About Our History

A Brief Look Into Our History

In 2008, PCI was founded and this all began. Our goals were simple really—build a sustainable firm that put our people first, support critical mission areas with enjoyable and satisfying work, and provide a fun, family-oriented work environment. So, we set out on that path, adding high-caliber professionals that added value to the culture along the way, striving to build a company that we took pride in.
Originally, our competencies were focused on professional services and data center consolidation/migration challenges – “PCI Strategic Management” fit us well and depicted our workforce’s contributions. We provided critical support to some of our customers most compelling challenges in the management of programs, data center consolidation and migration, and in developing solutions to address power, space, and cooling resource constraints.

Over the past few years we’ve changed quite a bit: we’ve significantly increased our focus on mission and cybersecurity efforts, and we expanded significantly in support of our DoD customers. We began to realize that, while still a significant component of our DNA, “Strategic Management” didn’t come close to adequately describing the breadth of our capabilities. We considered many options (including a wholesale name change), but in the end realized that the positive name recognition of our “PCI” brand was something very valuable and worth retaining.

Our new logo reflects all the good things about PCI built during the first 10-years. It looks to the future with a contemporary, smart, and innovative design, yet nodded back to our traditional values – high quality, reliability, value-centered, and a family-oriented firm that values work-life balance.

2008 – PCI Founded

PCI’s co-founders embark on an effort to build an employee-focused firm that provides critical mission solutions to the IC and DoD. PCI’s first employee started in June of 2008. Experiencing growth throughout the year, PCI would have 22 employees by the year’s end.

2009 – PCI’s First Office

To support our growing operations, PCI moves into our first corporate office in Columbia, Maryland. Optimally located with proximity close to customers and partners, this location quickly became a central hub for PCI’s events, meetings, and operations.

2010 – PCI’s 50th Employee

Fueled by the stellar contribution of our professionals, the delivery of efficient solutions, and superior technical talent, PCI quickly surpasses the 50th employee-mark. PCI is recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as the “#1 Fastest Growing Company in the Baltimore area” in 2010. To support this growth, PCI relocates (just across the street) to our current office.

2012 – PCI Expands Operations to DOD

Diversifying our customer base to include the DoD, PCI begins operations outside of Hanscom Air Force Base near Boston, Massachusetts. This office would expand rapidly, providing a wide range of solutions and services to our US Air Force customers across the United States.

2012 – Delivering Results

PCI leads a significant data center consolidation and cloud migration effort for an IC customer, returning over 100k square feet of data center space and delivering over $250M in cost avoidance. Becoming recognized as an industry leader capable of delivering solutions for the most complex technology challenges, PCI’s growth continues, and we are ranked #112 on the 2012 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing firms in the country.

2013 – First Prime Contracts

PCI is awarded our first prime contract in support of an IC customer. This effort grew quickly, reinforcing PCI’s reputation as a trusted advisor that delivers quality technical solutions and subject matter expertise. This success was followed quickly by another prime contract win, as PCI was awarded a DHS EAGLE II contract. These awards continue to drive expansion, enabling PCI to surpass the 100th employee mark.

2015 – Another IC Prime Contract & ISO Certification

PCI is awarded a prime contract to provide leading edge, research, design, and software development services within the IC. Demonstrating our commitment to quality and continuing improvement, PCI successfully achieves an ISO 9001 certification.

2016 – Community Involvement and Expansion

Reaching a significant milestone in our partnership with the Fisher House, PCI’s annual charity golf tournament surpasses $100,000 in donations to benefit this great cause. We expanded our corporate office significantly, adding proposal development facilities, conference rooms, and additional space for staff.

2018 – 10th Anniversary, New Boston Office, & 300th Employee

In the midst of experiencing significant growth across our IC and DoD customers, PCI celebrates our 10th anniversary. To recognize this event and our evolving capabilities, PCI undertakes a significant rebranding effort, including a new logo. Expanding operations internationally in two countries and in 14 states here at home, PCI surpasses both the 200th and 300th employee-mark in a single year and opens a second corporate office and training facility in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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