Lincoln RI, May 2, 2023 – Custom Computer Specialists (Custom), formerly Unicom Technology Group, a leading IT solutions provider, is pleased to announce that they have been named as one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island for the fifth year in a row. This program was created by Providence Business News and Best Companies Group.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in Rhode Island, benefiting the economy, workforce, and businesses in the state of Rhode Island. The list is made up of 67 companies.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the state of Rhode Island;
  • Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the state of Rhode Island;
  • Must be in business a minimum of one year.

“I am honored and thrilled to receive this award for the fifth consecutive year. I couldn’t be prouder of our team,” said Suzanne McLaughlin, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Custom Computer Specialists. “Custom has been providing technology services to support the goals of school districts, city and state agencies and organizations throughout the Northeast for over forty years.  We could never have achieved this success without attracting the industries’ best and brightest talent.”

“Being selected a Best Places to Work in Rhode Island is an honor, to receive this honor five consecutive years is astounding,” said Jay Whitchurch, CEO of Custom Computer Specialists.  “As a result of this award we are able to attract the best and brightest talent in the region, which allows us to provide services and solutions that far exceed our clients’ expectations.”

Companies from Rhode Island entered the two-part survey process to determine the 2023 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

The final rankings will be revealed at an in-person event on June 7th at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick.

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About Custom Computer Specialists

Custom Computer Specialists (“Custom”) is a leading provider of technology solutions and services to both public- and private-sector clients.  Custom provides technology solutions and services for core software, managed services, IT consulting, cyber security, cloud, and network design and implementation. Our simple goal is to understand where our clients are on their technology journey and help them get to where they need to be.  Founded in 1979, Custom’s vast knowledge and experience make them a leading and trusted partner of educational institutions (K-12 and Higher Ed), healthcare organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies across the Northeast. With main offices in Hauppauge, NY and Lincoln, RI, Custom has hundreds of employees across the Northeast.  We strongly believe in Right People, Right Results. Providing the Right Results for our clients has earned Custom the numerous awards and distinctions: CRN North America “Elite 150” and “Security 100” for top Managed Service Providers; Best Cybersecurity and Best Computer Services on Long Island; Top 10 K12 Solution Providers; and Best Places to Work.  Learn more at