(The Hosting News)– Ex-US Army Special Forces operator Kenneth Briggs and Clarence Briggs, the CEO of AIT, Inc. have a lot in common. These two men have achieved veteran status in their quest to take charge not only on the battlefield but also in the civilian world. Briggs and his compelling story of the rise of AIT from the garage to a fourteen year old web hosting and domain registration firm was an exemplary cause for Rivers to launch his own web design and development venture earning a six figure income with the AIT Web Hosting and Domain Registration Reseller Programs.
“We love stories like this,” said Avery Skelton VP of Sales and Marketing for AIT, a two time Inc. 500 Company and D&T Fast 500 Award Recipient. “Given that 80% percent of the company is prior military, it’s always fulfilling to see those who have served in the armed forces come to us and say that they have been inspired to start their own company based on the AIT story,” continued Skelton, who is also a veteran who has served with the U.S. Armed Forces. “We offer over 100 Free, private label Web Hosting and Domain Registration services so our Resellers can profit and preserve their anonymity. Their clients don’t even know we exist if they don’t want them to know.”
In the early 1990’s Infantry officer, Clarence Briggs, decided after suffering a serious injury during a parachuting exercise that the business of web hosting and domain name registration represented a significant opportunity and soon converted his garage into the company’s first operations center. Several years the company moved into a 5,000 square foot building. The company now, with customers in over one hundred and seven countries, owns and operates a 93,000 square foot facility and Data Center located in Fayetteville, NC that the company plans to convert to solar power as part of a green initiative.
“Like most of our small business owners, I was working a full time job, coming home and putting in eight to ten hours at night and on the weekends. It wasn’t easy but a little tenacity goes along way.” Said Briggs. “The thing that made us different from other web hosting companies is a fanatical commitment to customer service and our web hosting and domain name reseller programs. We’ve always tried to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive, developing products and services for corporate clients as well as those who are working part time from home-based startups,” continued Briggs.
“Small businesses are the key to any free enterprise economy and they are a key part of our client portfolio,” said Briggs.
Rivers claims the Hosting Reseller Programs of AIT were the perfect answer to the transition his military career to the civilian world. “I was actually working my new business part time while still in the military,” said Rivers. “AIT provides the solid foundation that has made my company successful. Our latest project, WACommerce.org is a hosted economic development tool which helps the local community to keep local dollars local by empowering area businesses with a simple tool to find contracts and subcontracting opportunities at both the municipal, state, and federal level,” continued Rivers.
Wacommerce.org is hosted by AIT and is powered by the company’s proprietary technology, GovTide™ which has a proven track record in North Carolina branded as MatchForce.org.
Rhonda Perkins, shares the enthusiasm of Rivers as she has recently resigned from her position as a purchaser of government products to dedicate full time to her business which specializes in Internet Marketing and web design services. “I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to learn how to be a server administrator overnight so I started researching companies that specialize in managed reseller hosting and dedicated servers,” said Perkins. “I found AIT nine months ago and since then I’ve tripled my revenue due to all of the private label web hosting services offered by AIT. I also signed up to be my own Domain Name Registrar at www.AITdomains.com. AITs email marketer application has added an entire new bundle of Internet Marketing solutions to my portfolio. I will hire my third full time employee within the next month,” said Perkins.