Illinois-based IT sales, support firm opens Purdue Research Park office

January 31, 2013  

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., and CHICAGO - Competitive Support Options Inc., an IT company headquartered in Mokena, Ill., has opened an office at the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana.

Competitive Support Options provides clients with Intel-based servers, IBM power servers, tape and storage solutions, desktops, thin clients, laser printers, impact printers, thermal printers, switches, and access points.

President Pat Swanson founded the company in 1995 with a small group of investors.

"We offer a suite of information technology solutions including products from manufacturers such as IBM, Dell and HP plus a continuum of IT support ranging from traditional break/fix services to high-availability configurations that encompass redundant systems and software."

Swanson said the company will focus on greater sales of products and services to new and existing customers in northwest Indiana.

"We already have several customers in the northwest Indiana area, and it is an economically growing business community that can benefit from a company that focuses solely on IT support," he said.

Ray Govert, the new vice president of sales, will lead efforts from the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana.

"The technology center at the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana offers a great forum for B2B networking, the facility is excellent and the staff is professional," Govert said. "It brings an extra capability to Competitive Support Options, like the ability to enhance our disaster recovery services offering. Additionally, our largest software partner, Regional Data Services, is close by for support and consultation."

About Competitive Support Options Inc.

Competitive Support Options Inc. is a Chicago-based IT sales and support firm incorporated by Patrick Swanson and a small group of investors. Focused initially on IBM systems and peripherals, they have expanded into multi-vendor network hardware and software solutions.

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, is the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The parks are home to about 200 companies that employ 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.

Purdue Research Park contact:

Steve Martin, 765-588-3342,


Pat Swanson, 708-326-4141,

Ray Govert, 219-644-3026,

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