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Our Core Competencies

Brightworks is your organization's IT department. We build, fix, and maintain business information technology systems:


Windows-based servers (including SQL server). On-premise or hosted with us. Networking with Aruba, Cisco, Dell, and Untangle. Low-voltage cabling. Windows-based desktops and laptops. Mobile devices, too!


Antivirus, anti-spam, anti-phishing services. Email encryption and secure messaging. Protecting your web browsing. We find and plug the holes before the bad guys do.

Strategic Oversight

Knowing what comes next – from alignment with industry best practices to your annual budget.

Cloud Services

Premium hosted email services, based on Microsoft Exchange. Completely managed cloud-based backups – we ensure your business critical data are always safe. Web hosting and domain registration. Cloud-based file sharing.

Our Clients

include financial planners, educators, developers, energy specialists, precision manufacturers, not-for-profits, contractors, health care professionals, environmental advocates, and more.

What do they have in common?

An appreciation for excellence.

The Secret Sauce

What makes Brightworks stand above the rest?

It’s our mission – not the computers or the servers – that brings us to work each day.

Our Mission:

Brightworks exists to demonstrate and expand the power of small local organizations to do meaningful work.

Our Core Values:

We are…

…Systems Seers
We see the relationships between elements of a complex puzzle: the complete picture and how the smaller pieces fit together. Our perspective guides us to know what is most important, right now and in the future. We approach our work with an open mind, avoiding unnecessary judgments before fully understanding a situation.

…Roll Up Your Sleeves

We enthusiastically own our work. We are driven and motivated to pick up the proverbial shovel and unafraid to start digging. We humbly engage in work that others might judge to be below them or not directly tied to our personal success.

…Positive Pragmatists
We choose to maintain a positive, “can do” demeanor, even (especially!) in suboptimal or challenging circumstances. We focus our energy on improving a situation, not on complaints, frustration, or fear. Sanguinity gives us faith that we will get past the current obstacles, and the experience will make us better for it.

The relationship between the three core values is captured in this unifying principle:

Meet Them Where They Are, And Bring Them Forward

Brightworkers see the big picture – the actual state of things and how the pieces fit together with one another – then engage in the hard work to make it what it needs to be. In order to do this consistently and fully, Brightworkers must choose to act as if our actions will make a difference, and that the end result will be a colleague, client, or situation that is in a better state than it was before.

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