A small staff with big plans, RhiCom Networks has been expanding its reach out of 156 Victoria Street since 2010. RhiCom Networks is an internet service provider for commercial and residential properties throughout British Columbia.
Kayle Tjomsaas acquired RhiCom in December 2017; however, Kayle has a unique history with the Kamloops-based company. With a Bachelor of Computer Science in hand, Kayle transitioned from a contracted worker to a full-time employee, to a manager, to business owner since 2010. His growth within the company is impressive and a testament to his work ethic.
Kayle works alongside brother, Shane, who is RhiCom’s Director of Business Development. Shane explains that his team, “…does network setup and engineering for organizations that may not have IT resources. Right now, we serve over 250,000 British Columbians from Kelowna to Prince Rupert.”
A Kamloopsian since the age of four, Shane grew up in the tournament capital and pursued a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Thompson Rivers University. Currently, Shane develops business relationships throughout the province. In 2018, RhiCom Networks received designation to work on film crew sets in British Columbia. An exciting development for the team, RhiCom Networks is certified to bring a remote network to film crews, as well as other industries!
Shane adds, “as we build more relationships, RhiCom expands further across the province. For example, we can use a rooftop of a building to reach internet service a little further. The more plans we have, the bigger our network grows. It’s great to work with different communities.”
When asked what he appreciates most about his work, Shane replies, “It’s great to work with a small team. Everyone is professional and just takes initiative. It’s a unique atmosphere that you get in an office like that…and Kayle has always been an advocate about have a face that customers can come in and meet. It’s why he’s passionate about having a street front location in Downtown Kamloops. Both he and I really like that.”
We are proud to have the Tjomsaas brothers and RhiCom Network’s entrepreneurial skills foster in Downtown Kamloops. We look forward to following the team’s success in the future!