Are You Struggling To Find A Web Developer

Who Understands You And Your Business?

If you’ve ever hired a web developer in the past, you know how hard it can be to find one who’s reliable — someone who knows how to take a problem and solve it! And even if you find the right talent, you soon discover that they don’t understand you and your business. And without an understanding of both your business and the core problems you’re trying to solve, the risk that your project will fail skyrockets.

Tom is an extremely nice chap, possesses fantastic communication skills and the work he did for us was of a very high standard.

Would I work with him again? Well, I tried to get him to join us permanently, so I think that speaks for itself!

Pete Cheyne, Chief Technology Officer, Performance Horizon Group

Don't gamble your hard earned money when hiring a web developer.

What if you hired a seasoned web developer who was not only trustworthy and reliable, but knows that you don’t just want code written... But that you need to make a positive return on your investment? That you want to make your business better off than it is today?

What if this person learned about your business, got to the root of why you’re looking for a developer, and applied their knowledge of the web to solve this problem? What if you could hire an ally, a partner, and not just a hired gun?

I want to partner with you.

My name is Thomas Buck, and I’m a web developer. But I’m also a business owner. I’ve built my company and reputation on trust, hard work, and results. I want to learn about you, your company, and what you want tomorrow to look like for your business. Together, we’ll put together a plan of action that realizes that tomorrow, divided into specific milestones.

Tom dealt with an insane client, and a code base produced from the bowels of hell, and still produced great code, maintained an upbeat attitude, worked well with the team and indulged the delusions of a mad client.

He was one of the only touchstones to reality in a project of madness.

Sang Park, Partner, Igicom
Thomas Buck
"I have one goal: To produce a significant return-on-investment for you and your business." Thomas Buck

You're done with gambling on web developers, and you want to hire a seasoned expert who understands your business. You want that person to know what "ROI" means, and why it's important to you and your bank account.

Reserve a confidential discussion, and let's see how I can help make you more money:


Q. "Why should I trust you with my project?"

A. I’ve built my business on a foundation of reputation. My clients refer their colleagues to me because they know I have a track record of getting stuff done — of understanding the problem at hand, and putting together a plan of action.

Q. "What makes you think you’ll understand my business?"

A. I know that what you really want isn’t a new website or app. What you want is more customers, more revenue, and more profit. I start each project by listening — I want to know everything I can about your business and what problems you face. Only then will I be able to help you put together a roadmap that charts out a plan to conquer your business problems and make you more money.

Q. "Why are you different than other web developers?"

A. I don’t want to have “former clients”. I want to build long term, meaningful relationships with everyone I work with. This means acting on key performance indicators, and incrementally making the right adjustments that make your business more profitable for months and years to come.

We might not be a good match if...

I want to make sure you get the best possible partner imaginable. For the majority of clients I talk to, I think I'm that guy. But there are a few types of projects that don't always mesh with my process:

1. "We've Got It All Figured Out Already"

If you just want a web developer who you’ll give requirements to, we won't work well together. I'm an expert when it comes to the web, and I want to help you build the best solution possible given our combined expertise.

2. "We Love Our Rubber Stamps"

If you need signing off from a committee to get anything done, I'm not for you. I work very closely with each of my clients, and that means I need to be able to rapidly execute. If we’re waiting for approval from a lot of different parties to get anything done, we’ll both suffer.

3. "What Are Your Rates?"

If you’re looking for the lowest price possible, you won't like my rate. But if you want to make an investment in your business, and want to work with an expert web developer who’s acutely aware that you need to recoup your investment and then some, let’s talk.

I contacted Tom in Feb 2012, just needing to improve GroupTweet's system reliably. Since then, GroupTweet's dramatically increased in size and scale, and we've added some new and innovative features.

I'm really happy that we're still working with Tom!

Ryan Craft, Founder, GroupTweet

Technologies and Specialist Knowledge

I can turn my hand to most internet technologies. For a rough guide, here's a quick list of the basics I work with, day-to-day:

1. Languages

PHP. Frameworks include: Kohana, CakePHP, Laravel, CodeIgniter.

Javascript and jQuery

C# and Java

2. Databases

MySQL

PostgreSQL

DB2

3. Platforms & APIs

Strong Linux Administration, whether on dedicated servers, or VPS including Amazon AWS and Linode.

Windows Server Administration

Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon AWS APIs