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Lone Star Internet is a technology solutions provider providing the following services to the corporate community since 1995:• Custom Software Development• Web Site Development• Premium Bandwidth Web Hosting• Enterprise E Commerce Solutions• Internet Application Development• Website Maintenance/Management• Search Engine Optimization• Paid Placement Management Training

Your online project in the hands of the Lone Star development team will be treated with the same urgency, care and importance that you and your corporation apply. We're dedicated professionals who take the time to understand the needs of your business and design your solution accordingly. We work closely with you to develop creative and innovative solutions that will streamline business processes, build customer relationships and increase ROI.

Lone Star Internet provides end to end solutions for your business. We can provide a complete internet presence. From conception, to development, to hosting, to promotion, to maintenance, there can be one contact that understands your business and will help optimize the benefits!

Lone Star Internet establishes and maintains long-term relationships providing a level of understanding and commitment increasingly difficult to find in the industry. We've grown with our clients, developing their web sites, hosting, providing promotional recommendations, and developing custom applications. We learn about their business: what they do, how they work, how they generate profit, and how they maintain their products and services. We take the time to offer recommendations reviewing the benefits to the firm and it's clients: how the company can get a marketing edge, how they can save money utilizing the web, or provide a better product or service using the web.

We recognize that our clients' continued success ensures ou

 
Undisclosed
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
1995
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Austin, TX
headquarters
  • 211 East 7th Street, Suite #1110
    Austin, TX 78701
    United States

Portfolio

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Horseshoe Bay Corp

Horseshoe Bay Corp needed a new design. The old site we had designed held up for 10 years, but had assuredly grown stale. LSI offered several design concepts for review and Horseshoe Bay Corp selected a clean design with a large page head image allowing them to showcase the gorgeous development at Horseshoe Bay. Navigation was reworked highlighting the primary navigation paths and simplifying the site.
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Austin Flower Company

Austin flower company needed a website to promote their unique niche in the cut flower industry. LSI developed a design that utilized their distinctive logo and featured their unique style.

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Austin Ruby on Rails

The Austin Ruby on Rails site required an approachable design. The smiling 'thumbs up' model draws you into the site and the simple clean navigation makes it easy to find the content you're looking for.
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Camp Doublecreek

Doublecreek Farm, Inc. was spending a great deal of time entering camper information from mailed-in forms into their day camp management software. Managing payments and collections and scheduling campers for horsemanship lessons was also taking an inordinate amount of time. LSI developed the Camp Manager application to cut down on Doublecreek's administrative management requirements as well as to allow camper guardians an easy to use interface to manage camper information and make online payments. Camp Manager has a number of advanced features including the following:
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Complete Book & Media Supply

Complete Book & Media Supply needed a site that could compete in the online media sales arena. With especially stiff competition, the site needed to be very feature rich and easy to use. Client management capabilities were required to allow Complete Book to modify pricing and book availability on their schedule. Their requirements included: Lightning fast complex search capabilities on a 3 million + record product database Enterprise level ecommerce application Client customization including: - Custom welcome headers - Custom pricing by client and media type
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Maxwell, Locke & Ritter

MLRPC needed a way to organize intercompany communications and manage dynamic areas of their public website. We created an intranet with the following features: - A employee manager that interfaces with the company directory in the intranet and the public website directory. - An announcement interface that allows management of employee announcements and cuts down on mass emails. - An upcoming events calendar that again cuts down on mass emails and interfaces with outlook. - A company wiki to collaboratively manage training and forms.

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Book Distributor eCommerce Development

"You can tell [Lone Star Internet] what you want in plain terms and they can translate that into tech speak."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
Project summary: 

After extensive augmentation of an existing website, Lone Star Internet developed a new website that uses modern language, increases online presence, and is highly customizable for specific clients.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Owner & CEO, Media & Publication Procuremen
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Lone Star Internet’s website is more streamlined and operates better than before.  The team communicates well and can translate technical language to layman’s terms. They have developed a good working relationship and provide honest feedback on the best way to complete the project.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you please provide a brief description of your company?

Our company is a wholesale book distributor. We’re a "not open to the public" online book and media supplier to very large corporations. We typically serve Fortune 1000 companies and the U.S. government: state, local, federal, school districts, and police departments.

What is your position within the company?

I’m the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your main business goal for undertaking the project with Lone Star Internet?

We’ve been with Lone Star Internet for roughly 15 years, and through two separate renditions of our website. We’ve just completed the majority of the most recent rendition this year. We have to have an online presence because most of our customers are ordering through the Web, although we receive some orders via fax, email, and traditional mail. Government and some corporation orders come through separate portals, but they all typically originate from our website. The ability to customize the site for particular clients is of critical importance.

SOLUTION

Why did you choose to work with Lone Star Internet?

