We believe in the uniqueness of your business and your team. We believe in the power of small business to offer choice, service, and innovation. And we believe the best way to help small business succeed that is with custom websites, applications, and internal / back-officer software that are tailor-made to leverage your data and enhance your team’s expertise and processes in ways that generic tools cannot.
Turbine Web Solutions started as Freelance Digital in 2001, serving clients throughout the Seattle area as a side business. However, we wanted to work on larger projects and in a wider capacity, and needed a more formal business structure in which to do so. So we reorganized ourselves as an LLC in late 2015 and moved to serving clients full-time in 2018.
Founder, Owner, Lead Developer
James has enjoyed helping people solve business problems since building his first site in 2001. Growing up in a household where both of of his parents operated separate small businesses gave him early exposure to business problems faced by all sorts of organizations: marketing and lead development, estimating, public relations, invoicing, management and training, project management, bookkeeping, streamlining–the works.
By the time he was 18, he’d worked for nearly a thousand customers though his father’s residential window cleaning service–the first of its kind in the county. Working in people’s homes requires trust, reliability, efficiency, on-the-fly problem solving, and solid listening skills. James still follows those ethics.
In his first corporate job as an office assistant for a non-profit, while moonlighting as a developer, he wrote a web application for the non-profit that helped the City of Seattle secure millions in HUD funding for dozens of local non-profits by streamlining the grant request process enough to reduce administrative time on the task by 80% in just a few weeks. In fact, the City worked with James the following year using the same framework and achieved similar results with only 2 hours of new development.
James also worked in the corporate world for over 10 years as a software developer, building tools for a variety of companies across a varieties of sectors. Companies like eFinancial, Microsoft, Philips, Slalom, and Boeing consistently found him resourceful, reliable and proactive.
James now combines his extensive coding skills, his BA in Advertising (Mass Communications) and marketing experience, as well as his love of small business, to build custom websites and applications that help businesses and their teams gain competitive advantage by empowering small businesses with the tools to wow their customers and outperform their competitors.