NextHorizon History

Our History

2018

Planned Groundbreaking

Planned Groundbreaking in December for New Next Horizon Offices in Sanford, FL.

2018

Florida Companies to Watch

Proud to be recognized as GrowFL statewide Company to Watch! The award notes our entrepreneurial style and corporate culture contributing to our competitive advantage.

2018

Part of the Fast 50 in Central Florida

Recognized as a Central Florida “Fast 50” company by Orlando Business Journal.

2018

2nd Largest Digital Media Company

Recognized as 2nd Largest Digital Media Company and 12th Largest IT Company in Central Florida by Orlando Business Journal.

2018

Central Florida's Technology Company

12th Largest Technology Company in Central Florida by Orlando Business Journal

2017

CEO Of The Year

President Harry Ellis recognized as CEO of the Year by Orlando Business Journal.

2017

Family-Owned Business of the Year

The Sanford Chamber awarded Harry Ellis and his team of IT professionals and Web Design creatives the Family-Owned Business of the Year.

2016

Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Recognized by Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Year.

2015

Top CIOs of Central Florida

Harry Ellis III was once again named one of the top CIOs of Central Florida. Harry, has been awarded this honor 3 our of the past 4 years by the Orlando Business Journal.

2015

Entrepreneur of the Year

The Sanford Chamber awarded Harry Ellis and his team of IT professionals and Web Design creatives the Entrepreneur of the year award for 2015.

2015

Small Business of the Year

Voted by a panel of independent judges, The Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded Next Horizon and their staff the overall Small Business of the Year for 2015.

2015

Technology Business of the Year

The Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce Awarded Next Horizon and their staff of Technology Professionals the Technology Business of the year.

2014

Family Owned Business of the Year

Next Horizon was voted by Seminole County Regional Chamber of commerce for Family owned business of the year.

2014

Next Horizon participates in Google Glass Explorer beta program

Next Horizon participates in Google Glass Explorer beta program

2013

Making the Difference Awards Ceremony

Next Horizon, Harry Ellis was recognized at the annual Making the Difference awards ceremony.

2013

CIO of the Year

Harry Ellis III receives Orlando Business Journal ‘s CIO of the year award.

2013

500 Websites Launched

Next Horizon has launched its 500th web design project

2012

Next Horizon has made the list again!

Orlando Business Journal Book of Lists is out and we made the 12th largest Digital Media company in Central Florida!

2012

Small Business of the Year

Next Horizon was nominated by Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce for the Small business of the year.

2012

Top Business People 40 Under 40

Harry Ellis III was nominated by Orlando Business Journal for the top business people 40 under 40.

2012

OBJ Most Influential Businessman Nominee

Harry Ellis III was nominated by Orlando Business Journal for being one of the most influential businessmen of 2012.

2012

CIO of the Year

Harry Ellis III receives Orlando Business Journal ‘s CIO of the year award.

2012

Next Horizon's Cloud Computing Goes Public

Next Horizon publicly rolls out their cloud computing network and converts 20 customers on opening day to the cloud computing model

2011

Welcome to the Cloud

Harry Ellis III designs and implements Next Horizon’s Cloud Computing Network

2011

Most Influential Businessmen

Harry Ellis III was nominated by Orlando Business Journal for being one of the most influential businessmen of 2011

2010

Premiere Shows mobile app

Next Horizon Launches an E-ticketing and mobile scanning applications for Premiere shows at the Orlando Convention Center

2009

Lockheed Martine Missiles and Fire Control Deal

Harry Ellis III lands a major deal with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Communications Department to provide Programming and Web Design services.

2009

Complete Customer Satisfaction

Next Horizon has achieved a 98.5% customer retention for their products and services.

2008

Internet Marketing That Makes Sense

Next Horizon added Search Engine Optimization and Pay Per Click Management to their services.

2008

Next Horizon Invades Mobile Market

Next Horizon Launched its first mobile website/ application.

2007

THIS IS NEXT HORIZON!

Next Horizon designed its 300th web site.

2006

Growing Strong

Next Horizon hired its 10th full time employee.

2005

Dell, Sonicwall, Cisco, Intel & Microsoft Partnerships

Next Horizon establishes partnerships with leading manufacturers, Dell, Sonicwall, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft.

2004

Online Shopping That Makes Sense

Next Horizon created their first Ecommerce store for online purchasing.

2004

Web Hosting Done Right

Harry Ellis III designs and implements Next Horizon’s Web Hosting and Email Facilities.

2001

Next Horizon is Born

Harry Ellis JR and Harry Ellis III rebrand Y2K Service, Inc. DBA Next Horizon Networking and Technology.

1999

Diebold ATM Deal

Harry Ellis JR lands first major deal with Diebold ATM manufacturer to upgrade all of the southeast region ATM machines to Y2K compliance.

1991

Computer Retail Opening

Harry Ellis JR converts Ellis & Associate's focus and opens one of the first computer retail stores and repair centers in Central Florida.

1982

Ellis & Associates is Created

Harry Ellis JR opens Ellis & Associates focusing on mainframe and terminal computing.

Our Customers

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take theirs.

  • "I am comfortable and confident in their ability to help us create consistency throughout our 24 centers. Next Horizon is very responsive to all of our needs and I fully recommend them."

    Florida Autism Center
  • "We went with Next Horizon from the start because, for us, it was a trust thing. We know we are getting the top resources and honest input when we have questions. You get the real deal every time with Next Horizon!"

    Shepherd’s Hope
  • "We selected Next Horizon for our website development because we needed a firm that could grow with us. Next Horizon offers the platforms and expertise we needed now and into the future."

    Cuhaci & Peterson
  • "Working with Next Horizon has been beneficial to for us. My goal was to drive our margins in all areas and my expectations have been exceeded. I thank Next Horizon for that."

    The Door Company
  • "When our company began experiencing down time in service due to an unstable network system, we engaged with Next Horizon. I could not be more pleased with the level of technical proficiency and support provided by Next Horizon and I recommend them to anyone looking for an outsourced IT solutions."

    .Decimal
  • "Management felt as though we were spending a lot on internet advertising with little return. We turned to Next Horizon for digital marketing services and our customer traffic is up 45%. We value the great service and quick response from Next Horizon."

    Service One

Careers

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Network Administrator

We are currently accepting applications for talented and dynamic Network Administrators. The ideal candidate must have a strong grasp of the life cycle of business PC and Server environment, must work well in a team oriented environment, have effective communication skills and must be a “self starter”. The ideal candidate must also have a minimum of 4 years in the Network Administration role.

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