Captain Jack Communications, LLC is located in Des Moines, Iowa and was established in 1994. In 2011, Global Reach Internet Productions acquired Captain Jack Communications, LLC. Together the two companies are the oldest and largest web development firm in the state of Iowa. Being a successful website development firm since the early days of the web says a lot. To put it in perspective, Google wasn’t even in full swing until 2000! This experience is what allows our clients to trust their online objectives can be met by working with our team.

Since the company was established, a lot has changed on the Internet. These changes and advances have enabled our company to stay on top of upcoming trends, while sticking to the fundamentals that have given us success for so many years. When you partner with CJC, you can expect forward thinking and a modern web development approach, but you’ll silently appreciate an underlining flavor of homegrown commitment to Internet development.

CJC prides itself on the many web development services we offer, but our business philosophy has always been, “It doesn’t make sense to have the best looking web page in the world, if it can’t be found on the search engines”. If your site is programmed by us for the search engines, Internet users will be able to find your web site. We even put it in writing on our Search Engine Rankings page.

When you’re thinking about your next online project, keep in mind our company can help build almost anything on the Internet. Here are a few of the most common services we offer:

  • Secure Website Hosting
  • Custom Website Design
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Dynamic Website Programming
  • Powerful Content Management Systems
  • Shopping Cart Development
  • Professional Social Media Consulting
  • Effective Email Marketing
  • WordPress design and programming
  • HTML, CSS, PHP, AJAX, JAVASCRIPT, & MYSQL

Our History

The “Captain Jack” name began in 1977, when Bill Dennis started doing aerial traffic reports for WHO radio and went by the nickname Captain Jack. Bill Dennis had a degree from Creighton University in Radio, Television and Journalism and had been in broadcasting since 1961. Under the new found alias of Captain Jack, Bill started programming computers in the early 1980’s when “home” computers first came out. Since there were very few commercial computer programs available, he learned to program on his own and began writing programs for other businesses. By 1994 and after the client base began to grow, Captain Jack was running a small web hosting business dubbed Captain Jack Communications. In 2007, Captain Jack Communications, Inc. was purchased by Harvey Freese and Charlie Notis.

Who We Are Today

In 2011, Global Reach Internet Productions acquired Captain Jack Communications. With 34 employees and counting, Global Reach Internet Productions is now the oldest and largest web firm in the state of Iowa. Serving more than 1000 businesses, we are both focused on building a better web presence for our clients and we specialize in website design in Iowa. Along with dynamic ideas from the development staff and a more community-connected approach, a serious increase in bandwidth capabilities has unlocked our localized, more affordable, and reliable hosting services. Since this beneficial transition, our office now has two locations:

Des Moines, Iowa
666 Walnut Street, Suite 1570
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 246-0000
FAX: (515) 296-3748
Ames, Iowa
2321 North Loop Dr, Ste 101
Ames, IA 50010, USA
Phone: (515) 246-0000
FAX: (515) 296-3748

Who We Will Be Tomorrow

Captain Jack Communications continues to offer web development and web hosting services. As the Internet continues to evolve, so will the services we will offer. Our company goals are to always keep moving forward with ideas, services, and client relationships. Even if it’s been a long time since you’ve heard from CJC, we’d encourage you to contact us and see what we’re doing right now!