Imiarr Timshae of The Standings Correction Agency [TSCA] and Archer en Tilavine of the Lotek Corporation Standings Improvement Service [LCSIS] are pleased to announce the completion of the merger of their respective organizations, which will now operate as the newly formed United Standings Improvement Agency [USIA].
USIA will be jointly owned and operated by both Mr. Timshae and Mr. En Tilavine, both of whom will personally handle all financial transactions between clients and employees. As a result of the merger, clients can expect jobs to be finished more quickly, employees can expect more jobs to be made available, and the heads of USIA can share the administrative burdens that come with running such a high-volume service.
TSCA has been led by Imiarr Timshae for over a decade, during which they’ve been the unrivaled household name in standings improvement services. There has been no shortage of positive testimonials, blog posts, and even an ISD article written about TSCA over the course of its operation. It was only within the past year that TSCA went in hibernation for a few months that Archer en Tilavine formed LCSIS to address the needs of the community, during which time it has developed a reputation and accrued several positive testimonials of its own.
It was not my intention to start a standings improvement service. I was giving advice to someone on the official EVE forums on how to improve their standings when they asked me if I’d be willing to improve their standings for them since TSCA, who they ordinarily would have gone to, had been more or less defunct at the time. I asked members of my alliance if they’d be interested in the job, and we accepted the commission using TSCA’s business model as our foundation. The rest is history.Archer en Tilavine
When asked what prompted the merger between TSCA and LCSIS, Mr. Timshae responded:
I was getting back into EVE when I stumbled across Archer’s advertisement for LCSIS. As the market incumbent, we’ve had several people try to compete with TSCA in the past, and they’ve gone as quickly as they’ve come; LCSIS, however, was different. Archer managed to take our model, which has been largely untouched over the past 10 years, and improved it on a point-by-point basis. On the principle that collaboration is better than competition, I reached out to him about working together instead of as rivals.
As we got to learn more about each other and the internals of each other’s business operations, we came to realize that we had quite a bit in common, from our political views and sense of humor to the spreadsheets we developed for computing client fees and payments to employees. Given how compatible our business models were, we decided to give merger a go through a third entity as co-equals instead of one group absorbing the other.Imiarr Timshae
The newly formed USIA combines TSCA’s experience and reputation with the innovations of LCSIS’s and the passion and dedication of their leadership.
- United Standings Improvement Agency [USIA] Website
- USIA Discord
- Press Release: TSCA and LCSIS Merge to Form United Standings Improvement Agency (on Website)
- TSCA Forum Advertisement (with Testimonials)
- TSCA Old Forum Advertisement (with Testimonials)
- Merchant Monarchy Post about TSCA (2014)
- ISD: Standings Organization TSCA Celebrates 5th Anniversary (2014)
- LCSIS Forum Advertisement (with Testimonials)