For the first time, the almost 4-year-old Smash Dev Shop now has an official office.
“We were actually working out of our home … saving on overhead,” CEO Maggie Schoonover says.
She owns the business with her husband, chief technology officer Greg Crown, and her mother, CFO Margaret Schoonover.
They started the custom software development company in 2014 to do custom software engineering and computer programming. They also build web and mobile applications in Wichita and the region.
The company has grown with a couple of extra developers for five total employees who now all work at 1136 N. Bitting in Riverside, which is by R Coffee House and Songbird Juice Co.
“We found it’s not only easier but more fun to work together in a group setting,” Maggie Schoonover says.
She says the office serves another function as well.
“I think it legitimizes the business as not being a flash in the pan.”
Stephanie Wise of John T. Arnold Associates handled the deal.
Schoonover wants to eventually hire more developers.
“Hopefully, as long as the company continues to grow.”