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About Triad Hosting

Triad Hosting is a web solutions company located in Summerfield, North Carolina. Our core competencies include web hosting, web design and web consulting for small and mid-sized businesses. We have the technology, skills and experience to meet our client’s diverse web-based business requirements. We build… WEB SOLUTIONS THAT WORK

History
Founded by Mike Southard in October 1999, as Mike's Web Design. Mike began serving small local businesses with standard web design services.  As sales grew, so did the requests for custom solutions to unique web programming issues.  These custom solutions put a strain on the 3rd party hosting vendor.  Unresolved technical issues and lack of priority response from the hosting vendor, made it and easy choice to looking for another hosting solution.

In 2006 a local world class co-location was searched out and found. Routers, switches and servers were purchased and the entire network was brought "In House".  This decision has lead to increased customer satisfaction and network reliability, and new services just as "Data Backup Solutions". 

In 2016 we increased our capacity by parterning with a major "cloud" vendor. Our network was moved to this vendor with minimum downtime and service interruption. This move has given us greater flexibilty to respond to our client's everchanging requirements.

Owner/President
Mike Southard graduated from High Point University in 1984 with a B.S. in Biology, and has over 25 years of "real world" business experience as a founding partner of Loc-on Treestands, and Carolina North Manufacturing.  Mike's strengths are networking, hardware and web programming (PERL, PHP mySQL).

Our Development Team
Triad Hosting employs a group of talented professionals to meet the needs of our diverse client base. By collaborating with multiple creative individuals we avoid funneling everyone into the same "look". Our team includes local web designers, graphic artists, photographers, programmers and writers.

Andrew Southard - Developer
Andrew graduated from North Carolina State University in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Spanish. During his college career he co-oped with Sony Ericsson and also interned for a summer with Cisco. After graduating, he worked as a Software Engineer for Oracle Corp. in their Communications Business Unit for three and a half years before joining Triad Hosting. Andrew's core compatencies are programming in various languages including PHP, PERL and working "under the hood" with Linux.
Matt Gardner - Graphic Artist
Matt is a graduate of NC State University’s College of Design with a Bachelors in Graphic Design. Working as an independent graphic designer and illustrator, he resides in Greensboro, North Carolina.