Polar Systems, Inc., founded in 1981, has built a reputation as being one of the premier IT consulting & Managed Service Providers in the Pacific Northwest.    Our client list includes over 200 of the most respected small to medium sized businesses in Oregon and Southwest Washington.  With more than 35+ years of experience in the field and over 10 years as a leader in the managed services space, we take great pride in recommending the right technologies and believe it is paramount to building long-term partnerships.

PolarStar™ Managed Services, a principal offering of Polar Systems, is a comprehensive suite of services focused on managing your IT environment – including server and network management, proactive and reactive support services, and strategic IT consultation.

Additionally, we offer virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) services, cloud-based services, IT project management, network security, managed email, and business continuity and disaster recovery services.   Polar Systems also offers a broad range of software integration and development services, specializing in financial accounting solutions for non-profit organizations. Polar Systems is a charter member of the Microsoft Certified Partner Program, a Dell Premier Partner, and a VMware Professional VIP Partner. Other vendor partnerships include those with Cisco Systems, Adobe, McAfee, Ecessa and Ruckus Wireless.


In 1993, Charlie Tragesser purchased Polar Systems following a successful twenty-two year career in sales, marketing and general management with the IBM Corporation. He transitioned Polar Systems from a product company that sold services to a managed services provider, creating a comprehensive body of IT services necessary to support a growing need of local area businesses.

Charlie’s son, Tim Tragesser, joined Polar Systems in 2001 and now runs the day to day operations as the company president.  For the past 14 years, Tim has continued Polar Systems’ mission – helping customers achieve greater productivity, reliability, and security via a robust supporting IT infrastructure — providing maximum network performance.

As a family-owned and locally-run company, we understand the needs of small businesses and strive to recognize the unique needs of every single client and provide a solution tailored to each individual organization.  Our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations through unparalleled customer service and support, proactive communication, best-in-class innovative solutions, and a long-term commitment to mutually beneficial partnerships.  That’s the Power of Expert IT!

Contact Polar Systems at 503-775-4410 or email info@polarsystems.com to learn more about us and our service offerings.

Polar Systems at a glance:

  • 200+ organizations supported
  • 10,000+ users supported
  • 2500+ managed desktops
  • 500+ managed servers and devices
  • 25+ employees
  • Portland- and Vancouver-based engineers
  • West Linn, Oregon-based Network Operations Center

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