I started this company in 2001 with the idea that I could develop better applications and sites purely by understanding what my client's needs are better than my competitors. I would never be so vain as to say that I am a better developer than anyone else, but I feel my strong suit is communication. I heard a story on the radio one time about a salesman who worked for a company that made drill bits. The company was successful but never lead "the industry" in sales or anything like that. They watched their competitors come out with different lines of drill bits, made from different materials, all designed to work in different ways. The salesman was tasked with finding out what they needed to do to remain competitive. He evaluated diamond drill bits, carbide drill bits, and everything in between. Finally, he went to a valued customer to seek his advice. The customer had been buying from the company for years so surely he would have some opinion on what drill bits were best. When the salesman asked the customer what kind of drill bits he wanted, the customer thought for a moment and said "To be honest, I don't want drill bits...what I really want is holes."
I really feel that sums up my approach. Clients come to me with all kinds of requests, and while they may be asking for a web site - what they really want is more sales, or better organization of data, or deeper understanding of the trends contained in the data. It's my goal to clearly understand what the client really wants...and deliver that.
For years now we have focused on the reliability of .NET when developing applications and sites for our client. We understand the draw to open-source technology like PHP and MySQL. But when it comes to a solid foundation that you can build on, .NET has the framework our clients depend on for success. In addition to .NET, we prefer the strength and simplicity of Microsoft SQL Server as our database of choice.
We have used Wordpress on numerous occassions to quickly build highly functional, and easily supported sites. It's no wonder Wordpress is easily the most popular CMS platform today.
It seems like just when we have cyber security all figured out, some article in the news comes along to pull the rug out from underneath our feet. Every top government agency today agrees that Cyber Security is the primary concern. And it's not just the government that has to stay sharp. Big business, power & utility companies, and other infrastructure organizations are all vulnerable to constant attack.
We can help identify key security needs in your organization and provide a practical path to protecting the critical parts of your business.
A solid foundation is the hallmark of any successful endeavor and your corporate network and infrastructure is no different. The servers, and networking equipment that help you communicate and connect to the Internet can be one of your greatest assets or certainly your biggest hinderance.
We can sit down and analyze your needs and help you devise the best approach to supporting your business from the ground up. Having a secure and reliable infrastructure will give you piece of mind that everything will work when it's supposed to work...letting you focus on your core business practices.
We provide an array of consulting services crossing all disciplines of I.T. If you have any questions about your security, infrastructure, or web design needs - don't hesitate to ask. Perhaps you even have questions about new government regulations that pertain to your line of business. We have years of experience in dealing with:
Oversight uses NFC technology to track people, objects, and events. We're supporting their new system and providing updates and fixes as needed.1 MAR 2019
We're currently helping the folks at Lasen.com redesign their client portal. Stay tuned for more details!1 FEB 2019
We are designing a fast, and scalable API to enable Clients and Cleaners the ability to connect and get the job done. Cleaning homes is what these guys do best, and we will help them do it even better!1 JAN 2019
The folks at SteadyMD wanted to do a complete redesign from the ground up. They needed a site that was easy to use, but provided their visitors with all the information they would need to select an online doctor. It was an intensive design session, but in the end we were happy with a very attractive, and mobile first solution that checked every box they needed. Visitors can review and select a doctor that meets their specific health needs and we're sure this amazing trend will continue to grow.1 NOV 2018
We supported several initiatives with Bank of America in 2018. One of our favorites is a touchscreen kiosk running on a large 42" TV placed in the lobbies of several high-profile lending centers. Visitors were able to browse for homes on the market in their vicinity and request more information from a BoA employee. The database was updated daily using the local MLS and RETS information systems.1 JUL 2018
DriveTime approached us in early 2018 to completely redesign their career site. They have over 150 locations around the US and many, many jobs to fill at any given time. We created a mobile first solution that provided real-time job updates integrating with ICIMS and several other 3rd party vendors. We provided site alerts to help maintain high availability (considering all the API integrations needed for the site) and received a lot of praise for the simplicity and usability of the new site.1 FEB 2018
We work with clients from around the world, but every now and then we get to support someone from the Palmetto State (that's South Carolina from you out-of-towners :). Keystone Homes builds high quality, beautiful homes throughout South Carolina and Georgia. They needed help creating a site that would be easy to update their online inventory of home plans, and homes for sale. The site also made it very easy for interested buyers to get all the information they needed, and contact a sales representative when ready to buy.1 MAR 2017
Usually you don't put together socks and reading glasses, but these two came together for us when we worked for one of our favorite clients: in Australia! The development team actually spanned the globe, and I think I started off every day with "What time is it there?" But we really enjoyed the fast-paced team spirit when supporting these two sites. New products and new customer needs kept us on our toes. These two sites are top notch and continue to serve the clients today.1 DEC 2016
I had my fingers crossed the entire time that there would be a "coding emergency" that would require my immediate departure to Hawaii...but it never happened. However, we did design a top notch internal application used to support onboarding of new employees. We streamlined a process that used to take over a week (and was prone to many errors) to a system that could automate many of the tasks and reduced errors to almost zero! However, the next time I work on a project in a tropical paradise...we're going to make changes to the office location!1 NOV 2015
Who knew there was such an active commodities market in the US? Well these guys do - big time! The Jacobsen is the gold standard in tracking and understanding a wide variety of bio commodities held and traded in US Markets. Prices are updated daily, and accuracy was TOP priority. We integrated with Mailchimp and many other services to provide a very robust and rich website that delivered prices, analysis, and details at a moment's notice.1 SEP 2014
We worked on a large scale project with XIRRUS to create a responsive web site that granted access to their database managing chipboard manufacturing. XIRRUS is one of the largest wifi producers in the NorthWest and we were proud to work with them.1 AUG 2013
One of our longest running clients needed a complete site refresh with several additons to their site. One of the highlights is an interactive map of the US showing all of their facilities.11 JUL 2013
We enjoy bragging about our clients, but this one will have to remain a secret. We were asked to work on a large scale security analysis for a major company in the SouthEast. Our non-disclosure agreement prevents us from telling you who, but it was a fun project - and at the end of the day we helped secure their enterprise by pointing out major weaknesses in their firewalls.5 MAY 2013
Voucher Valet was a project that took us 4 months to complete. It was a great site built on the bootstrap responsive framework. The site allowed vendors to sell gift certificates on their site with (basically) no programming skills required. The site enjoyed a successful run for over a year.15 OCT 2012
We were approched by the SouthEast office of AT&T to help them organize and distribute important sales information. The data was spread out across a few different platforms so we first had to organize some web services to call the data and load it into a common SQL database. With that out of the way, we calculated trends and metrics to predict monthly targeted goals and then provided that information in either web format, or Excel spreadsheets for archiving. The folks at AT&T were excited to get the new spreadsheets as it greatly speed up productivity for them to be able to know exactly how their goals were being met each month.10 JUL 2012
This was probably one of the funnest projects we worked on. Basically the equivalent of "hot or not" for Yahoo! Spanish. We were asked to develop web services that could be accessed (consumed) by two separate servers for posting to and retreiving stats on Yahoo! Spanish users participating in the contest.1 JUL 2011
TracFone asked us to develop a web-based (and desktop) widget that would allow people to create countdown timers for big events. The app would then send a txt message at reminder intervals, and again at the hour/minute/second of the big event.10 JUL 2010
We have worked on several projects with Hilton Hotels mostly in the Florida region. We have redesigned The Florida Grand Vacations site twice and really enjoyed working with the cheerful people at Hilton. Of course, if you worked on one of these beautiful beach front resorts...you'd probably be happy all the time, too!1 AUG 2009
We've never been squeamish and that helped when working for the Red Cross. We created the site to help them attract and inform donors. And wouldn't you know it...it's one of the few jobs that we literally shed blood, sweat...by no tears!31 JAN 2009