We originally had a Web development company in New York, but we’re down here in Texas. We weren’t comfortable, although they did a good job for being a startup. In the beginning, we didn’t have a lot of money. As we started to grow, we became increasingly uncomfortable with the geographic difference, even though it isn’t supposed to matter. We began searching in Austin and narrowed our list down to two companies. I don’t recall the company that we rejected now, but Ken [Biggs, Lone Star Internet’s president] appeared more professional to us. Ken's ability to speak English as well as technical vernacular was very helpful. He’s quite easy to converse with. You can tell Ken what you want in plain terms, and he can translate that into tech speak. He will give you feedback as to how he feels he can best accomplish the mission, and he always gave us a lot of tips regarding how we could control costs from his end. For example, we could give the most detailed description of all the features that we’re looking for, as well as the layout that we desired. His company will craft the design, colors, and offer advice about the navigation. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

We enjoy a good working relationship. That was our initial goal, and we certainly achieved that. He was also able to customize the initial site that we had. He squeezed the most out of it; kept augmenting it and building it until it became a bit of a hairball. At some point, he decided that it would be best to work in a more modern language for the Web, so he created a new website that works better than ever.

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

HR Outsourcing Firm Web Development

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

The client is a human resources outsourcing firm based out of Austin, Texas. The client initially hired Lone Star Internet to create a new website for the client's company. As the client's needs grew, Lone Star Internet developed an online document manager to keep track of the massive amounts of paperwork that they deal with. The document manager has built in rules that are specific to the different documents needed when dealing across various states. Lone Star Internet also developed custom benefits pages that allow the client's customer's to login and see the current status of their HR situation. Finally, Lone Star Internet deployed software to manage the client's e-newsletter. Many of the projects are ongoing and being continually improved upon. The software is making the client's business more productive than ever before.

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Austin, Texas Area
Director of Marketing, Professional Employers Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very pleased with Lone Star Internet. The client is not very "tech savvy" and appreciates that Lone Star Internet can easily to translate business goals into software to be deployed. Lone Star Internet has also helped the client learn how to maintain the software provided so the client can become more self sufficient. The client in continuing to work with Lone Star Internet in the future and recommends Lone Star Internet to anyone who asks.

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

Party Band Web Design

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

The client is a self-proclaimed "old guy" party band based out of Austin, Texas. The client was playing at more upscale events and needed a website that was more professional looking. Lone Star Internet designed a website that provides general information about the band, contains a link to their music, displays upcoming events, allows people to contact the band through the website, and allows people to sign up for an enewsletter.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Driftwood, TX
Singer/ Songwriter, Musical Band
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client describes their experience working with Lone Star Internet as "top notch." The client works in software as a side job, and describes Lone Star Internet as one of the most responsive companies that he has ever worked with. The client has already recommended Lone Star Internet to others and would use them again in the future.

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

Accounting Firm Intranet

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

The client is an established accounting firm based in the Austin, Texas, area. The client needed a new website to represent their business better. They received quotes from different Web development companies, and decided to work with Lone Star Internet. After the client provided their desired general layout and colors, Lone Star Internet developed a website that displayed general information about the company, and allowed customers to interact with the client online.

Lone Star Internet also developed internal software for the company that includes manager’s ability to access the client's directory, the ability for employees to send messages to cut down on email clutter, a calendar for company events, a wiki to manage employee training, and the ability to administer content on the public website.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
Austin, Texas Area
Marketing Director, Accounting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very pleased with Lone Star Internet. Lone Star Internet was very quick to respond to any request, and worked hard to help train employees on how to use the custom software provided. The client has recommended Lone Star Internet to others and plan to use them in the future.

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

Real Estate Agent Software Development

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

The client is a real estate agent based in Austin, Texas. The client has three separate offices and needed software to make their work processes more efficient. Lone Star Internet updated the design of the client's website and developed custom software based on the client's needs. The software allows agents to link contracts together, route the contracts to the correct office, make sure the contracts are approved by the correct staff members, and finally report the transaction to accounting. Lone Star Internet also enabled the client's website to automatically updates based on listings in the general Multiple Listing Service.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 employees
 
Austin, Texas Area
Executive Assistant, Real Estate Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely pleased with Lone Star Internet. The client has been working with Lone Star Internet for more than 10 years. Lone Star Internet responds to any requests very quickly, and has a custom email address configured to deal with messages from each client. The client recommends Lone Star Internet to others.

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

Summer Camp Web Development

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

The client is a large Texas-based organizer of summer camps for children. The client hired Lone Star Internet to develop a registration system for the client's summer camps. The software integrates with the client's existing website and allows parents to register for summer camps online. The camp also integrates with the client's merchant service to allow parents to pay for summer camps online. Recently, Lone Star Internet has added a blog to the website and updated the visual design. Lone Star Internet also hosts the website and takes care of maintenance issues.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
Round Rock, Texas
President, Day Camp
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely pleased with the work that Lone Star Internet delivers. Lone Star Internet is very responsive in all communication. The client has been working Lone Star Internet for 13 years, and would recommend Lone Star Internet to others.

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