About Us

Sostratus is owned, operated and managed by Richard and Erika Andrews. We are located North of Boston in beautiful and historic Gloucester, Massachusetts with clients from Cape Ann to Cape Cod, from Boston to Groton and to wherever you travel. Sostratus is a proud family owned business with roots to the areas we are servicing and dedication to those who are serviced.  We pride ourselves in going above and beyond for our clients and strive to be considered “your IT professionals”.  No matter what size your company is or what the needs may be, as a Sostratus team you can be assured that we cover IT.

Richard Andrews graduated from the University of Lowell with a degree in industrial engineering.  Rich has been an information technology professional for over 25 years.  His experience and expertise range from PC/MAC support to large network design and implementation.  He has been a respected and accredited employee of various IT departments within such large corporations as Symantec and HP.  More recently, Rich has held the position of “my personal IT guy” to many small to mid-size business owners across the northeast and beyond as the business owner/manager of Sostratus, LLC (previously Capenets) – a title he is most proud to withhold.

Raised on the South Shore, Rich became a Gloucester resident in 2004.  He appreciates living by the ocean with wife and business partner Erika along with their 3 children, Jacob, Malia, Jackson and dog, Jax.

Erika Andrews, a native to Gloucester, graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as a communications major in 1998. Erika was employed with the Boston Globe as a Systems Analyst in the marketing design department for 4 years and resided on the South Shore with Rich until the birth of their son Jacob in 2004. At that time, she opted to leave her “office job” and move back to her hometown – where many family members still reside.  Initially she began offering her design/development work on a volunteer basis for a local church, mothers club and family members.  Soon it became apparent that the career she had left behind was easily attainable from her own home and became a great opportunity to continue after the birth of daughter of Malia in 2006.  She began taking on clients through referral and enjoys the variety of projects this has brought her in the past 6 years.  Erika is a strong supporter for the Gloucester Public School system and has enjoyed participating in her children’s classrooms and activities.  She offers volunteer work to local organizations, such as The Gloucester Education Foundation and East Gloucester Vikings whenever possible.  Today, she continues with her design and development work out of her home while managing the corporate design aspect of Sostratus.

Rich and Erika Andrews are dedicated to making Sostratus the first choice for your business’ technical needs.  We strive to offer exceptional service to our clients and are continually adding new services that will help your business run smoothly.