Here's a sampling of our work

Water Utility App

Water Utility App


The Water Utility App started as an idea by Tui Anderson, a Water Industry veteran and independent instructor for municipal operators. He’s worked as a water operator, source water protection specialist, and a trainer. Over the years in his work, he realized that there is a need for modern, simple, and easy to use tool for water companies.

The main features of the app is to record and analyze water production and water consumption of a Water Utility company. A user can then generate a report that shows data graphs, loss analysis, calculated water losses, and recommendations to reduce losses.

We decided to develop the app as a Progressive Web App (PWA). A PWA is a cross-platform app available for desktop, tablet, mobile (Android or iOS), and any web browser. The major benefit of choosing PWA is that you don't have to do separate development for each platform, so it saves time and money, but still get the same benefit from native apps.

We used AWS Amplify and React.js. AWS is a collection of cloud computing services that's reliable, inexpensive, and scalable. Amplify is one of those services and it's a serverless framework for mobile apps and web apps. React is the wildly popular front-end JavaScript framework created by Facebook that's able to produce high performance user interfaces in any modern web browser (mobile/tablet/laptop/desktop).

Boise Works

Boise Works


Boise Works is an internal Gortek project. It's an app that connects local businesses, freelancers, and self-employed workers in the Treasure Valley.

Originally launched as Boise Freelance, the app features business profile creation and listings. Part of the project is marketing on behalf of the business owners to attract users to the platform. Outreach and advertising has included Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and billboards. More channels are planned.

The app is still being rebranded and will be announced under the new name in the coming weeks. (I guess this is a spoiler.)

PC Richard

PC Richard

PC Richard is a large, regional, family owned, appliance and electronics store in the North East United States.

When revamping their e-commerce store, the dedicated IT contractors that PC Richard keeps on retainer brought in outside help to make their designs a reality.

Talent scouts found Tony and hired him to develop the new version of their e-commerce product detail page (PDP), and category pages. Tony collaborated with the design staff to achieve pixel perfect renditions of their mockups.

The categories and product description page you see on the live site now includes that work, along with the efforts of many other developers on their staff. Keeping the site beautiful and running smoothly is truly a team effort.


A mutual friend introduced Tony to Graham Brent, the then CEO of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

At the time, Graham's organization was coming to terms with the need for a major technology overhaul of their operational systems, day-to-day processes, internal databases, and customer facing systems.

This was also right around the time NCCCO was celebrating its 20th Anniversary, reflecting on how far they had come as an organization, and was planning the foundation that would carry them "The Next 20 Years".

The NCCCO IT landscape had started with a paper based internal workflow that was augmented over the years with the addition of small MS Access databases, and a SQL Server based solution to host the question banks for their certification testing solution.

The time had finally come to do away with dozens of filing cabinets of paper forms and routing slips. Fax machines would be retired. The hodge-podge of organically grown, human powered processes would be consolidated into a single, purpose built software system.

Tony's task was to help the executive staff wrap their arms around all of the information they needed, to document their existing enterprise, and prepare the lengthy RFP process that was to follow, according to the mandate of their Board of Directors.

Tony spent considerable time interviewing the executive staff about their various systems and processes. Ultimately, a high-level reference architecture was sketched out as a guide to ensure their future solution addressed everything it should, and nothing slipped through the cracks.

Many months later Tony was contacted and invited to participate in the RFP, but unfortunately, the timing conflicted with his current project.
Deep Mile

Deep Mile

Tony was hired through Gortek as a subcontractor to help the DeepMile team of data scientists as a technical resource.

DeepMile specializes in data analysis but needed a hand fixing a broken instance of PostgreSQL, tightening security, and coaching the team on AWS best practices.

Python was used to automate a number of tasks including complex MongoDB queries, massaging the data, and loading it into their main analytics PostgreSQL database that the analysts ran a number of intelligence tools against.

It was just a short-term engagement, but the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with an elite team of data scientists was a rewarding experience.