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Celebrating four years of doing things differently

June 6, 2016

With the relaunch of our website, we are also proud to mark Redsqware’s 4th full year of operation. Against all odds, we have prevailed to this point through simple, dogged determination and a willingness to take on the tough questions. In an industry rife with imitation, misrepresentation, and laurels to rest upon, we’ve bucked the trend and continued to reinvent ourselves and our services to match the evolving needs of our clients and partners. We’ve tried to remain part of the conversation, while consistently delivering quality work with enthusiasm and attention to detail.

What began as a humble start up focused on WordPress development has evolved into a 30+ member collective representing a wide range of the very best developers, designers, project managers, architects, analysts, and consultants working today. Time and again, when we saw someone doing something amazing, we resisted the temptation to imitate. Instead, we asked them to join us and become a part of something truly unique. Today, that unique whole is far greater than the mere sum of its parts.

The truth is that Redsqware has succeeded because every one of our team members directly benefits from our success.

While others looked for the next “big thing”, we looked for the next “best in class” player. We’ve worked hard to create documentation, deployment, and project management solutions to maximize agility – and satisfaction; for both clients and team members. Instead of telling them what we do, we asked them what they needed and how we could do it better. Then we worked our asses off to deliver it.

Successful custom development on multiple platforms requires first and foremost that you accept one simple fact: there’s someone out there doing something better than you. If you’ve got something special to offer them, they may even do it better – for you. Constant re-optimization and ethics-oriented operations haven’t always been easy. It has required a willingness to share, learn, and grow. It has required that we sublimate pure profit motive in favor of a balanced, long-term approach that everyone can feel good about.

We created Redsqware because we believed it was time for a company that could handle complex, multi-faceted technology problems – regardless of scale. Services like our hybrid cloud solutions are the next step in that evolution. While others moved from one client to the next, we emphasized long-term, mutually beneficial relationships. Those relationships are based on trust built over time. Whether it’s Drupal, Dynamics, or design, we made finding the best talent around the world our top priority. We like to think that the results speak for themselves.

Jon Gifford

jgifford@redsqware.com

I co-founded Redsqware in 2012 after 21 years in digital and advertising (plus a painful learning experience in the startup game). Having searched at great length (and without success), we decided to just become the kickass agency development partner we'd always wanted for ourselves. We've always had the same three goals; to uplift clients, empower people, and to create extraordinary tools together. I know that acting in the best interest of customers and team members is always the right thing to do. Because they're usually the same thing if you're doing it right. I know in time companies who do quality work, act with integrity, and provide phenomenal service set themselves apart. I believe in my heart that the more open the web is, the better off we'll all eventually be. I don't own a self-driving car, but my pickup truck is old enough to drive itself. I'm not into accolades or social media fame. I'm into fairness. I'm into people who care. I'm into responsible risk taking. And I'm really, really into people with new ideas. I'm a father to three amazing children, and a husband to a wonderful woman. In my free time, I wander beaches on both coasts finding waves and new friends, skate our halfpipe with the kids (ow), and lurk online for foster dogs.

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