About Us

We started QuarkSpring because we noticed many small business owners struggle with developing an online strategy and managing their online store. We understand that taking care of software updates, plugins, themes, patches, custom integrations, site updates, keeping content fresh, SEO... is another fulltime job that is better handed off to an expert.

Our team has over 30 years of experience in many aspects of software engineering, web development and IT. We've experience with custom software development, online marketing, customer development, e-commerce and content strategy. We also love dogs & craft beers. And bacon too. (hey, this is Portland).

Why work with us?

  • What we know, we know well; what we don't know, we ask & find out. We have connections.
  • You get more thorough results thanks to our knowledge, broad background of skills, and ability to learn quickly.
  • You'll be hearing from us. We communicate — it's our top priority, so everyone knows what's going on and there are no misunderstandings
  • You'll find us to be friendly folks. Don't be intimidated if you don't understand something — just ask us. There are no stupid questions. Asking is communicating.
  • We're here if you have a problem, a question, or a comment. We use the internet too; we know the importance of quick, comprehensive, and friendly assistance.
  • We're polite. Although it can seem like a lost art in this day and age, we believe in mutual respect.

Our Philosophy

In our business, we value open and transparent communication with those with whom we work, and with those who may use our products. We want to create meaningful and productive relationships with customers and partners; create innovative and useful products; and build a sustainable business that supports our family and helps our community.

Jamil Alvi - Founder

Jamil has been developing software systems and managing projects for what seems like forever. Posessed with a slow-burning entrepreneurial spirit, it was inevitable that he would want to create his own company to sell his own software. He geeks out with web technologies, maps, creative coding, and data analysis. When not doing that, he can often be found playing with his kids, playing guitar, using a potter's wheel (probably incorrectly) or hanging at the nearest jazz club. On rare occasions, Jamil will talk about Fight Club.

Jonell Alvi - Founder

Jonell is a web designer and technical writer who jumped into the entrepreneurial journey with her husband Jamil, because building a business sounded way more fun than workin' for da man. When not bending HTML and CSS to her will, she finds time to cook, bake, do yoga and make pencil drawings. And please, do not ask her about Fight Club.