Automated Systems Design (ASD), Inc. is celebrating 25 years in business this month. Bob Eskew, CEO of ASD, founded the company in 1987, but it was not an easy decision. In 1987, Eskew had a secure position with General Motors (GM), and he had to decide if he was going to stay with GM or venture out on his own and officially launch ASD.
“I had to make a decision,” recalls Eskew,“Stay with the cradle to grave security of GM or venture out on my own. It was one of the hardest decisions I ever made, but also one of the best decisions. When I left GM to start ASD, my mom cried and the rest of my family laughed. No one could understand why I would do such a crazy thing.”
Now 25 years later, ASD is a leading service provider and manufacturer of information transport systems. In recent years ASD’s sales have topped $20,000, 000. The company has grown to include 35 associates and a network of more than 700 AASDIs (Authorized ASD Installers). ASD is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, with an additional office located in Hickory, North Carolina.
Over the years, ASD has earned numerous awards and recognition, including being named a five-time Inc. 500/5000 company. ASD has also been named a two-time Top Growth Company by the Entrex Private Company Index (PCI). In 2011, ASD was named a Stevie Award finalist, and in 2012, ASD won the bronze Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year in the telecommunications category.
Over ten years ago, ASD began manufacturing structured cabling products. The company now carries a full line of high-performance iCAT-ITS™ copper offerings, including CAT 5E, CAT 6E, and 10-gigabit CAT 6a cables, as well as iGLO-ITS™ fiber optic products. For more information about ASD, visit asd-usa.com.
About Automated Systems Design, Inc. (ASD®)
Automated Systems Design, Inc. (ASD®) offers the leading manufacturing, management and maintenance of nationwide custom turnkey information transport systems. Since 1987, ASD has remained committed to delivering cabling products that promote and support industry standards. ASD (ASD-USA.com) provides solutions for national clients seeking a single point of contact. Services include, voice and data cabling (structured cabling), VoIP phone systems, security/access control, wired/wireless surveys and systems, sound masking and paging, audio visual/digital signage, point of sale system installs, 24/7 maintenance and data center build-outs. As a manufacturer and direct seller of high-performance iCAT-ITS™ copper and iGLO-ITS™ fiber optic cabling and products, ASD has streamlined the supply chain, saving customers up to 30 percent. ASD offers a lifetime warranty on ASD services and products. All ASD services are performed by a network of more than 12,000 trained and qualified AASDIs (Authorized ASD Installers), pronounced “as-dees.” ASD is a five-time Inc. 500/5000 company.