Imagination Turns to Innovation

Company Overview:

At Imaginovation, we provide custom enterprise-grade technology solutions to a variety of businesses in any industry, from funded startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Our services include building custom websites, web applications, mobile apps, and emerging technologies such as AI development, IoT development, and blockchain development. 

The company was founded by brother-in-law's Pete Peranzo and Michael Georgiou back in October 2011. Since then, we have helped many companies boost their productivity, customer base, sales, and profit with our client-centered development approach.

Clutch, a leading online B2B platform, has recently named Imaginovation as one of the Top Technology Company in North Carolina. Since 2011, we have grown every year, and have won several credible technology awards, such as AVA Digital Awards, The American Business Award, and NC Tech Award for our innovative services. We have also been featured in top publications such as Entrepreneur, VentureBeat, Goalcast, Business.com, and Foundr.

To read more on our story, check it out here - https://starterstory.com/how-to-start-app-developing-business

Our Brand Personality:

The Imaginovation slogan "Imagination turns to Innovation" is a balance between business creatives who guide our clients to understanding the business initiatives and goals for what they are trying to achieve and the creative solutions being presented to them.

The innovation side represents the technical and execution side of the company, where our experienced coders and engineers have done the impossible for many clients, and essentially turn your idea and concept into a digital reality reflecting our service offerings. 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
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Cary, NC
headquarters
  • 1001 Winstead Dr. Suite 300
    Cary, NC 27513
    United States
other locations
  • 15720 Brixham Hill Avenue, Suite 300
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    United States
  • 8801 Fast Park Dr. Suite 301
    Raleigh, NC 27617
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

MetLife, Nestle, Murgitroyd, UNC Pembroke, Contractor Score, CERTEK, SML Group, CREE, Channel Advisor, and more. 

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Certek - Custom Mobile and Web Application

The Certek application is both a web platform, Android and iOS application, which allows facilities to track their internal and external maintenance needs.

We implemented an outstanding user experience within the app for maintenance personnel to manage their tasks. This included a card-based system and dragging and dropping of tasks into different statuses.

The key to the tasks in this particular system is that

they had to regenerate on a particular schedule.

The admins of the system were able to manage the users, clients, and tasks in the system through a web-based admin portal to handle all of this.

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Strive with Megan Ewoldson - Custom iOS and Android Mobile App

A top-rated fitness application comprising of two mobile applications and associated administrative back-end portal.

Android and iOS applications that display food recipes, exercise plans, and other media posts that are accomplished in the custom back-end.

This application has made news for its market success while providing national recognition for its owner.

Technologies used for this application are:

Android: Java, iOS: Swift, PHP, and MySQL within a Virtual Private Network on Amazon Web Services.
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National Technical Honor Society - Custom Web Application

This is the National Technical Honor Society for High School and College students meeting specific criteria in the scientific and engineering fields.

Imaginovation was selected to provide a WordPress front end site along with an internal portal to manage: the ordering of NTHS items, administrative of NTHS award records, Quickbooks integration, and printing of certificates within a secure manner.

Technologies

used in this application are Node.js, JavaScript, Angular, PostgreSQL within a Virtual Private Network on Amazon Web Services. 

Website - https://nths.org/

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Contractor Score - Custom Web Application

Contractor Score is a web platform for contractors and engineers to obtain a general rating or score of their overall credibility. The goal is to obtain your score to see how you compare to the rest of the market.

Imaginovation built a custom web portal We provided a performant and scalable system that includes automated processes across all of the user types in the system. Communication is driven by data being passed

in between the various steps of the process and approval/denial steps to ensure cross-checking and validation of various documents.

Automatic PDF generation allowed for the site owner to have the PDF documents automatically sent to the users for their score and not have to email each user individually with their custom certificate. 

Website - www.contractorscore.com 

Reviews

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Software Dev of Client Portal for Law Firm

“If I voiced concern, they returned immediately with potential solutions.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Aug. 2017 - July 2019
Project summary: 

Imaginovation enhanced the front- and backend of a customer portal for a law firm. In their work, they prioritized security and employed InVision to design a more robust, intuitive solution.

The Reviewer
 
200-999 Employees
 
North Carolina, United States
Director of Client Services, Law Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Because of the added reporting and data visualization capabilities, the portal is now being used more frequently and differentiates the client’s services in the marketplace. The team provided noteworthy customer service with their attentive attitude and appropriate use of project management tools.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a patent and trademark law firm, and I’m the director of client support services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Imaginovation?

We had a basic client portal that we developed in-house, so our clients could see their portfolio of cases to get up to date on their work with us. We employed Imaginovation to help us make the solution more robust.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started with design services. One of their graphic designers helped us determine the ideal look and feel of the final product. They used InVision to build out the design. From there, they got into the coding and development to implement the major updates we wanted. 

