(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 information technology (IT) to operate more effectively, save money and better serve their customers and communities. I can help you and your staff make smarter decisions and get the most out of every dollar you spend on IT.


What I Do

Let me help your organization use technology to achieve its goals! I specialize in:

checkmark   Custom software development including mobile apps, responsive web sites and database applications using technologies such as C#, Xamarin, HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft VB.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 2016 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 hardware upgrades, virus removal and staff training to insure your computers are part of the solution rather than the problem.

checkmark   Technology management services including security assessments, computer inventories and purchasing assistance to secure your network, leverage your IT investments and facilitate your organization's growth.


My Philosophy

Rather than treating IT as an investment to be leveraged, many small organizations view technology as an expense to be minimized, with predictably poor results. Neglected computers are far more likely to run slowly, crash or become compromised by mal-ware 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 act as a “virtual IT department” for my clients and put their long-term needs first by recommending products and services that provide the best value. As an independent technology professional with over two decades of industry experience, I am able to offer my clients personalized services at extremely competitive rates.