Meet Core 4
Core 4 Solutions is a global provider of IT hardware and services, with 25+ years of experience, 10’s of millions in annual revenue, and over 20,000 clients and counting. We’ve worked with companies large and small, delivering custom IT solutions throughout the entire IT lifecycle via system design, procurement, services and disposition.CONTACT US
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Fortune 500 Companies Serviced
Square Foot Technical Facility
Military and Government Branches Serviced
Day Lead Time on Most Equipment
Dedicated Rep for Each Customer
Years of Industry Experience
Satisfied Customers and Counting
Your One-Stop IT Shop
Core 4 is a premier provider of IT equipment and services, transforming the way businesses manage IT with premium offerings throughout the entire IT lifecycle, all focused on saving you money.
Core 4 works with you to design your IT infrastructure from top to bottom ensuring product compatibility and efficiency. Our team has decades of enterprise hardware experience. As a customer, this means that when you work with Core 4 to design an IT system, you can be confident that your system will be designed to fit your specifications, your budget, and will function as intended.
- IT infrastructure design assistance, regardless of deployment size
- New buildouts, expansions, and upgrades
- Ensure compatibility for any systems upgrades
- Designed with cost and function in mind, utilizing various sourcing options
When you need a specific piece of hardware call Core 4. Our extensive network of warehouses and resellers, we are able to source hard-to-find products at lightning speed. No matter what kind of equipment you need, you can trust Core 4 to deliver. OEMs and OEM-resellers are subject to a myriad of limitations like control pricing and product offering restrictions. Conversely, independent resellers like Core 4 are able to offer solutions based on what matters most: suitability.
- Configured servers, networking, storage, and parts
- New and refurbished
- HP, NetApp, Cisco, IBM/Lenovo, Dell, Sun Oracle
- Free, same-day expedited shipping
- 1 year advanced replacement warranty on refurbished hardware
Core 4 offers comprehensive maintenance service for a fraction of the cost. Networking, data storage, and servers are the foundation of your IT infrastructure. If any part of your system is compromised, the results can be catastrophic. You may believe a manufacturer maintenance program is your only option, but that simply isn’t true: SMARTCARE from Core 4 supports your IT assets beyond their warranty or service agreement, while drastically reducing your IT maintenance cost. Remote and onsite tech support, managed services, and hardware maintenance. 24/7/365.
- Same or better service level than Smart Net (Cisco), Care Packs (HP), SupportEdge (NetApp), ServicePac (IBM/Lenovo), Dell Extended Warranty (Dell/EMC), Sun Oracle Warranty, at a fraction of the cost
- Single phone number — call and speak directly with a technician
- HP, NetApp, Cisco, IBM/Lenovo, Dell, Sun Oracle
- 4-hour on-site service, nationwide
Since we purchase and refurbish equipment, you can recover a portion of your past IT hardware investments. We also safely and securely dispose of e-waste. When you’re ready to upgrade, we’re here to make the transition easy. We’ll remove the old to make way for the new.Whether you’re planning a complete hardware refresh or simply need to dispose of old equipment, Core 4 can make the process a smooth one. All you have to do is load the equipment on a pallet, shrink wrap it, and we’ll take it from there.
- We buy enterprise equipment from HP, NetApp, Cisco, IBM/Lenovo, Dell, and Sun Oracle
- We pay top dollar
- Quick and easy — we handle the dirty work
- Secure and safe data destruction procedures
There was a big problem in the IT world: businesses of all sizes were paying too much for equipment and service contracts. So we started Core 4 to fix it. Here's how we got there.
Cory Larsen & Mike Mattson pioneered an industry - making refurbished equipment a viable alternative to the hurried refresh schedule pushed by OEMs, providing an affordable and reliable IT solution. As part of the executive team at the firm that made Minneapolis a hardware brokerage hub, they grew the company to over $90 million in revenue and 132 employees.
A New Beginning
Cory and Mike saw an opportunity to start their own business. Rhino Technology Group was founded. Their initial warehouse was just 900 sq. ft., with a mighty staff count of 3.
The Big Idea
Whiplashed by eBay’s changing rules and methods, Rhino decided that it could better meet the needs of end users and founded Core 4 Solutions.
Core 4 and Rhino literally broke through walls, in both directions, and were out of space to expand. After a move and state of the art build out, we were better positioned to offer a higher level of service, increased inventory and and wider breadth of platform offerings.
Ready for Takeoff
Core 4 now has over 35 employees and services 20,000+ satisfied customers in 194 countries. Our 32,000 sq ft technical facility means we have the hardware your business needs to succeed. We are ready to transform how you manage your IT hardware. Are you?
Core 4 Leadership
Being based in Minnesota means that being nice is who we are - it guides how we work and how we interact with our customers. Aside from great service, we also know tech, and the importance of doing things right the first time. That’s why you can trust us with your IT solutions.
Founder Cory Larsen is a respected industry veteran, with over 25 years of experience in the enterprise hardware space. As a graduate of the Carlson School of Management, Cory jumped directly into the refurbished hardware business by joining one of the early pioneers of the industry. He quickly ascended to the to VP of Sales and lead the firm’s growth to $80 million annually. From there, partnering with Mike Mattson, he went on to form a leading enterprise hardware brokerage, which eventually birthed Core 4 Solutions.
Founder Mike Mattson is also a well-known industry vet with over 25 years of experience in IT hardware and services. Prior to founding Core 4, Mike attended Minnesota State University in Mankato. He then spent 10 years as VP of Channel and Federal Sales for an industryleading IT firm, growing sales of the startup Intel-based server division to $8 million annually. Partnering with Cory Larsen, Mike has built a leading enterprise hardware disposition and brokerage firm, where he also secured valuable government contracts.
As Core 4’s first employee, Bronson’s goal was tocreate, grow, and manage the Core 4 brand. He has done just that — driving overall strategy, managing the end user and e-commerce sales teams, and pioneering new programs. Bronson leverages his experience building online brands to ensure Core 4 Solutions continues to offer clients the highest level of service in the hardware industry.
Vice President of Sales
Eliot has worked with co-founders Cory and Mike since 2006. Today, he heads up the Core 4 Solutions sales team, which specializes in enterprise-level server, storage, and networking sales. He is a nationally recognized HPE hardware broker, but he is also proficient with Cisco, IBM, Juniper, and Dell. Eliot is an industry veteran who has worked in IT hardware disposition and procurement for 10+ years.
Operations and IT Manager
Matt joined the Core 4 Solutions team in 2011. He is responsible for managing Core 4’s fulfillment center and technical staff, overseeing operations at our facility in Minnesota. Additionally, Matt manages all of Core 4’s internal IT. He has over 15 years of enterprise IT hardware experience with degrees in both information technology and operations management.
Contact a Rep
Core 4 is ready to partner with you over the lifecycle of your system and save you money. If you’re ready too, contact one of our living, breathing, real human reps today.