Celebrating 15 years in business! 2002-2017

We develop

But not just web apps—amazing web apps that look, feel, and act like desktop apps.

We’ve built web software to manage fleets of equipment, analyze mounds of data, facilitate intra-office communication, manage events and bookings, provide online ticket ordering, and more.

If you can dream it, we can build it.

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We develop sophisticated apps

  • Our apps deal with massive amounts of data
  • Easy imports and exports, including MS Excel documents, DB connections, flat files, web services, and more
  • View interactive and animated data visualizations
  • Integrate with current or legacy back-end systems
  • Send and receive automated daily alerts and notifications
  • Make use of third-party web services and APIs
  • Have your data pushed directly into most popular website content management systems
  • Operate securely over encrypted connections
  • Maintain high availability, and quick data recovery
  • View on touch-screen mobile devices

We develop sophisticated apps that people love to use

...and just who’s using our web apps?
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You’ll love us too

One Hat provides custom application development, managed hosting, and SEO.

Once your app is complete, we also have the capability of marketing it to your target audience.

Does your business need a custom web app to support mission-critical infrastructure? If so, One Hat is your development partner!

Certifications & Partnerships

We are a certified SalesForce development firm. We are a certified Authorize.net partner. We have multiple Google-certified SEO specialists on-staff with certifications in Google AdWords and Google Analytics.

In short, we are well equipped to meet your development and marketing needs.

We design

But not just websites—amazing websites, with features and functionality that are out of reach for most other web design companies.

  • Our sites are beautiful, since we take aesthetics very seriously.
  • Our sites are responsive, so they work on any device.
  • Our sites use content management systems, so you can edit them yourself.
  • Our sites use retina images, so they look great on the latest high-resolution devices.
  • Our sites integrate with business systems, whether modern, legacy, or custom.

We design amazing websites

  • Our sites can integrate with complicated back-end systems like SalesForce, SAP, NDS, and others.
  • We can integrate with social media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Constant Contact, and more.
  • We do SEO. We have multiple certified Google SEO Specialists on-staff to help with SEO strategies.
  • We provide sophisticated hosting, monitoring, and backup solutions, so your website will be reliable.
  • We are a certified Authorize.net partner, so your website can accept online payments and have those funds deposited directly into your bank account.
  • All our sites are custom-built to match the brand of your company. And if your company doesn’t yet have a brand, we can help with that too!
  • We make NO cookie-cutter sites!
  • Our sites can include completely custom-written front-end functionality or whole custom back-end systems to support them. This enables our websites to have any feature you can dream up.
  • We’re crazy about user-interface design, so our sites tend to be clean, easy to navigate, easy to use, and make it easy to find what you’re looking for.
  • Our sites can include fancy animations, 3D graphics, sound, custom video, complicated forms, and more!

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We deliver

One Hat offers managed hosting for apps and client websites through a product called OneHost™.

OneHost™ offers some of the finest web hosting at affordable and fair prices.

  • Automated backups
  • Automated replication
  • Security updates
  • Load balancing
  • Customized solutions for your needs
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Customized Hosting for Your Needs

We can build a custom solution for your specific business needs, including server configuration, storage requirements, network capacity, and so on. We can set up a solution that scales appropriately, has necessary redundancy, and maintains high availability.

One Hat can create a turnkey hosting package for your company or organization. Give us a call today!

About Us

One Hat Staff

One Hat has the best design and development team anywhere around, and our team is growing fast.
If you’re a developer and think your skills would fit with our team, contact us today!

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Scott Spuler

Owner, Designer, Developer

Scott founded One Hat Technologies, LLC in 2002 as a small graphic design house. The business quickly grew to encompass many other skillsets, including website design and development, video production, audio production, and even theatrical stage lighting. Scott is equal parts artist and engineer, serving the company as a graphic designer, musician, and both front & back-end developer. Scott lives with his beautiful wife and six lovely children. In his spare time, Scott enjoys composing music, teaching at church, and reading theology books.

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Tristan McGowan

Project Manager / Lead Developer

Tristan has been exposed to just about every facet of the IT Industry possibe, starting in high school when he served as the Olympia School District’s main system and network administrator when he was only 16. He is versed in almost every angle of the web space ecosystem from Hosting & Server Infrastucure, to LAMP Stack Adminstration, as well as Website & Application Development. He has held such positions as Network Engineering Administrator, VoIP Engineering & Administrator, Database Architect & Administrator, Web Systems Engineer, and Full Stack Developer. In his free time, he spends as much time with his family as possible, and enjoys sports, movies, video games, and educational family activities.

