We are a team of lifelong geeks committed to providing you with today’s technology in a practical, results-oriented way. Our focus is on keeping things simple and hassle-free so technology is a value-adding tool instead of a frustrating waste of time and money. From managed services to turn-key solutions for businesses small, medium and large, you’ll receive products and services you can rely on consistently.
- No long, convoluted voice queues. We provide a direct line to our friendly customer service department who will assist you promptly and efficiently.
- We will not sell you what you don’t need. We assess your technology needs thoroughly and recommend practical options to meet those needs.
- You will never be just a number at McWhorter Technologies. We value every client, big and small. We do everything in our power to maintain a positive, long-term relationship.
- We are committed to giving back. We proudly donate time, money and resources to a variety of worthy organizations supporting Texas residents.
McWhorter Technologies has been a dream of owner Lee McWhorter since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. His love of technology sprouted from the original Pong video game system his parents bought the family for their TV and grew to fruition with the Commodore VIC-20 computer he received as a sophomore. He taught himself how to program in BASIC and technology became a central part of his life. In college, he was exposed to the Internet and was completely fascinated by its potential.
After obtaining his MBA, he started his own business and technical consulting firm. Two years later, he moved to New Orleans and began teaching computer information systems (CIS) at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. It was at Tulane where his interest in web development really blossomed as he began to use the technology to support his classes and build websites for private clients. Two years later, he was presented with a dual opportunity. He was presented with an offer to design a training certification program for a database company in Austin, Texas. Additionally, he was offered the opportunity to continue teaching at Tulane via the Internet. He accepted both and taught Tulane’s first online, fully accredited course for Tulane’s University College.
Next, he was recruited during the Dot Com days to help launch the U.S. operations of a Swiss web-based education company as their Vice President of Operations. He built custom education programs for companies such as Volkswagon and Stamps.com. At the end of the Dot Com era, he and the nucleus of his team joined Persidea, Inc., a marketing communications company where he became the COO / EVP and headed all technical and production operations. Under his direction, Persidea was consistently ranked highly for ten years in the Austin Business Journal’s Book of Lists for web designers / developers. During his tenure, he and his team developed websites and web-based training programs for Dell, Motorola, and Austin Relocation Guide, as well as hundreds of other businesses large and small.
As technology evolved, he and his team began to offer new services such as digital publishing and mobile application development. When Persidea closed its doors in late 2010, Lee decided to realize his long standing dream of launching McWhorter Technologies. Nearly all of Persidea’s technical clients chose to be initial launch clients for his new venture, filling him with pride and gratitude. He is excited about seeing the technology advances of the next few decades and looks forward to helping his clients get the most benefit from the best technologies available.