Service First …Total Solutions

is a different kind of managed IT support company.

We’ve been taking a proactive approach to keeping your computer systems ready for whenever you need them since 1998. The IT industry is ever changing and those that don;t change with it get left behind.

At Service First, our goal is to be a leader in new ways to better support our clients. We have transitioned from a break/fix service model to become a full Managed Service Provider (MSP). As an MSP we offer better support solutions for clients of all sizes as well as more options for types of support required.

Our clients are very important to us and we treat every network we manage as our own. We take network issues personally and do whatever possible to avoid any downtime. While this is not always possible, we always have multiple levels of backup and recovery options to assist in any disaster recovery.

As a company, we focus our energy in five key ways:

We keep you focused on your business, not your network, by pro-actively managing your systems. We explain everything in plain language and dedicate time and energy to properly planning your technology strategy, making sure your needs and budget are met.

As an MSP, we offer solutions with a fixed monthly cost. No surprises! The Service First team will pro-actively monitor, maintain and support your Workstations, Servers, Storage, Networking and other core technology systems round-the-clock.

We thrive on challenge and love finding the best solutions to your business technology needs. We are never afraid to say “We don’t know”, but we will always look for and find the answer. Most times a simple collaboration with our associates leads us to the solution. One large benefit of our associate system is that between us all we have seem most everything!

We appreciate our clients and their business. Service First takes deliberate steps to build trust and offer accountability with every one of them. Without our clients we are nothing. Without integrity we have nothing.

We realize that we are responsible for our clients business data as well as their privacy. That’s why we ensure that we only use Canadian Data Centres for hosting, Exchange email, and our secure offsite backup systems.

We love to come to work and it shows. We are careful to build relationships with our clients, our community, and each other. We are not your typical IT geeks; we speak plain English, not tech jargon. Yes, we do love technology, but we also love working with our clients.

We have developed business relationships that have lasted over 20 years. No small feat in the world of technology. Speak to us and we listen!

We are always improving our internal systems and client services. We also focus on offering technology education to the business community and on working within our greater community.

As a company Service First …Total Solutions has evolved to become a premier Managed Services Provider. With the help of our many established associates we can offer solutions to cover all ranges of businesses.

Our Mission

To provide our customers high-quality Computer Business Solutions and Services for Businesses today, and tomorrow, while maintaining and ensuring QCE: Quality, Commitment, and Excellence.


Assures our client solutions are done right the first time, on time.


In always being there for our clients when they need us.


By providing the maximum economical and efficient solutions, towards mission critical design, for our client’s information and business process requirements.

Our Vision

“Worry Free, Professional Network Management”

Service First will manage your network so you can manage your business!

Service First …Total Solutions

A Little bit of history

In 1998, Corey Sheppard had a vision about what customer service and network support could look like. He had spent over 6 years working in retail computer sales and service but thought there had to be a better way. The entire notion of business computers getting sent in for repair was ridiculous.

On July 2nd, 1998 Service First …Total Solutions was started. Working from his home office, Corey established a relationship with his clients that still exists to this day. The key elements of the business were onsite service and personal support. Very quickly however, Corey found that it would be necessary to add additional services, not just computer maintenance.

Over the next couple of years domain and email hosting was added. Next came offering an offsite data backup solution. Service First was becoming a solutions provider, not just a network support business.

As more services were being offered, more clients were calling and more referrals were coming in. In 2006, Corey Sheppard and Paul Knapp (owner of Mission Software Systems) formed a partnership of sorts. In this, they would each keep their own clients but would look at taking new clients as a partnership. New “shared” clients would be looked after by both Corey and Paul.

Very quickly they found they had a special niche with working with not-for-profits, especially those dealing with community living. Their customer base grew to include clients from Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford, Langley, Sechelt and even Kingston Ontario.

New growth lead to new problems which quickly lead to new solutions. Service First had to find a way to manage all of their clients as if they were local. Driving to each business was not an option. After much research and testing, Service First found a management platform that solved all. Integrated into one powerful panel was remote access, managed Antivirus, windows and 3rd party application patching, web protection and offsite data backup.

Service First grew into a Managed Services Provider!

Privacy and protection of both information and individuals are critical so we choose to only use data services from pure Canadian sources. All of our web hosting, Pop3 emails, Hosted Exchange and offsite data backup solutions are entirely Canadian based.

Our Technology Partners

Service First utilizes some of the biggest names in the industry for its systems and components. Better systems result in better networks!

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