a few words about us
Who We Are
Best Integration Technologies, also known as Bestintech, was founded in April 2001 by Scott Donaghy and Ed Meadows.
Bestintech is a traditional computer network integration company specializing in product knowledge and customer service. We maximize the availability and potential of our customers’ computer networks, which allows them to focus on their primary objective – their businesses.
The founding partners of Bestintech came together after witnessing the risks their former employer faced during the dot-com bubble. They decided to take advantage of their years of networking experience and create a company that would supply IT support to other businesses. The only obstacle was building a client base quickly enough to avoid involving investors, which would have turned the focus away from quality workmanship and toward increasing profit margins.
Bestintech is proud to currently service more than 70 clients. Although we do some small advertising, a majority of our business comes through referrals from customers who understand that we do everything within reason to ensure their satisfaction. We sincerely believe that each customer could serve as a reference based on our work.
Although we’re capable of servicing all business types in the western North Carolina area, Bestintech has done extensive work in the field of education. Coming from an education ASP background, we currently serve as network support for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ (CMS) Computer Access in Neighborhoods and the eLearning in the Classroom project. Through countless hours of volunteer work, we have proven ourselves to be leaders in the area of education technology.
Due to our continual support of these programs, Bestintech was recently awarded the C.C. Cameron award jointly from CMS and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Past winners include IBM, Bank of America, Duke Power and Wachovia. The award is given to companies “for their outstanding and innovative contributions of time, talent and treasure to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.” CMS has also been kind enough to recognize our work at the April 25 and November 18 school board meetings in 2002.
We look forward to a long future during which principals will not lose sight of their focus, and hard work, honesty and commitment to service will lead to success.
Our Approach & Services
What We Do
Our insistence on a partner-based relationship with our clients is the reason our business is strongly suited to work with both large and small companies. Typically, because IT personnel are highly trained and specialized, most small- to medium-sized businesses are not able to afford the cost.
In situations like this, Bestintech is a viable solution. By becoming our partner and client, companies take advantage of certified engineers to support their network needs, either on a contract or per-hour basis - saving companies thousands of dollars each year in IT costs.
Meet Our Directors
H. Scott Donaghy
Cofounder / Director of Sales
Scott is one of the founding partners of Bestintech. He has more than 20 years of business experience. He feels strongly that Bestintech's clients are their partners. With proper communication the partnership is assured of success.
Scott has served our community by volunteering with several organizations: Carolina Computer Access Center, Computer Access to Neighborhoods, and the Urban League Technology Advisory Council. He has held the role of president in local professional organizations which include Matthews Executive Group, (2002-2003) and Business Leaders of Charlotte/BLOC (2003-2011). Currently Scott serves BLOC on the Executive Council. Scott is also currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont. Finally, Scott is the President of the Lake Norman Executive Group.
Scott grew up in Moorestown, NJ. His family moved to Charlotte, NC, in 1984. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1989 from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. Scott is the proud father of Devin Keeley and husband of Jennifer. They currently reside in Mooresville, NC.
Scott has been awarded the Legacy Award, (2011) and Volunteer of the Year (2012) from the Business Leaders of Charlotte.
Scott can be found on LinkedIn
Cofounder / Sr. Network Engineer
Ed is one of the founding partners of Bestintech and has been in networking since 1992, including Cisco, Microsoft, SonicWall and Citrix certifications.
He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and studied management information systems. While in college, he was also a member of the North Carolina National Guard’s mechanized artillery unit based in Charlotte, NC.
He currently lives in Concord, NC, with his wife of seventeen years, Tiffany, and his two children, Annabelle and Douglas. Prior to starting Bestintech with Scott and Tony, he worked with LearningStation from 1998 to 2001 and Teamwork International from 1994 to 1998.
A Few of Our Awards
Since 2001, our company has achieved a lot and developed new ways of helping our customers. Below you can learn more about our history, local recognition, and success.
Ed and Scott meet at LearningStation.com in Charlotte, NC.
Ed, Scott and Tony Darden found Best Integration Technologies, Inc. They begin in a virtual office in South Charlotte serving several small businesses. They also work with CMS in updating technologies at many local schools.
First Office Space
Bestintech moves into 129 West Trade Street Charlotte. Their office residence for two and a half years.
Second Office Space
Bestintech moves to 818 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. The business grows from three people to five.
Office Space Expansion
Bestintech relocates business due to additional need of space. The new and current location is 2123 South Tryon Street, Charlotte; the business grows over 20% for the third straight year; the size number of employees doubles in size; Bestintech becomes a local partner to Mobotix security equipment.