The final app was integrated into our website as a secure user portal. It contains cost and deadline reminders for their cases, acting as an electronic portfolio of a party’s work with us. 

What is the team composition?

We worked directly with a project manager and designer on their side.

How did you come to work with Imaginovation?

They seem like a well-rounded company with plenty of expertise. The original solution was done using Lotus Notes, and they had a specialized Lotus Notes developer on staff. That was a good sign for us, but when we met with someone from their team to discuss the project, we were sold on their knowledge and capabilities. 

How much have you invested with them?

It cost between $500,000–$800,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from August 2017–July 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Our sales team has been able to utilize the updated system to sell our services as something unique and customer-centric. Most law firms don’t have this technology, especially something this stable. Because of its increased stability, we’re able to use it with much more frequency for our clients. We’re leaning on it more, and our clients are able to obtain increased data from its interface.  

How did Imaginovation perform from a project management standpoint?

They were easy to work with because they were always available if I needed to call or meet with them. Additionally, they were active in making sure all of my requests were met. We used Jira and Slack to keep track of the project and how each feature was performing. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were pretty responsive. If I voiced concern, they returned immediately with potential solutions. We had urgent matters dealt with quickly because they prioritized communication.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Provide them with a detailed description of what you’re looking for. That’ll make the process run more smoothly.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Educational Company

"With Imaginovation, we feel like we've hit the jackpot!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Imaginovation is revamping a website for an educational company. They made the backend easier to manage, fixed glitchy features, and created an email marketing campaign with a discrete landing page.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Donna McAlonen
Founder, BattleQuestions.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website is now more reliable and receiving fewer complaints from customers. Imaginovation delivers high-quality web development work on time. Their quick response times and technical knowledge make for a smooth workflow.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

BattleQuestions.com supports teachers and schools that participate in the Battle of the Books reading incentive programs around the United States. Thousands of questions are written from books that are selected by educational organizations. Those questions then automatically generate into interactive games and quizzes to help Battle of the Books teams effectively practice and ultimately become champions in all levels of competition; county, regional, and state.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Imaginovation?

Needed a few issues fine-tuned and most importantly, we needed our site to be reliable for teachers to use in the classroom environment. When "technological difficulties" occur, most kids don't sit quietly and calmly while the teacher tries to figure things out.

What were your goals for this project?

Originally, we were just interested in having a responsive and experienced group to ensure our site was reliable for our customers. After meeting with the Imaginovation team, we got much more: marketing advice, user interface suggestions, fixes to issues we didn't even know about, and all with a no-pressure collaborative atmosphere. The site has never run more smoothly and we sleep much better for it.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We interviewed several web support companies, carefully read reviews, and felt most comfortable with Imaginovation. We spoke for about 45 minutes over the phone initially. They recorded the conversation and were nice enough to send me a copy so my partner could review our conversation. We then met in person, agreed upon a couple improvements the site needed, and its been great since then. The site crashed one day, due to our last company leaving a back door open. Joe answered his phone immediately, diagnosed the problem with his team, and had the site back up in 30 minutes. Didn't charge us a dime. (Though we do now have a discretionary fund for future occasions.)

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The team improved our admin controls: allowing for deletion of book questions from the database, allowing for deletion of customer subscriptions, closed a "back door" that made our site vulnerable, fixed a complex multi-player interface with all three games so it now operates smoothly and without glitches, and began an email advertising campaign with a landing site that has created multiple leads.

What was the team composition?

We've worked mostly with Joe, Zach, Pete, and Michael. Every meeting is timely, organized and productive.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We now have complete confidence in our system. Before, we were nervous to have glitches bare their ugly head at conferences. We'd also get angry emails from customers about the unreliability, how the website was running very slowly, or that the multiplayer function was not working. NO MORE! BattleQuestions.com is finally a solid and dependable product, thanks to Imaginovation.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

All contracted work is discussed to ensure our mutual understanding. It is then laid out in a contract that we all sign. As the project is in development, the guys keep us posted about progress and give us access to the development site. We use the Slack app that allows all involved parties to view and participate in communications.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

So this is our fourth web design/support company we've worked with. Separated from the first due our agreeing that the scope of his skills could not encompass what we needed, as we had grown. Left the second when they just kept charging for fixes that they didn't/couldn't fix. Third try we thought would be the charm, but alas, no. The third company had the tech skills but lacked responsiveness and general social skills to work collaboratively.

With Imaginovation, we feel like we've hit the jackpot! Tech skills, that's a big yes. Responsiveness: usually within minutes of contact, and if my message is marked "urgent" I get an actual phone call within minutes. Caring/collaboration: This team has sat down with us multiple times, learned our business on a deep level, and is working with us to continue to grow exponentially. We feel VERY fortunate to have formed this relationship with Imaginovation and look forward to many more years of success with them as partners.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Maybe they're workaholics. Communicated through the Slack app one Sunday, just so they'd see it first thing Monday morning. Both Pete and Joe responded within an hour, ON A SUNDAY. Hope they don't burn out.

