ESS Data Recovery, Inc. started in Carbondale, Illinois in 1996 as "Electronic Systems Services," which built and designed complex custom electronic systems for the scientific community. Eventually forecasting the need for data recovery services, we shifted our focus to designing systems for our own use in the data recovery service industry. Mainly servicing Universities and Government through word of mouth, Electronic Systems Services did not incorporate as ESS Data Recovery until 1999. At this time there were roughly a dozen data recovery companies in addition to ESS Data Recovery in the entire United States. As demand increased, ESS Data Recovery moved from Carbondale, Illinois to metro east Saint Louis to better serve its base of clients in that area. Here we have built what we believe is one of the best high-tech data recovery labs in the World. Our scientific research in the field of data recovery is now used in 16 countries Worldwide. ESS Data Recovery has grown ever since its inception, with a network of more than 16,000 clients Worldwide. We believe this is because our level of service and attention to detail is second to none, and we will continually strive to become better. ESS Data Recovery, Inc. remains a privately owned US corporation.