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Austin Web Development - Our Story

This article will focus on what it means to be an Austin web development company and how that affects the way we work, what it’s like to work with us, and our overall approach to web development. Just to mix things up, I will use various Austin businesses and attractions to introduce my points.

Austin Web Development - Our Approach

Austin Web Development - Chilantro
Austin Web Development - Chilantro
Austin Web Development - Gordoughs

As anyone who has spent even a weekend in Austin knows, food trucks are delicious, convenient, and cheaper than traditional sit-down restaurants. Places like Chi'Lantro, Mighty Cone, and Gourdough's do not trade quality for convenience, they are simply more mobile. Similarly, we attempt to remove unnecessary costs when developing websites or mobile apps for our clients. Part of how we do this is by not having internal middle-managers or project managers. Instead, we only hire developers who are capable of interacting with clients through every aspect of the development process.

This is similar to how at food trucks, you order food directly from the chef. This decreases the likelihood that your order is misunderstood and also assures that you have more accurate and direct information about what you will be eating. Eliminating misunderstandings that are often introduced by adding additional layers between the developer and product-owner significantly reduces the risk of a project going off-track and almost always results in a better product.

Austin Web Development - Our Developers

Austin is the self-proclaimed “live music capitol of the world.” That is a pretty bold claim, but as an avid music fan and consistent festival attendee, I can attest that Austin is a consistent stop for almost every artist. Festivals like ACL, SXSW, and Fun Fun Fun Fest attract established and up-and-coming artists alike.

Likewise, Austin is a current hotbed for technology. Tech companies and developers are both moving to Austin in droves. We make every effort to attract and hire the best developers and being based in Austin is a huge advantage for us. We have little trouble convincing potential hires from other cities to work for us. Several say things similar to, “I am only looking for jobs in Austin.” As mentioned in the previous section, having excellent developers is crucial to our business. Being an Austin web development company is a definite advantage and helps assure our potential clients that we have top-of-the-line developers and do not have to hire second-tier talent due to being located in an undesirable location.

Austin Web Development - Our Culture

I am quite sick of the phrase "keep Austin weird" and am glad to be seeing less of it lately. Actually, I see and hear the phrase more often in other Texas cities. But, the heart of this idea (for me at least) is that Austin offers something for everyone. Are you into live comedy? Check out The New Movement. Enjoy free concerts in the middle of a large park? Blues on the Green is the place to be. Are you a beer-snob who wants to learn more about brewing? Head over to the Live Oak Brewing Company and make sure to try the Primus while you are there. No matter what you are into, Austin has likely already embraced it. In fact, it will probably expose you to entirely new interests.

We maintain a similar approach to web development. Just as each Austinite needs different things from their city, as an Austin Web Development company we understand that each client and project is unique. Therefore, BHW matches the correct technologies to each project, rather than relying on a default "cookie-cutter" list of frameworks and languages. What this means to our clients is that we have experience solving all sorts of problems and are familiar with both emerging and traditional technologies. We bring this wealth of knowledge and experience to each project.

Austin Web Development - Our Success & Future

Austin Web Development - Our Future

Whenever an out-of-towner visits, I make sure we make a stop at the Draft House. Whether it is the great food, the replacing of traditional commercials with film specific pre-screening clips, or extremely serious appreciation of film and film-viewing, it is hard to think of a single thing that better represents Austin. Like many other successful companies with their roots in Austin, the Draft House has expanded to several other states, but have stayed true to their uniquely Austin approach.

In a similar manner, although we are an Austin web development company, we have recently opened a Dallas office and have customers that are located all over the US. Just like the Draft House identified and fulfills a nation-wide desire for a different style of movie theatre, BHW has built it’s business around a unique direct customer-to-developer relationship that is more cost effective than our competitors and leads to better quality web applications. We firmly believe and hope this article has shown that as an Austin web development company, The BHW Group, is ready to meet this need.

Do you need an expert in web development? With a team of web development specialists covering a wide range of skill sets and backgrounds, The BHW Group is prepared to help your company make the transformations needed to remain competitive in today’s high-tech marketplace.

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Paul serves as the primary point of contact for many of BHW’s clients. He assists app owners in making high-level decisions and guides them through the design, development, and deployment processes. As a developer, Paul has worked on numerous web and mobile projects, including several of BHW’s flagship applications. When not at the office, he can often be found at the Alamo Drafthouse, the Flying Saucer, The Ballpark in Arlington, or The New Movement.