Onsharp History

2000
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.
2003
March 5

Onsharp moves to Fargo

Onsharp moves to 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.
2007
June 6

Onsharp hires first full-time employee

Onsharp hires first full-time employee
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.
2008
August 21

Onsharp hires 2nd employee

Onsharp hires 2nd employee
Onsharp hires Scott Babcock as our 2nd full-time employee. Scott is still with the company today as a Senior Software Developer.
2009
January 1

Onsharp Launches SmartPay

Onsharp Launches 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.
2010
March 9

Samantha Nies Joins Onsharp

Samantha Nies Joins Onsharp
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.
July 26

Onsharp Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Onsharp Celebrates 10 Years in Business
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).
2011
May 2

Joe Hixson Joins Onsharp

Joe Hixson Joins Onsharp
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.
2012
May 17

Onsharp Wins Small Business of the Year

Onsharp Wins Small Business of the Year
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.
2013
February 5

Onsharp Wins Best Place to Intern

Onsharp Wins Best Place to Intern
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.
July 1

Onsharp Sells SmartPay to CardConnect

Onsharp Sells SmartPay to CardConnect
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.
2014
June 6

Multiband Tower

Multiband Tower
Onsharp moves its offices to the Multiband Tower on the corner of I-94 and 45th St S in Fargo.
2015
June 15

Onsharp Launches Posterboard

Onsharp Launches Posterboard
Onsharp launches Posterboard, a social media display tool for events.
2016
November 3

Jake Dahl Joins Onsharp

Jake Dahl Joins Onsharp
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.
2017
August 28

Downtown

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

WHY ONSHARP?

WE HAVE THE CHOPS

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 HAVE THE COURAGE

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 BELIEVE IN PARTNERSHIPS

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.

CORE VALUES

CAN-DO ATTITUDE

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.

COLLABORATION

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.

COMMITMENT

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.

CUSTOMER FOCUSED

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.

HAVING FUN

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.

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