Weidenhammer Marks 43 Years in Business
Reading, PA – February 15, 2021– This week (February 15) Weidenhammer celebrates 43 years in business. Launched in February of 1978, from a spare room in his house, and a $100.00 in his pocket, John Weidenhammer became founder and president of Weidenhammer. Forty-three years later, the company is a $37 million technology and consulting company serving customers across the country and internationally.
John stated, “When we started Weidenhammer, our main goal was to minimize the great hardships that accompanied installation of new computer systems. Ironically, in an industry that changes so quickly, we are still dedicated to the same mission– helping clients manage the hardships of complex technology transformation in order to remain competitive.”
Weidenhammer was one of the first regional technology companies. Global technology companies, such as Apple and Microsoft, were in their infancy in 1978. “Much of the company’s sustained growth can be attributed to John’s strategy of occupying multiple lines of business concurrently, while remaining relevant across a number of strategy, technology and marketing touchpoints,” stated Chuck Zwicker, Chief Operating Officer of Weidenhammer.
“Having provided thousands of businesses and school districts with innovative solutions for 43 years is very humbling,” stated John. “I am proud of our growth, but even prouder of the exceptionally long-term relationships we have forged with many of our clients.” He continued, “There are a number of clients who have been with us since the early ‘80s.”
Think of this. When Weidenhammer started in business, gasoline was 63 cents a gallon, and the average price of a new home was $54,800.