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Posted on 12/12/2011

Gary Jackson, President, and Don Jackson, Executive Vice President, of SunTel Services – a complete provider of services for voice, data and unified networks to businesses in Michigan – have received Entrepreneur of Distinction Awards from Corp! magazine. 

The Entrepreneur of Distinction Awards were handed out at a ceremony at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy yesterday. The award program is now in its fourth year of honoring Michigan entrepreneurs who are helping to lead their businesses towards success and keep the state’s economy moving in a positive direction.

Brothers Gary and Don founded SunTel together in 1986 and have been actively involved in all facets of the company – from sales and employee programs, to expansion and technology partnerships – from day one. Initially offering phone systems, SunTel has evolved and expanded its offerings over the past 25 years to provide and service computer networks, email, Internet, network security, unified networks and network management.

“Don and I are truly honored to be named Corp! Magazine’s Entrepreneurs of Distinction,” said Gary Jackson. “The success of local businesses is more vital than ever in Michigan and SunTel is proud to be one of the companies representing positive, sustained growth in the area.”

Under Gary and Don’s leadership, SunTel has thrived and has weathered Michigan’s economic downturn by choosing measured, profitable growth and working closely with its customers.
It has also expanded its staff by nearly 25 percent during the past two years and is now celebrating its 25th anniversary as a strong Michigan company.

Serving as a technology partner to more than 1,000 customers and supporting more than 2,500 communication systems, SunTel installs, manages, monitors and maintains services for voice, data, video and enterprise networks for businesses across the state. The company prides itself on understanding the specialized needs of its clients and on being “big enough to complete complex projects but small enough to provide personal service.”

As Michigan’s largest business magazine, Corp! focuses on businesses throughout the state, highlighting the latest news, trends and business innovations. The magazine recognizes those individuals who are committed to entrepreneurial success with its annual Entrepreneurs of Distinction Awards.

About SunTel Services
SunTel Services holds key manufacturer certifications that have allowed them to provide “best in class” solutions for voice, data and unified networks in Michigan since 1986. The company specializes in leveraging the IT assets of its customers to build an IP network that will offer end users the latest in VoIP, collaboration and mobility, helping to create the “connected enterprise” with applications such as audio and video conferencing, unified messaging and more. 

SunTel offers a wide breadth of expertise and product offerings to customers across the automotive, manufacturing, government, healthcare, education, finance, professional services, and technology sectors. With certifications in all critical network services, SunTel offers service programs up to and including management of customer networks. The company holds key partnerships with industry leaders, such as Adtran, APC, Avaya, Blue Coat Systems, Cisco, Dell, Fortinet, HP, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Mitel and Polycom.

SunTel serves the global communication system requirements of Michigan companies through offices in Troy, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. Learn more at