Owner & Information Technology Consultant
Learn More About Who We Are & What We Do
It Was A Cold February Day in 2006...
...at Castleton State College. Junior Thomas Dukeshire was sitting on the third floor of Woodruff Hall, listening to now-retired Professor Mike Bethel. The assignment was to start a fake e-commerce business. Three months later, Rural Techs LLC was born next to the salon on Main Street. Practical, common-sense solutions have always driven Thomas.
Now blessed with 20 years of experience, a wife, two kids, and a dog, Rural Techs is back for good. We offer technology consulting services to organizations of all types and believe that everyone should have access to a clear roadmap that aligns, adapts, and grows with your business.
Who is Thomas Dukeshire?
Owner / Information Technology Consultant
I am a specialized, personable resource with skills in business and technology. I believe that there is always a solution to a problem. I am capable of working independently but I am fueled by the energy I receive from my client interactions. I know that we all need continuing education to keep up with the world. I am a hard worker and my genuine nature is the only way I know how to do business. I will invest the time & energy to collaborate towards accomplishing your business goals by leveraging technology back into your favor. I am interested in listening, learning, and supporting your business for years to come.
~Masters in Managing Innovation & Information Technology, Champlain College (2014)
~CompTIA A+, Network+ & Security+ Certified
~Cisco Certified Network Associate
~Microsoft Certified Professional
*Resume & References Available Upon Request
Frequently Asked Questions
What services do you offer?
Technology consulting, strategic planning, vCIO (virtual Chief Information Officer) services, new computer projects, and more.
What technology do you work with?
Dell computers, Microsoft Windows 10, Cisco networking, Office 365, Webroot & Sophos security.
How do I become a client?
All clients start with an evaluation so we can learn about your business, technology, and goals. At the conclusion of the process, your business will receive a personalized support plan with all details described.
How long does an evaluation take and what does it cost?
Evaluations can range depending on the size of your business and the number of locations. The cost starts at $300 and the typical time to completion is 1-2 weeks.
What motivates you to help others?
We believe that everyone should have access to the best tech at the best price and with the right tech, your business has a greater chance of success. Helping more small businesses succeed is good for everybody.
What are your terms and conditions?
We believe in common-sense business. We create professional proposals that include a detailed scope of work and a promise to deliver services as described. We track our time in a professional, transparent system.
What is your services rate?
Our normal services rate is $120/hour. 1/2 time for travel (if required).
Are you certified and insured?