The idea was a simple one—to create a web development company with lots of expertise and talent, and very little else to keep value high and prices low. Soon, we had clients and projects, two dogs and no office. We had a lot to be humble about, and still do to this day.
- First Drupal 6 Site
Working remotely from home is great. Bacon double cheeseburgers are also great. Maybe neither should be an every day of the week habit. Enter The Factory—Grand Rapids' first Co-Working facility and our new home away from home. We also welcome Sam to the team.
- First eCommerce Site
It was a year of firsts, First Drupal 7 site. First developer intern. First Enterprise iOS app. It was also the last time we performed a lot of repetitive, routine tasks, thanks to Mike’s late nights building devops automation tools for all of us. Thanks, Mike!
- First Drupal 7 Site
- First Intern
- First iOS App
Now with clients on three continents and 11 US states, it was time to add a skillful front-end specialist. Welcome to the team, Joe!
Every project brings interesting challenges—some more interesting than others. Maybe that’s how we wound up developing “the Angie’s List of Lithuania” for a guy with a thick Eastern European accent and a shoestring budget. That site now has over 200,000 registered users. Who knew?
- First site in Lithuanian and Russian
- First $1 million in eCommerce transactions
Call it good fortune, or call it luck—either way, we wound up hiring an amazing designer and front-end developer right out of college. Ever since, Haley has been making our clients’ projects look much better than we thought possible.
- First Lead UX Designer
- First web applications in Greek, Hebrew and Simplified Chinese
- First project built using React
RDG goes back to school—building four university websites on the Drupal CMS and gaining plenty of knowledge along the way.
- First project built using Laravel
- First iOS app written in Swift
Along with Drupal 8 comes much more work for RDG. We need another great designer. Welcome, Ashley!
- First Drupal 8 site
- First site launched on Platform.sh
While still awash in Drupal projects, RDG starts developing a learning management system in Laravel. We need another computer scientist. Welcome, Ben!
- First web app built using AWS Lambda and MongoDB
- First client to process > $10 million in eCommerce sales in a year
Ten years of consecutive growth. Ten years of laughter and lives shared. Ten years of lessons learned and families fed. Ten years of gratitude for all of you. Our work family also grows by two. Welcome Tyler and Lisa!