April 27, 1998

Original Red House Canton Group logo graphic from 1999

The Canton Group, LLC. is founded by partners Ethan Kazi, Aaron Kazi, Mark Alcasabas, and Kirk Grothe.


Chateau Builders logo graphic - The Canton Groups first client

Winning the first website design and development contract with a highly respected Maryland Homebuilder (Chateau Builders), The Canton Group kicks off web design and development services.


Baltimore Business Journal Top Web Design Company award graphic

The Canton Group awarded Top Web Design Company Award by the Baltimore Business Journal (an award that would be received for well over a decade).


The State of Maryland logo graphic

After working in the private sector and in support of county government agencies, The Canton Group lands first Maryland State Government contract with the Maryland Department of General Services.


The Canton Group X icon graphic from our logo

The Canton Group expands service offerings to include maintenance, operations, and support to mission critical software for international clients.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seal graphic

First large U.S. Federal Government contract for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This project, which focused on Datacenter Design and IT Management, was also our first multi-million-dollar contract.


Maryland Department of Education logo graphic

Marking the start of our support for the state educational industry, The Canton Group began work for the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Our partnership with MSDE is still ongoing with three active prime contracts (as of 2023).


Baltimore Business Journel magazine logo graphic

The Canton Group awarded Top Software Development Award by the Baltimore Business Journal.


Maryland State Board of Elections logo seal graphic

The Canton Group begins work in support of state election management systems, starting with the Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE).


SmartCEO Magazine Top 100 Best Run Company Award logo graphic

The Canton Group awarded Top 100 Best Run Company Award.


USDA and USAid OIG logo graphics

Further expansion of Drupal capabilities with addition of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contracts.


The Maryland State Ethics Commission automated bot graphic

Intelligent Automation and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities added to The Canton Group. Successful delivery of Maryland Governments first RPA project with Maryland State Ethics Commission.


AWS Data Lake icon graphic

The Canton Group strengthens partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and healthcare competencies with creation and deployment of Data Lake Solution for the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD).


Work from anywhere icon graphic

The Canton Group completes technology upgrades enabling “work from anywhere” work policy.


Red white and blue vote graphic

Expansion of elections practice with contract awards across the country, including Los Angeles County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.


The Canton Group 25th anniversary commemorative logo icon

Celebrating 25 years of innovation, modernization, security, and growth with employees in 22 states and Canada (and counting!).