Randall Garner is President of Garner IT Consulting. His goal is to earn the trust of small businesses by providing them with strategic, proactive information technology management. He understands that helping his clients garner their business goals is the only way Garner IT and his team can achieve their goals. He believes that trust and quality service are the primary keys to any business partnership.
After graduation from Vernon High School as Co-Salutatorian, Randall earned a degree in Computer Engineering Technology, was presented with the “Student of the Year” award for his program, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gulf Coast State College (GCSC). He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, as well as an IT Professional, Technology Specialist, System Administrator, and Desktop Support Technician. Mr. Garner is also a certified expert in computer security by the international Computing Technology Industry Association. This certification is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense.
In his last year at GCSC, Randall held a position as a co-op student with a large, local air conditioner production facility in Lynn Haven. There he grasped the true importance of technology up-time because every minute the production line was down tens of thousands of dollars were lost in productivity and revenues. He was also awarded the “Student of the Year” award for the Cooperative Education program.
For seven years after graduation from GCSC, Randall worked with a local consulting company and gained extensive business and technology experience helping small businesses in a myriad of industries. Through this experience, Randall developed a solid understanding of technology fundamentals, along with troubleshooting, employee management, customer service, and the business benefits of technology. Most importantly, he observed how IT was frequently hindering the progress of small businesses from achieving profitability.
A Vision of Something Better
During his years as a small business technology consultant, Randall envisioned a new type of service delivery model for IT consulting. He observed that businesses were becoming increasingly dependent on technology as it became more integrated into their daily operations. As a result, there was a greater need for a reliable, performance-based technology that assured achievement of business goals, provided a solid return on investment, and improved employee productivity. Each business needed an expert to advise them, provide IT solutions, and help create a dependable and predictable IT cost profile: a profile that is integral to their specific business plan.
Garner IT Consulting
Randall’s vision is now a reality. Garner IT provides proactive technology management and value-added technology consulting for a flat monthly fee. His team of professionals communicates with you. They listen, learn, and then lead you to a realistic, and cost-effective IT solution for your specific business. Garner IT is more than a service provider – they are a business partner intensely interested in your success.
A Family Man
Randall has a wonderful wife, Julie, whom he met along his career path. Julie was working on a production line. “I was fixing her printer,” Randall recalls with a smile. The Garners now have three children; the joys of their life. They also have two spoiled lab/pit-mix pups, Luna and CoCo, an old lady dachshund, Bree, and the coolest cat ever, Stormy.
“I’m a do whatever it takes person. I try to lead by example and show that we are here for each other.” His definition of happiness is providing for the family. His happiest memories are created by his children. “And, we keep right on creating more wonderful memories!”
Randall’s favorite thing to do is to share God’s word and talk about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with others. He rarely starts a day without spending time reading The Bible and spending time talking with God. “I try to remember to ask God everyday to help me decrease and Him increase in me, so I can help serve others and build His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.”
He also enjoys playing ball with his kids, golfing, fishing, and camping in his spare time. His favorite color is white. When you meet him, ask him why.
“Family means people who care for and look out for each other. It means they are there for each other. It could be a relative, a friend, a coworker, a client, or an employee.” - Randall Garner
A Ten-Year Vision
The accomplishments Randall is most proud of are the progress his company has made, and the relationships that have been created with his clients.
His Ten-Year Vision is to see his company expand, while watching his clients’ businesses grow and prosper across Northwest Florida. Helping his clients succeed is his paramount goal.
Helping the Community
When Randall founded GIT, he knew he wanted to start helping the community using his skills as best he could. “We’ve been providing Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida with in-kind IT support services since 2010,” he says. Randall and Garner IT are also proud sponsors of the JA’s Classroom In A Day program with elementary school students.
In addition, Randall spent over three years meeting monthly with the inaugural IT Advisory Board. From that experience, he was part of a group that started a 501c3 non-profit IT advisory board, called Base IT, where Randall serves as the inaugural Board President. Base IT is helping area students by working with technology educators and business folks to design an IT-based curriculum that begins in high school, moves on to college, and transitions into a nice paying job. The board is focused on creating a pathway to certifications, and attracting more females into the IT workforce because technology is truly an equal opportunity field!
An Invitation to You
Randall and his family, Garner IT Consulting, would like to help your company grow and prosper. If you have IT or other computer management needs, give Randall a call. He’ll set up an appointment at your convenience and sit down with you. Then he’ll listen to you, learn about your company, and lead you to IT solutions that are cost-effective and efficient for your particular needs. There’s no charge for this evaluation. Randall knows from experience that, with the right IT consultant, your business can and will run smoothly and profitably. He’s ready when you are. So when the time comes – maybe even today – feel free to contact Randall and his team. His success is experienced through your success!
Garner IT knows how detrimental to your business it can be to have computer and server problems preventing you from being productive. We also understand waiting on technicians while you can’t fill orders and customers are complaining just compounds the problem. We value your time! When you have a technical problem and call our support team we guarantee to have one of our experienced technician responding to your problem within 60 minutes or less.