Top-Ranked Custom Software Company Expands Design Capabilities with Merger

  • January 18, 2022
  • Pete Whiting
  • 3 min read

The Gnar Company now offers a full suite of software development services under one roof.

Boston, January 18, 2022 - The Gnar Company, a custom software development and development process consulting company based in Boston, MA, is pleased to announce its merger with design firm Hathaway Design Company on August 23, 2021, as its first step in expanding its design capabilities to better serve its clients. 

Founded in 2015, The Gnar Company (The Gnar) builds scalable web applications and mobile software apps for companies of all sizes and needs. For the past few years, The Gnar has seen a growing demand for design services and recognized the need to expand its in-house design capabilities. The two companies had been collaborating for several years to serve clients' software design and development needs, and both recognized that it made sense to formally join forces. 

Joshua Hathaway, Creative Director and founder of Hathaway Design Company, brings more than 15 years of design experience working with brands such as Xerox, Coleman, GE, Citrix, AT&T and Coca-Cola. Throughout his career, he has focused not only on great design, but also creative direction, digital strategy, brand development, web and app design, illustration, as well as user experience. Josh will lead the development and expansion of The Gnar’s design services along with growing the company’s design team and has already added one full-time designer to meet the growing demand.

“I’ve worked with lots of engineering teams over the years, and I can tell you with confidence that The Gnar is the real deal,” said Josh, now Director of Design at The Gnar Company. “They’re passionate about helping clients achieve their goals, dedicated to delivering high-quality software fast, and committed to ensuring their engineers are experts across platforms and technologies. I’m thrilled to have the support and resources of the entire Gnar team.” 

The Gnar’s Boston-based team comprises engineers who are fully dedicated to one project at a given time, delivers code within the first week, and offers a bug-free warranty. The Gnar is dedicated to empowering businesses through its Quality Software, Faster.™ development process and with this merger, now offers clients robust in-house design services that can translate their business needs into beautifully-designed and highly-functional software products. “Now, in addition to helping clients solve their gnarliest software problems, The Gnar Company can also offer cutting-edge design services to really help their products shine in the marketplace,” said Pete Whiting, Head of Growth and Client Service at The Gnar. “We’ve worked with Josh on numerous projects throughout the years and have found him to be a perfect fit for the type of award-winning work we consistently deliver.”

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About The Gnar Company

The Gnar is a Boston-based Software Development Company founded in 2015 and offers a Bug-Free Warranty. The Gnar’s 100% dedicated, US-based team of experts develops enterprise, mobile & web apps using the most effective technologies to solve your gnarly software problems, including React, React Native and Ruby on Rails, plus ecommerce apps built in Shopify. Gnar's Quality Software, Faster.™ process enables rapid onboarding resulting in production ready code in the first week. Hire Gnar to provide guidance and expertise throughout the entire product development process or augment your own team for discrete projects. 

The Gnar has been named a “Top Boston Web Developer” and “Top Massachusetts Software Development Company” on DesignRush for the past 2 years, and a “Top Software Development Company in Massachusetts” on for the past year.

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