For almost two decades, CHCS has provided the most advanced technologies to businesses and organizations at reasonable costs, while providing outstanding customer service. Founded in 1985 as a technology, training and management consulting firm, CHCS focused on helping our clients communicate more effectively. We provided training for national membership associations, cities, public broadcasters, and a wide spectrum of businesses and non-profit organizations.
"We very much appreciate the speed at which you turned the website. Darren was great to work with and we are very pleased with the outcome."
Beginning in 1994, CHCS began using our communication and technical skills to produce some of the earliest websites. As the sophistication of the Web increased, we took advantage of technologies that improved sites' content and visual appeal, and by 1996, CHCS was developing dynamic sites. In 1997, CHCS began offering Web and e-mail hosting services.
Today, the CHCS team of developers, designers and information architects works together to produce and host high-quality, reasonably-priced sites for businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the world.
Dr. Charles Hamilton
Co-owner and project manager
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CHCS president Dr. Charles Hamilton is an experienced website designer, trainer, consultant and manager. Hamilton is responsible for bringing together content, graphics and navigation to make effective websites, and for ensuring that CHCS clients receive excellent service. He also writes for the industry website Web Worker Daily.
Dr. Hamilton has always been interested in communication, technology and training, and in ways to bring them together effectively. After an extensive career in broadcasting, management, and academe, Dr. Hamilton founded CHCS in 1985 as a communication, management and technical consulting firm. Hamilton has been producing websites since 1994.
Prior to that time, he spent over 15 years in broadcasting, managing public radio stations in Baltimore, New Orleans, and Minneapolis, and leading the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's training program. He has served on the faculties of George Washington University (DC), the University of Maryland, and Bellevue (WA) Community College. His earlier experience provided him with a solid customer service background, at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and at various national chain retailers.
Co-owner, lead programmer and IT specialist
Martin Potter is responsible for the programming that makes our sites dynamic. He has conceived and developed the CHCS content management system.
He is an experienced programmer in ColdFusion, PHP and ASP. He has been named an "Advanced ColdFusion Developer" by Macromedia, and is skilled in a number of programming languages. He holds a computer science degree from Western Washington University.
In addition, Potter is responsible for managing, maintaining and securing the CHCS networks and infrastructure. He also provides telephone and on-site customer service to clients.
Darren Coen has been a graphic designer since 1998, and joined CHCS in 2000, where he is responsible for producing our award-winning, interactive websites, logos, and print materials.
Our customers appreciate his enthusiasm for perfecting new skills and techniques, allowing CHCS to remain at the forefront of emerging design trends and technologies. Coen uses his thoughtful approach to communication and design to ensure that clients' creative expectations are fulfilled at the highest standard.