Small town roots. Big time solutions.
The NET Data Corporation was founded in Hopkins County by David Graves on June 1, 1983. David laid the foundation that NET Data is currently built upon--quality products and quality customer service. This foundation has enabled NET Data to successfully leverage technology to bring efficiency to local government for over three decades.
An American Business is born
In 1983, David Graves took a gamble that he could leverage emerging hardware and software technology traditionally used in the banking and high volume retail sectors to bring efficiency to local government institutions. The company's first two customers were the Hopkins County Tax Office and County Appraisal District. David's gamble paid off and by 1984 NET Data was growing exponentially. The product portfolio quickly expanded to meet an awakening demand from local government offices to leverage the technology boom of the 1980s. NET Data solutions were built to operate across newly available network technology allowing entire counties to operate from a single highly reliable IBM server. Software was developed to enable information to flow between collaborative government offices thereby drastically reducing data entry and human error. NET Data powered government offices were literally revolutionized overnight. Within four years of its founding, NET Data quickly became a recognized leader in the county government software industry providing solutions to all manner of local government agencies. A successful American business was born.
Scott Stahl accepted the role as Vice President in 1985 and has been a part of the NET Data team almost from the beginning. He is a software engineer by trade and was a major force in developing many applications. Scott strives to stay ahead of emerging technology trends in order to deliver efficiency and save taxpayer dollars.
A Leader in the marketplace
By the late 1990s, NET Data was shaking up the county government software industry. With so much success David Graves decided to assume the role of CEO and named Tory Humphries as the new NET Data President. Within his first year as President, Tory would shape NET Data into the company we see today. With Tory in the lead, the NET Data team and customer base would grow exponentially and dominate the market.
The legacy continues
David's son Dave Graves joined the NET Data team in 2005 as a Hardware Support Representative. The following year GHS Ltd. was established in response to the growing demand in the JP Collections sector for a better approach to reducing backlog, increasing efficiency and boosting court revenue. It was another gamble that paid off. When the 2008 recession hit, the number of cases going delinquent sky rocketed and county budgets decreased resulting in huge backlogs in the JP courts. Dave was promoted to Director of Operations for GHS and in less than 10 years led his team to add over 200 Justice of the Peace customers. The GHS Collection Management System spread like wildfire as customers realized the efficiency and power that modern technology could bring to their delinquent collections activities. Like the NET Data solutions before it, the GHS Collection Management System transformed JP courts overnight. Backlogs were drastically reduced and revenues spiked for GHS powered courts. GHS is now the recognized leader in JP delinquent case collections. In January 2015, Dave was promoted to President of NET Data and continues to focus the company on what’s important—customer relationships, quality products and exceptional customer service. The legacy continues.
Supporting our local community for over three decades.
Sulphur Springs, Texas has been the perfect home for NET Data for over 30 years. The company is involved in many different community organizations.
We can’t leave out NET Data’s famous stew! For the last several years we have participated in the Hopkins County Fall Festival stew contest. We've learned that being experts in technology doesn't necessarily make you experts in stew, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying being a part of Hopkins County’s long time tradition.