About Vitus

About Us

Organizations are often faced with the dilemma of making critical IT budget decisions that could ultimately sacrifice network and systems performance; Or worse, forced to table IT initiatives that could dramatically increase productivity and ultimately affect the bottom line.  Vitus exist to help organizations eliminate budget barriers and reach their full potential.  Simply put, we bring New Life to Your IT Budget!

The name Vitus stems from the Latin word vita, meaning “LIFE and LIVELIHOOD.” At Vitus we understand that your IT infrastructure is a vital component to your business reaching its full potential.

What We Do

Lower your upfront hardware investment by offering overstock, pre-owned and factory refurbished equipment at a fraction of typical retail prices.

Extend the life of your current infrastructure by offering upgrades, replacement parts and spare parts for your current and legacy machines.

Buy back unwanted IT assets.  We pay you for your unwanted or decommissioned hardware or give you trade credit toward needed upgrades or spare parts.

Offer peace of mind.  All our hardware is recertified using our meticulous 7 step Vital recertification process and then stamped stamped with our Vital Seal and shipped with our industry leading Lifeline LIFETIME Warranty.

Who We Are

Jon Miller

Home Town: Mankato, MN
Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite Music Artist: Depends on his mood
Dell, HP, or Cisco? Whatever the customer prefers
Favorite Vacation Spot? Maui, HI

Born and raised in the Southern Minnesota town of Mankato, Jon grew up learning true small-town values such as hard work, commitment and taking pride in your work. Jon often claims he would have been a “Mankato Lifer” if he hadn’t met his wife, Sadie, while attending Minnesota State University and working as a server at Red Lobster. Jon has been in the IT Hardware business since graduating college in 2001, and resides in Minneapolis with his wife and two boys, Landon and Preston. Jon enjoys helping and serving others and gets great satisfaction in seeing Vitus customers and employees succeed. When Jon isn’t “living” at Vitus, you can find him spending time with his family, coaching sports or enjoying time out on the golf course.

Nick Pletsch

Home Town: Minnetonka, MN
Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings (SKOL) and THE Ohio State Buckeyes
Favorite Music Artist: Lumineers
Dell, HP, or Cisco? Cisco and Dell
Favorite Vacation Spot? North Shore, MN

Nick is originally from the Twin Cities. Nick was born a Cornhusker in Omaha, NE, but has lived in Minnesota most of his life. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in business and marketing, and minors in architecture and business management. When he’s not working to get our customers the best deals possible, you’ll probably find him enthusiastically rooting for one of his favorite sports teams, traveling, hunting or enjoying time with family and friends. He believes that coming to work every day with the dedicated and driven professionals at Vitus has been extremely rewarding.

Ryan Peterson

Home Town: Eagan, MN
Favorite Athlete: Tiger Woods
Favorite Music Artist: 2Pac
Dell, HP, or Cisco? HP
Favorite Vacation Spot? Gold Canyon, AZ, but someday it will be Bora Bora

Ryan currently resides in Corcoran, MN. He holds a B.S. degree in marketing from Colorado State University, where he also played division I golf. What Ryan enjoys most about working at Vitus is the fun work environment and the satisfaction gained from helping others reach their networking dreams. His life away from work consists of chasing his son (Beckham) around the house and enjoying family time. He also loves to golf, fish, hang out with friends, and run around the backyard with his dogs.

Ray Minkler

Home Town: Minnetonka, MN
Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite Music Artist: Chris Stapleton
Dell, HP, or Cisco? Yes.
Favorite Vacation Spot? Big Sky, MT

Ray is originally from the Minneapolis metro area. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman, MT where he earned a degree in finance. From there, Ray gained professional experience in Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. He is excited to work for Vitus because of its strong team-like atmosphere and friendly work environment. Outside of the workplace, Ray enjoys golf, basketball, fishing, skiing, and watching the game with friends.

