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Humble beginnings...

Keystone ISS Inc. grew from the culmination of several life long hobbies in which grew beyond our founder, Jeffrey M. Coney's home office in 1998 to a serious endeavor and was incorporated in 2002.

This basement office grew by leaps and bounds starting in 1990. This is how his home office looked in 1998. Jeff ran this operation by himself on a part time basis in the 90's. Since then moved he's moved to a new home and location and our business on to a larger, more professional setting. Unfortunately, for security reasons we no longer publish interior photos of our current office/work spaces.

 
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998HO602 My Desk
  • 998HO602 My Desk
    Jeff's Desk
  • 998HO601 My PC
    The main workstation/PC
  • 998HO603
    If pictures could speak a thousand words then what would these say? Some might say geek! But we say professional, organized and ready to do business!
  • 998HO608 Eileens Desk
    This second desk and PC were added for web surfing, data collection and scanning documents/photos.
  • 998HO610 CD Storage
    Storage for over 350 CDs. Note the large hard drive with the clear cover in the lower right corner. Jeff pulled it out of an old GE Mark-Link Mainframe which was being decommissioned.
  • 998HO609 Floppy Storage
    Floppy Disk Storage... At the time this photo was taken there were approximately 1200 3.5" and 250 5.25" Disks!
  • 998HO618 Printers
    A Large format (11x17") Canon, an HP4Plus and an Epson 870esq Dot Matrix handled all the printing with ease.
  • 998HO619
    Efficient and well laid out space with a real purpose and ease of use in mind. Professionally, Jeff worked for General Electric Information Services at the time.
  • 998HO607 White Board
    Whiteboard and Drafting Table... yes physical - mechanical drafting, CAD was used for many jobs.
  • 998HO612
    Reference works and hard copy storage.
  • 998HO620 File & Utility Cabinets
    More file and utility cabinets!
  • 998HO605 Equipment Rack - Front 0
    At it's peak, Jeff added another 19" equipment rack and had a total of 17 machines running including two desktop PCs and a Laptop!
  • 998HO606 Equipment Rack - Front 1
    These photos were taken just before the last expansion of the network. The equipment bays are shown below, complete with full patch panels, Cisco 2501 and 4700 series routers, Remote boot, remote printing, dial-up/DSU's, A pair of Serv-Switches, a dedicated terminal, telephone call router, voice mail system, 5 servers (Tower Cases), 4 Rack-mount multi-processor servers running, DOS 6.2, Solaris, Linux and Windows. All servers had redundant capabilities and swapable Hard Drives, as well as,CDR/CDRW and tape back-up capabilities at the time.
  • 998HO604 Equipment Rack - Back 1
    Neat and structured wiring. Everything was properly grounded, labeled and tied.
  • 998HO611 Manuals - Books
    Manuals and physical documents "waiting to be scanned"!
  • 998HO613 Parts 3
    Electronics workshop and part storage.
  • 998HO614 Parts 2
    UPS power, diverse connectivity methods as well as spare equipment, parts and supplies at the ready to insure continued operation. There was no wasted space, that's for sure.
  • 998HO622 Parts 1
    Small parts storage.
  • 998HO615 Work Bench 1
    Electronics workbench for testing and prototyping components and building PCs. In his spare time, Jeff also built or upgraded over 240 PCs in this office for friends, family and co-workers, most were done at cost...
  • 998HO621 Stamp Cabinet
    Did we mention the fact that Jeff is somewhat of a neatnik? These photos show the way the office usually looked... A trait he has not lost.

998HO602 My Desk
 
 

 

Even as this home office grew in size and complexity, it was without a doubt one of the nicest, most professional looking home offices around... but that's just our opinion!

Most of the core areas are subjects that are of interest to our staff and to the average person in general. Subjects like: Computer tips and how to's, Coin Collecting, Postage Stamp Collecting, Wood shop plans, Home improvement, How to maintenance, Model railroading, Living self-sufficiently, Conservation, Survival, information pertaining to Starting and operating a business, Dieting & Health, Solar power, Household finances, supplies, books and much more. The List goes on from there!

Items and information for the improvement of life and mind...

"If you're going to do it, you might as well do it right"

Our furniture and equipment are quite different now as we keep up with the never ending march of changing technology and as reason dictates. Our professionalism and determination to work in an organized, effective manor has not.

Ah, the good old days! We hope you enjoyed this little walk down memory lane and gives you some idea of the scope and level at which we have and will continue to grow and operate.

We tackle everything we do with the same zeal and professionalism.