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Weston Walker

Lead Developer

Weston graduated from ISU in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Web Development. At ISU, he worked in the networking department, helping setup and secure the network across ISU’s campus. Since then, he has worked with several companies, gaining experience in database administration, web and application development, windows software development, and various other IT skills. In his free time, Weston enjoys sports, hunting, fishing, and anything else that gives him the opportunity to be outdoors.

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Trey David

Business Developer

Trey graduated from Robert Morris University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He was hired by One Hat to maintain business operations and maximize business growth. Trey is experienced in merchant services, analyzing large scale financials for individuals/businesses, negotiating contracts, maximizing business growth and financial planning. In his free time, Trey is heavily involved in a non for profit organization (Whitetails Unlimited) that educates special needs youth about conservation and hunting safety. Trey enjoys killing big bucks and breaking ankles.

Our Purpose & Mission

One Hat Technologies, LLC exists to glorify the triune God, as revealed in the Bible.
By God’s grace, One Hat Technologies, LLC seeks to glorify God by creating beautiful artwork that is good and true.

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One Hat Blog

3 Online Marketing Disasters That are Easy to Avoid

By Tristan McGowan

When business owners come to us for new websites and online marketing plans, it’s usually because they have big dreams and aspirations. They want to see more leads coming in, generate online sales that grow revenue while decreasing costs, and win customers who will come back again and again for years.

There is another side to this dynamic, however. We sometimes meet with new clients who have either experienced online marketing disasters, or are afraid they will at some point in the near future. Ironically, the very worst setbacks they fear are also the easiest to avoid.

In particular, here are three Internet marketing catastrophes that you can probably steer clear of with a little bit of planning…

#1 Having Your Website Hacked

If a sophisticated hacking team really wants to break into your small business website, they may be able to do so. That’s a pretty rare occurrence, however. What is far more likely is that your site will be broken into because it presents an easy target.

By using strong passwords, continually updating your content management software and plugins, and investing a few dollars a day into high-quality web hosting you can deter most online thieves. It only takes a small amount of effort – by you or your web design team – to avoid being an obvious victim.

#2 Disappearing From Google’s Search Listings

Every time Google makes an algorithm change – even a small one – there is a group of business owners who finds that the traffic to their landing pages has disappeared overnight. Usually, they stop just short of tearing their hair out and wondering why they’ve had such horrible luck.

In reality, though, a sudden disappearance from Google’s search listings isn’t usually much of a mystery. Instead, it’s a reflection of the fact that the company’s owners have been following fads and shortcuts designed to boost their results in fast and unsustainable ways. Once Google’s search engine algorithms adjust, they are penalized and find themselves back at the starting line… or worse, banned from the listings altogether.

#3 Losing Sales Because of a Run of Bad Reviews

Make no mistake: a slew of bad online reviews can ruin your online marketing campaigns very rapidly. If buyers think your products, customer service, or quality are going to be an issue based on things other customers have written, it’s going to impact your bottom line.

The obvious way to prevent this is by treating your customers in the right way and then encouraging them to leave positive feedback for you all over the web. However, you can go a little farther and spend a few dollars on a reputation management service that will help you keep track of your online reviews and stop competitors from leaving fake reviews to hurt your business.

Millions of dollars are lost every day because of online marketing disasters. A great majority of them are entirely preventable. Are you doing enough to keep your website and business protected? If not, now is the perfect time to speak to a member of our team about a website audit and consultation.

We requested One Hat to build us a used equipment website with functions that allowed us to better market and manage our inventory. Not only was the (behind the scenes) programing effective, but as importantly it was well accepted and found to be very user friendly. Years later we continue to use this website with confidence and satisfaction.
Thank you One Hat! Just wanted to mention that your staff has been great to work with on this project. I know the bullseye has moved around a bit but Tristan has continued to push through and still take the time to explain the differences between our current dinosaur and our new ferrari.
For over fifteen years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with One Hat for our graphic design and web design needs. They have always done an outstanding job on every assignment and have provided great customer support as well. We hope to be working with Scott and his team for many years to come and highly recommend his company for anyone wanting solid, dependable results.
ICU Mobile is thankful to Scott Spuler and his team for their ability to meet our web needs both in technical approaches and in design concepts, providing us with new user friendly websites which incorporate and make more contemporary, our look and function, reflecting better, the image and information of our ministry. Scott and his team are gifted in their areas of expertise and are professional, diligent and honest in their work with us, and have continued to provide educational and practical support. We are pleased to recommend them to others, confident that they will provide excellent, responsible service.
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3100 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
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