Tech Systems, a Georgia-based company ranked No. 8 on the SDM Top Systems Integrators Report, has pursued certification as an Evergreen company in commitment to employee-owners, and to create a long lasting, innovative business.

According to the Tugboat Institute, companies that receive Certified Evergreen status have undergone an extensive, rigorous assessment with the intention of continual improvement and enduring excellence around values, practices and people. Once certified, these Evergreen companies join a select peer group of similarly purpose-driven organizations that attract top talent, valuable partners and loyal customers. The Certified Evergreen mark calls out the commitment to excellence and longevity that these businesses share.

“The entire Tech Systems team of employee-owners is honored to have achieved Certified Evergreen status,” said Tech Systems CEO Darryl Keeler. “For more than 33 years Tech Systems has operated under a commitment to serve each other, our clients and our communities. Certified Evergreen is a continuation of the promise to those constituencies for the long-term. The Certified Evergreen benchmarking and process allows us to learn from similar organizations to help Tech Systems sustain our vision and commitments for generations to come.”

Certified Evergreen companies are those dedicated to maintaining operational independence and private ownership in the interest of those they serve and employ. They measure success by how well they deliver on their mission, and they embody the values of Evergreen 7Ps: purpose, perseverance, people first, private, profit, paced growth and pragmatic innovation. 

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