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OUR HISTORY

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Grade A is Born!
Four crazy university students, Mathieu Bouchard, Allan Ghosn, Christian Ste-Marie, and Mathew Lafrance, set out to provide at-home computer service to the Ottawa area as gradeastudent.com
Jun-2002
Smash-O-Thon
Grade A launches the Smash-O-Thon, a charity event that gave people the opportunity to pick their favourite weapon and destroy their most hated piece of technology.
Aug-2002
First Office
The team moves into their first office at 2720 Queensview, and begins their efforts to paint the town orange.
Jan-2003
The Bus
A giant, branded bus shows up at Ottawa’s events, handing out hot dogs and flyers, and continues to spread the Grade A message.
Jan-2004
GradeASolutions.com
The corporate division open its doors, and starts developing the service that we offer today.
Jan-2005
Expansion
The team expands operations to Montreal, continuing growth across Canada.
Sep-2006
More Growth
The team opens its doors in Kingston and trains its first set of franchisees.
Mar-2007
New Office
The team buys their first office and moves into 21 Antares to expand their space.
Jan-2010
Residential Departure
As the corporate services grew, Grade A sold their residential services to Christian Ste-Marie, owner of Keep Connected, and handed back the keys to the franchisees who wanted to continue to operate.
Nov-2011
New Digs
Having outgrown the previous office, the team moves into 8,000 square feet of awesome at 1701 Woodward Drive.
May-2012
New Brand Part 2
Once again Grade A updates its brand to Grade A, dropping the word “tech” for a more sleek, stylish look.
Feb-2013
New Home
The team purchases a new office with 15,000 square feet to expand into. The construction begins.
May-2015
10 Year Superheroes Wall Installed
Grade A’s first staff of over 10 years are celebrated and commemorated with caricatures as Ice Man (Adam Crate) and Ant Man (Kevin White) for the new Hall of Heroes.
Feb-2016
May-2002
Oz
The Australia branch opens their doors, offering the same great service on the other side of the globe.
Jul-2002
Newsworthy
The Ottawa Citizen features Grade A as a “business to watch”, and the phone rings off the hook for support.
Nov-2002
Ace is Born
Grade A debuts their new mascot, Ace, around town, and continues to grow like mad.
Sep-2003
T Dot
Grade A opens its doors in Toronto and begins world domination.
Apr-2004
New Brand
Grade A unifies its offerings under one brand, gradeAtechs.com, and continues to grow.
Apr-2005
New Cars
Grade A imports Scions and decorates them with their signature brand.
Dec-2006
World Domination
Two new offices open in Portugal and Florida, continuing world domination.
Dec-2008
Growth
With their nose to the grindstone, the team focused and grew at a rate unheard of for any other managed service provider.
Jan-2011
Industry Leader
The team is awarded the MSP Mentor 250 for being one of the world’s top managed service providers.
Feb-2012
Big Birthday
Grade A celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a bang.
Oct-2012
Award Time
Grade A wins Ottawa’s Employees’ Choice Award for 2013–2014 and celebrates with a night out at the ceremony.
Nov-2014
The Final Move?
The team moves into their new home, armed with Nerf guns, a pool and foosball table, and a great LAN party space.
Jan-2016
Employees Choice Round 2
The team is awarded Ottawa’s Employees’ Choice Award for 2015–2016, recognizing their continual effort in making an extraordinary work environment.