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Randy Van Gelder
CEO/Software Architect

Constanza "Coty" Salusso
Project Director

Maxi Lopez
Director of .Net Development

Federico Nassif
Lead Developer

Juan Rodriquez
Director of PHP Development


Take a Moment to Learn About Stormcrest Software

There is no doubt we have a cool name. In fact, we also have an awesome logo and a pretty slick website. But that doesn't begin to tell the whole story. For that, you'll need to go a little deeper and understand who we really are as a company. The end result of many years of figuring out the best way to manage, develop, and handle complex projects has lead all of us (Stormcrest employees) here. When you meet our team and work with us, you'll finally understand the difference. Read a little more about us and then give us a call or email us, you will not regret it.

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About Stormcrest

Learn more about what makes Stormcrest one of the most interesting and unique development companies in the world. Our story is interesting, our work is amazing.

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Examples of Our Work

Although many of our projects do not offer a visual to use on our website, we do have some examples of projects that we feel give you an insight into us.

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There's nothing worse than a customer upset because their expectations were not managed correctly. At Stormcrest, this is a focal point of our management process.

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Our Process

Stormcrest has designed a process that can be followed and executed with precision. Understanding how we work will give you a window into the soul of our operations.

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Take some time to learn about the Agile methodology that we use and have modified to create the ultimate method of working with clients. You're going to love it!

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The Stormcrest Team

With this team leading the charge, Stormcrest has growth by leaps and bounds. We have fun, we work hard, and we believe in each other. You'll feel the love.


Client Expectations

What should you expect from your web development solutions provider? That is always a tough question to answer. There is a dividing line between the knowledge it takes to handle complex technology challenges and the lack of knowledge to understand the process involved in solving them. This can create friction between client and solution provider. Stormcrest starts from the beginning laying out the groundwork necessary to help bridge the gap in understanding. 
The first thing we do is take our time evaluating the knowledge level of the customers we are working with. If we see that the lack of technical capabilities is evident, we treat the process quite differently than if there is a very knowledgeable person in place. One size does not fit all. It's our job to understand you, the client, before we dive into the project. Once we know the type of company we are working with, we lay out the expectations for the project and make sure the customer understands exactly how we plan to work, the timelines involved, and the potential risk factors that could be involved with the type of project we are dealing with. That way, you understand clearly the road map we are following together. 


Understand Our Process

Take some time to preview a basic flow of our process and how it works. With all of our collective experience, we have attempted to make an easier to understand process that will give us the best results without putting too much on our customers. It's a critical path to success for us and in order to avoid the pitfalls of a project, we try our best to lead the way down the right avenue.

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Time and Money

Apart from project success, these are the two driving factors of any project. How long will it take? How much will it cost? Of course the answers to these questions are never quite as easy as it would appear. Stormcrest evaluates all projects with a fine tooth comb. We attempt to avoid time wasting by educating our customers on some of things that may be unnecessary wastes in a project. As for time, we rarely miss our mark but if we see that a project is headed in that direction, we always communicate it and explain clearly why it is occurring. 

When Problems Occur

Imagine building a car from scratch with little or no instructions. Do you think you would be able to accomplish this and turn the key and drive into the sunset without a single problem appearing? Of course not... Web projects are complex ever-changing beasts that require extensive testing. Unfortunately, bugs are like needles in the haystack. They will occur. At Stormcrest, we prepare you for this and we prepare ourselves for having the appropriate support in place to handle these issues as soon as they occur.

Who We Are

There a wide range of development companies out there selling themselves in many different ways. Some claim technical brilliance while others claim to be the cheapest. The fact is Stormcrest has been built over time with a model that most companies cannot compete. We combine all the knowhow and project management excellence of a US born company with the sophistication and cost savings ability of an offshore firm. How do we do this? Through the years the management team of Stormcrest have operated firms that were solely US based and had the high cost of labor to go with it. We have also have experience working exclusively with offshore companies and the pitfalls that can go with a project being managed overseas. So we decided to make a new kind of company that was a hybrid of both. 

