Our portfolio: Web sites, Web applications, Web services, and special projects

We are passionate about the Internet and the World Wide Web, and the ability of these technologies to share communication effectively and make the experience a pleasant one for users of all ages, on all communication platforms—phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers and large-screen displays.

For more than 16 years we've conceived, designed, developed, stylized, deployed, supported and enhanced a wide variety of Web solutions including applications that implement the most current technologies and techniques on the Web. We have clients in 32 states across the country, from Massachusetts to Hawaii, from Minnesota to Texas. Use this site to consider the wide variety of sites, Web applications, Web services, and special projects we've brought into the world.

We operate two sets of dedicated servers (i.e., not shared with any other company), one in Louisville, KY and one in Atlanta, GA. They're "mirrored", so whatever changes are made to a client's Web application on one set of servers are automatically duplicated to the other set of servers. In addition, both facilities are highly secure, are connected directly to the Internet "backbone" for optimal speed and performance, and provide redundant connectivity and failover hardware in the event of server failure—which, let's face it, happens from time to time as disks, power supplies and other hardware fails and needs to be replaced. And, we've been doing this since 2002. Yes, it's expensive—but it's worth it to provide clients with the sort of "develop-it-and-it-just-runs-forever" solutions we provide.

Our services include database development and maintenance, Web site development, top-tier hosting and support, logo design, direct mail and email marketing. And, we truly love what we do.

Note that much of the work we do is proprietary and not accessible to the general public without a valid login—but in most cases you can still look at the intro pages.

NokonaBaseball.org: A new and responsive Web site published in July 2015 for one of the leading travel baseball organizations in North America. This is a dynamic and content-laden site that promotes the efforts of the organization in training and developing college-bound baseball players, and puts the Web presence of Nokona Baseball head-and-shoulders above would-be competitors.

NokonaBaseball.org

RX-PPS.com: A new and responsive Web site published in June 2015 for an up-and-coming institutional pharmacy services company, based on the DNN7 framework and aimed at building a community of users across desktop and mobile platforms.

RX-PPS.com

TewksburyLimousine.com: A new and responsive Web site published in August 2016 for a limousine services company that has been in business serving customers in the Greater Boston area, MetroWest, northern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and the Seacoast region for three decades. Soon to add an impressive Candy Apple Red Stretch Hummer to their fleet, Tewksbury Limousine needed an updated Web presence that would "put them on the map," improve their search rankings and reflect their attention to quality service. The Web site is fully mobile compatible.

TewksburyLimousine.com

Fairhaven-Nursing.com: A new and responsive Web site published in September 2016 for a respected rehabilitation and long term care facility in Lowell, MA—a healthcare facility that has catered to the needs of families and the elderly in the Greater Lowell area for decades. Fairhaven recently changed ownership from Merrimack Health Group to Athena Health Care, and needed an updated site to reflect that change. In the process, they received a professionally designed site that projects an appropriate image of this high-quality, hard-working facility—and through the process improved their search engine rankings and gained mobile compatibility.

Fairhaven-Nursing.com

EvolutionTheLie.com: A highly stylized, video-decorated boutique content management system built from the ground up using ASP.NET C#—with its own quiz subsystem—allowing entry and management of scholarly articles supporting an anti-evolutionary stance.

EvolutionTheLie.com

TalentCzar™: A hospitality-industry-leading Human Resources portal built on the DNN platform and expanded with securely linked, propriety data-driven ASP.NET applications written in C# for accepting job applications, and managing job openings, candidates, employee profiles, property information, employee reviews for 400+ managers, plus training for more than 7,000 management and line employees across 45 hotels in North America (not publicly accessible without login).

TalentCzar™

Hospitality Systems Infrastructure: A Web-centric architecture built around a Talent Database for the hospitality industry, providing applications and supporting services for online job postings, online job applications, training, employee reviews, and a wide variety of data management tasks for hotel properties.

Hospitality Systems Infrastructure

TAP™, the Talent Acquisition Portal: An expansive tool for managing job openings, candidates who apply, employees and their positions, hotel properties, job descriptions and more in the hospitality property management space (not publicly accessible without login).

Talent Acquisition Portal

SMART™, the Succession Management and Review Tool: A secure 360-degree employee review system, incorporating management reviews, peer reviews, and self reviews (not publicly accessible without login).

Succession Management and Review Tool

PALMS™, the Pyramid Advanced Learning Mangement System: A custom data-driven training application for a leading hospitality management group, capable of delivering uniquely packaged training curriculi drawn from more than 1,500 courses (HTML, PDF, PowerPoint and video) and delivered to more than 7,000 hotel employees based on brand, department, and management level (not publicly accessible without login).

Pyramid Advanced Learning Mangement System

OASYS™, the Online Application System: A comprehensive, multi-lingual online job application site to serve as an adjunct to the BestHotelCareers.com job board. This secure Web application, available in English and Spanish, captures a wide range of applicant information, feeds this information directly into the company's candidate tracking database, and includes CAPTCHA verification to reduce unwanted database-generated responses (site can only be accessed by applying for a current job opening on BestHotelCareers.com).

Online Application System

Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: An updated responsive Web site currently in development with prominent jQuery features for enhanced user interactivity developed for a premier rehabilitation and long-term-care facility.

Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

CommunityService.US: A proprietary Web site developed as a proof-of-concept for a venture based on the concept of embracing and evolving volunteerism at the high school level, using proximity search techniques to match area teens with volunteer opportunities.

CommunityService.US

D K Marine International: A quick-turnaround site (created in less than two hours based on designs provided) for a marine transport specialty company (site developed on behalf of David Wilson Associates for D K Marine International; site design by David Wilson Associates).

D K Marine International

Hancock JOBStat™: A custom data-driven job description management application developed for a major midwest healthcare facility—Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana, handling 300+ job descriptions in multiple versions across 25+ departments (site developed on behalf of David Wilson Associates for Hancock Regional Hospital; not publicly accessible without login).

Hancock JOBStat™

TJXAdBook.com: Online Ad Book application developed for the nation's #1 off-price retailer (site developed on behalf of David Wilson Associates for TJX Corporation; not publicly accessible without login).

TJXAdBook.com

Facebook landing page for TJMaxx: One of several dozen single-page sites created in seconds from a single responsive template as landing pages for Facebook recruitment ads placed by agency David Wilson Associates on behalf of TJMaxx.

TJMaxx

Facebook landing page for Marshalls: One of several dozen single-page sites created in seconds from a single responsive template as landing pages for Facebook recruitment ads placed by agency David Wilson Associates on behalf of Marshalls.

Marshalls

Landmark Health Solutions Admissions Packet: A proprietary application to centrally manage the 160+ page documentation process for admissions at several Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) under the Landmark Health Solutions umbrella.

Landmark Health Solutions Admissions Packet

ExceLTC.com: An innovative, proprietary solution for centrally managing the Admissions documentation process at nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). This solution securely allows administrators to customize more than 100 aspects of their Admissions Packet, then download a finished Admissions Packet as a secure Adobe PDF document (not publicly accessible without login).

ExceLTC.com

Direct mail: A targeted mailer for one of the northeastern U.S.'s leading security systems integrators, GS Security Systems Inc. (acquired by Convergint Technologies in 2015) aimed at specific decision-makers working for companies using a competitor's newly obsoleted product. This mailer featured a QR code to take visitors directly to an online information-capture page where they could qualify for a no-charge security systems audit.

Direct mail

VoiceVisit.com: A site developed in support of an entrpreneur's effort to prove concept and raise capital.

VoiceVisit.com

From The Corner Office—a personal note

Just a quick note to say I am delighted to report the wedding of my middle daughter, Lindsay Marie Tucker, to Jonathan Cahill of Lowell, MA on June 25, 2016. The ceremony was held outdoors at the spectacular venue of Lynch Park in Beverly, MA. The reception was held at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA and supported by some of the most capable event planners I have ever had the pleasure of working with—mainly Nancy Petronio.

(Friendship of Salem)

(Friendship of Salem)

(Friendship of Salem)

(Friendship of Salem)
Lindsay is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 1997. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the doctors, nurses and support staff at Boston Children's Hospital and The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, today she drives a car, is an aspiring elementary school teacher with a Masters Degree in Elementary Education, and is generally regarded as the best slalom water-skier in our family.

Her chief physician in 1997, Dr. Charlie Roberts, M.D., Ph.D., who was a leader in the pediatric cancer treatment program at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute back then, is today Executive Vice President, Member of the Faculty, and head of the Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Program at St. Jude's Childrens Hospital in Memphis, TN—an organization which, like The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund Clinic, has made a huge contribution to cancer survivorship among kids.

Dr. Roberts brings to his practice an amazing combination of compassion, personability and intellectual brilliance in the area of genomic research into the causes and optimal treatments of pediatric cancers. Lindsay and all of us, as a family, were incredibly fortunate to live near Boston where so many excellent doctors, surgeons, nurses and supporting staff dedicate their professional lives to successful outcomes like Lindsay's. Dr. Roberts and his team had a fundamental and positive affect on all our lives.

The bride and groom have been long-time fans of the Salem, MA waterfront area—venues like Salem Willows, Pickering Wharf and Derby Wharf, where the Friendship of Salem is moored dockside. This vessel, a 1998 replica of the 1800s East Indiaman merchant ship that helped bring wealth to Salem and make it a premier hub of commerce, is one of the tourist highlights of Salem Harbor. To commemorate their wedding, the Bride and Groom received a gift from the Bride's parents—a model of the Friendship of Salem reproduced from the actual plans used by the National Park Service to build the replica in 1998.

The original Friendship of Salem made more than a dozen voyages to destinations including the Dutch East Indies, India, China, South America, London, Paris, Germany and Russia before she was captured by the British during the War of 1812. Her ultimate fate remains unknown to this day.


My wife of 31 years, Colleen, and I live in Tewksbury, MA 22 miles north of Boston. We have three 20-something daughters, including our now-wedded Lindsay. We wish her and her new husband the very best.

The wedding was two years in the planning. When June 25, 2016 finally came around, the weather was beautiful. It was one spectacular and memorable day—and night!

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W. Brackett Tucker
Founder and Principal
Black Pike Software Services LLC
285 Lancaster Drive
Tewksbury, MA 01876