Code Council and General Code announce merger with Coded Systems
When a local government and its citizens can easily locate, understand and enforce local ordinances and laws, the entire community grows stronger. A union of two like-minded companies with similar values — New Jersey-based Coded Systems LLC and General Code LLC of Rochester, N.Y. — was announced by General Code’s parent company the International Code Council. The merged companies, operating as General Code, will support the growing needs of code officials, municipal planners and zoning officials by providing expanded product offerings and digital solutions.
“Coded Systems shares our passion for customer service excellence and quality codification services,” says General Code Chief Operating Officer Lynn Martin. “This merger allows us to combine the strengths of both companies and offer more robust services to our clients in New Jersey.”
General Code currently provides quality code content, digital access and codification and zoning services to municipalities in 28 states and Canada. General Code focuses on providing its clients with the best user experience through the development and production of industry-leading digital solutions including eCode360 and MapLink. The company joined the Code Council family of solutions in November 2017.
Prior to the merger, Coded Systems and General Code were individually the two largest codification companies in New Jersey. Led by Michelle Wood, whose father founded the company, Coded Systems has been an established and highly respected codification services provider in the state for more than 49 years. Wood will join General Code as solutions account executive, where she will continue working with code clients to provide codification and other related services.
“We could not be more excited to merge with General Code and to join the companies that make up the Code Council family,” said Woods. “I look forward to what we will accomplish together as we build solutions to support growing communities in our client states.”
“This union offers an exciting opportunity for growth and the possibilities,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “Ultimately, this is a merger and partnership of two like-minded companies with similar values. With General Code’s and Coded Systems’ history of excellent codification services and content management solutions for municipalities, we are strategically aligned with similar missions and goals, focused on safety and serving our members and customers. Our values-based culture will continue to thrive in the years to come.”