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Pitt buys back Springfield operations from TSI

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After selling ServiceWorld Computer Center to TSI Global Cos. LLC four years ago, Doug Pitt repurchased the local office assets.

Pitt signed the papers Oct. 10, and the deal for undisclosed terms is scheduled to close Nov. 1, creating Pitt Technology Group LLC.

“I get my baby back,” he said. “We’re going to go back to basics.”

Pitt said Kevin Waterland — one of his longtime employees and a co-owner with him in internet infrastructure contractor SyndeoSolutions LLC — came to him with the idea to buy back the local operations and expand in scope.

Waterland will serve as general manager and an equity owner for the new umbrella company Pitt Technology Group, comprising SyndeoSolutions, information technology firm Nexio Technologies and low-voltage cabling unit Lovo Integrations.

Waterland, who worked as director of technology services for TSI’s Springfield office, said SyndeoSolutions had become one of TSI’s largest local clients.

“It made sense to take that back under one roof,” he said, noting “90 percent of our labor comes from TSI.”

Pitt said the 32 Springfield employees will focus on a personal approach rather than the remote service he said is too common in the IT industry.

“The reality is, people need to see their engineer. We’re going to let everybody else try to do it from afar,” he said. “I know the service business extremely well. I know what people need and want.

“We’re going to give it to them.”

ServiceWorld Computer Center merged into TSI in 2013. The Springfield office operated under the TSI Technology Solutions LLC name.

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