“Why Edmond? Why isn’t your business 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 (back then, Amazon wanted to be the world’s biggest bookstore). 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, we moved to southeast Edmond and Back40 leased office space at Memorial and Bryant – fulfilling my longtime dream of owning a design business in a strip mall.
10 years, two more Edmond office locations and thousands of web projects later, Back40 is packing up to move once again. It’s a very short move… 6 miles (or 25 minutes with Edmond traffic). We purchased a building at Covell and Kelly. 1024 West Covell to be exact. If all the remodeling goes as planned, we will be up and running at our new location December 1st.
The new office features:
- Larger open office space
- Additional offices
- Second conference room (for when we double book)
- A breakroom with full kitchen (no more eating at our desks)
- 20 ft. Magnetic Whiteboard
- Generous parking
- Enclosed private courtyard
- Walking distance to 10+ eateries, Uptown Grocery, Walgreens, Lowes, BancFirst and Roxy’s Ice Cream
Back40 will be the same business with the same heart for service. We’ll still be branding, web developing, digital marketing, hosting and publishing our monthly magazine, the Edmond Outlook. Just from a different location.
I really don’t get asked “Why Edmond?” anymore. I guess it’s because we’re home – where we belong. If you need creative marketing – click, call or stop by. Check out our new office. I look forward to meeting you.