“Our team can deliver from web designs and development to e-learning, network administration, or even a custom software solution.”
Jim Wirt graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Computer Science in 1985. During his time at Oklahoma State, he provided independent computer work for several departments of OSU, and wrote the core application that managed KICKER Audio (formerly known as Stillwater Designs) while they experienced their initial explosive growth phase. Over the years, Jim’s client base grew, eventually pushing him to hire assistants for running the business, especially as he spent time outside the country on mission trips.
In 2006, Aaron Bean joined the Beardon team as a programmer to assist with work from Oklahoma State’s Fire Service Training department. Finding success there, Beardon Group LLC was formed in 2008. “I like working with people. I feel that I’m here to help and serve the wonderful team of workers God has given me. I love Jesus and love being used by Him… I think we can help people with their business computing needs, and build personal relationships with our clients. We’re ready to assist in any capacity needed,” said Jim Wirt, CEO and Founder of Beardon.
Beardon’s mission is to be a reliable, service-oriented company that aids in the personal and business success of its clients. Core Principles of Beardon involves integrity, service, teamwork, and value. “Our goal is to build long-term trust with our clients, and complete each project with outstanding performance,” expressed Wirt.
In the Technical Field
Beardon has been providing technical solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes for nearly thirty years. Its past clientele consists of groups like Oklahoma State University and Fire Protection Publications, the international publishing company for all IFSTA-approved fire service training, as well as local businesses like KICKER and the Mercury Marine production plant.
In addition to providing work for and with other businesses in Oklahoma, Beardon have a range of larger scale projects managed and developed in-house. Its Floorizon project aims to provide a smart solution for real estate agents trying to show off floor plans and corresponding photographs. It also developed a web application for Fire Protection Publications, called MEMSB, that’s geared to making instructional designer collaboration a snap.
Beardon’s team is dedicated towards maintaining awareness of new technology and keeping its clients up to speed with what’s going on in the digital world. It feels that ensuring its customers understand its team is doing, the software and hardware that it is using, and what it has planned is part of its main values: integrity.
Consulting: Beardon’s team of professionals has years of experience and the expertise that is found only among the best of the best. Beardon employs a diverse group of professionals to meet computer service needs. If it is technical expertise and sophistication that a customer desires, Beardon’s team of engineers is fully equipped to meet any challenge. If it is consultation in pedagogical theory or E-learning best practice that is required, Beardon’s educational professionals are here to answer all questions and assist in designing the best E-Learning curriculum.
Web Development: In the 21st century, having a strong web presence is crucial for any business or organization. Whether a simple, one-page website to provide basic information for customers, a multifaceted, e-commerce venture, or a complete re-design of the existing website, the design professionals at the Beardon Services have the experience and expertise to meet the needs. Trained at some of the best creative institutions in the country, Beardon’s professionals bring an unparalleled creative perspective to every project. “With the optimal combination of design and technology, our unique web solutions will bring a new life to your web endeavor,” says Wirt.
E-Learning: Beardon Services delivers flexible and user-friendly e-learning solutions to K-12 educators, higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations. With a SCORM compliant learning management system, Beardon provides a sophisticated e-learning system that affords organizations and learning institutions a hassle-free transfer of training modules and e-learning content. We offer a full range of support options to meet your organization’s needs. Additionally, a wide variety of enhancements are available to customize your e-learning experience.
Network Administration: If business or organization requires a network administrator, beardon’s network specialists can develop the network design and ensure that its customer’s network has the proper security. They will troubleshoot and debug any network related problems. Their work also includes the maintenance of the network’s authorization infrastructure as well as network backup systems. Its professionals will advise customer’s organization on new hardware purchases, assist in rolling out new software installations, maintain disk images for new computer installations, maintain standards for server installations and applications, and monitor the performance of the network.
Meet the Master
Jim Wirt founded Beardon Services in 1986, after graduating from OSU with a Computer Science Degree. Jim founded the company as an opportunity to help others that God puts him in contact with, in a variety of ways. Jim wears many hats, providing xTuple customization and implementation, developing software as need, and providing owner level management regarding projects and business strategy. Outside of owning Beardon, Jim plays softball, is a Pastor, and enjoys researching and learning about new technologies, and following OSU sports and spending time with his family.