About GMI

About GMI

Founded by Earl Overstreet in 1983, General Microsystems (GMI) has navigated changing technologies and grown to keep pace with our customers’ needs. We are technology leaders, located within Seattle’s vibrant and innovative technology corridor. We serve enterprises and large organizations, from Fortune 500 to public sector customers across the United States providing standard off-the-shelf and custom solutions.


Our vision is to enable success with
innovative IT leadership.


Throughout our history, GMI has always been at the forefront of innovation, providing purpose-driven solutions for our customers. As a minority owned business, GMI honors inclusion in all of our professional engagements.

To support our customers’ growth, GMI focuses on:

  • Education and research:  GMI stays abreast of the latest IT trends and changing technology to serve as a trusted advisor to customers for the right IT solution.
  • Product certifications and training:  All GMI sales and technical staff carry multiple certifications and manufacturers specializations to serve as a resource for customers.
  • Product offerings:  GMI evaluates and represents the best-in-class and emerging technology solutions.
  • Customized offerings:  GMI works with their partners to develop solutions that address a customer’s particular needs.
  • Creative ways to serve our customers:  The GMI team understands that different customers have different needs. That is why GMI is committed to tackling any challenge, no matter how unique it may be.

Commitment to Community

GMI is committed to our local community and technology leadership. We are proud to support:


Community partner Matrix

Awards and Recognitions

GMI is an active member of both the local and technology communities. We commit ourselves to supporting the customers and communities we serve.


Earl Overstreet is presented the 2016 8(a) Graduate Award of the Year from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Left to right: Scott Harvey, senior vice president of HomeStreet Bank and award presenter; Overstreet; Julie McFarlane, deputy director of the Small Business Administration’s Seattle district; and Calvin Goings, Regional Administrator of Small Business Administration Region 10.  — Photo credit: J. Matthew Williams.


Sue DeFlorio, COO, of General Microsystems Inc. (GMI) was proud to accept the award football recognizing GMI as #46 of the 100 companies honored at the Puget Sound Business Journal’s ‘Friday Blue Bash’ celebrating the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies of Washington state CenturyLink Field in Seattle. —Photo Credit: James Holland


We take pride in being recognized and are honored to receive the following:

Certifications and Contracts

  • Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council – Certification #: NW01232
  • Utility Supplier Diversity Program (MBE) – Supplier Clearinghouse VON #: 12040096
  • OMWBE Minority Business Enterprise – Certification #: M3M0000010
  • System for Award Management (SAM) – DUNS: 121172530; CAGE: 1GP12
  • NAICS Codes: 423430; 541512; 541519
  • PEPPM National Cooperative Contracts:
    • Pennsylvania contract for Hitachi Data Systems
    • PEPPM California contracts for Hitachi Data Systems, Unitrends, Solarwinds and Varonis
  • Self-certified Small Disadvantaged Business
  • E-Rate Program Participant