The TEAM Wireless Timeline
When TEAM Electronics was established in 2001 the focus was audio. At this time, TEAM was best known for selling and installing car stereos, audio equipment and home surround sound systems.
In the beginning, TEAM was also a provider of Alltel cell phones and associated cell phone equipment.
2003: New Home
In 2003, the property at 2220 Sixth Avenue North in Escanaba, Michigan, was purchased.
This is the current site of TEAM Wireless.
2007: Shifting Gears
The core of the business began to change away from audio and more towards cellular phones and accessories.
TEAM realized success in the cell phone market by focusing on three key areas: customer service, advertising and employee development.
Encouraged by Alltel, TEAM built its first Alltel agent store in Menominee, Michigan.
2008: Upper Peninsula Expansion
Based on the success of the Escanaba and Menominee stores, TEAM decided to open Alltel agent stores in Marquette and Iron Mountain as well.
At this time, TEAM became known as the Premier Alltel Agent in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
2009: Welcoming Verizon
Verizon bought Alltel and the customer base went from 17 million to 84 million allowing TEAM to be associated with the largest cell phone company in the world.
TEAM launched two more stores in Sault Ste. Marie and Negaunee, Michigan bringing the total number of stores to six.
At this time the company name was changed from TEAM Electronics to TEAM Wireless as the sales were now almost exclusively cell phones and related equipment.
2010-2011: Momentum Continues
New stores open in Crystal Falls, Ironwood, Iron River and Houghton, Michigan.
2012: On To Wisconsin
TEAM Wireless was proud to acquire six new locations in Wisconsin including: Antigo, Arbor Vitae, Crandon, Eagle River, Minocqua and Rhinelander.
At this time TEAM Wireless owned 16 stores throughout the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin.
2013: A Year For Growth
Expansion throughout the state of Wisconsin continued with new stores in Chippewa Falls, Rice Lake, Marshfield, Merrill, Green Bay, Ladysmith, Shawano, Spooner, Barron, Bloomer and Clintonville.
TEAM also opened a new store in Manistique, MI resulting in a total of 27 locations throughout the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin.
2014: An Exciting Expansion
Exactly 13 years after the purchase of the first TEAM Electronic’s store, 5 more locations were acquired in Bellaire, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Kalkaska, and Petoskey in Michigan. TEAM Wireless also gained two Corporate Verizon locations in Rhinelander, WI and Escanaba, MI. They have since relocated their current Rhinelander location to the new building and have closed the Iron Mountain location as well, bringing the grand total of TEAM Wireless locations to 32!
2015: Continued Success
TEAM Wireless has the opportunity to step into 3 previous Verizon Wireless locations in Chilton, Appleton, and Tomahawk, WI. In the Summer of 2015, TEAM Wireless moved its Green Bay, WI location from the Bay Park Square Mall to Oneida St in Green Bay just blocks from the iconic Lambeau Field. TEAM Wireless finishes the year with 35 locations