The Best Staff Augmentation Firms in The Windy City

Looking for a top staff augmentation service in Chicago?

Maintaining all of your business processes and services requires an incredible amount of patience and diligence, and sometimes you need external expertise to do so.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top IT staff augmentation companies in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Chicago Staff Augmentation Firms

  • 1

    Surge – a Catalyte company

    Surge Software is a software development agency headquartered in Bellevue, WA, with other offices in Sacramento, CA, Baltimore, MD, and Salt Lake City, UT. The agency of 160+ employees provides custom software development, web development, mobile app development, and e-commerce development services.

    Notable Project

    A consulting firm hired Surge Software for web development and UX work. The agency provided staff augmentation across different platforms. The consulting firm felt that Surge was responsive and that its work has been extremely valuable to the company. 

    "I’m comfortable in the knowledge that if issues arose with any team member, I could talk honestly with Surge and they would remedy the situation. Be open, articulate your goals, and they will work with you to provide solutions." – Director of Software, Management Consulting Firm

    Former clients
    Ralph Lauren
    Verizon
    UnderArmor
    Purdue University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies (2012-2018) , Stevie Awards: Bronze - Company of the Year - Computer Software (2014)

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  • 2

    Forte Group

    Headquartered in Chicago, Forte Group is an international IT firm with offices in Belarus and Ukraine. With over 250 employees, the agency specializes in web development, e-commerce development, and application testing in addition to other software and app services. 

    Notable Project

    Forte Group helped a parking logistics company build their app for iOS and Android. When the apps were released, the client was happy with the results. The company elt that Forte Group excelled in their proactivity.

    "Overall, Forte Group has a smart team. They were able to understand our requests without a lot of back-and-forths." – CTO, Park Logistics App

    Former clients
    Follet Corporation
    SwiftIQ
    Maestro Health
    Brightstar
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    20 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Sphere Partners

    Sphere Software is a software development company located in Chicago. Founded in 2005, the team of nearly 100 employees is expert in software and mobile app development, UI/UX design, IT staff augmentation, and blockchain.

    Notable Project

    When an online marketplace approached Sphere Software for help re-launching a website, the team embraced the opportunity. The project included redesigning a website using Ruby on Rails and ongoing development and maintenance support. The client was impressed by Sphere Software’s professionalism and work quality.

    “Given the flexibility that they give me, I would hire more Sphere Software developers and engineers before hiring my own. This is not just because of the savings but because I get quality work out of them.” – CEO, Online Community Marketplace

    Former clients
    Buzzfeed
    Tumblir
    Subway
    Bass Pro Shops
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Northbrook, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    23 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    alligatortek

    Alligatortek is a software company headquartered in Chicago with an office in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Since 1993, their team of 59 has lent its services in custom software development, mobile app development, and cloud consulting & SI. They specialize in Azure, and have experience in working with frameworks such as .NET, AngularJS, and React Native.

    Notable Project

    A general contracting company subcontracted alligatortek to sync their employee information with their Active DIrectory. Alligatortek developed a system that automatically integrated the two systems togther, which allowed for simultaneous updates on both systems. It solved a large issue among the contractor's HR department.

    "Their customer service is excellent. Even after we went live, they were an email away if we wanted anything changed. They’d make the desired changes within 24 hours. It was refreshing to get such immediate attention." – Software Business Analyst, General Contracting Company

    Former clients
    Wrigley
    The Doan Group
    Leopardo Construction
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Ameex Technologies Corp.

    Ameex Technologies is an Illinois-based CMS (content management system) web development agency with nearly 400 developers on-staff. Since 2007, they've sent their development teams around the globe to assist clients with web, software, and mobile app development needs

    Notable Project

    Ameex Technologies was involved in the development, design, and maintenance of redesigning a Drupal website for a local government. The client praised Ameex's approach to project management – communication, responsiveness, and results.

    "Working with Ameex Technologies was the best in my 40 years of experience in terms of the interaction between the consultants and my team, their ability to listen, their responsiveness, their communication, and their results." – IT Director, Local Government

    Former clients
    LiveHappy
    Global Atlantic
    Wareflix
    PEI Media
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Schaumburg, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Acquia Engage Awards Finalist (2017)

  • 6

    BetterWorld Technology

    BetterWorld Technology, LLC is an IT managed services provider. Located in Reston, Va., with additional offices in Chicago and Atlanta, their team of over 10 serves small and midmarket businesses in industries such as nonprofit, healthcare, and business services. Additional services include IT strategy consulting, IT staff augmentation, and cybersecurity. They were founded in 2003.

    Notable Project

    BetterWorld Technology, LLC, provided IT managed services to a nonprofit organization. The team's major responsibilities were internet and phone lines. The team was flexible, responsive, and professional.

    "Whether it’s changing phone messages to adding or subtracting desktop units or phone lines, they’ll do it no problem. Anytime we’ve asked for help or a specific change, they’ve stepped up." — Executive Director, Nonprofit Organization

    Former clients
    The Twelve, Inc.
    Meridian International Center
    Monumental Food
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Mojo Trek

    Mojo Trek is a software agency based in Chicago with more than 10 employees. Since 2017, they have specialized in custom software development, IT staff augmentation, and AI solutions for clients in industries such as health care, business services, and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    Mojo Trek provided recruiting services for a financial research platform. The platform hired Mojo Trek to help find developers for their projects. The platform is satisfied with the quality of talent that Mojo Trek was able to find.

