OUR PHILOSOPHY

Meeting the IT needs of smaller businesses

Now your small to mid-sized organization can have the same level of IT support enjoyed by large enterprises – without having your own IT department. And you can get it cost effectively!

Greg Aker and Fred Longietti, seeing a critical need in the marketplace, formed Carolinas Net Care in 2006 to deliver just this service.

Proactive IT management

CNC can provide you with a secure and reliable computer network infrastructure while making efficient use of your financial and human resources.

We can help at any stage, acquisition through helpdesk – but there is real value in having us proactively manage your IT acquisitions and implementations, and then monitor, support, troubleshoot and update your systems.

Exceptional expertise and credentials

At Carolinas Net Care we treat our customers with respect and a commitment to quality service.

This is why we choose our vendor partners, many of whom have been with us for years, with such care.

Our engineers go through extensive training with these loyal and dedicated partners to assure that our customers receive the highest level of support.

Greg Aker

President & Chief Technology Officer

Greg first put fingers to keyboard during an independent study project involving large IBM computers in 1977. He went on to obtain a BS degree in accounting from Virginia Tech. During his college studies he pursued course work in what would later become the Accounting Information Systems degree program.

Shortly after graduating and beginning work as a director of information systems, Greg oversaw the gradual introduction of the personal computer into a business environment. As the PC gained acceptance for business use, the first linked networks of PCs followed.

Greg began network consulting in 1993, as Novell came into prominence as the premier network solution. Even as his company was implementing the latest Novell directory services technology, Greg saw the potential of the newly launched Microsoft server system, Windows NT. His company soon became one of the first Microsoft Certified Partners in the Carolinas.

Following the success of Windows NT, Microsoft released an innovative bundle of server-based products for small organizations called Small Business Server. Greg again maneuvered his company to an early leadership position in the implementation of this product.

Carolinas Net Care continues to identify emerging technologies that can be successfully implemented in smaller organizations to increase the overall value IT can provide to the organization. Greg’s duties include serving as the company chief executive and as the chief technology officer, providing the strategic technical direction for the company’s future growth.

Fred Longietti

Vice President & Chief Sales Officer

Fred began working with some of the earliest microcomputers before the PC was marketed to companies and individuals in the early 1980s. He went on to obtain a BS degree in chemistry with a minor in computer science from Westminster College.

In 1983, Fred began marketing computer hardware and software technologies to businesses in the Carolinas. In 1986 he developed a method to implement PC technology into the systems of a large North Carolina bank and proved that the PC was a cost-efficient way to “massage the numbers.”

Fred went on to manage the business operations of a local computer technology reseller. He grew the business to a staff of 12 sales and service professionals. What started as selling the first PCs moved into implementing some of the first computer networks and providing companies with a complete technology solution.

In 2001, Fred began working with Greg Aker. At that time he became one of the first to successfully market a managed care solution to the SMB market. Carolinas Net Care has become a leader in providing managed care to businesses in the Carolinas. Fred’s duties include meeting with business owners, officers, and managers to explore ways to better manage their networks.

Lee Eskridge

Lee got his start in the IT industry in the late 80’s when small and medium sized businesses started utilizing computer aided design (CAD) and then managing networks for several small businesses in the Charlotte area. In 1996, Lee went to work for a local IT firm as an engineer supporting many small business networks. Lee’s industry accreditations reached Microsoft’s premier level, Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), along other certifications. He remains a dedicated student of business and technology and is a strong believer in the value of knowledge.

In 2000, Lee started a local computer consulting firm that specialized in managing small business networks acting as their IT department. After a successful 16 years, Lee’s company merged with Carolinas Net Care in 2016. Lee’s duties include meeting with local business owners and executives to discuss network management options.

Max Haithcox

Max obtained an AAS degree in Architectural Drafting and Design from Catawba Valley Technical in 1983. He went on to work for a subsidiary of Newport News Shipbuilding drawing nuclear submarines. Moving from manual drafting techniques to CAD-CAM in those days started a love affair with computers.

In 1988 Max moved to the Charlotte area to work for a local company producing construction drawings using AutoCAD. It wasn’t long until Max began programming AutoCAD, along with other languages to enhance production drawing methods and connect data across departments. As time passed there was a natural progression from production to full time system administration and team management.

In 1995 Max began working with a local computer support company breaking away from supporting a single employer’s system to supporting many different systems throughout Charlotte. In 2000 Max was instrumental in starting a computer consulting firm which ran successfully for over 15 years. After much discussion Max’s company was merged into the Carolinas Net Care family in 2016. Max’s duties include client support services, technology development and technical consulting.

Our Customers Say It Best:
  • Very responsive to our business needs – an excellent and mission critical resource.

    –Clay

  • CNC has the ability to understand my business and clearly communicate solutions & opinions to fit our needs. Professional, reliable, and successful projects.

    –Pam

  • The support people at Carolinas Net Care are always courteous and patient with us when issues arise. As laymen computer users, we appreciate the simplified explanation to our questions after a problem has been resolved.

    –Dianne

  • CNC engineers are well-trained, congenial and client-oriented.  When a need arises, they are always quick to respond in a timely manner.

    –Mickey

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