Kinex Telecom, Inc, began as the second ISP venture for Jim Garrett and Sean Cook. Jim, the original founder of hovac.com and Sean, the Linux engineer behind its success, opened Kinex in January 2002. Kinex was born because the community expressed their concerns about the loss of the service-oriented ISP and computer repair business.
Because of the Telecom Act of 1996, and the fond memories of the long gone customer-oriented telephone company, we decided that we would try a different approach for our new company. Our business plan was to open an ISP, apply to the Virginia SCC to become a telephone company, convert the telephone lines used by our ISP for modems to our telephone company, and use the funds to pay for a telephone switch. Additionally, we would focus on fiber training and certifications, so we could eventually network the community with the latest fiber technology, then purchase a fiber head to properly distribute the services. Once we reached a certain customer base, we would purchase a cable head end and offer cable services in addition to the Internet and telephone services. We would then bring competition for telephone and cable services to this community and reduce prices for everyone.
We currently repair computers, design and install networks, and maintain computers and networks for businesses throughout central Virginia. We provide broadband fixed wireless, DSL, leased line and Fiber connectivity to the Internet. We specialize in firewalls, VPN tunnels and all aspects of wire line and wireless connectivity.
The State Corporation Commission recently awarded our license to provide local and long distance telephone service. This in itself is a validation of the technical capabilities of the team that we have at Kinex.
We believe that great customer service is performed by local people that are helping people within their own community. Other companies and providers take jobs from our communities and force our children to move away in order to achieve their dreams of being a successful family provider. Please join us in making Kinex a successful technology center that creates jobs for our kids, technology for our community and customer service that we all deserve.
At Kinex our mission is to provide the highest quality IT and Communications Services to Businesses, Educational Institutions and Residents by focusing on client satisfaction, excellent communication and proactive solutions.
We are proud pioneers of the modern telecom industry and are committed to serving our customers and community using our knowledge and expertise to bring value-added solutions to organizations large and small. We pride ourselves as a results-oriented, customer-driven corporation with global experience in web communication. We have a proven ability to identify and address customer needs, troubleshoot today's problems, to promptly respond to our customers in a manner in which we would like to be treated.
We believe it is great people that make Kinex Telecom, Inc. what it is – we are a TEAM, with excellent values:
- Health and Safety
- Passion for Technology
- Service to our Community
- Service to our Customers
"We use Kinex for Internet and phone because the service is great and when I have a question about technology, I ask Scott and he gives me the right answer, in terms I can understand." -
Hargrave Military Academy
"Kinex has made the transition to a new ISP a pleasant experience. The service is fast and professional. They have gone above and beyond in helping to integrate more technology into the classroom." -
Buckingham County Public Schools Technology Team
"We are absolutely delighted with the Kinex hosted PBX phone system and new IP phones. There was virtually no interruption in service during installation. The support and service has been teriffic. Being able to use the latest technology and receive personal attention is a huge bonus for us. We are much more effective because of it! Thank you Kinex!" -
Executive Director, Farmville Habitat for Humanity
"The advantage to having a local company providing telephone and Internet service such as Kinex is when I call with a question, I get a real person without a lot of prompts to go through. Service is quick and reliable." -
Lori A. Blackwood
Associate Director for Administration and Development, Moton Museum
"We are very pleased with our new phone service and phones. The Kinex employees and technicians are always prompt and efficient in assisting us with our phone system and responding to any questions we have." -
Harlan L. Horton, PC
"…dedicated and talented group of people who excel in customer service. One call and they respond and their patience in helping resolve technical issues to a non-technical person is outstanding." -
"We just "got on board" with Kinex and I wanted to let you know how impressed we are and how much we are enjoying your service, thanks!" -
Carol & Herman Schmidt