TriQuest opened for business in October 1997. The internet had just surpassed 1 million sites on the worldwide web. Email was new and just catching on. Businesses ran Windows 95 on the desktop and Windows NT on a server, if they had a server at all. Fast dial-up modems ran at 56k.
Today, there are over a billion websites on the internet. An estimated 2.4 billion emails are sent daily. The average person has three digital devices, each with a different operating system. Everyone is connected all the time.
The journey has been dynamic, exciting, and full of interesting surprises and challenges.
TriQuest’s strategy to continue to grow and provide excellent solutions in an ever changing environment is to pursue excellence in three areas: knowledge, teamwork, and ethics.
Texas A&M University recognized TriQuest Technologies, Inc. as a member of the 2019 Aggie 100 honorees.
Aggie 100 identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world. In addition, it provides a network of leaders who inspire the next generation of Aggie entrepreneurs.
While there are many ways to define business success, Aggie 100 uses growth as an indicator of job creation, product acceptance, and entrepreneurial vision. Nominated companies are ranked by percentage of compound annual growth in sales or revenues (net of returns), over a three-year period. In addition to growth and leadership criteria, companies named to Aggie 100 must operate in a manner consistent with the Aggie Code of Honor and the values of Texas A&M University.
"As we mark the 15th Crystal Anniversary of the Aggie 100 program, we celebrate our success by raising up the newest class of Aggie 100 honorees. Knowing how each member company of the Class of 2019 has overcome their own adversities to reach astounding levels of growth and prosperity, we dedicate this significant milestone to the excellence exhibited by our newest additions to the Aggie 100 family."
Blake Petty, Director of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship
To stay ahead in our fast-changing industry, we prioritize learning.
Every member of the TriQuest team spends over 200 working hours each year on their learning and skills development.
This wealth of knowledge is used as one organizational shared brain and helps us to deliver up-to-date technical support to all our customers.
TriQuest is a matrix organization, where the task at hand is led by a subject matter expert. Everyone works with humility in an environment where the best idea wins. This sounds crazy to some, but it is powerful. The results are better and it is just plain fun to work this way.
We refer to our office as the Clubhouse; it was designed to foster teamwork for everyone at TriQuest. Team members and customers alike are able to use our learning center to conduct and attend learning events to share in the latest technologies. We have multiple areas for collaboration and independent working. There is a fully-functional IT training lab, a workroom, and of course, a coffee bar.
To us, ethics is belief in action. Our values are not just words printed on the office wall, they are how we make decisions every day.
We hire new team members who share these values and are committed to working in this way. We constantly review and discuss how to apply these concepts in our daily lives. We treat each other, our customers, and our vendors according to these values.
"Being able to understand the business processes the way the CFO thinks… and then to bring the understanding of technology to it… are things I developed as a practicing CPA."
Gary Tonniges Jr., CPA