About

BAYCOM is a premier reseller and service provider of wireless voice and data communications and video surveillance solutions for businesses, schools, state and local government, and public safety organizations across the United States.

Our mission is to keep communities and workforces secure and connected by providing value-rich technology that drives efficiency and safety. Our highly trained service team focuses on aligning solutions with customer goals while working within the reality of budget constraints.

We have been serving customers since 1956 with Certified Service Center locations in Green Bay, Fox Valley, Pewaukee, Portage, Madison, and La Crosse, Wisconsin.

BAYCOM is one of four partner entities, BAYCOM, CC&NTourGuide Solutions, and Q-Comp Technologies, that operate under the OwnersEdge Inc. umbrella. This combination allows us to provide exponentially greater value to our customers through our ability to address a wide range of communications and electrical challenges.

These synergies make certain that we quickly address our customer’s most significant pain points. With our diverse pool of talent, integrating multiple technologies is a breeze. Our corporate ESOP structure encourages a collective effort that drives exceptional customer service and long-term relationships with customers.

History

  1. 1954

    BAYCOM was initially started under the name Electronic Service Company.

  2. 1956

    BAYCOM marks September 12 of this year as its anniversary, signifying the start of the company when Tom Pohlman signed a service agreement with Motorola. Before starting BAYCOM, Tom worked as an engineer for WTAQ and WBAY, and it's a source of pride at Baycom that Tom was instrumental in putting Green Bay's first television station on the air. As a second job, Tom was repairing two-way radios in his basement for the Green Bay police department, using the skills he had learned in the US Army during WW II.

  3. 1962

    Tom’s business quickly grew, and Tom moved to our first location on Cass Street in Green Bay, which is now Commercial Auto Body Repair.

  4. 1965

    The company was incorporated under the name Bay Communications, Inc. and added on two additional locations.

  5. 1982

    The business moved to its current location in Green Bay. At that time, BAYCOM was still operating exclusively as a Motorola service center.

  6. 1988

    Motorola changed its sales structure and began hiring outside distributors. This was a major milestone in our history and more than doubled our staff as we became both a service and sales organization. BAYCOM also added a Marinette location this year.

  7. 1993

    An additional location opened in Neenah.

  8. 1994

    BAYCOM opened BAYCOM Cellular.

  9. 1992

    Dan Pohlman, Tom's son, purchased the business from his father. Dan grew up in the business and started by mowing the lawn, painting and performing janitorial duties around the shop. He began installing mobile radios in vehicles while Dan was still in high school. Dan attended college at Michigan Tech starting in 1968 and received his degree in electrical engineering in 1972. He continued his education, earning his MBA in 1976. Dan successfully ran the business and was instrumental in identifying diversification opportunities that support our core competency of wireless voice and data communications.

  10. 2007

    Dan sold the business to Steve Elias. Steve Elias, a former Motorola employee, joined Baycom in 1991 as a Senior Account Executive. Steve aggressively explored new ideas and focused on how to take our wireless communications technology and digital data transmission expertise to new markets. Steve is a graduate of Gogebic Community College in Ironwood Michigan and Lakeland College in Sheboygan Wisconsin, with degrees in Marketing and Management.

  11. 2013

    Milwaukee 2-Way, based in West Allis, was acquired in the interest of expanding BAYCOM's sales and service operations in southeastern Wisconsin.

  12. 2016

    BAYCOM was acquired by OwnersEdge Inc., an ESOP holding company based in Brookfield Wisconsin. BAYCOM also sold BAYCOM Celluar.

  13. 2017

    The West Allis location was moved to an 8,400-square-foot facility in Pewaukee. BAYCOM and CC&N, sister companies in the OwnersEdge portfolio, established a brand-aligned, regional office in the Fox Valley. This location replaced the individual office BAYCOM occupied in Neenah, and another CC&N had in Appleton. Also, BAYCOM acquired Communications Service Wisconsin (CSW). The acquisition added 22 employees and locations in Portage, Madison, and La Crosse. This acquisition was significant as it unified the top two Motorola partners in the state of Wisconsin.