CBSI was founded in 1985 by Caroline Kurilec with help from an angel investor. After 20 years in the answering service industry, Caroline saw the need for and had a desire to build her own answering service focused on world class customer service. She took the best of what she learned from her many years of experience and began CBSI with just two clients. Her husband Mike, her daughter Beth and long-time friend Mary Lou were the first three employees. Within two years, the client list had grown from just two to several dozen small companies in the Atlanta area. Now, after more than 25 years in business, the account list has grown to more than 800, and the staff has grown from just four to more than 25. Many of Caroline’s original customers and staff from the 1980’s remain with the company today.
In 2011, Jeff Anderson, Caroline’s son-in-law (Beth’s husband), acquired the controlling interest in CBSI held by the angel investor that helped Caroline start the business. Fortunately for Jeff, Caroline and Beth are still very active in the day to day operations of CBSI. Additionally, CBSI continues to retain great employees like Debi Vincent, Denise Pizzini and Mary Lou London who all joined CBSI in its early years.
Since acquiring CBSI, Jeff has implemented new technology, increased CBSI’s telecommunications bandwidth and expanded the staff to ensure that CBSI is able to meet the growing demands of its customers and maintain the commitment to high levels of service, the core principle upon which the company was founded.
CBSI's answering business is booming, and their Executive Suites are serving the business needs of many Atlanta area businesses. CBSI is committed to providing the best service possible to our clients, and we continue to look for more areas to expand our suite of services. In spite of ongoing growth CBSI remains true to our original commitment… to provide the best service available… at competitive rates. That commitment will never change.
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Outstanding Service Earns Award of Excellence
Communication Business Services, Inc. wins coveted ATSI Award of Excellence
Communication Business Services, Inc. of Marietta, GA has been honored with the exclusive ATSI 2021 Award of Excellence for the 8th year. This award is presented annually by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI), the industry’s Trade Association for providers of telecommunications and call center services including telephone answering and message delivery across North America and the UK. Communication Business Services, Inc. was presented with the award at ATSI’s 2021 conference in Kansas City, MO.
Independent judges are contracted by ATSI to evaluate message services over a six month period. The scoring criteria includes:
“The ATSI Award of Excellence is essential to our members and their employees to continually evaluate the service levels they are providing to their clients. It enables them to identify areas of greatness, as well as places that need attention. We’ve had members that have participated in the program for decades and look forward to winning their awards each year.” Says ATSI President Tifani Leal.
The award started 25 years ago as a means to improve the overall quality of the call center industry by setting expectations and measurements to ensure a successful call handling experience.
Now an Eight-time winner Communication Business Services, Inc. earned the Ruby Award. ATSI extends its congratulations to the staff of Communication Business Services, Inc. on their proven quality service to their customers.
The Association of TeleServices International was founded in 1942 as a national Trade Association representing live answering services. ATSI now encompasses companies across North America and the UK offering specialized and enhanced operator based services including: call centers, contact centers, inbound telemarketing (order entry), paging, voice messaging, emergency dispatch, fax, and internet services among others.