About Us

We started QuarkSpring because we noticed that many small business owners struggle with developing an online strategy. Having a solid plan for your business's online identity is critical, and we want to use our experience to help.

Our team has over 30 years of experience in many aspects of sofware & web development, IT, computer mapping, and GIS. We are also into online marketing, customer development, ecommerce, content strategy and development, and making great coffee. We also like 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 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 and sell his own software. He geeks out with maps, creative coding, data analysis, & dreams in the Python programming language. When not doing that, he can often be found playing with his kids, playing guitar, probably incorrectly using a potter's wheel or hanging at the nearest jazz club. On rare occasions, Jamil will talk about Fight Club.

Jonell Alvi - Founder

Jonell is a technical writer with a desire to figure out how to get back into the workforce again after being a stay at home mom for a few years. After a reality check, she embarked on the entrepreneurial journey with her husband Jamil, because building a business sounded way more fun than workin' for da man. In her spare time (which she does not actually have), she would probably quilt, knit and play the cello.