Tanner Cosgrove

Home Town: Stacy, MN
Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite Music Artist: Kid Cudi
Dell, HP, or Cisco? Dell. In my opinion it is very user friendly
Favorite Vacation Spot? Orlando, FL

Tanner currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is currently attending Century College for his degree in ITT (Information Telecommunication Technology) and has been working for Vitus as an Information Network Technician for 3 1/2 years. Tanner’s favorite part about working at Vitus is the small business vibe he gets from being a part of it. In his spare time, he enjoys watching anime and trying all different kinds of restaurants.

Dakota Beaver

Home Town: North Branch, MN
Favorite Sports Team: Cal-Surf skate team!
Favorite Music Artist: Jeffery
Dell, HP, or Cisco? Dell; easy to work with and looks sleek
Favorite Vacation Spot? Oregon

Dakota was born and raised in central Minnesota. Currently, Dakota resides in St. Paul, MN. His experience at Vitus has been rewarding in regard to IT management and problem solving. Dakota claims that the team at Vitus is friendly and helpful – making Vitus a fun place to learn and grow as both an employee and as a person. When he’s not working, you can find him in the city skateboarding with friends or out seeking the best chicken sandwich the metro has to offer.

Sadie Miller

Home Town: Minneapolis, MN
Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite Music Artist: Impossible question. I love all music except for country.
Dell, HP, or Cisco? All of the above
Favorite Vacation Spot? Maui, Hawaii

Sadie was raised in the Twin Cities area. She went to Minnesota State University – Mankato where she graduated with a B.S. in Leisure Planning and Management… yes, that is a degree. When Sadie isn’t working at Vitus, you will see her in her minivan driving her sons all over the metro area for basketball tournaments, baseball games and golf matches. She is on the Board of Directors at STEP (St. Louis Park Emergency Program) and leads the Empty Bowls fundraising event to raise money and awareness about food insecurity in the community. Sadie loves to see live music, run, spend time with family and travel.

Our customers only receive hardware held to the
highest quality standards

Vital Re-certified Hardware

Vital is the Vitus refurbishment and quality control process. The meticulous recertification process insures that we only ship and our customers only receive hardware held to the highest quality standards. That’s not all; we believe our process is so effective that we back it up with our Lifeline LIFETIME WARRANTY! How’s that for standing behind our products?

Vital Certified – Recertification Process

  • Step 1. Inspect – Upon receipt of the equipment there is a complete physical inspection. If the equipment has physical damage it is immediately returned or discarded.
  • Step 2. Audit – Next we audit to insure each unit is complete per the manufacturer specifications.
  • Step 3. Clean – All covers and casings are removed the internal components are cleaned with electronic safe cleaning products.
  • Step 4. Test – Each item is thoroughly tested in a working environment and reset to factory default settings. All network equipment is tested to the port level. All server and storage is run through the manufacturer diagnostic program.
  • Step 5. Paint – Minor blemishes are painted with matching paint to give each piece of equipment that “like new” feel.
  • Step 6. Package – All equipment is adequately packaged in professional grade anti static packaging to insure the equipment arrives to you perfectly.
  • Step 7. LIFETIME Warranty – Finally, for your piece of mind, all hardware is stamped with our Vital Seal and shipped with our industry leading Lifeline LIFETIME Warranty.

First year of warranty coverage includes
advance replacement


Although rare, internal component failures do happen from time to time on New and Used equipment alike. If that happens, we’re here as your budget reviving solution to get your environment back up and running. Vitus offers an industry leading LIFETIME warranty!

First year of warranty coverage includes advanced replacement. Subsequent coverage we will ship out replacements once the defective product has been returned. All refurbished products must be returned in the “same state” as received. .

Lifetime warranty is offered by Vitus only; no OEM warranty is guaranteed or offered by Vitus. Warranty covers hardware defects only. If you have any questions on if your particular case is covered under warranty or for further information on our warranty please call 1-877-MY-VITUS.