High tech on the Plains Web-Based Solutions Provider Arquan has Grown from a Home Business to a Downtown Wichita Address

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Internet solutions provider Arquan announces a new location in downtown Wichita, KS. Plus the company is growing rapidly and employs four full time and three part time with representatives in Wichita, KS and Las Vegas, NV.

Internet solutions provider Arquan announces a new location in downtown Wichita, KS. The office located at 123 S. Market resides in the Sterling Water Building which was formerly the President's Library. The building owners custom built the office space at Arquan's request.

Arquan, founded six years ago, is a full service Internet solutions provider. Services include web development and design, hosting, custom programming, Internet marketing and advertising, web site maintenance, domain name registrations, e-commerce software solutions, shopping-cart services including credit card capability, and merchant services.

The company focuses on delivering quality custom built Internet applications and pre-built e-commerce shopping carts and software with responsive follow-on service and updates. Internet marketing for customers is also a focus of Arquan.

The company is growing rapidly and employs four full time and three part time with representatives in Wichita, KS and Las Vegas, NV.

Following is a recent article in the Wichita Eagle about Arquan from December 23, 2005 printed in its entirety.

High tech on the Plains

Web-based solutions provider Arquan has grown from a home business to a downtown Wichita address.

BY PHYLLIS JACOBS GRIEKSPOOR

The Wichita Eagle

Mention "high tech" and most people think Silicon Valley. Russell Tolle is working to change that.

As founder and president of Arquan, a fast-growing Wichita technology company, he's convinced there are plenty of reasons for a high tech company to call Wichita home.

"We can provide the services and the products at very competitive prices," Tolle said. "At the same time, we can pay our people salaries that enable them to have a high quality of life."

Arquan, founded six years ago, is a Web-based solutions provider. It builds Web pages for customers and offers help with e-commerce, including shopping-cart services, credit card capability, custom programming and help with Internet advertising and marketing.

"It's one thing to have a Web page," Tolle said. "It's another to have a Web page that's easy for potential customers to find, easy to navigate and easy to shop from.

"It's our job to put companies in a position to be found online and to do business on the Web."

The company just moved into its first office, taking over the former Presidents College building at 123 S. Market.

"We began with operations out of home offices," Tolle said. "It gave us the advantage of being able to spend our money on product development and hardware instead of on rent for office space."

Tolle, 36, a native Kansan who grew up in Chanute, has been in Wichita for 16 years. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Wichita State University's Barton School of Business.

Ken Elliott, with WSU's Small Business Development Center, has worked with Tolle for the past two years to help him build his business.

"These guys have a unique approach in the way they go about customizing their service for each client," Elliott said. "They are a great little company, and it's exciting to see them grow and move into downtown."

As the company has grown -- it has four full-time and three part-time employees and is shopping for another full-time programmer -- both the number and size of its clients has also grown.

"We've mostly grown by word-of-mouth referrals," Tolle said. "But we are entering a new phase of growth and we felt it was time to move into an office where people could come in, sit down, have coffee, that sort of thing."

Arquan also works with other Web designers or providers of competing services when necessary, said lead programmer Trishan Singh.

"We can do a lot of things that enhance what a designer offers," he said. "We will work with people to provide a service that they can't, even if we're competitive in other areas."

Tolle said the company also works to help people understand what will work best as an e-commerce solution and what could be less effective.

"We try to give them an accurate picture of the upside and the downside so they don't have unreasonable expectations," he said.

NOW YOU KNOW

  • What they do: Web design, Web hosting and custom solutions for e-commerce companies
  • Web site: http://www.arquan.com
  • Hallmarks: Customer service, responsiveness, speed of delivery

Additional information about services and products located at http://www.arquan.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:    

Russell Tolle

Arquan

123 S. Market Ste 202

Wichita, KS 67202

316-636-1122 (local Wichita)

866-511-8973 (Toll Free)

http://www.arquan.com

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