In Other Words With Dave – November 2019
“Why Edmond? Why isn’t your business in downtown OKC where all the other design agencies are?” I remember getting asked that a lot early on.
In 2000, when I started my business, I was living in Prague, Oklahoma. I had just moved there with my family from New England. My late wife had relatives in Prague and a series of events landed us back in Oklahoma. I figured I could start my business anywhere – so I set up a desk in the den overlooking the back forty. Not my acreage, but it was a nice view.
It was a perfect time to start a web development business. The internet was young and growing. People and businesses needed help. The work was out there. I just had to go get it. And part of getting it was traveling out to the metro area, where my bigger clients were. That’s when I discovered Edmond and thought, “Oh, this is nice. I want to live here.” Not long after, I found a house in southeast Edmond and settled into Chimney Hill.
So 168 monthly magazines and thousands of web projects later, I’m in the process of moving again. This time it’s my company that’s getting boxed up. And this time it’s a very short move. 6 miles (or 25 minutes with Edmond traffic). We purchased a building at Covell and Kelly. If all goes as planned, we will be moving in December 1st.
Back40 will be the same business with the same heart for service. We’ll still be branding, web developing, digital marketing, hosting and publishing this magazine, just from a different location.
I really don’t get asked “Why Edmond?” anymore. I guess it’s because we’re home. It’s where we belong. If you need creative marketing – click, call or stop by. I look forward to meeting you.