Connecting people and applications through skillfully executed technology infrastructure design and deployment.

THE HUMAN SIDE OF TECHNOLOGY

Why Matrix-NDI?

At Matrix-NDI we value people. We consider our team members, customers and partners to be part of the family. Our business was built on relationships in 1985 by Charlie Eicher and Mike Ellis and while we have grown, our basic principles have not changed - to build and maintain strong relationships while helping our customers stay connected. 

While we offer solutions and services nation-wide, we maintain strong involvement in the Twin Cities community.

 

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YOU ARE NOT JUST A NUMBER

What's Our Vibe?

At Matrix-NDI we focus on putting our customers first and being the best that we can be. We have created an environment where hard work is celebrated and support is extended during trying times. We understand the importance of family, personal growth and finding joy in life. When you are on our team, you aren't just a number, you are an invaluable asset to our success. We pride ourselves on being a flexible, motivating workplace with opportunity for upward mobility.

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Our Team

Our team is composed of both office employees and field technicians. The internal office operations are centered around customer relations, solution design and preparation, and innovation. Our field team is composed of certified, subject matter experts who deploy and install our solutions nationwide. Our field and office employees work together hand-in-hand to provide top notch services and solutions to our customers.

Matrix-NDI has long specialized in:

  • Structured Cabling
  • Design Engineering
  • National Deployments
  • Security & Access Control
  • Cloud Solutions
  • Voice Applications
  • Facial Recognition
  • Carrier Services
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WORK HARD PLAY HARD

It's Not All About Work

We have fun too. While our team is very motivated and works incredibly hard to push our business further, we prioritize having fun together and creating things to look forward to.

If you work on our team you can expect

  • Food Trucks - we have food trucks at least once per quarter
  • Company Party - Our annual party is an overnight stay at Mystic Lake Casino complete with dancing and a complimentary hotel room
  • Technician Spotlight - Our field technicians are the heart of our business.
  • Volleyball & Broomball - are you an athlete? You can join one of our company teams!
  • Sporting Events - We love attending local MN sporting events and creating company March Madness brackets
  • Golf - Maybe you're a great golfer, maybe you've never played before. Our annual golf outing is fun regardless.
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SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTS YOU

Social Impact

At Matrix-NDI we know that we would be nothing without the community. That's why we chose to support as many local causes as we can. A few of the organizations we support are:

  • TB1F Fund
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Local Youth Sports Teams
  • Minnetonka Community Education
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WE WANT YOU

Want to Join our Team?

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MATRIX-NDI HISTORY

DECEMBER 1985

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December 1985

Matrix Communications, Inc. (Matrix) founded by Mike Ellis as a privately held Telephone System and Voice Network Company. We began serving and focusing on customers in the Hospitality and Hotel Industry. Our focal point was implementing Hitachi phone systems to our customers by providing complete voice and dial tone network services.

JANUARY 1989

Our partnership with NEC Corporation of America began. NEC is a renowned Information and Communications Technology Corporation that has been in operating globally for nearly 120 years. We are proud to still be partnered with them today as one of the top Triple Diamond Dealers in the United States.

JANUARY 1990

Our partnership with US West began to further our network services offering. US West was acquired by Qwest in 2000, who later merged with CenturyLink in 2011.

JANUARY 1992

Charlie Eicher joined Mike Ellis as part owner of Matrix Communications. Charlie Eicher and Mike Ellis worked together to grow Matrix Communications’ service and solution offerings to cover all industries.

MAY 1995

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Network Design, Inc. (NDI) was as created by Mike Ellis and Charlie Eicher. NDI is a Union labor low-voltage and premise security organization that focusses on structured cabling, National multi-site rollouts, Data Center design and deployment, premise security and video surveillance.

JANUARY 1996

 

Matrix was featured on the ‚ÄúSuccess Stories‚ÄĚ segment of CBS in Minneapolis.

MAY 1997

Network Design, Inc. began offering complete Structured Cabling Solutions. This was the launch of our offering of large Low Voltage and Fiber Optic solutions. At this point, Matrix Communications and Network Design, Inc. were able to work together offer complete Information Transport Systems (ITS) to our customers.

DECEMBER 1997

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InfoLine article from 1997 highlighting the addition of Network Design Inc. Click Here to view the full document

MAY 2018

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Matrix Communications name one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota

JANUARY 2019

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Matrix and NDI merged into Matrix-NDI. This merger allows us to be a leader in Smart Building Technology by blending the expertise of both sides. In addition, we are able to now provide these customized solutions on a national basis. Within the Smart building we collectively are able to offer a full portfolio of services wrapped around Structured Cabling, Cloud and Hosted solutions, Voice and Contact Center Solutions, Telecom choices, Facial Recognition, PoE lighting, IT Networking Design and Deployment, IT Security, Premise Security and Managed Services to support all of it.

MAY 2019

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Matrix-NDI named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota.

JANUARY 2000

Matrix began offering data networking solutions. In response to the emerging Voice Over IP (VoIP) solutions, Matrix focused on Data Switching, Firewall Security, Routing and Wireless solutions. Our partners include Extreme Data Networks, Cisco, Aruba, SonicWall and AdTran.

Our IT Product Partners

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