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C1C IT Solutions: Helping Atlanta Habitat for Humanity with Its Office Relocation

“Atlanta Habitat for Humanity selected Customer 1st Communications over five other providers… From planning, execution of the project, training and solving issues, Customer 1st has been a first-class supplier of services.” – Dan Maddox, Executive Vice President, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

atl-habitat-logoWhen Atlanta Habitat for Humanity needed to relocate their facilities to a larger, more expansive space, they decided to call on the professionals at Customer 1st Communications for their IT solutions and infrastructure installation needs.

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is one of 1,500 U.S.-based affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a well-known global organization that builds affordable, green homes for families in need. Atlanta Habitat works primarily in Fulton County to set up qualified, hard-working families with charitable donors and volunteers. Though the Habitat for Humanity organization is better known for working outside to construct homes from the ground up, its hardworking employees still need the same state-of-the-art office IT solutions and infrastructure design as other large corporations.

Though Atlanta Habitat for Humanity only needed to move down the street when it picked its new location at 824 Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta, it was nonetheless an immense project to undertake in regards to setting up office communication needs and other IT necessities. The new facilities were to include offices, warehouses and a homeowner education center, as well as a separate, 30,000 square foot ReStore connected to the property’s main frame.

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity chose to completely renovate a formerly-condemned, old building in the neighborhood of Reynoldstown. C1C was selected over five other providers to perform a myriad of IT infrastructure solutions, including data cabling, a VoIP phone system, fiber optic cabling interconnected between frames and more. In addition, our team outfitted their facilities with access control on all doors, cameras both inside and outside the buildings, and a full control pad for the security system. The Atlanta Habitat employees also requested audio-visual connections in their multi-purpose rooms, including projectors, screens and speakers (as well as optional dividers to make optimal use of the space) for their internal meetings and educational classes for new homeowners.

Approximately four months later, the project was complete, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on October 21, 2015 with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity staff and board members, media outlets, and Atlanta city officials. After working with our team, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity deemed C1C a “first-class supplier” of IT infrastructure solutions, largely due to our quick and attentive responsiveness, dependability and excellent customer service.

Of the experience, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Executive Vice President Dan Maddox said, “They were very professional, listened to what our needs were and offered cost-effective IT solutions. We were so impressed with their capabilities that we selected them to provide our low-voltage phone system and training room requirements. We had originally planned to select two or three vendors rather than one. I highly recommend that you give strong consideration to have them provide your services.”

C1C would like to thank Atlanta Habitat for Humanity for their business – to learn more about Atlanta Habitat, visit www.atlantahabitat.org.

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