MATTOON -- Mike Gerkin, owner of Wireless Mike’s Verizon Authorized Retailer, announces an ownership change of his 11 Central-Illinois based store locations.
According to a press release, effective today, Wireless Mike’s will be acquired by TEAM Wireless Verizon Authorized Retailer. TEAM Wireless will continue to carry on the legacy of Wireless Mike’s by way of retaining their management and sales teams, through offering the same products and services as before, and continuing support of local organizations. All stores will be transitioned to and operate as TEAM Wireless effective Sept. 1.
According to Gerkin, “It was so important to me to find a company with the same values that helped guide the company and allowed for its growth over the years. TEAM Wireless was the right company that came around at the right time. They are a community-focused company that takes pride supporting local organizations."
Founder and CEO of TEAM Wireless, Brian Boucher, said, “The company culture and people of Wireless Mike’s is a natural fit for our organization. We’re excited to welcome these stores to our company and grow our TEAM Wireless brand and continue the precedent of excellent customer service that Mike and his team started and continued for over 30 years.”
Wireless Mike's has been serving Central Illinois for more than 37 years. Today, Wireless Mike's is a Verizon Authorized Retailer with 11 locations in the East Central Illinois region. Locations include Champaign, Charleston, Clinton, Marshall, Mattoon, Olney, Paris, Robinson, Shelbyville, Sullivan and Urbana.
TEAM Wireless was founded in 2001 in Escanaba, Mich. TEAM Wireless will now independently own and operate 44 retail locations throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois while maintaining its headquarters in Escanaba, Mich. As of this release, TEAM Wireless is a Verizon Wireless Authorized Retailer, Charter Spectrum Authorized Retailer, a WeBoost Signal Amplifier Retailer, and carries a full line of wireless accessories.