    “I’m satisfied with the results because it’s exactly what I want, so working with them is worth the effort.” - CEO, Financial Research Platform

    Former clients
    AlphaBot
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 8

    XL.net

    Founded in 2009, XL.net is an IT managed services company based in Park Ridge, Ill. Their team primarily works with small businesses from the nonprofit, manufacturing, and financial services industries. 

    Notable Project

    XL.net provides ongoing IT support to a trucking and warehousing company. They migrated the client from Exchange to Office365 and enhanced the company's firewall and security.

    "We’re able to be productive because our IT systems work."  – Co-Principal, Logistics Company

     

    Former clients
    D/C Export & Domestic Packing, Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Park Ridge, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Abira Security

    Abira is a cyber cecurity company based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2019, has more than 50 employees and provides cloud consulting & SI, IT managed services, IT staff augmentation, and IT strategy consulting to small and larger-sized companies and institutions in a wide range of industries that include financial services, consumer products & services, and education.

    Notable Project

    A software and data services company hired Abira to help enhance its overall security as a security consultant. As part of the engagement, Abira introduced new ideas and services/products that the company could leverage, advised the company on best practices to upgrade its antivirus solutions, considered single pane of glass (SPOG) security management products, and consolidated some of its legacy technologies. This engagement has resulted in improved overall security.

    "They also support us on additional security initiatives or product purchases." - IT Manager, Software and Data Services Company

    Former clients
    UnderDefense LLC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Intellisys Technology

    Intellisys Technology is an IT solutions company based in Oak Brook, Ill., with an office in Chennai, India. The company, founded in 1997, has a team of around 30 that provides application testing, custom software development, IT staff augmentation, IT managed services, mobile app development, accounting, BI & big data consulting & SI, blockchain, and cloud consulting & SI services. Intellisys Technology serves small and mid-market companies and institutions in the medical, financial services, government, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transport, and e-commerce sectors.

    Notable Project

    An employee benefits agency hired Intellisys Technology to rebuild their processing system for HRA and FSA claims processing. As part of the engagement, Intellisys Technology automated the testing of the system, developed an automated reporting solution, and worked on the database with Unix. They also worked on simplifying the workflow for renewal request processing. The engagement is still ongoing, but Intellisys Technology has been meeting the agency's expectations with their work.

    "I don’t have the in-house expertise for these projects and Intellisys fills in that gap. I’m happy with what their team delivered so far." - Executive, Employee Benefits Agency

    Former clients
    MedPoint
    Impact Floors
    Catalyst
    StateFarm
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oak Brook, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    IT Risk Managers

    IT Risk Managers is an IT solutions company located in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. It was founded in 2007 and now employs a team of 24 that provides IT managed services, IT strategy consulting, cloud consulting & SI, cybersecurity, and IT staff augmentation 

    Notable Project

    A printing firm was having problems with their previous IT provider and needed a new partner. IT Risk Managers now maintains their servers, houses backup servers, manages security, software, and does repairs as needed. 

    "They're multi-talented and possess an admirable work ethic." — Treasurer, Printing Firm

    Former clients
    The Charity Project of Chicago
    Standard Engravers
    West Suburban Accounting Associates
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Team Harbour

    Founded in 2014, Team Harbour is a development, AI, and blockchain company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They primarily work with small businesses in the financial services, e-commerce, and real estate industries. 

    Notable Project

    Team Harbor worked with a software company to provide ongoing support to the in-house development team. They have a proven track record of success with the client. 

    "We wouldn’t have continued working with Team Harbour if they weren’t doing a good job." – CEO, Software Company

     

    Former clients
    XchangePlus
    Visa
    COMO Global
    RINA Systems
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Peaksoft

    Peaksoft is a software solution and development service provider based in Des Plaines, Ill. with an office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The company, founded in 2015, has more than 50 employees and provides, among others, mobile app development, web development, and custom software development services to small and midmarket companies and institutions.

    Notable Project

    A coding school hired Peaksoft to develop a custom, lightweight, web-based application that would help it manage the student enrollment process and automate engagement with people who are interested in the school. Peaksoft delivered the software and it met all requirements and expectations.  

    "Now, software working as expected and we are very happy about it." - General Director, coding school

    Former clients
    Cybertek
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Des Plaines, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    VarianceM

    VarianceM is an IT services firm based in Oakbrook, Ill. and founded in 2013. Their team of freelancers specializes in IT managed services, cloud consulting, and IT strategy consulting.

    Notable Project

    VarianceM provided IT assistance to a point of purchase (POP) display company. They were initially hired to do personnel training and software consulting but their role was later expanded to include the support of a number of projects, including a Fortinet Firewall project and a NetApp SAN upgrade and migration. The client was very happy with the work done.

    “I’m impressed by their level and quality of service. Unlike other vendors, VarianceM doesn’t try to nickel and dime us.” – Network Manager, POP Display Company 
     

    Former clients
    Mazzetta Company
    Intelligentsia Coffee Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Bolingbrook, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
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