We opened our doors with offices in both Argentina and Sugar Land, Texas. Our team manages most project from our US office and handles a great deal of the project scope and architecture while our Development and Engineering arm helps reduce our costs by being run out of our Technology center in Cordoba. The collective group allows us to achieve great cost savings to our customers while performing at the highest level even compared to the larger development houses. This approach has worked and worked well. All of our employees either speak fluent English or are being educated through a multi-step program to improve. The message is clear though. We are a company of thinkers and dreamers. We can save you money while building everything from a simple web system to the most incredible complex portal system. If we require a specialist, we have the ability to bring them into a project as needed. Stormcrest can really do it all.


See Our Previous Work

Stormcrest Software has a wonderful client base. Many of our projects are not for display on the web site as they are not for public display or we want to keep the intellectual property off the internet for our clients. However, we have a few case studies that we can share that will give you an idea of what we might be able to do for you.

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New School DevCo

Stormcrest is a company that understands the importance of flexibility, delivering on promises, and making sure both our clients and our staff are never led astray. We will work around the clock to deliver a project to hit deadlines and allow those same developers to take the next day off. We keep hours but we offer flexibility as projects demand them. We educate our customers in both the tools needed to operate their solutions but also on just technology/internet in general. The better our customers are educated, the better they will understand what we have to do to help them be successful. 

Experience Matters

There is no doubt that experience is the key to success in this industry. Well, at the top of the org chart, Randy Van Gelder has been in the computer/internet industry since 1988. He has his hand on every project, large or small to at least some degree. As a company, we work together on most projects or at least have knowledge on every project so if help is needed, it can arrive. 

Method to Our Madness

Stormcrest uses Agile Development methodology which allows us to develop requirements and solutions through an evolutionary method through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. This gives us the flexibility to adapt our plans as we move forward, gives us the ability to evolve our development to these new plans, offers continuous improvement and early delivery. Most importantly, our methodology allows us to offer us clients rapid and flexible responses to change. 
Why is this important? Let's use a analogy that works perfectly for Stormcrest. Imagine a storm cloud is rolling in. This storm cloud represents your "project". Of course you have no idea if this storm might become powerful or just stay mild and continue along its way. This is because every storm i.e. "project" is different. Will you need a raincoat or an umbrella? Do you need to board up your house or should you evacuate the premises? Had you gone with a standard development company and hadn't planned well, the storm may come in and blow your house down because in order to save it, you will either have to spend more money or go way over on time, most likely both. That's what can happen with many other development companies while Stormcrest can give you a chance to adjust your plans without much consequence at all. So let's take a look at how it would work with Stormcrest.
At the last minute, the storm or "project" intensifies and failure may be imminent. Your house could come crumbling down. However, Stormcrest sees the problem and magically boards up the house and moves everyone to the safest room in the house. It didn't cost you any more than you already budgeted and you didn't waste time. We solved the problem and your project stayed the course without any damage. We are able to do this with what is called a "sprint". These are short development cycles that allow us to show progress and find the issues before we are too far into the projects. This method is how we work and it works well.


What People Are Saying

Does our method actually work in practice? If you want to know what our clients think about how we work, go ahead and click on the See Testimonials button below. These are actual clients who have worked with the Stormcrest team and know exactly how we've helped others in the past through our tested methodology.

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Flexibility at its Finest

What stands out the most to our customers is the ability for us to provide true flexibility and we do not mean just purely for project development. Stormcrest offers a wide range of flexibility to our customers. Some want to be very involved in the project while others prefer to give us authority to make many decisions throughout. Some clients require speed and we find the best way to add other team members to the project. It's pretty simple; Stormcrest is extremely flexible with our customers as long as we have the same goal in mind.

Learn How to Juggle

There is no doubt that managing projects are like a juggling act. There are so many aspects to a project that if you let one ball get dropped, many balls will come tumbling down. We use an agile development management system called Jira to manage all of our projects so that no ball can get dropped. Many of our customers actively work within Jira throughout a project helping to streamline issues and communication. It's not a requirement for all customers but we do have the tools to help make sure we keep your project moving without dropping the ball.