Our data-backed approach turns your big picture ideas into UX designs that resonate with your target audience.
Skip the cookie-cutter templates and discover what custom PHP, WordPress, and .NET development can do for you.
Create robust, data-backed experiences for your shoppers without sacrificing on security, ease of use, or backend functionality.
IronGlove Studio is a boutique agency that specializes in the design and development of engaging websites and software applications that resonate with end-users and stakeholders. We’re not afraid of getting our hands dirty nor are we intimidated by difficult assignments. In fact, we thrive in those environments and work hard to find stable, long-term, and strategic solutions for our clients and their unique goals or problems.
Dynamic Websites and Applications
Looking to build a secure website from scratch? We’ve got you covered. Using the PHP programming language mixed with HTML, CSS, and other components and a front-end framework like Bootstrap, we build dynamic, custom sites that can pull data from database systems like MySQL, MariaDB, and more. With larger needs, we can implement frameworks such as Laravel, CodeIgniter, and Drupal to create custom applications that are delivered on the web.
Scalable Industrial Applications
Companies running Windows Server know all too well the importance of coordinating server updates with the .NET ecosystem and the IT deficit that can be created when that software maintenance isn’t performed. We can help to maintain an existing critical application or infrastructure or develop a new one to support customers and growth. We can create solutions to integrate into industrial control systems to support data reporting, hardware control, and manufacturing operations.
Built for Shoppers
Having products listed on a website with a shopping cart doesn’t equate to success or even profits. E-commerce is complex in that it involves branding, a customized user experience, the right user interface, multiple security layers, and a flawless checkout process. Our development team has experience working with mainstream platforms like Magento Open Commerce and WooCommerce. We can discuss your needs, strategize, plan, and deploy analytical tools after launch to better understand your shoppers, their needs, and how the implemented designs are resonating with consumer trust.
WordPress Done Right
The WordPress platform is one of the most popular content management systems on the internet. It is also one of the most misused, with fly-by-night freelancers and agencies all too happy to sell templates as custom solutions at inflated prices. These side-hustles and shell companies posing as legitimate firms hurt businesses and developers alike. Our WordPress sites are coded in PHP, there’s no page builders involved. We can help you take advantage of the amazing functionality, speed, and capabilities of WordPress without the bulk.
Web design is about more than simply creating sites that “look good”. It’s about creating websites and applications that connect with visitors, shoppers, and end-users to convey meaning through user experience journeys, user interface design, and a mixture of behavioral psychology that brings together both expectations and designs to form a functioning product. That’s why we test everything to make sure your final deliverable generates the intended results. It’s about an organization’s brand, that brand’s image, and how users interact with that brand to take action.
Search Reputation Management
Approximately three-quarters of Google searches do not venture past the first page, making good SEO essential for any website. We look behind the scenes of your website to ensure everything is optimized for search engines. From formatting and image tags to mobile performance and coding, we do a deep dive audit into your technical SEO to identify and fix potential issues. We can also manage your reach and advertising campaigns, crafting something that will help you to build a solid foundation to be seen so customers can engage you.
Formulaic, template-based websites are cost-effective and have virtually no barrier to entry, but when it comes time to scale, they can hold you back.
Taking things to the next level requires dynamic custom development that is completely and totally aligned with your long-term vision and goals.
We launched IronGlove to put this at your fingertips.
Backed by 25+ years of high-level IT experience, our data-driven, client-oriented approach incorporates behavioral analytics, engaging UX design, A/B testing, and more to help you scale your business with confidence.
In a Post-COVID World, You Need a Partner With Real Expertise
Our agency is a code-only zone (no templates, page builders, or shortcuts). This isn't a side-hustle or shell company.
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* Based on data collected from governmental and private sources.
Meeting business objectives will require measurable, data-driven insights
Planning at the micro and macro level will pave the way for your success story
25+ Years of Experience and a Commitment to Data-Driven Results
Derek is the founder of IronGlove Studio, acting in a senior role to oversee web and software development, build client relationships, and manage all projects. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Communications and a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology and has extensive formal education and experience in web development, software architectures, organizational consulting, and agency management.
As an entrepreneur, Derek understands the dynamics of business and takes pride in helping organizations outmaneuver common operational pitfalls through the strategic implementation of web and software technologies. Derek is also a military veteran and brings that same level of commitment to his agency work in the private sector.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an emerging start-up, an established business, or a public sector organization – our data-driven, client-oriented approach gets results.
