Corporate History


Phillip Ingram founded The Computer Group in 1982, after nearly 20 years' experience in various computer systems-related and management positions in both industry and academia. CGI was formed to capitalize on the emerging microcomputer boom and initially targeted sales to large State of Michigan governmental agencies and Universities. Eventually, CGI expanded into the computer services, training and the commercial markets.

CGI's commitment to customer service and satisfaction resulted in a very impressive growth rate, exceeding 60% annual growth over the period 1985-1989. The Company's achievements were recognized by numerous publications, including two appearances as a member of INC. Magazine's 500 fastest growing businesses in America; Michigan Business magazines fastest growing Michigan companies; Crain's Detroit Business magazine and Black Enterprise magazine's Top 100.

CGI is in the bidding business. Bidding is an extremely price sensitive approach to selling. The lowest price usually comes out as the winner. However, the attention to detail demanded when evaluating specifications and terms and conditions is just as crucial. It's in the latter area where CGI has excelled. Our sales staff are disciplined researchers, who have been invaluable to purchasing agents needing to source unique computer solutions. CGI's flexibility and willingness to go after one of a kind solutions keeps bid opportunities coming.