Telephone Answering Services

A Professional Answering Service Built with Customer Experience in Mind

Answer Direct is a leading locally owned answering service in the Midwest. Our professional staff can assist with increasing the efficiency of your office.

Our answering services are cost-effective to save you money. There is no payroll, and no expense of employee benefits. This in turn allows you to invest in other aspects of your business.

Our 24/7 live answering service is useful when:


  • your office is unattended
  • you need to provide immediate customer care
  • your main line is engaged
  • you wish to work undisturbed
  • you have high call volume or need to cover high call periods
  • you are short-staffed
  • you need a professional to answer calls after hours

There are many reasons and benefits of using Answer Direct answering service

Since 1948, our doors have remained open regardless of lightning strikes, storms, tornados, and even power outages. Our staff is proud to be a dependable representative of your business. Answer Direct is a full-service communication provider that is open 24/7, everyday of the year. Our reliable staff is able to answer your calls regardless of the weather or even natural disasters.

  • Cost Effective
  • Allows you to be more productive and confident knowing the phones are always answered
  • Human voice on the other end no matter when your customers call
  • More personal attention for each customer
  • No messages being lost
  • Detailed call logs available
  • Customer issues  or concerns can many times be resolved when the call is answered


Business Intelligence that Impacts Your Bottom Line


You also have the power to choose how you access your data.   Do you want real-time reports? Do you want access to raw data? Do you want to listen to the calls themselves? We can even feed data right into your CRM software. The choice is yours.

And we’ll even deliver leads to your sales team in real time via your preferred dispatch method.

  • SMS and secure text messaging
  • Standard or encrypted email
  • Our web portal
  • Call patching
  • And more

Call & Speak with Our Representatives Today


Additional Services

Hippa Compliant

Customized for Your Business

Our trained agents will represent your company with a professional image as well as take an accurate message specific to your needs.  Our agent can either be your answering service or your receptionist, you decide. 




Virtual Receptionist

Employee Absentee Reporting Service

Call Center Solutions

Inbound Sales and Order Taking

Customer Service

Help desk

Lead capture

Event Registration

Employee FMLA Reporting

Appointment Scheduling

Outbound Calling

Automated Messaging Services

Voice Mail Service

Automated Attendant Service

Communications Portal

Appointment Reminders

Secure Text Messaging

Web On-Call Scheduling

Client Web Portal

Message Delivery Options

Web Directory

Your Industry is Our Business

Answer Direct supports businesses of all types and sizes ranging from Fortune 500 companies to family owned businesses like us.

“We have been a client of Cal Johnson Answering Service for nearly 25 years. They’re our second office. They have friendly, responsible folks taking calls from our past, present, and future clients. They do this around the clock never missing a beat. They always relay urgent messages to the proper contact person in our company.

If you have a special project or need you can always pick up the phone and talk to the president and owner, Sharon Campbell, as her door is always open. Simply put, Cal Johnson is an asset to our organization and we consider them part of our team. I highly recommend them to any company, large or small.”



How is Answer Direct Call Center Different ?

We are a family owned and operated company. We take your success personally and it's important we provide you and your customers with excellent telephone answering services.

We never stop learning and improving for our customers. We always look to learn from our successes and failures. What it comes down to is doing the right things for the right reasons and taking care you, the customer.

How Do You Know How to Handle My Calls?
Is Your Answering Service Available 24/7?
  • You're looking for outbound telemarketing, telesales, or outbound appointment setting.
  • Your needs are temporary or less than 3 months.
  • Cost is the most important factor in selecting a call center or answering service.
  • You want us to use your software and you receive less than 3,000 calls per month.
How Much Does an Answering Service Cost?
Are You Based in the United States?
Can I Change My Answering Service Plan?