Our 25 Year History
Over the past 25 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 including print design, online marketing and all the services needed for a strong marketing presence.
Avallo Incorporated was formed in 1996 by Julie Hamilton and her good friend Barb. 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. 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 while also continuing award-winning print design.
In 2005, Julie took over as sole owner and focused on taking Avallo’s business technology to a new level such as hiring new programmers. With their expertise, Avallo could take on more complex web applications, and Julie was thrilled to have the staff who could create her marketing and creative visions for their clients.
Hard to believe now, but in 2009 it was very difficult to find a good CMS (content management system) that would be easy for our clients to use while allowing us the freedom to custom design as we desired. So, we developed our own. Avallo launched Avallo Panel and it allowed our clients to update and maintain their websites without any prior programming knowledge. Building this CMS gave us the foundation to build more websites and applications.
In 2014 we took our web development expertise to the next level and created our Custom CMS. It is our own fully responsive website building platform which is completely customizable, while still being easy and intuitive for the end user. 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 were added.
Today we develop in whatever platform works best for our clients. Most of the time our Custom CMS is perfect but when it is not, we have a full array of other platforms to use. Since we are custom programmers who code, we can work with 3rd party applications and their APIs (Application Programming Interface) to create custom online applications, program progressive apps and more!