Custom Computer Resources expands into transit industry

The evolution of Custom Computer Resources continues now that the Farmington Hills-based firm has expanded into the transit industry.

The company started out as an accounting firm about 27 years ago. It has evolved into supplying applications for companies looking for efficiencies in areas including human resources and accounting. Its latest client is Lansing’s Capital Area Transportation Authority, providing the firm with a healthy bump in business.

“It has given us more visibility,” says Colleen Schils, business development manager for Custom Computer Resources. “It has also added to our customer base.”

The company has hired recently, allowing it to maintain a staff of five people. It has also leveraged its partnerships and a couple of independent contractors to handle more clients and boost its bottom line.

Custom Computer Resources plans to continue to focus on transit-oriented customers as it exploits its new niche. It hopes to hire 1-2 more people this year, while forming partnerships and throwing more work at independent contractors.

“We look at ourselves as pretty successful in this day and age and in this economy,” Schils says.

Source: Colleen Schils, business development manager for Custom Computer Resources
Writer: Jon Zemke