Websites seem complicated.

You're not the only one who thinks so.

It can be difficult to understand how websites work, how to build and maintain them effectively, and how to make the most out of the limited budget you have for your site.

We know many people fear unscrupulous development shops will take advantage of them, and that many people have had bad experiences working with web developers.

We aim to fix that.

We believe that what our clients really need is a reliable, trusted partner to help guide them to the right choices. We desire to fulfill that role for all of our clients. We believe the web is understandable, and that anyone should be able to have a website that makes sense to them and that functions accordingly.

Above all, we believe in being honest, transparent, and fair. CO+LAB aspires to be the last developer you'll ever need.

We believe the web is understandable, and that anyone should be able to have a website that makes sense to them and that functions accordingly.

How we deliver on our beliefs:

We do the right thing!

It sounds obvious and simple, but it is our guiding principle at CO+LAB to do the right thing for the client – even if we have to tell our clients we think they are making a mistake on occasion.

At CO+LAB, doing the right thing means:

  • We guide our clients to make good choices based on evidence and data.
  • We help our clients focus on their real needs to ensure we are addressing their real problems.
  • We give our clients honest, objective advice based on the many years of experience we have building websites.

We make things easy and simple!

Since the web may seem confusing and difficult, we take responsibility for making it more understandable and accessible for our clients.

At CO+LAB, making things easy and simple means:

  • We explain how the technology works and highlight any issues surrounding decisions our clients face so that they understand the impact of their choices.
  • We explain the strategic thinking behind the recommendations we make and give our clients options so that the direction we take makes logical sense to the client.
  • We build tools that are easy to use and work towards solving their business problems.

We hire good people!

We can't do any of this without an experienced and thoughtful team of designers and developers, which makes hiring the right people an essential piece of our business.

At CO+LAB, hiring good people means:

  • We only hire experienced developers who care about doing a good job and doing the right thing for clients - skill alone is not enough.
  • We hire developers who are also designers so that sites are developed precisely as they were designed (or better!).
  • We hire developers who follow best practices and industry standards so that any other developer can understand their work and pick up where they left off, if needed.

Meet the team

CO+LAB is a team of passionate, dedicated individuals who love collaborating to make exceptional digital products and platforms with our clients.

  • Eddie O'Leary

    President

  • Ralph Otto

    Director of Production

  • Sarah Ferrara

    Senior Project Manager

  • Gavin Wright

    Project Manager

  • Kayla Lupino

    Project Manager

  • Mike Colicchio

    Project Manager

  • Brandi O'Leary

    Billing Manager

  • Cesley Musngi

    Design

  • David Gibson

    Development

  • Dylan James Wagner

    Development

  • Francis Yaconiello

    Programming Lead

  • Jesse Tolj

    Senior Programmer

  • John Heiner

    Design Lead

  • John Mitchell

    Development

  • Jordan Maslyn

    Development

  • Jordan Schmidt

    Strategy / Design

  • Josh Scarbrough

    Development Lead

  • Roger Campos

    Development

Our Studio

CO+LAB is located in the historic Manchester District of Richmond, Virginia. Our new address is 155 W. 7th St., right across from our old home in the Corrugated Box Building. We don't have official signage yet, but look for our brightly colored logo in the windows.

Have a project in mind?

We'd love to hear from you and answer any questions you have.


Shoot us an email and let's get started.

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