Gary is the Owner and President of PriorityOne I.T. Management & Support. He specializes in helping small and medium size businesses achieve Peace of Mind with the right I.T. Management & Support. His 30 years of experience in the Information Technology field include 20 years as the founder and President of PriorityOne LLC.
At age 13 he started working in his parent’s business where he swept floors and organized the stockroom. He worked his way up, ran a printing press and moved up to a high-speed Halm envelope printing press. He got certified as a mechanic on the Halm press, and eventually moved up to the front office.
There he implemented an IBM System 36 mini mainframe computer to handle the company’s accounting and wrote some custom RPG programs for quoting and order entry. Soon personal computers arrived and he put together a Novell network with about half a dozen PCs. He quickly realized the power of the PC, especially with a sound network operating system behind it. He decided to become a Novell CNE (Novell Certified Network Engineer – the gold standard of network certifications back in the early 90’s) and started PriorityOne so he could work in this exciting field.
A lot has changed since then, but I.T. for small businesses remains his passion. His clients are some of the nicest people you could ever meet and he love that he can provide valuable services to them that help them use technology in smart ways to run their businesses.
PriorityOne was formed in 1996. Two years prior to that, the company operated as A.R.I. Business Consulting, a subsidiary of Nambe~ Mills. In 1996 Gary Creel and Todd Kennedy, two senior employees purchased the company and renamed it to PriorityOne. The company specialized in Novell networks and ERP solutions.
In 2004, Gary Creel bought Todd Kennedy’s interest in the company and became the sole owner. He changed the direction of the company to focus entirely on I.T. support and eliminated the ERP software portion of the business. PriorityOne also changed focus to Microsoft technologies as Novell moved to a Linux system.
The company has sustained success in the I.T. Management & Support business for the past 20 years by providing exemplary service to its clients. We work with small businesses, medical facilities, non-profit charter schools, and a variety of industries.