Avallo Web Development was formed in 1996 by Julie Hamilton and Barbara Dunham. Julie had been an art director for 10 years at various agencies and companies and owned Direct Design. Barb had been a corporate executive and owned a tax business company named Refund Investigators. The vision of Avallo was to bring Julie's creative talents and Barb's business knowledge together and enter into the relatively new area of website design.
Almost immediately, Avallo become known for making visually stunning and creative websites when other sites were text orientated and had few graphics. As the company grew, so did Internet technologies. As the word got out about Avallo, our client base grew, and we worked not only in print and web design, but added advertising strategy and branding as well.
In 2005, Julie took over as sole owner and focused on taking Avallo's business technology to a new level. She hired Weston Shaw as a programmer. With Weston's expertise, Avallo could take on more complex web applications, and Julie was thrilled to have someone who could create her marketing and creative visions.
Avallo has continued to grow, hiring Aaron Peloquin in 2009, Lauren Munro in 2012, Amber Verhulst in 2014 and Justin Jordon in 2016. We moved to a larger office space in 2012 to keep up with our growth.
In 2009, we launched a new custom content management system for websites called Avallo Panel. It allows our clients to update and maintain their websites themselves - without any prior programming knowledge. Our new additions for Avallo Panel since then is upgraded shopping cart plugin, responsive plugin and about 20 other new plugins. In 2014 we took our web development expertise to the next level, and can now offer Avallo CMS, our fully responsive website building platform which is completely customizable for creators, while still being easy and intuitive for the end user, with many added features including drag-and-drop technology for pictures and documents, a search function for both finding and moving pages, templates, and files, and new and improved plugins.
Over the past 21 years, Avallo has changed and grown into a custom web development company that offers a full array of marketing services to grow our clients businesses.