Jim Wirt graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Computer Science in 1985. During his time at Oklahoma State, he provided independent computer work for several departments of OSU, and wrote the core application that managed KICKER Audio (formerly known as Stillwater Designs) while they experienced their initial explosive growth phase. Over the years, Jim’s client base grew, eventually pushing him to hire assistants for running the business, especially as he spent time outside the country on mission trips.
In 2006, Aaron Bean joined the Beardon team as a programmer to assist with work from Oklahoma State’s Fire Service Training department. Finding success there, Beardon Group LLC was formed in 2008. Three years later, Michael McCarty was added as an additional developer. In the last few years, multiple part-time interns from OSU and several full-time employees have been added to the staff, providing more technical and business expertise. After a few years working in an office in Meridian Technology Center, Beardon moved into their current location off Highway 51, and have since provided computing solutions to the Stillwater area.
“I like working with people. I feel that I’m here to help and serve the wonderful team of workers God has given me. I love Jesus and love being used by Him… I think we can help people with their business computing needs, and build personal relationships with our clients. We’re ready to assist in any capacity needed.” -Jim Wirt
Our Mission is to be a reliable, service-oriented company that aids in the personal and business success of our clients.
Our Core Principles are integrity, service, teamwork, and value. We are committed to transparency for all of our customers and business partners, and to providing excellent service. Our goal is to build long-term trust with our clients, and complete each project with outstanding performance.
In the Technical Field
Beardon has been providing technical solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes for nearly thirty years. Our past clientele consists of groups like Oklahoma State University and Fire Protection Publications, the international publishing company for all IFSTA-approved fire service training, as well as local businesses like KICKER and the Mercury Marine production plant. For more information on our prior clients, check out the corresponding page in our Client Portfolio.
In addition to providing work for and with other businesses in Oklahoma, we have a range of larger scale projects managed and developed in-house. Our Floorizon project aims to provide a smart solution for real estate agents trying to show off floor plans and corresponding photographs. We also developed a web application for Fire Protection Publications, called MEMSB, that’s geared to making instructional designer collaboration a snap. Similar Beardon-produced apps like these can be found in our Project Portfolio.
At Beardon, we’re dedicated towards maintaining awareness of new technology and keeping our clients up to speed with what’s going on in the digital world. We feel that ensuring our customers understand what we’re doing, the software and hardware that we’re using, and what we have planned is part of one of our main values: integrity. If you feel you have a project we could help with, give us a call or e-mail and we’d be happy to look into it. Initial consultations are free. We want to help you find the best solutions to whatever obstacles in you and your business’ way.
In the Community
Considering that most of our staff are living in the Stillwater area, we feel like part of the community here. We have our past local clients to thank for our success, and we try to show our appreciation with projects like Sparkbits Accelerator — a program designed to help local small businesses make a name for themselves online, and build a website suited for their needs.
In addition to Sparkbits, we are proud to offer services to the community through organized efforts, for example, the lunch packing project for Lincoln Academy’s students. A local church, Christian Missionary Alliance, sought to sponsor and provide underprivileged students with food over the duration of weekends; Beardon donated both time and food to the cause, with nearly $7,500 of food packed into over 1500 bags by our crew, over the course of six months.
Along with the larger community projects, Beardon also provides for several non-profit organizations. We designed, implemented, and continue to host the website for Stillwater Life Services, and also provide network support. Our staff also designed the original website and hosts the current site for Faith Medical Missions, as well as provided some infrastructure for their team, and provided hosting for The Keahbone Project, a company website dedicated to breaking food addiction.
Beardon is committed to offering its hand in shaping the community, and is always on the lookout for more ways it can lend its hand to people in the Stillwater area. If you have a project in mind and think we might be able to assist you, please feel free to contact us.