Tricom wins exclusive contract

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Tricom Communications, a Colorado Springs business that opened in 1986, has just been awarded an exclusive contract to distribute AT&T/Lucent technology in southern Colorado.

Tricom will become the sole authorized dealer for the area, which ranges from south Denver to New Mexico and Kansas for the full product line of AT&T telephone equipment.

According to Tricom President Dick Sharpe, this is good news, not only for the economy of Colorado Springs and the company itself, but also for consumers.

Tricom also will be responsible for the MAC orders, which stand for moves, adds, and changes.

Starting Feb. 1, 1997, when divestiture occurs, AT&T/Lucent will be actively competing with U S West for more local accounts, and Sharpe sees Tricom expandingits sales rapidly.

Sharpe started the business with his partner Dick Hemming after they had been technicians for several years for Mountain Bell. Natives of the Colorado Springs area when divestiture occurred, the two started their own company.

Located at 317 E. Cucharras, the company has expanded to approximately 7,800 square feet throughout the years.

Sharpe, who currently counts more than 30 employees at Tricom, is in the process of adding technicians and salespeople.

The systems that Tricom will market range from $650 to well into the thousands of dollars. Annual revenue is expected to reach $3.5 million in 1996.