5.0
Overall Score If you're looking for professional, responsive, and caring collaborators, look no further.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Always available.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Competitive with companies provided similar services. But the QUALITY of the work make it a great deal.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    After being with three other companies, I wish I could give them more than five stars.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Already referred them to two friends, and will pass their names to all interested parties at future conferences.

Web Dev for Business Credit Builder

“I loved how frequently they would reach out to me.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Imaginovation designed a new integrated platform for a B2B financial assessment company, creating an enterprise data solution. Their team also created a logo, videos, business cards, and brochures.

The Reviewer
 
11-50
 
Raleigh, North Carolina
Glenn Matteson
CEO, Contractor Score LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website and database fit the exact specifications of the project. Imaginovation is incredibly communicative, providing weekly updates which make for a successful ongoing relationship. Their expertise and technical knowledge allow them to deliver highly specified solutions.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the president of Contractor Score LLC, a company that provides B2B financial assessments of commercial construction contractors. Our background is in construction finance and accounting.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Imaginovation?

Our company assesses a contractor’s financial strength based on internal reports and financial statements. From there, we render a score that other contractors use to ascertain their financial viability for a project. 

We had a relatively primitive website and database tools to accomplish this. Our team had gotten to the point where we needed a professional website and database to form an integrated platform. We were looking for a complete enterprise solution to run the operation and allow customers to interact with us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Imaginovation developed a website and database for our company. They created the exact solution we were looking for and built a cohesive platform. Their team integrated essential features that allowed us to interact with consumers and execute transactions.

We later went on to launch other small projects with Imaginovation. They’ve created videos, business cards, and brochures for our company. Their team also did the graphic design for our website, including completely redoing our logo.

What is the team composition?

We worked primarily with Zach (Senior Project Manager, Imaginovation). I also interacted with two principles on an interim basis so I always had contact with senior management. Altogether, we worked with six members of the Imaginovation team, three consistently and three here and there.

How did you come to work with Imaginovation?

I searched for developers online. We had two qualifications in mind, the vendor has to be able to develop an enterprise database solution and they had to be local so I could meet with them face to face. Imaginovation met both of these requirements. 

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested about $125,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing engagement with Imaginovation began in December 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

The Imaginovation team created the exact solution we were looking for. The visuals and graphics are wonderful.

How did Imaginovation perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated with Imaginovation over Slack and one other software. It helped our teams document every issue that came up, and their team could track whether it’s been resolved or not. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

I loved how frequently they would reach out to me. It never rested on my shoulders to contact them about an issue. Imaginovation contacted me once a week during big projects. Their communication has been outstanding. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

They were already fast but they have gotten even faster. Their team shared with me that they’ve made changes and improvements as our collaboration continued. They’ve updated their internal wireframes and code development.

5.0
Overall Score They’re good people.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d definitely recommend them to anybody

Website Development for Dental Office Staffing Company

"Imaginovation has delivered a high-quality product that was up to our expectations."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Imaginovation designed and developed a website using Laravel with WordPress plug-ins. They've also worked on SEO projects. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Greenville, North Carolina
Mandy Adkins
Founder, 52 Pearls
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work produced by Imaginovation was high quality and exceeded expectations. They were open to news ideas and were very communicative throughout the engagement.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a co-owner and founder of 52pearls.com, a dental office staffing website.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Imaginovation?

We needed to build our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Imaginovation has designed and developed our Laravel website. We have some WordPress add-ons as well. We are leaving the option for SEO open for the future.

How did you come to work with Imaginovation?

We wanted to work with a development company based in North Carolina, in order to support the local economy. Imaginovation came up in our search after we'd looked at 5 to10 options. We connected with Imaginovation from the start.

How much have you invested with Imaginovation?

The cost of Imaginovation's work was between $30,000 and $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our initial contact was in March 2016. We have an ongoing collaboration. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Imaginovation has delivered a high-quality product that was up to our expectations. They worked with me and were very upfront about what could and couldn't be delivered within our price range. With website development in general, there are features that will need to be tweaked, added or changed. Imaginovation was open in terms of working with me on those ideas.

How did Imaginovation perform from a project management standpoint?

Imaginovation received high rankings on this front. They are very good at communicating. I had the opportunity to add tasks in an online spreadsheet that was checked and updated by team members constantly. I was able to see when someone was looking at it and could contact the leaders of the project immediately whenever I had a concern. Imaginovation was on it, responding quickly.

What did you find most impressive about Imaginovation?

Imaginovation was phenomenal at understanding what I wanted to achieve. They went above and beyond in addressing my concerns.

Are there any areas Imaginovation could improve?

Some of our missed deadlines were my fault, given that I asked for more features. But Imaginovation should allow for more flexibility when promising deliverables. 

5.0
Overall Score They've been wonderful.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer