Maine based team with a global presence.


We have seven team members dedicated to perfecting their craft, while building our clients’ amazing products.

With a team of Developers, UX Craftsmen, Front-End Developers and Account & Community Management Pros, we’re stocked and ready to take on any project.

Some define WordPress as just a CMS.

We know it’s more than that.


wp-icon-dark-transparent30WordPress is far more than just a CMS, it’s a community of designers, developers, writers, marketers, and businessmen and women, all working together to make one product. It’s a career, it’s a foundation for greater things, it’s an amazing platform.

Some of us here at HCG started building WordPress websites as far back as 2005. Even then we were pushing the limits and testing the boundaries. As a team we’ve contributed ideas, code, and time to WordPress core because we value it.

WordPress the CMS is a powerful tool that has allowed us to build anything from small “Mom and Pop Shop” websites to 20,000 page directories and sites that get hundreds of thousands of visitors a month. We also have extensive experience with large multi-site networks with as over 9,000 sites.

We are very proud of the work that we have done with WordPress, and while we can work in other platforms and on other code frameworks, we will always have a special place in our heart for WordPress work.

Meet the Team

  • Sam Hotchkiss

    CEO/Founder/Super Developer

    Fun Fact!
    May just be the tallest coder this side of the Mississippi

  • Jesse Friedman

    Director of Innovation

    Fun Fact!
    Not only is he an author and a professor, he's got some pretty good ideas.

  • Rocco Tripaldi

    Lead Developer

    Fun Fact!
    Rocco's superpower is making you fall in love at first sight.

  • Stephen Quirk

    Content Specialist

    Fun Fact!
    Expert Googler & Founder of Factory Portland.

  • Jeff Golenski

    Lead Designer

    Fun Fact!
    Responsive master, design guru, and keeper of fedoras.

  • Derek Smart


    Fun Fact!
    cultured & tiny man

  • Becky Hotchkiss

    Customer Support

    Fun Fact!
    Becky is a very talented photographer. Actually, many of the photos used on this site were taken by her!

What our clients say about us

Sam was great at taking our ideas, building on them, and bringing it all the way home. Our scribbled ideas on the back of coasters are now a living, breathing website that has had quarterly revenue growth for the past two years.

-Greg M.

One of the best consulting firms I have ever worked with. Everything came in on time, communication was really great, and both our team and HCG had a lot of fun building or site.

-Richard P.