(406) 885-4664  |  derek@houseworthconsulting.com  |  Box 2626  |  Kalispell, MT 59903-2626     LinkedIn logo

Welcome to Houseworth Consulting, LLC

My name is Derek Houseworth and I help small businesses and not-for-profit organizations use personal computers and networks to operate more effectively, save money and better serve their customers and communities. My goal is to help you and your staff make smart decisions to get the most out of every dollar you spend on technology.


What I Do

Let me help your organization achieve its goals. I specialize in:

checkmark   Custom software development including responsive web sites, mobile apps and database applications using technologies such as HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript, PHP, C#, SQL, SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft VB.Net, Microsoft ASP.Net, Microsoft Office Access and Microsoft SharePoint.

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checkmark   Installation and support for small office computer networks. I recommend Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Microsoft Office 365 to protect your mission-critical data, enhance collaboration between staff members and keep you working whether you're in the office or on the road.

checkmark   Remote and on-site desktop technical support including repairs, upgrades and virus removal to insure your computers are part of the solution rather than the problem.

checkmark   Technology assessments, security assessments and strategic planning to facilitate your organization's growth, secure your network and leverage your technology investments.


My Philosophy

Rather than treating information technology (IT) as an investment to be leveraged, many small organizations view IT as an expense to be minimized, with predictable results. Neglected computers are far more likely to crash or be compromised by malicious software resulting in lost productivity, frustrated employees and angry customers.

With access to modern hardware, software and cloud services, even the smallest organizations can benefit from a secure, reliable computer network enabling employees to get more work done and communicate more effectively with customers. However, limited budgets and lack of IT expertise often prevent many small organizations from hiring the experienced staff required to design and implement complex technology projects.

I offer "virtual IT department" services and put the long-term needs of my clients first by recommending only those products and services that provide the best value. As an independent consultant with low overhead costs, I am able to offer my services at extremely competitive rates.