We have established a strong clientele in and our excellent relationships with our existing clients have provided us with opportunities for expansion based on client referrals. Our wide range of clients includes insurance agencies, mortgage companies, retail establishments, non-profit organizations, medical offices, and home users, among many others.
Aaron began his career in Information Technology in 1999 working as a consultant for local businesses. In 2001, he found himself working for Bowermaster and Associates as their in-house IT Manager where he honed his skills on managing small to medium sized business networks. Three years later, Aaron co-founded his first company, TroubleTech Solutions where he was first introduced to Mike Knight and the two have worked closely together and been friends ever since. Aaron's experience developing and streamlining Bowermaster's network carried over to his new clients as well. The success of this venture allowed Aaron to branch out in 2007 and create his second company, Method Technologies, Inc. With Aaron, Mike, and the newest member at the time Philip Morgan, the new company was launched with a strong foundation and with a focus to provide better service and a more comprehensive knowledge and skillset than any of their local competition.
Method Technologies has grown from the initial primary group of three to over fourteen employees in 2012. Method Technologies expanded and opened up a brand new headquarters office in Huntington Beach, CA in 2010 while still maintaining its presence in Cypress where it all began (still with our first original client, Bowermaster!). Aaron's success in business is only rivaled by his success as a husband and father who enjoys spending time with his family, playing ice hockey, fishing, and snowboarding.
When Mike was 12 years old, he became curious about technology and proceeded to take apart the family computer to figure out how it worked. Luckily, he managed to put it back together successfully and his quest to conquer technology began! Mike's love of all things technology has led him down his chosen career path in the IT industry and he is often hailed as the "go-to-guru" by his coworkers based on his specialized and highly advanced skillset. In 2008, Mike formalized his tech geek status by earning his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Long Beach. In Mike's spare time he is either making and enjoying beer, camping, playing computer games, or catching up on some well-deserved sleep.
At 10 years old, Phil decided to build his first computer as a bonding experience with his dad (and so he could play one of his first computer games "Mario teaches typing"). The success of his first computer led to Phil's continued fascination with custom computers and technology. Phil discovered a passion for the specialized niche of water cooled computers which he spends a lot of time and money on! His passion for technology and customizing computers is essential as he is an avid gamer and can play for hours during his spare time.
Phil's patience and dedication honed in his own personal life while customizing computers and gaming with others has led him to become a very successful manager and supervisor of other techs. His ability to look at situations from all angles and persevere towards a successful resolution makes him a favorite among his peers and our clients (who's rousing requests of "Phil Please!" can always be heard around the office).
At Method Technologies, we emphasize all the great relationships we have fostered over time. A perfect example of this is with Colton and our fellow employee Phil who have been buddies since junior high! In fact, Colton's first time building and modifying his first computer was with Phil all those years ago...although Colton has loved computers since his elementary school days, it wasn't until he built his very own computer that he became completely hooked. A prolific PC gamer, Colton began his earliest gaming as a young lad with Wolfenstein and Commander Keen and can still be found playing all the latest games now with his buddies (Phil included!). Colton's other passion involves cars – he currently has a 2003 WRX and a 2006 330ci that he has modified himself and continues to customize when time and money allow. When not behind his keyboard or the wheel of his car, Colton enjoys spending time with his wife of two years, and his young son – you could often find Colton chasing his son around outside playing with his favorite toy (a cardboard box)!
Ricky was tasked in high school to maintain the computer lab in his Digital Imaging class and ever since then, had an interest in computer repair. In fact, building and modifying computers is one of his hobbies. Expanding upon that interest, he has achieved certifications to support Microsoft and Apple systems and network support. He has also gained experience in the field having worked in various aspects of computer repair for 7 years. In his spare time, Ricky enjoys anime and Japanese culture and is also an avid video-gamer.
When we think of Las Vegas we think of showgirls, casinos...and Gerald. Gerald was born in Las Vegas, but was raised in Fresno, CA. Gerald started playing with computers at the young age of 10, tinkering with old spare computers to figure out how they worked, and his love of technology was born. He subsequently moved back to Vegas after his high school graduation which was a great move for him as he then met his wife Sara. Gerald and Sara have enjoyed married life for two years with their pug Vladmir. Luckily for Method, they decided to move to California in 2010 where shortly thereafter Gerald joined our team. Gerald enjoys cooking, going to the movies, and hanging with Vladmir at Huntington Dog Beach. A little known fact about Gerald is that he is half of a pair of twins (fraternal twin brother's name is Thomas)!
Josh first became interested in IT at the age of 15 when his computer died on him and he had to rebuild it. He earned his B.S. in Networking and Communications Management and is one year away from obtaining a Masters in Information Systems Management with a focus in Project management. Josh has also earned his Network +, A+ and CCENT and been actively in the industry since 2010. Josh's favorite aspect of the job is that it is always changing. On his off-time he enjoys gaming, swimming or going to the movies with his wife and friends.
Allan has been programming since he was in middle school and building websites since 2005, adapting and growing with the industry over the years. One of his first websites was for a nurse staffing registry. He had worked for them as an on-call technician providing the company basic support when he was asked to revamp their website. Allan took the challenge and built one for them. He took a liking to building websites and began developing more and more complex websites utilizing his years of programming skills. To break the monotony of programming all day, Allan enjoys dancing Lindy Hop and Balboa to 1930s big band music with his wife.
Alex has 5 years of experience as a web designer. He first started out in high school making flyers for the band he was in which then lead him to take more design classes. Alex has had his hand in various web projects over the years and has grown his craft. He enjoys how the field of web design never ceases to stop growing. Alex continues to learn and provide better service for our clients. Outside of the office, Alex enjoys hockey and follows the LA Kings. He is also in a band (Franki Doll and the Broken Toys), plays video games, and takes care of his ferret.
Joleen's experience in customer service was honed in her past career in restaurant management. Joleen makes juggling schedules, phones, clients, and various personalities in the office look easy with her efficiency and high work ethic. Joleen is a notorious "early bird" and is often the first one into the office. Multi-tasking and being an early riser is second nature to Joleen who is a mother to 5 wonderful children. With her busy family and career it isn't often that she has "free" time, but when she does you can find her doing various crafts, making handmade cards, or working out diligently as a Boot Camp enthusiast!
By all appearances, Eila appears to be the quiet and shy one…until you get to know her and her awesome sense of humor! Eila provides invaluable support at Method by handling quoting, orders, invoicing, bookkeeping, and assisting our clients with their needs. Eila graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Political Science, however her love of all things nerdy has made the transition to the IT profession easy. When not chained to her desk at Method, you can find Eila spending time with her friends and family, reading, watching bad action movies, and looking up pictures of cats on the internet…and she never says no to chocolate!