VanderHouwenCustom Job Search Portal
We built a custom job search portal for VanderHouwen utilizing APIs to connect to a custom CRM. Schema was used for job aggregation to providers such as Google, LinkedIn, and Indeed. With custom plugins to handle data flows, the site is fully responsive, future-ready, and can be easily updated.Focus Areas
Dynamic PHP Templating, Dynamic Data via API, Custom WordPress, CRM, Job Portal, Mobile Responsive, Full Content Controls
TOK AmericaCustom B2B Solution
Our team replaced an older ColdFusion site with a fully PHP-coded WordPress solution in a IIS environment utilizing full user content controls, an API to handle language translations on-the-fly, minimal plugin usage with coded functionality, and Bootstrap for mobile responsiveness.Focus Areas
Dynamic Templating, Dynamic Data via API, PHP Templating, Custom WordPress, Mobile Responsive, Full Content Controls
Homebuilders Association of Marion & Polk CountiesCustom B2B Membership Solution
Our team constructed a custom WordPress application with API connectivity, branded dynamic templating for GrowthZone, full content editing for admins, and specialized mobile functions for end-users.Focus Areas
Dynamic Templating, Dynamic Data via API, PHP Templating, Custom WordPress, Mobile Responsive, Network Optimized, Full Content Controls
Mental Health Advocates of WNYEnhanced B2C Community Health
We upgraded a large mental health non-profit from an old PHP website to a custom WordPress build. Our focus was on clean UI to highlight programs, create a mechanism for public education, increase engagement through best UX practices, and leverage more donations.Focus Areas
Custom Responsive, UX/UI Enhancements, PHP Templating, Network Optimized, Full Content Controls
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IronGlove Studio is a Top-Tier Veteran-Owned Business on Clutch
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Subcontracting and Referrals
Looking for a trusted, reliable subcontracted partner to help with a current or upcoming project? We have the technical capabilities to handle a wide variety of complex projects but lack the administrative support to obtain the contracts – if you’re a larger company dealing with something below your minimum scope thresholds, we might be a good fit for collaboration. We also pay bonuses for referrals.
For companies dealing with public sector clients, IronGlove is COBID-certified in Oregon and can compete for local, county, and state government projects. As a Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise, we qualify for bid-free public contracts up to $50k within the state.Capabilities
Their design work is first-rate, and their communication skills are excellent. The fact that they’re a small agency enables us to talk directly to their principal — I’ve never felt like I’m passed off to a junior partner or someone who doesn’t grasp our project objectives. I can’t speak highly enough of our work with them — I’m thrilled.
Home Builders Association of Marion & Polk Counties
Their communication and attention to detail were exceptionally strong. Every fine detail was taken care of in a timely manner. We were never waiting for anything. They went above and beyond by including UX functions that we didn’t ask for but will greatly improve the quality of the site. The overall functionality and speed of the website are strong as well.
Director of Outreach
Mental Health Advocates of WNY
When we hired IronGlove Studio, we saw double-digit growths in our businesses thanks to their help in implementing our initiatives. Our company recorded an increase in sales during that time. The team was great in terms of project management. Everything was rock solid in communication, budgeting, beating deadlines, and delivering the tasks.
Derek is one of the best web developers I’ve worked with. He’s responsive and easy to work with. He manages projects efficiently, clearly sets expectations and provides regular updates throughout the process. He’s thoughtful to both budget and business goals and provides strategic recommendations that align with both, so he’s very highly recommended.
Integrated Marketing Manager
Oregon Ice Cream
Derek’s work is process-oriented, prompt and thoughtfully executed. As a project partner, I appreciate the way he structures key project milestones that speak to my client’s most critical objectives. He is able to work efficiently while offering a great deal of transparency throughout each project phase. His work is tailored to each client’s needs with their best interests in mind.
Citrus & Cedars
As soon as Derek was brought onboard, he was able to quickly turn a situation around and bring back consistency and stability to our internal relationships and the website. The issues were technical and he was able to translate those technicalities into information my client could absorb so we could move forward. During that time, Derek helped re-organize the next phase of coding implementations that we are currently working on, and the flow of work has never been smoother.
Ecommerce Project Manager
Derek has been a great web development partner for a client of mine. He is good at keeping the big picture of the client’s need in mind and as such will always make recommendations on what could better help align the website with the business strategic needs. He communicates promptly about timelines and expectations. As a designer, I always appreciate that instead of just saying something can’t be done he is willing to help find solutions that fit my creative requests.
Brand Design, Packaging, Creative Direction
Derek is a rockstar web developer. We’ve worked together on several projects where the initial site build was a tangled rats nest. Every time, Derek has been able to step into the project, get oriented as fast as humanly possible, and be producing results on the build. He’s streamlined sites with us, refined WooCommerce, and parsed through some burly PHP that would make most developers head’s spin.
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Reach out today to see if we're a good fit and learn how we can help your company or organization meet business goals through the use of web and software technologies.