and has been troubleshooting/repairing computers since 1993. He currently works for the City of Dubuque, where he has been employed since 2001.
Jane received a Bachelor’s degree from Clarke College, and has been programming since 1997. Jane’s programming experience has been with Advanced Data Comm, and Flexsteel Industries, where she is currently employed.