In 1996, Dave Hanson founded HOOPS, an accounting software company based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Dave saw the need for a company that would help local businesses transition from paper-based accounting to computer-based financials. Starting with accounting software solutions, HOOPS has grown to offer a complete software solution for all business needs.
After 10 years of working with local businesses and dealing with many hardware and network security issues, Dave noticed IT support lacking in the most crucial area — customer service. The need for a reliable IT service provider quickly became clear, so Dave purchased Imagineering Computer Consultants in 2007.
In the early days, Imagineering provided basic server and workstation support. While that is still a strength, Imagineering has evolved and offers clients the latest in network security, automatic software and operating system updates, as well as cloud email and backups.
Together, Imagineering and HOOPS are able to provide a full range of hardware and software solutions to local businesses across all industries.
Dave retired in March 2020, when his son, Josh, became Owner and President after nearly a decade with the company. Josh is a lifelong Eau Claire resident who is committed to seeing the community succeed, and wants to help businesses grow financially and technologically.
Josh Hanson, President and Owner of Imagineering and HOOPS
Business technology is the core of what Imagineering and HOOPS provide.
As a local IT services provider, Imagineering offers personalized technology consulting for local businesses. You won’t find a helpdesk here. By receiving computer and email support from a dedicated consultant, Imagineering saves your business valuable time and money. Imagineering also provides cloud backups and wireless services, as well as cybersecurity services and training.
Starting as an accounting software support company, HOOPS has transitioned to a full business management software provider. From setup and integration to ongoing analytics and reporting, HOOPS consultants help guide your business every step of the way.
HOOPS Business Management Software, powered by Acumatica, handles every phase of your business, including Accounting, Distribution, Warehouse, Payroll, Field Service, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) — all wrapped into one powerful solution, and all supported locally. A major step up from Quickbooks and Sage, Acumatica’s Cloud-based software keeps you connected to your business’s day-to-day operations anywhere, anytime.
Utilizing a combination of superior customer service, business software, and technology tailored to fit specific business requirements in the ever changing and modern technology world, Imagineering and HOOPS empower business owners to reach their goals by providing the right technology at the right time.
Based in downtown Eau Claire for over 25 years, Imagineering and HOOPS have given back time, money, and services to the community as often as possible. Dedicated to working with the local Chamber of Commerces, Imagineering and HOOPS are fully engaged in the community’s future and seeing the community succeed.
In addition to supporting the community and their customers, Imagineering and HOOPS are proud to sponsor YMCA events and scholarships, CVTC student scholarships, Pablo Center STEAM learning pod classes, and local female entrepreneurship opportunities through Red Letter Grant.
To learn more — and redeem a free, on-site consultation to assess your business technology needs — visit imagineeringit.com or via the contact methods below:
Imagineering / HOOPS
611 S. Farwell St. Eau Claire, WI 54701
715-834-7712 / 715-831-9737
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.