1986 HCSS is born.
HCSS started not in a garage, but in a bedroom that served as the master bedroom, nursery for a newborn baby, and the HCSS office. Mike Rydin, HCSS President and the only employee, thought he could actually run his business with a baby in the nursery. Two weeks later, the baby was promptly moved off-site to day care.
Within a couple of years, HCSS hired one of its first programmers, Carl, and expanded into the entire house. This left Mike’s father confined to the living room after his senior citizens group in the afternoons; and there he stayed until Carl left his bedroom at the end of the work day. Carl made the DOS version of HeavyBid into the successful estimating software that it became.
Mike previously worked in the estimating department of a large heavy construction company and understood the importance of bidding and time crunches. So he decided to start the very unusual concept of 24/7 support for HeavyBid. Many nights, he took support calls in the dark directly from his bed. Today, HCSS still offers 24/7 instant support to thousands of customers.
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