Article written by: Jennifer Glose
A.J. and Sean Wiesner were born with technology and telecommunications in their blood.
The brothers, native to Catasauqua, were drawn to the industry by having a father who endured a long, successful career with the biggest telecommunications company at the time, and who also made sure there was a computer in the house since the 1980s.
At five years old the Wiesner boys could already do basic coding on a TRS80 system and by 12 years old they were wiring telephones.
As adults, the brothers continued their love for technology and went to work for their father when he opened his own telecommunications company, AT&D. And after nearly 15 years of hon- ing and cultivating their technician skills at AT&D, in 2011 the company dissolved and the siblings decided to join forces with their longtime friend and fellow technology guru, Mark Schlosser, to create T3 Technologies LLC, a fully integrated technology solutions provider.
The Wiesner duo, along with Schloss- er, came up with the name T3 to denote themselves as the company’s founding three technicians, licensed electricians with 40 years of combined experience in communications.
“I tell everyone that we are technicians cubed,” said A.J. Wiesner, 45.
Today, the company has coined the catch phrase “tomorrow’s technology, today”, to follow the T3 theme.
“We are an all-in-one technology services provider,” Wiesner continued.
PERSISTANCE PAYS It was a Friday when A.J. Wiesner found himself without a job, after AT&D dis- solved. That weekend he and his brother and Schlosser sat together in A.J.’s home and made calls from the database of
customers they had built while at AT&D. By that Monday the three men were forming T3 Technologies LLC, using A.J Wiesner’s laundry room as an office and his garage for storage.
“I don’t remember sleeping for the first year,” said Sean Wiesner, 44. “It was exciting, chaotic and a flurry of activity.”
This went on for nearly six years, until the company’s customer base grew big enough that an official space for T3 Technologies was imminent. And in 2018, T3 Technologies began operating out of its current 3,000 square-foot home on Nor Bath Boulevard in Northampton, which is double the space that the company was using previously.
“It was time for us to move out and expand and grow,” A.J. Wiesner said.
Today the company has 10 employees and nine company vehicles and is blazing a trail as the Lehigh Valley’s provider of choice for low voltage wiring, telephony services, video surveillance, building security and information technology services.
“We have a lot of customers that are loyal to us,” said Joseph Facchiano, business partner relations for T3 Technologies.
PERSONALIZED SERVICES According to both A.J. Wiesner and Facchiano, T3 Technologies serve a niche with small local banks and credit unions, as well as small health care practices of all kinds.
T3 also works with smaller nonprofits that are in need of protecting their donor base.“I feel that we offer a personalized touch,” A.J. Wiesner said. “We hold their hand.”
Services offered by T3 include end- point management, server management, network management, information security, disaster recovery, phone systems, structured cabling and video surveil- lance.T3’s customers are those that are big enough to have the need for information technology services but too small to hire an information technology company.
“We are very customer-oriented,” said Stephanie Marx, office manager at T3 and the company’s first employee. “We really strive to make our customers 100 percent happy, no matter how big or small.”
GIVING BACK A.J. Wiesner said he remembers when the Allentown Rescue Mission reached out in need for a lead sponsor for one of its biggest fundraisers.
Wiesner jumped at the chance for T3 Technologies to help.
“We like the work of the Allentown
member helps. Rescue Mission and are proud to support
“It provides an avenue for us to give them.”
back to the community,” Facchiano said. According to Facchiano, T3 gives back to the community in various ways,
A MESSAGE TO START-UPS including allowing its employees to give
When asked to give advice to others back.wanting to start a business, and take-
The company gives Facchiano time
aways from their journey as entrepre- off to volunteer for Community Partners
neurs, the Wiesner brothers were quick for Kids, to promote child cyber safety.
to share. Facchiano appears on Life Lessons on
“Don’t give up. Don’t surrender. Keep the sunrise edition of WFMZ Channel
digging,” A.J. Wiesner said. “It might 69 News, on the first Monday of every
seem hard, but it’s worth it.” month, to talk about how to keep chil-
Sean Wiesner added to his brother’s dren safe while using the internet.
comments. “We do a lot as a company,” he said.
“Create a systems-based approach Facchiano serves on the boards of the
for creating a business,” he said. “It is Northampton Area Chamber of Com-
extremely important.” merce and the Greater Lehigh Valley
One might think it to be hard to own a Chamber’s Veterans & Military Council.
business with a sibling and a close friend, Tony Jimenez, a U.S. Army veteran,
but A.J. Wiesner gave his thoughts on is Facchiano’s teammate in the business
why it works. partner relations department for T3.
“It’s fantastic!” he said. “I have two Jimenez and Facchiano can be found
people that I can trust. At the end of the in the community at many networking
day I have two people that have my back events where they continue to build rela-
and that know that I have theirs.” tionships with potential clients.
When Jimenez started at T3 he was an installer, which Facchiano says gives customers the best of both worlds.
“Tony not only knows the features of the product, but he knows how we go about installing it,” Facchiano said.
A LEVEL OF TRUST As a member of the Greater Lehigh Val- ley Chamber of Commerce, the benefits are endless for T3 Technologies, accord- ing to Facchiano.
“We have a lot of access to a lot of good people and good customers,” he said.To coincide with the company’s ef- forts to pay it forward, being a chamber
Every year T3 Technologies LLC holds a customer appreciation night at Coca Cola Park to join clients for a Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball game. L to R with IronPigs mascot are T3 owners A.J. Wiesner, Sean Wiesner and Mark Schlosser.