Captain Jack Communications, LLC was established in Des Moines, Iowa in the summer of 1994. In 2011, Global Reach Internet Productions acquired Captain Jack Communications, LLC. Together the two companies compose the oldest and one of the largest web development firms in 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! Our nearly three decades of experience is what allows our clients to trust their objectives can be met by working with us.
Since the company's inception, the landscape of the Internet has undergone numerous changes and advances. These shifts have enabled our company to stay on top of upcoming trends while adhering to the core principles that have brought us success for many years. When you choose to collaborate with CJC, you can expect forward-thinking and a modern approach to web development, all while experiencing an underlining flavor of our homegrown commitment to excellence in internet endeavors.
Captain Jack prides itself on the many web development services we offer, but our foundational 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”. Our expertise in Search Engine Optimization ensures that if your site is programmed by us, it will be highly visible to Internet users searching for relevant information.
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 (Global Reach’s Siteviz)
- Shopping Cart Development
- Professional Social Media Consulting
- Effective Email Marketing
- WordPress design and programming
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 with broadcasting experience dating back to 1961. Under the newfound alias of “Captain Jack”, Bill started programming computers in the early 1980s 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. As his client base grew, Captain Jack launched a small web-hosting business dubbed Captain Jack Communications in 1994. In 2007, Captain Jack Communications, Inc. was purchased by Harvey Freese and Charlie Notis. In 2011, Captain Jack Communications, Inc. was purchased by Ames-based Global Reach Internet Productions.
Who We Are Today
In 2011, Global Reach Internet Productions acquired Captain Jack Communications. Founded in 1995, Global Reach Internet Productions is now the oldest and one of the largest web firms 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, web development, and digital marketing. 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 base of operations has moved from Des Moines to nearby Ames.
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 our family of companies offer. Our 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!
About Our Parent Company, Global Reach Internet Productions
GRIP was founded in 1995 and since then, it has become a leader in content management solutions, custom web development, and a trusted digital marketing agency. We are proud of our Iowa roots and our history of award-winning innovation. Our mission is to dedicate ourselves to outstanding web development that empowers our clients to excel in their markets, make meaningful connections with their audiences, and improve their productivity.