Fairway Technologies Marks Ten Year Anniversary
Company celebrates a decade of delivering the highest quality software development services in San Diego
San Diego, CA – February 21, 2012 – Fairway Technologies, a San Diego-based technology consulting and software development firm, celebrates ten successful years of business this month. Founded in 2002 by Brett Humphrey, CEO, Fairway Technologies has rapidly become one of San Diego’s top providers of high quality software development services. Fairway’s impressive client base includes eBay, Johnson & Johnson, and Bridgepoint Education, as well as other Fortune 500 and local and regional businesses.
The genesis of Fairway was sparked by Humphrey’s simple desire to provide reliable and friendly software consulting services to clients in and around the San Diego area. Relying on over a decade of IT industry experience and a handful of deeply talented engineering friends and acquaintances, Humphrey translated his vision into a successful business model of low-cost, longer-term client engagements that focused on understanding and supporting business needs. Initially operating out of a spare bedroom in Humphrey’s rented home, Fairway slowly evolved into a thriving business with an enviable presence in the heart of La Jolla Village.
Fairway has weathered its fair share of storms during the last decade, including a volatile economic climate, and crowded competitive landscape. Yet the company proudly boasts a dramatically high referral and retention rate, garnered from its repeated demonstration of technical expertise, quality service, and an unwavering mission to always exceed client expectations. “Fairway’s reputation for delivering bullet proof software and getting it right the first time is unique to our team of talented software developers and designers,” said Humphrey. “Clients trust us because we’ve proven to be reliable and consistent, and that’s been a major catalyst behind our continued growth.”
Fairway’s formula for success can be found in its core philosophy – hire smart folks who are software rock stars but who also understand the business need driving the software. “We’ve spent 10 years assembling an exceptionally motivated team of amazingly talented technology gurus who also happen to be amazing people,” said Humphrey. “This coalescence of talent is the huge benefit of working with people you know well and trust, and one of the important elements of Fairway’s secret sauce.”
Fairway’s growth and accomplishment over the past decade is also demonstrated by the awards and recognition the company has been honored with over the past year, including being named one of San Diego’s 2011 Top Ten Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal. This distinction follows the company’s previous achievement as a finalist in the 2010 Best Places to Work contest as well. This award is particularly significant as it recognizes organizations for their exemplary workplace environment, employer benefits and most importantly, employee satisfaction.
“Creating a desirable place to work has been a top priority from the beginning,” said Humphrey. “Ultimately, people are what make a workplace great, and we know that the best work happens when employees enjoy what they’re doing as well as where they’re doing it. Our flexible environment and laid back atmosphere is a direct reflection of this philosophy, and it’s helped us continuously attract and retain San Diego’s top software engineering and business talent.”
Fairway Technologies ended 2011 with the highest year-over-year revenues in the company’s history, and is prepared to carry this momentum into its second decade with a highly diversified client base and refocused efforts within internal business development and marketing. As IT investments continue to increase, the company plans to accelerate client growth and develop strategic partnerships with complementary service and product companies.
“The past ten years have been wild, and my follicle-challenged hairline is a testament of that fact,” Humphrey joked. “But I wouldn’t trade a single drop of sweat or sleepless night for anything. I’m proud to say that Fairway has come a long way, and we are extremely grateful to our loyal clients and employees who helped us achieve this milestone. We look forward to sharing continued success over the next 10 years.”