Why Choose Us

The Sundog Way

No long-term contracts

30 years of experience

Projects: on time and on budget

Never sick, never on vacation

Money-back guarantee

Veteran Lead

100% of engineers are certified

You have a technical advisor

vCIO role

Industry knowledge

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Our story

Sundog started out in 1989 as a startup called TBC, providing general IT services in DeKalb, Illinois. By 1995, we could see the potential of universal internet access and became the first commercial ISP in DeKalb County. Within a decade, we had grown from dial-up to DSL broadband, from a pair of friends in a basement to a team of 20 in a 6,000ft2 office, and we were manufacturing our own line of laptops, desktops, and servers.
We were also building infrastructure: seeing the need for connectivity, we laid over 140 miles of fiber optic cable across the county, bringing high-speed internet to all the schools, municipalities, and libraries.
By 2012, we realized that with all that infrastructure in place, we could bring more value to our clients by helping them get the best use out of it. To do so, we transitioned away from internet services and began offering only managed IT, and we’ve never looked back. This singular focus on delivering outstanding IT services has allowed us to enjoy year over year growth, hire a wonderful team, and build an amazing community.

Sundog name

Sundog’s CEO, Cohen Barnes, is a committed runner, even in the Illinois winters. On a very cold morning run in 2012, he encountered the atmospheric phenomenon known as a sundog, where sunlight is refracted by ice crystals to form bright, colorful patches on either side of the sun. As this was just at the time he and his team were searching for a new name for their company, it seemed like a sign.

Our commitment to you

We have always succeeded by providing solutions and services that meet the needs of our community: first local ISP, first local broadband provider, first fiber provider, first company to provide Microsoft 365 cloud-based email.

We will bring the same commitment to you: We understand what businesses need to succeed and what technologies deliver the best security and strongest growth. Our team continues to raise the bar and drive excellence, which translates to successful outcomes and great value for our clients. We can’t wait to help you achieve your next goal!


Sundog Named Business of the Year

Sundog Achieve Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Competency

Sundog’s Cohen Barnes
Named to Axcient Partner Advisory Council

Sundog Achieves Microsoft Silver Competency

Sundog Quoted in Redmond Channel Partner Magazine

Sundog Achieves Select Certification from Cisco

Sundog 2020 in Inc. Magazine

CF MSP 501
Sundog 2022 MSP 501 Winner

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