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List of the Best Chicago PHP Development Companies

  • 1
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Promet Source is an interactive development firm that based in Chicago with an additional office in the Philippines. Founded in 2003, the team of about 45 employees provides web design and development, e-commerce development, mobile app development and more for larger clients in a variety of industries.

    Clients
    Grinnell College
    REBAC
    Global Post
    USDA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A taxi service provider hired Promet Source to help create a modern communications system to link taxicabs with iPads for transaction processing operations. The solution facilitated easy and intuitive interactions between drivers and customers. Since the engagement, the client’s business grew 35% in just the first two years.

    "It’s definitely been a collaborative effort. It’s our vision and they made it a reality." — Co-Founder, Taxi Service Provider

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  • 2
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    PopArt Studio is a professional digital agency based in Novi Sad, Serbia, and founded in 2010. They have a team of 27 employees who specialize in web design, web development, and UX/UI design. They mainly work with small businesses in the IT, eCommerce, and marketing industries. 

    Clients
    Nike
    Schwarzkopf
    IBM
    Industries
    Notable Project

    PopArt Studio created a website for a B2B marketing startup. They designed the site to the client’s specifications, giving it a simple and easy to navigate layout, easy to use contact forms, and an innovative order management solution. The client reported that the site had received a lot of positive feedback and that their traffic had increased dramatically. 

    “Their team exhibits a high level of commitment and professionalism. They simplified all complexities by guiding us through the process in a timely and respectful way.” – CEO, B2B Marketing Startup
     

  • 3
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2000 in Frederick Maryland, Orases is a custom software development company with 20+ employees. They provide web and e-commerce development, branding, strategy, and design for mostly mid-market companies.

    Clients
    NFL
    MLB
    Johns Hopkins
    Dairy Farmers of America
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An enterprise software company needed to add an e-commerce element to its sales. Orases built a Magento-based site and integrated a custom ERP (enterprise resource planning). The site attracts a high volume of traffic, according to the client.

    “They were very responsive and diligent. We had a very aggressive timeline driven by a demanding customer, and Orases’s team said, ‘No problem, we can handle this.’ They were disciplined and made sure that we were meeting our milestones and goals.” – Senior Product Manager, Enterprise Software Company

  • 4
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    La Grange IL

    Centretek is a full-service IT and digital marketing company based in an Ellicott City, Md. They have about 45 employees that have developed websites and mobile apps since 2001. They focus on Drupal development and UX/UI design for the healthcare, non-profit, and education industries.

    Clients
    Inova
    State of Maryland
    Stanley Black &;Decker
    Corvias
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Centretek conducted a comprehensive Drupal website redesign for a collegiate medical center as part of an over $200,000 engagement. Working within brand guidelines, they collaborated on wireframes. They spearheaded the entire frontend build and hosted the backend on Rackspace. Since launching the new platform, conversions have notably increased, yielding more appointment bookings regularly.

    "Centretek really cares about their relationships with their clients. They take accountability seriously, which gives us a great sense of confidence." -Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, University Medical Center

  • 5
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Evanston IL

    Palantir.net is a full-service web agency based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1996, the team of about 40 employees specializes in providing web development and design, digital strategy, and UX/UI design services, primarily for mid-market businesses in the education an nonprofit industry.

    Clients
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Stanford Environmental Health & Safety
    Starwood Retail Partners
    GenomeWeb
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Palantir.net worked with a nonprofit health system to gather user research and assist with web design. The team transitioned the client to a Sitecore responsive platform, which led to great results. Their physician profile views increased 158% following the partnership with Palantir.net

    “We appreciated their ability to navigate our internal teams. We’re a large complex organization with a lot of stakeholders. As such, they need to interact with a lot of different groups throughout the organization … They overcame that challenge with great success.” —System Director, Health System

  • 6
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Headquartered in Chicago and made up of strategists, designers, and developers, Chromatic is a fully distributed team that supports clients with web challenges. 

    Clients
    Maui Jim
    Imprivata
    American Hospital Association
    Harvard University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Chromatic rebuilt websites using Drupal for a magazine publishing company. At the clients request, they focused on improving the UX and adding useful custom features. Adhering to  SEO best practice expanded the site's online visibility. Chromatic offered a perfect balance of technical ability and thoughtful accommodation.

    "One of our properties saw a 50% increase in organic traffic from Google and other search engines after being moved to the new platform."–Director of Product Management, Magazine Publishing Company

  • 7
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Highland is a digital experience agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1999, the team of about 30 specializes in product strategy, UX/UI design, and custom software development. They work primarily with midmarket to enterprise clients, mainly in the healthcare, financial services, and nonprofit sectors.
     

    Clients
    Cigna
    Make-A-Wish
    American Marketing Association
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Highland provided market testing and prototype design for a mission-driven financial services organization. They contributed from the ideation stage to the development stage of the prototype based on market research.

    “We captured key learnings to carry forward in our process. Highland were critical in finding these results and we now better understand how to continue with our ideas for our products and services.” – VP of Business Solutions, Financial Services Company

  • 8
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Headquartered in Chicago, Bright Bright Great is a strategic interactive agency that combines cutting-edge design with technology. Founded in 2007, they've grown to a team of nearly 15 that has expertise in branding, web design, UX/UI design, and social and email marketing, as well as mobile app and web development.

