Founders Scott Lock, Art Lucia, and Josh Blanchard were working for another software consulting company when they decided to venture out and try it on their own. At about 6 months old, InfernoRed’s youth and speed make it difficult to pin down. Whether its consulting, project management assistance, or custom application development InfernoRed has the ability to assist their clients in any stage of the, “end to end experience of getting software out the door.” Co-founder Art Lucia summarizes InfernoRed’s services by saying that the company solves client problems and adds value, “That’s where we want to be, we want to add value to our clients.”
The biggest difference between InfernoRed and other companies in the IT sector is their freshness and flexibility. While larger companies tend to be more cumbersome when adapting to emerging technologies, InfernoRed’s size allows them to pursue their passions. This is clearly demonstrated by the success the company is having with Windows 8 and Windows Azure. Co-founder Scott Lock recently developed the National Zoo App for the Windows Phone and Windows 8. What started out as a project inspired by Scott’s children has now been downloaded over 40 thousand times in 53 countries.
InfernoRed has already become an industry leader in Windows 8 development but their service focus has allowed them to remain completely self-funded. Now the company is setting their sights to the future and assessing employment needs. Over the next year, InfernoRed plans to double in size and would like to build out exclusively with software engineers. The company is very interested in establishing a culture that incubates the ideas of its employees allowing individuals and the company to grow together.
Currently, the founders are growing the company from two strategically chosen locations. Art Lucia is running the company’s Blacksburg location from TechPad. In addition to growing InfernoRed, Art believes that TechPad is going to play a pivotal role in developing the entrepreneurial community in the region. “It opens up the door for a lot of new relationships,” he adds, “It’s amazing how many young entrepreneurs gravitate towards this space… I think there is a good future here.”