Before Texas Chrome had its own television show (that had its third season in Fall 2016) highlighting their skills as semi-truck customizers, they were in the dump truck remodeling business. It was at this time, over 10 years ago, that VND and Texas Chrome met. They needed a new website at the time, and every few years VND has been able to upgrade their website as needed, keeping their online presence on top of its game.
Specifically, Texas Chrome has always required the following services:
- SEO campaigns
- Multiple website builds for sister companies
- PC tech support, security systems, network (wired and wifi) build and maintenance
- Server hosting
What you see today is a reflection of the long-term relationship between Texas Chrome and VND, a relationship of which we are very proud.
Airman Heritage Foundation
The Airman Heritage Foundation is dedicated to preserving the honor and heritage of the enlisted airman of the United States Air Force. The Foundation needed a new website to promote their mission and to showcase the plans and raise money for their new museum.
VND created a site that features all of what you would expect to be able to find on a non-profit’s website, but with more visual and navigational appeal. VND also manages the Foundation’s social media presence, where posting is done daily. The modern website features all of the following:
- Members’ portal
- Photo and video galleries
- Donation collection functionality
A 612% improvement in bounce rate and a 35% increase in average site visit duration.
Friedrich Air Conditioning was looking for a way to provide their customers the ability to control their AC units remotely.
VND and Friedrich’s engineering department cooperated extensively over the course of three years to provide a solution with several custom features:
- iOS and Android apps to control your AC on the go
- Energy management programs to minimize your carbon footprint and energy bills
- Custom scheduling options to fit your weekly routine as well as custom groups to manage multiple units at once.
- A set of cross platform desktop tools designed to update firmware on the AC units.
- Custom integration with a proprietary binary based command protocol.
Friedrich’s new program, FriedrichLink, met all of the company’s initial goals and went on to add many more features over the years. Today their website averages over 67,000 visitors a month, and their Kuhl Series is now one of their most successful lines of air conditioners to date.
TCT Dispatch was using a combination of unrelated tools to track a system of truckers, dispatchers, and administrative staff to deliver tons of sand to different oil wells across South Texas. The system was stressful to use, to say the least.
VND decided to use a blossoming technology, Node.js, to create TCT Dispatch’s solution. Through a web socket that kept constant connectivity, VND was able to deliver information between dispatchers, administrative staff, and drivers on a 24/7 schedule with zero downtime.
We also added the ability to send text messages from a single dashboard, and provided server hosting with a redundant scenario to protect against any primary server failure.
A process that before had taken several hours was reduced to a few minutes, which saves millions of dollars in time every year. The TCT team is now featured on a popular Discovery channel TV show, aptly named “Texas Trocas”, which has recently released its third season.