About Us

Our mission: We give more than we get.

We define success as creating value for all who are impacted by Mainstay. We believe in positively impacting every life we touch.



A conscious approach to business

Mainstay was founded in 2004 by Ryan Barton – starting with just a green Ford Explorer (stick shift!) and a laptop on a folding table. Since our inception we have grown and changed a lot. But the important things haven’t changed. We are still intentional about building great relationships, understanding each client’s needs, and measuring success by the value we create for those we impact.

We used to say that we choose first for our clients, secondly for our team, and thirdly for the company. But the reality is, there are more stakeholders than that involved in Mainstay. Our goal is to be intentional about how we interact with each stakeholder and how we positively impact each life.


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Best of Business Award

2017 – Best of Business Award – Best Managed IT Service
New Hampshire Business Review

Best of Business Award

2016 – Best of Business Award – Best Managed IT Service
New Hampshire Business Review

Corporate Soul Award

2014 – Corporate Soul Award
Belknap Economic Development Council

Business Excellence Award

2014 – Business Excellence Award
New Hampshire Business Review

Community Hero Award

2013 – Ryan Barton (CEO) – Community Hero Award,
Young Professional of the Year
Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce

Rising Stars

2013 – Ryan Barton (CEO) – Rising Stars,
Young Professional of the Year
StayWorkPlay NH

Golden Hammer

2013 – Golden Hammer (for building renovation)
Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce

Business of the Year

2013 – Business of the Year
Business Services by BusinessNH Magazine

Inc 5000

2012 – 2015 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing small businesses

Career Opportunities

We are always looking for positive, talented people to join our team! If you have professional IT experience, enjoy working with both technology and people, are committed to high technical and ethical standards, and are looking for IT jobs in NH, we want to hear from you.

Careers Page