Comtex Technologies, originally Communications of Texas, was founded in 1978. The company specialized in selling and replacing embedded AT&T rental equipment, used by most businesses at that time. The company grew rapidly and soon expanded to Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama. In 1984 Ty Glassford, originally an account executive, in the company's Jackson, MS office, was transferred to Montgomery. Ty saw the possibilities of the company & came to develop a business plan that would further business operation in the Montgomery area resulting in his purchase of what is Comtex Technologies today. Ty's integrity, business decisions & putting the customer's best interests ahead of the company's interests have all played a role in the success of the company to this point. Ty & his staff have worked to diversify the company by their continuous commitment to exploring new technology & expanding from one line of core business solutions to five which now includes telephone systems, security camera systems, audio visual, access control and low voltage wiring. In addition to the original line of business telephone systems, Comtex sells Coax and Fiber Internet service and local long distance voice service for all the major carriers in the U.S.
In 2015, Comtex Technologies was pleased to announce that it had purchased and merged all assets of SouthEastern Telephones, Inc. a Birmingham company with a customer base of 2000 + business clients. Founded in 1983, Southeastern Telephones had been installing and servicing business telephone systems for Toshiba Telecommunications, Iwatsu Telephones, and ICON Voice Networks very similar to Comtex. Ty Glassford, states “With this merger, Comtex will have a statewide presence and service capability. We have not only tripled our customer base, we now have quadrupled our service footprint with a new affiliated company along the Florida panhandle to the Mississippi coast. 2015 had been the best year in revenue for Comtex since the nineties and with this acquisition, Comtex is positioned to have its best year ever in 2016 with our diversified portfolio of products including phone systems, DVR & surveillance systems, access control, audio-video, and low voltage wiring.