About Us

Ascomnorth has quietly been instrumental in suppoorting the development of the commercial business, healthcare, manufacturing, education and non-profit sectors in northern Michigan for more than forty years. We've installed communication systems throughout the region and have been on the cutting edge of technology - installing some of the first fiber optic cable, key telephone and voicemail systems in our area. We were also one of the first companies in the area to network telephone systems between schools. If you've been in a local hospital or healthcare practice, there's a good chance you've been in close proximity to, or even interacted with, a communications system designed and deployed by Ascomnorth.

Mission Statement

It's our shared vision that we, the employees of Ascomnorth (a division of Shoreline Power Services, Inc.), will provide our customers with “The Peak of Perfection” in quality equipment, installation, service, and support. In this spirit, we'll strive for excellence and professionalism while treating each of our customers with the utmost in courtesy and respect. We'll place customer satisfaction above all else. Each customer’s satisfaction with our product and service will be our measurement of success or failure.We believe this mindset to be essential in mainitaing the reputation that we've worked hard to build in northern Michigan. We also believe it to facilitate the optimal working environment for ourselves as well as the best experience for the customers that we serve.

Company History

Ascom Inc. Founded in Wyoming, Michigan by Mel Wierenga and Fred Billin after separating from Audio Distributors.

Ascomnorth Founded in Acme, Michigan by Mel Wierenga, Fred Billin, and Larry and Starr Garter to support Northern Michigan customers locally.

Dave Barth Joins Ascomnorth as a sound system sales and design specialist. Ascomnorth grows to fifteen employees.

Starr Garter assumes the position of President. Ownership is divided between Starr Garter and Mel Wierenga. Dave Weirenga joins and assumes leadership of engineering and operations as he relocates to Traverse City.

Dave Barth and Dave Wierenga purchase Starr's ownership. Dave Barth assumes leadership of sales and administration and Dave Wierenga continues to lead operations and engineering. The company continues its consistent growth.

Ascomnorth celebrates 25 years in business in Northern Michigan.

Having Partnered with Ascomnorth for many years, Shoreline Power Services expresses an interest in acquiring the business. Aaron Isenhart, Shoreline Power Services' CEO, and team have a vision for a more complete service offering for Northern Michigan customers which both Dave Barth and Dave Wierenga share. An agreement is made and Shoreline Power Services acquires Ascomnorth.

Ascomnorth celebrates 40 years in business in Northern Michigan.

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