In the vibrant landscape of technology and communication, Telephone Communications, Inc. emerged in 1979 as a dream materialized by its founder, Kenneth Bice. Initially conceived as one of the first telephone interconnect companies, TCI had humble beginnings with Kenneth's vision of providing top-quality telephone equipment and services to businesses. Kenneth, a 1963 graduate of Anniston High School and a fifteen-year veteran employee of South Central Bell, decided to embark on an entrepreneurial journey. With determination and a modest initial investment of $16,000, Kenneth Bice laid the foundation of Telephone Communications, Inc. Kenneth’s biggest hurdle in opening his company was convincing businesses that purchasing their own telephone system was now legal. Prior to this time, phones could only be leased by South Central Bell.
Over the years, TCI flourished under Kenneth Bice's leadership. The company evolved to meet the changing landscape of technology and communication. In March 2022, after decades of dedicated service, Kenneth Bice retired, leaving a legacy of innovation and commitment. The reins of the company were then passed on to his children, Barry & Julie Russell and Mike & Tamara Reaves, who took up the mantle of ownership. Barry assumed the role of President, bringing with him over 30 years of experience within TCI in various capacities.
Today, TCI stands as a managed technology service provider - specializing in telecom, security, and IT services. TCI has garnered extensive experience in governmental and non-governmental projects, consistently achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.
The cornerstone of TCI's success lies in its unwavering commitment to delivering Quality, Service, and Value, addressing the diverse needs of its customers. As the technological landscape continues to advance, TCI anticipates the growing demand for interconnected solutions. The management team envisions providing the best-integrated solutions, positioning TCI as the go-to source for various technological needs. Whether it's a cutting-edge Internet-connected device, a sophisticated telephone with a paging system, intrusion security, camera surveillance, access control, or comprehensive computer network systems, TCI prides itself on empowering its customers with technology solutions.
As TCI navigates the ever-evolving tech landscape, the ethos remains clear – "Empowering Tech Solutions" for a connected and dynamic world. The journey that began with Kenneth Bice's dream in 1979 continues to unfold, with TCI embracing the future with innovation, dedication, and a steadfast commitment to customer satisfaction.