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A Chat With Josh

In conversation with Josh, we find out just how “really ******* good” Websolutions.ca is. Learn more about his journey.

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A conversation with the president and founder of Websolutions.ca, Josh Gammon.

Josh has been with Websolutions.ca since the very beginning. After graduating from Acadia University in 2002, he moved back to his hometown and spent some time working for the 2003 Canada Winter Games. Before starting what would become Websolutions.ca, Josh also had a year-long internship with IBM that helped shape his future career as a successful entrepreneur. With Websolutions, he started off in a small, one-window classroom of the CCNB campus in Bathurst with nothing but a Windows XP desktop and a heart full of ambition. The road ahead wouldn’t be an easy one, but Josh remained dedicated, and in 2004, Websolutions was born. By 2005, Websolutions.ca was officially incorporated and has now expanded into an internationally renowned company with a staff of 13 working out of two offices in Bathurst and Fredericton, New Brunswick. 

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In conversation with Josh, we learned just how “really ******* good” Websolutions.ca really is… 

Q: How does it feel that Websolutions.ca is celebrating almost 20 years of success?

A: It’s pretty crazy. We started as a small 3 person firm and now we’re 13 across 2 offices. At first we were doing very small projects that would be nothing like the work we do today, and we did not have a lot of resources to work with. It took almost 10 years before we were a profitable company that could sustain employees.

The reason, I think, for the growth is our client satisfaction; going out of our way to provide the best possible products or services they require.

People used to think our industry is just copy paste and that there’s not a lot of work behind it because it’s sometimes hard to see the benefit of what we provide. Jump forward 10 to 12 years and more companies / organizations now  see the benefit of being online and having that presence. When making a business plan, you need an online presence and it’s one of the first things people think about now, so that makes it easier.

To keep on the topic of reminiscing, we wanted to hear what Josh was most proud of accomplishing in the 20 years since he started Websolutions.ca.

Q: In your opinion, what has been the company's greatest accomplishment over the last 20 years?

A: Building our new office, moving in and setting it all up was a crazy accomplishment, especially because it all happened in the middle of Covid. It was a turning point because it gave us a physical presence we didn’t have before. Now we are recognized as a legitimate business by the community and other companies; it became much easier for others to discover us and to know where we were actually located. That allowed us to grow into a second office in Fredericton, and now we’re working with a full house and can provide a wider range of services. 

Since Websolutions.ca is launching its new and improved website soon, we wanted some insight into what he liked most about its new design and functionality.

Q: What do you like best about our new website?

A: Mostly that we’re using new tech to keep us up-to-date with developments in the world and the ever-changing IT sector and web standards. We’ve always tried to stay current with new trends and technologies. This is probably our 5th web-based framework for creating websites, and we always try to follow with what we think will be the next industry standard. 2016 was our previous website launch; it’s always difficult to work on your own project while still providing quality service to other businesses. 

When Josh was asked to describe the Websolutions team in 3 words, he decided not to hold back.

Q: How would you describe the Websolutions team in three words?

A: I can do one: amazing. Three would be like, really f***ing good. 

We couldn’t have asked for a better compliment. 

Of course, we needed to throw in a silly question for Josh to shake things up a little. Funnily enough, his answer ended up being a lot more on-the-nose than we expected.

Q: What is a Websolutions' spirit animal? And why?

A: A lioness comes to mind. It’s like a mother that is caring and compassionate but still gets things done and looks after the cubs, but is also classy and beautiful. 

Finally, after all that reminiscing, we asked Josh about his aspirations for the company as it turns the page onto its next two decades.

Q: What are your aspirations for the company over the next 20 years?

A: To keep growing and doing what we’re doing now, helping clients and providing a good workplace for staff. I’m proud of the fact that I can provide for this many people and give them a job that they can hopefully enjoy and make a living off of. Maybe eventually getting another office or expanding into other regions beyond New Brunswick. Being local is good, but our presence could always be bigger. 

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We appreciate Josh lending us a bit of his time to answer these questions, and we’re excited about what the future holds for Websolutions.ca and its entire team!

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