Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

To our employees, customers and teammates, thank you! We simply could not be celebrating this milestone without your commitment, trust, and partnership.


We are proud to be celebrating our twentieth anniversary this September! Building as a small high-tech company in 2001 was no easy task. This veteran-owned business with a single employee, Kelly Terrien, who founded STS on an idea, an honest enjoyment for her work, and a belief that she could do something better. Over the last twenty years, STS has experienced many successes and achievements, and the team has grown to over 400 individuals through various contract awards, but no good story is all success and this is true of the STS’ journey as well. As all business do, STS met challenges over the years, overcoming contract losses, industry challenges and more, but STS never lost sight of our goal – to be innovative, ethical, and provide the best technical support and services to our customers.


Our success celebrates the achievements of each individual on our team, and the leadership who has encouraged and cultivated a culture of inclusivity and creativity, working each day to achieve excellence.

STS History

STS Established


Summit Technical Solutions was established in September, 2001 by Kelly Terrien, President and CEO of STS.

Employee Count: 1

Kelly Terrien, honored for veterans day

Founded by Kelly Terrien

An Air Force veteran and entrepreneur Kelly Terrien launched her high-tech company in Colorado Springs, leading her business with these rules in mind: “Be fair. Be honest. Be generous. Be a multiplier and enjoy each and every day.”


STS Celebrates One Year in Business

Total Contracts:
3 Sub Contracts
Employee Count:


STS Establishes HQ Office

Summit Technical Solutions opened its first Office in 2003 in downtown Colorado Springs. This two-office suite was the beginning of big things for STS!

STS is SBA 8(a) certified


STS Receives 8(a) and SDB Certifications

The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program assists small businesses gain easier access to the economic mainstream. To graduate from the 8(a) Business Development Program later, STS had to meet many standards as a small business, and Women Owned Business, including the ability to demonstrate a strong potential for business success.

First 5 Years of Accomplishments

Gaining Experience

Kelly Terrien had vision - and understood that time might change - predicting ``STS will grow and change with the implementation of proven technological developments and improvements for our customers in communications, systems engineering, logistics, research and development, equipment maintenance and administrative support tools.``

Global Presence

STS was gaining ground, and global presence through new contract wins, ultimately opening a Branch Office in Ramstein Germany! Additionally offices were located in Missouri and Huntsville, AL.

Celebrating Successes

STS was supporting 8 Sub Contracts by the time we celebrated 5 years of business. STS employed more than 50 individuals who supported everything from administrative and accounting tasks, to operations and maintenance, logistics, Deep Space Network engineering, and maintenance, and more!

STS Rebrands

Out with the old, in with the new!

2007 marks the rollout of the New STS Logo!

Summit Technical Solution's Hot 500 Award


STS Ranks on Entrepreneur Hot 500

STS ranked on Entrepreneur's Hot 500 List for 2007, awarded as one of the Nation's Fastest Growing Businesses based on growth over 3 years.

Summit Technical Solutions is part of the SBA



Kelly Terrien was named Colorado SBA's 2010 Women in Business Champion of the Year, celebrating the successful growth of her small business.

Summit Technical Solutions is part of the SBA


Small Business Person of the Year

Kelly Terrien, President and CEO of Summit Technical Solutions was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Association.

STS - 10 Years of Dedicated Performance

Celebrating 10 Years in Business

By 10 years, nearly half of small business fail, but STS was growing strong with 6 Prime Contracts, 15 Sub Contracts, and a small business team of more than 350+ employees!

STS supports all areas of the United States Military


Ranked 1,487 On Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing Private Companies, and Ranked 117 Among Top Government Service Companies on Inc. 500

Summit Technical Solutions, LLC was recognized as one of the Nation's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2012 by Inc. Magazine, ranking 117 among Top Government Service Companies. STS also ranked 1,487 on Inc. 5000's List of the Nation's Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States


STS Becomes a Certified WBE

Summit Technical Solutions is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise


STS Becomes a Certified WOSB

Summit Technical Solutions is a Certified Woman Owned Small Business



STS Becomes a Certified VOSB

STS Becomes a Certified VOSB Summit Technical Solutions becomes a Certified Veteran Owned Small Business in 2014.


STS is Moving Forward: New Logo!

Deep blue represents the strength & solidity of our organization, while the vivid green and rich teal to convey our dynamic innovation and progressive outlook.

Summit Technical Solutions Headquarters Building


STS Moves into New HQ Office

Summit Technical Solutions upgrades office space in Colorado Springs to accommodate the growth of the company!

