Back40 is one of Oklahoma’s most established and trusted full-service design and digital marketing firms. Since 2000, we have been creating award-winning digital marketing projects while providing secure website hosting for hundreds of clients across the country.
What makes us different is our heart for service. Each person on our team is dedicated to helping our clients succeed. We strive to develop genuine and lasting relationships with the companies and people we work with. We love finding creative, unique solutions for all of our clients’ marketing or website problems.
Good old fashioned values on the world’s fastest changing medium
How Far We’ve Come
Another hybrid/remote/in-office year because Covid. In sort of related news, we onboarded multiple medical marketing clients including The Heart Hospital, The Children’s Center and Proton OKC. In unrelated news (but equally exciting to us), we’ve been contracted to redevelop multiple water park and amusement marketing projects.
2020 kicked off as an exciting year with our whole team working together in our new office planning our 20th anniversary celebrations. COVID-19 changed everything. Our team transitioned to work remotely as we assisted clients affected by the pandemic.
Back40 sells the Hurd Street property and buys/remodels a building at Covell & Kelly. Digital marketing services continue to grow. The company moves into their new studio in the fall.
Wow, another Best of Show Addy Award for our interactive work with Water4. And our Digital Marketing services expand with the addition of our Digital Marketing Manager. Dave is elected to the Board of Directors of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce.
Our monthly magazine, Edmond Outlook, got a new look and feel. Back40 purchased land on Hurd Street in downtown Edmond with plans of building our own studio in the coming year.
It was a year of growth and a time of sadness. February 24th marked the passing of Sandy Miller, one of Back40’s founders. We will always remember Sandy’s smile and spirit.
A year of partnerships, awards, and milestones. Back40 turned 15, Outlook turned 10. We won Edmond Chamber Small Business of the Year, 11 Addy Awards and Best of Show: Interactive Award. Back40 partnered with Google, Cloudflare, Premier Parks, and Funeral Directors Resources.
A year of growth. We won 10 Addy Awards and we brought on a third developer, a third project manager, a second programmer and a third account executive.
We move into our new studio space at 80 East 5th Street in Edmond, OK. Our new space has 30% more floor space, 2 conference rooms and is conveniently located next to Hideaway Pizza. We eat lots of pizza.
A new Back40 Design website is launched and we pick up some Addy Awards. Jon Fields, a programming alumni from 2006, rejoins Back40 Design.
Back40 Design adds a second full-time web designer, project manager, and programmer to the production team. Website hosting clients top 400. The Edmond Outlook magazine enters it 6th year as a second full-time advertising account executive is added.
Back40 Design continues to gain local and regional web development clients. Our programmers and developers continue improvements to Javelin CMS as website hosting clients top 300. We also launch a new and improved support website for our Javelin CMS.
Back40 Design moves to new offices in North Oklahoma City. We now have a conference room that doesn’t face a restroom. We hire our first dedicated account executive for the web department. The company finally purchases an official “Back40 Design” sign and real office furniture. We migrate our growing hosting services to a data center in Texas. Website hosting clients top 200.
An increase in the number of clients; Back40 wins awards and publishes magazines. Also marking this year is the release of a full version of Javelin CMS.
Dave and Sandy sell the Shawnee Outlook magazine (Shawnee Outlook is still published monthly). An early version of Javelin CMS is released to their clients.
Back40 Design closes their Shawnee office and moves all operations to the Edmond, OK office. We lease additional office space and hire additional web staff to meet the growing demand for our web design services. The web team continues development on our content management system, Javelin CMS.
Back40 Design opens an office in Edmond, OK (just north of Oklahoma City, OK). Dave and Sandy launch a second monthly magazine called Edmond Outlook. We hire our first official web project manager. Work begins on what is to become the content management system, Javelin CMS.
Trips from our Shawnee, OK office to Oklahoma City increase to meet with new website clients. Back40 Design’s staff now numbers 6 full-time employees. Dave and Sandy finally take a real vacation.
Back40 Design expands into monthly magazine publishing. Local web and print clients underwrite the first issue of the Shawnee Shopper (which eventually is renamed the Shawnee Outlook). Website projects continue to increase as we hire our first full-time PHP programmer.
Dave and Sandy move their home-based business to an office in nearby Shawnee, OK. They hire their first full-time employees and expand their services to include logo and print design for local businesses.
Back40 Design lands their first big project. Dave and Sandy are contracted to redesign the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The project is a success and the museum wins an award for Best Website at the Governor’s Council on Tourism.
Dave Miller is handed a letter of employment termination and a cardboard box. He vows, “never again,” and starts a website design business. Together with his wife, Sandy, the couple begin building websites in their den that looks out over the back forty. This view gives the company its name.
Why Choose Us?
We’re 20 years young, debt-free and profitable.
We won’t nickel and dime you.
We work by the project price.
Simply click, call or come by our office.
We have a company dog, Bailey.
She’s our official greeter.
We’re a complete digital agency.
We provide design, web development, digital marketing and ongoing website support.
Our team is in house.
Your project won’t be outsourced. We’re here to guide you through each step of our proven process.