Onsharp History

September 2

Onsharp recognized by Prairie Business as one of 50 Best Places to Work

Onsharp recognized by Prairie Business as one of 50 Best Places to Work
Onsharp was recognized by Prairie Business Magazine as one of the 50 best places to work in the region.
July 15

Onsharp celebrates 20 years in business

Onsharp celebrates 20 years in business
In July, Onsharp celebrated 20 years in business. Pictured is Joe Sandin holding a custom Onsharp sign made by Office Sign Company, presented to him by the rest of the Onsharp team.
February 28

Onsharp is the recipient of 2 Addy Awards

Onsharp is the recipient of 2 Addy Awards
Onsharp was the recipient of 2 Addy Awards at the AAFND Awards Ceremony. One was for a logo design done for a client and the other was for photography taken for a client website.
February 1

Onsharp becomes major partner of The United Way of Cass-Clay

Onsharp becomes major partner of The United Way of Cass-Clay
In 2020, Onsharp became a LIVE UNITED Partner. LIVE UNITED Partners are organizations that commit to the highest level of sponsorship and support every aspect of United Way of Cass-Clay annually.
January 1

Onsharp becomes Founding “Forever” Partner of Emerging Digital Academy

Onsharp becomes Founding “Forever” Partner of Emerging Digital Academy
As a founding partner, Onsharp is an early supporter who believes in their vision to create a world class coding school in North Dakota.
August 28

Onsharp moves to downtown Fargo

Onsharp moves to downtown Fargo
Onsharp moves its offices to downtown Fargo on 1st Ave N in the Cityscapes Plaza.
November 3

Jake Dahl Joins Onsharp

Onsharp Jake Dahl
Jake Dahl joins Onsharp as Director of Business Development & Sales. Jake immediately takes the reigns and begins creating sales and marketing processes for the company that were long overdue. Jake has taken Onsharp into new markets in Minneapolis and Denver and is a member of the company’s leadership team.
June 6

Multiband Tower

Onsharp Multiband Tower Old Location
Onsharp moves its offices to the Multiband Tower on the corner of I-94 and 45th St S in Fargo. The Multiband Tower becomes home to Onsharp for just shy of 5 years.
July 1

Onsharp Sells SmartPay to CardConnect

CardConnect Logo
CardConnect, one of the nation’s fastest-growing providers of payment processing services, acquires SmartPay from Onsharp. Onsharp continues to develop and host the product for CardConnect.
February 5

Onsharp Wins Best Place to Intern

Onsharp Young Entrepreneurs Best Place to Work Award
Onsharp wins 2013 Best Place to Intern Award presented by the North Dakota Young Professionals Network. Pictured is Karn Jilek (Operations Director), Samantha Nies (Finance & HR Director and former intern), and 3 of our current digital marketing interns.
May 17

Onsharp Wins Small Business of the Year

Joe Sandin and Jim Sandin Chamber Choice Awards
Onsharp wins the 2012 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce. Pictured is Joe with his dad Jim at the event.
May 2

Joe Hixson Joins Onsharp

Onsharp Joe Hixson
Joe Hixson joins Onsharp as a web developer. Joe’s first project is a complete website revamp for Eide Bailly, a top-25 CPA firm. Joe blows everyone’s socks off and goes on to become Director of Development, and now Director of Operations and a member of the company’s leadership team.
July 26

Onsharp Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Onsharp 10 Year Anniversary Coin
Onsharp celebrates a key milestone; 10 years in business. Onsharp now has a team of 8 and Joe Sandin is no longer allowed to write code (thank goodness).
March 9

Samantha Nies Joins Onsharp

Onsharp Samantha Nies
Onsharp hires Samantha Nies as an accounting intern. Samantha goes on to become Director of Finance & HR and a member of the company’s leadership team.
January 1

Onsharp Launches SmartPay

Onsharp SmartPay
In 9 months, Onsharp designs, builds, and launches an Electronic Bill Presentment & Payment (EBPP) solution branded as SmartPay. Onsharp integrates SmartPay with several back-end merchant processors and provides a front-end software solution that allows customers to pay online using credit cards and ACH payments.
August 21

Onsharp hires 2nd employee

Onsharp Scott Babcock
Onsharp hires Scott Babcock as our 2nd full-time employee. Scott is still with the company today as a Senior Software Developer.
June 6

Onsharp hires first full-time employee

Onsharp Tony Kramer
After working as an independent contractor for several years, Tony Kramer becomes Onsharp’s first full-time employee, and still works for the company today. As our most senior developer, Tony builds amazing technology for our clients and is actively involved in the company’s culture committee.
March 5

Onsharp moves to Fargo

Onsharp Downtown Fargo
9 months after graduating from The University of St. Thomas, Joe moves the company to Fargo. At the same time, Onsharp begins working with College Summer Nannies and Student Paths, 2 clients that would be key to Onsharp’s growth over the next several years.
July 26

Onsharp is born

It all started in July of 2000. College students Joe Sandin and Matt Hardy shared a passion and curiosity for technology and the potential it had for businesses to be successful. Together, they founded Onsharp.



We’ve been building websites and software since 2000. We’ve worked with hundreds of businesses to create websites that deliver on their business goals. We’ll bring a wealth of experience knowing what works for your project so that you can continue to grow your business.


We’ll never recommend something unless it's truly what we believe should be done to make your business successful. We’ll constantly put ourselves in your shoes and make smart, purposeful decisions to ensure that your dollars are being spent wisely.


We aren't successful unless you are. We believe in partnerships that last much longer than just one project. We want to be alongside you for the journey, helping you navigate the digital landscape so that your business can grow and thrive, no matter what your goals are.



It's more than just a positive attitude. Our can-do spirit means we'll figure it out, no matter what the challenge. We imagine possibilities and provide clear options for our customers. Believing there's always an answer, we're open to risk and change in the pursuit of success.


Many perspectives generate the best results. We work together and use our strengths to produce a quality product, every time, for our customers. And if a project isn't going as expected, we pull together quickly to come up with a solution that meets our customer's needs.


We are committed to completing projects to the standards of our customers. Whether the customer is large or small, our team is devoted to putting our best foot forward. Our commitment to each project gives us the courage to have tough conversations and to do what is right and what it takes to get the job done.


Our work is about much more than creating a great end product - it's about strong partnerships. Our primary goal is our customers' success, meaning we will do what it takes to ensure the customer's voice is heard. No matter what the project is, we will identify opportunities, overcome challenges, and adapt our plans to meet their needs.


The best moments for us are brought on by creating positive change for our customers, meaning that there is never a dull moment with our team. We love what we do, and we always have fun doing it. Through laughter and hard work, we join together and focus on doing great work.