STS - 15 Years of Dedicated Performance


By 15 years, STS had 6 Prime Contracts, 15 Sub Contracts, and a small business team of more than 350+ employees! ``Our longevity is proof that the services and solutions we provide to our clients has truly enhanced their mission efforts and helped them be successful. We are truly gratified to know that we are provided a tremendous value to our clients. In our industry, as in so many others, experience does count. The claim that longevity equals customer success is a hard one to refute.`` - Kelly Terrien



The STS headquarters office in Colorado Springs closed its doors for an entire day of volunteering on September 22, 2016. STS teamed up with the organization Cool Science to sponsor a day of STEM education programming. STS’s sponsorship provided a full day of intimidation-free STEM education and hands-on experiments for the students at Will Rogers Elementary School in District 11.


STS Opens Branch Office in Northern Virginia!

STS continues to grow and opened a new branch office in Arlington, Virginia. This office would allow STS to better support the DC community directly, and continue the important work on new contracts across the United States.


STS Wins DHS Award

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Summit Technical Solutions a 2016 DHS Small Business Achievement Award! This award recognizes STS for demonstrated exceptional performance while providing records management and maintenance services on the Records Operations Support Services contract!

STS and Iron mountain


STS Named to Inc. 50 Best Places to Work in 2016

Summit Technical Solutions relies on the exceptional results our workforce delivers to customers every day. We promote an inclusive company culture that places the focus on customer and employee satisfaction, communication, and respect. Ultimately, we realize that our customers’ high regard for our consistently high performance is only possible because of the talents, and exceptional work of our people. As a WBE, and Woman Owned/Veteran Owned Small Business, STS is dedicated to superior service. Since inception, STS has maintained a community focus, starting with our employees. STS offers competitive compensation packages and always promotes strong company culture.

Fastest Growing Company Award


2016: CSBJ's Fastest Growing Companies

Summit Technical Solutions, LLC received the title of “Fastest Growing Company” by the Colorado Springs Business Journal for the second year.

STS Named #77 on Colorado Biz Top 250 Private Companies


#76 of Top 250

STS ranks #76 in Top 250 Private Companies for 2016 by ColoradoBiz Magazine.


STS Sponsors Military Matters Programming on Fox

The Military Matters programming, which began in 2016, is focused on stories that about our military and Veteran community in Colorado Springs, and nationally. As part of our sponsorship, many familiar faces at STS are featured in our very first commercial, which aired in March 2017.

Veteran Awards

STS Earns GOLD status in the Military Friendly® Employer designations - Hire Vets Medallion & More!

Summit Technical Solutions was named to Victory Media’s Military Friendly® Employers List each year since 2016! Military Friendly® Employers features more than 200 companies, and is the most powerful resource for veterans today. Awarded to STS each year since inception, the Hire Vets Medallion Program is the only federal award recognizing veteran employment. Recipients are evaluated based on criteria such as veteran hiring and retention percentages, tuition assistance programs and more.

2019 Community Support Culture:
  • Summit Technical Solutions, LLC (STS) is proud to announce that 2021 marks its twentieth year as a leading federal technology and engineering services provider. Commemorating the anniversary, the company’s headquarters office in Colorado Springs has sponsored one of the oldest elementary schools in Colorado Springs......

  • Giving back this holiday season with teens with promise Teens who are homeless, or living in poverty, are the most forgotten group during the holiday season. For over 5 years, the Summit Technical Solutions team in Colorado Springs has worked specifically to support teens in......

  • Dinner in the Dark with Homeward Pikes Peak On Saturday, June 22, Summit Technical Solutions (STS) sponsored the Homeward Pikes Peak inaugural Dinner in the Dark fundraiser. Attended by Miriam Neel, STS Social Media Manager, the evening’s program illuminated the work of Homeward Pikes Peak......

Our Current Capabilities

Systems Engineering Services

STS uses proven methodologies and a structured development process to effectively address your most complex systems engineering challenges, ensuring mission continuity through all phases of development.

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ICBM Systems Engineering Support

STS is privileged to be the direct on-site System Engineering Support and ICBM subject matter experts at HQ AFGSC (Barksdale AFB, LA) and HQ 20th AF/Task Force-214 (FE Warren AFB, WY). We take great pride in our role supporting ICBM Action Officers ensuring the current Minuteman III force is properly organized, trained and equipped, and requirements for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent completely support Presidential and USSTRATCOM objectives of Assured Nuclear Deterrence and Strike Capabilities for the United States.

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Test Training & Evaluation

STS proudly offers a tailored approach for comprehensive support for testing and validation of aircraft, sea vessels, space assets, software, and weapon systems. Our team ensures all activities complies with all operational, performance, and user requirements throughout the project lifecycle. We support a wide array of testing activities in any location. Our in-depth system analyses provide insights and recommendations to our Defense and Federal customers before, during, and after all test events.

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Information Technology / Cyber

STS offers our customers the latest technology, performance assurance, and administration support necessary to excel in today’s fast paced IT market. Our ISO processes allow our team to focus on quality and configuration management in response to changing technology and future growth requirements. We understand the rigor required to support evolving IT and Information Management Solutions. We provide our customers a process centric, repeatable, and cost efficient approach for IT Support.

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