Welcome To Starved Rock Software Solutions

Starved Rock Country Software Solutions started out as a brilliant idea from two successful business men – Kevin Champlin and Jack Rooney. Jack had an amazing vision for a business idea: create high-technical, high-paying jobs for people in the Illinois Valley area. Kevin, a former friend of Jack  jumped on the idea. Soon, Starved Rock Country Software Solutions was born. The goal of the company is to hire on local high school and college students to gain the experience they need to thrive in the industry. This is something Jack and Kevin take very seriously. The first employee, Josh Grygiel, was introduced to the idea when he was a junior in high school. Once he started his senior year, he was hired on as a Web Developer for the company. Starved Rock Country Software Solutions does way more than just building websites. From websites, WordPress installs,  hosting, domain registration, database management, security, search engine optimization and many more, Starved Rock Country Software Solutions is your solution to all things web related.

Meet Our Team

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Kevin Champlin
Owner & Founder Starved Rock Country Software Solutions

Kevin is a web and software engineer with over 18 years experience.  He loves to build apps for desktop, mobile and web using technologies like C#/Unity, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and HTML5. Besides his professional work, he also taught computer repair & computer programming to juniors & seniors at the local area career center. In his free time Kevin enjoys spending time with his 2 daughters and reading up on the latest technology.

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James Cheney
Web Designer Starved Rock Country Software Solutions

James Cheney is the newest member to the Starved Rock team. James is interested in web development and has proven his prior knowledge and dedication to helping our team. While James has a lot to learn, he has an infinite amount of potential and is quickly gaining the experience and knowledge he needs to further his career. Out side of work, James loves to scuba dive with his father, and even plans on starting his own scuba diving certification company with his father.

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Josh Grygiel
Starved Rock Country Software SolutionsLead Developer

Josh is currently a High School student with an interest in computer and cyber security. He is 18 years old and has dedicated a major portion of his life to learning as much as he can about all things tech. Currently he is MTA certified, and thru the Cybrary IT training platform, he is a certified in Security Engineering, Cryptography, Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection. Josh has many ambitions and a huge desire to learn.

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Jake Neumann
Full Stack Developer Starved Rock Country Software Solutions

Jake has been working in web development for more than 8 years. He has dealt with a variety of types of websites ranging from multi-million dollar eCommerce websites to websites for local small businesses. When not making websites, he can be found playing video games, spending time with his kids or reffing roller derby.

Creating IT jobs in the Starved Rock Country area one project at a time. The sole purpose of this business is to bring high-tech, high-paying jobs to the Illinois Valley area. This includes hiring young and aspiring students in the area to give them the experience the need to make it in the industry.

Every business needs a website but thats old news.  What we want to do is make sure your website is easy to find online, easy to use, works on all devices and is fast.  All these factors make up your online presence, meaning need to have all those areas working at 100% to be fully optimized.  That’s what we do and what we love, and we guarantee you’ll love it too!

Communication, deadlines and transparency. The biggest three items we take great pride in.  In working with Starved Rock Country Software Solutions you will never have to ask us for a status update on the project as we keep you in the loop from start to finish.  Building a trusting business relationship is our goal, thanks for letting us work with you.

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