    Clients
    Nike
    Lucasfilms
    Crayola
    McDonalds
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An online learning and e-commerce startup reached out to Bright Bright Great to design its e-commerce site. They have since completed numerous other projects together: branding, social media marketing, and graphic design.

    "We went from nothing to something. The strongest comment I have about their work is that the bar for design quality is very high. It's been very helpful to us, going from being completely unknown to an emerging brand and a website that exceeds our very high design-quality bar." – CEO, Startup

  • 9
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oakbrook Terrace IL

    Xeno Media is a full-service web agency that was founded in 1997. Located in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., they have about 14 employees that serve a wide range of sectors. Services include web design, web development, e-commerce, and digital strategy.  

    Clients
    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratories
    JLM Couture
    Allstate Insurance
    Okinawa Institute of Technology
    Notable Project

    Xeno Media redeveloped a website on Drupal to improve functionality. They collaborated on the design with third-party vendors. Features included custom web forms and secure access levels for varying users. Xeno Media exceeded expectations and site received positive user feedback. 

    "I would give them 10 out of five stars on project management if I could. We are able to communicate with them over phone, email, text, and in-person meetings. There's never a time when we don't have a question answered almost immediately, and when any problem comes up they're able to help walk us through a solution."  – Executive Director, Education Nonprofit

  • 10
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Symmetri Technology is a web developer based in Northville, Mich. and founded in 2008. Their team of 6 employees who specialize in web development, web design, and UX/UI design for midmarket and enterprise clients in the education, manufacturing, and advertising industries. 

    Clients
    National Geographic
    Kettering University
    The Detroit Zoo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Symmetri Technology updated the website of a global automotive supplier. They modified the existing Drupal site to include a content management system, which the client wanted in order to make the site easier to navigate and use. The client was impressed with the new site and said that it was bringing in more traffic. 

    “They were always extremely flexible throughout the implementation process. They were absolutely invaluable.” – Manager of Identity & Design, Global Automotive Supplier
     

  • 11
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Caxy Interactive is a web design and development agency located in Chicago, IL. Since 1999, the agency and its team of 10+ specialize in creating better digital experiences for their clients through web development, software development, and enterprise content management services. 

    Clients
    Sifma Foundation
    The Popcorn Factory
    Experian
    Northwestern University
    Notable Project

    A job platform that helps women return to the workforce hired Caxy Interactive to upgrade its website. Along with small development tasks, Caxy Interactive upgraded the company's job board and employer portal. The feedback has been positive regarding the features and looks of the website. 

    "[Caxy Interactive] has taken it to the next level — [our website] looks different and much more polished. I love their creative team and their graphics team who did a great job in that way." – Founder, Job Finding Platform

  • 12
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Solid Digital is a web design, development, and marketing company with offices in Portland, Ore. and Chicago. With about 30 team members, the agency has expertise in web design, branding, and custom development.

    Clients
    Hilton
    Embassy Suites
    Best Buy
    Priceline
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Solid Digital developed a website for an exclusive online networking site. They combined three separate properties into one community. They also aided with SEO.

    “They offer exceptional flexibility, accessibility, and expertise. They took the time to understand our vision and were open-minded. They understood that they didn’t know my audience like I did.” – Executive Director, Online Networking Site

  • 13
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    cre8 is a CMS and web development company founded in 2001. Based in Chicago, they have a team of over 3 employees. They specialize in web development, web design, and UX/UI design. 

    Clients
    AIA Chicago
    IASG
    Nadex
    Notable Project

    cre8 helped an advisory brokerage financial firm by developing tools to enhance the registration experience of users on their website. The team now works in an ongoing maintenance capacity and the feedback on the tools has been very positive. 

    "On some of the specific tools that they’ve implemented, I have specific feedback and it has all been positive. Our test users have been really pleased with the functionality and design of their work." – Principle, Financial Services Firm

  • 14
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Crystal Lake IL

    SYDCON, Inc. is a software development group based in Crystal Lake, IL. Founded in 2004, the team consists of 6 dedicated development experts with specialties in web development, e-commerce development, and software development.

    Clients
    Sikich
    Anna Shea Chocolates
    Crystal Lake Travel Agency
    Madison & Rayne
    Notable Project

    SYDCON developed an e-commerce website for a Chicago insurance startup. The startup had a small budget, so they went with a company that was worth the cost. SYDCON developed an SEO-optimzed website and an underwriting web application for the company. Customers have prided the site on its usability and functionality. The client recommends SYDCON to any company looking for a capable development team. 

    "We are able to effectively and efficiently make changes to the website marketing content through our CMS. There also has been a great deal of positive internal feedback on the layout and functionality as well as from customer on the ease of being able to purchase or make changes to their insurance policies." – Former Senior VP, Insurance Startup 

  • 15
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Wojo Design is a full-service digital agency based in Chicago with 3 employees. Since their start in 2004, they have provided web design and development, e-commerce development, SEO, and digital strategy services for mainly small businesses.

    Clients
    Masterpiece International
    Alliant Credit Union
    Mente Group
    Stericycle
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A home inspections company hired Wojo Design to create a website and handle its digital marketing needs. In an effort to move the client away from Yellow Pages advertising, the team implemented SEO and Google AdWords campaigns to establish a true digital presence. Additional services included brochure and logo designs and social media guidance.

    "I had my best year ever in 2016, with 400 inspections in a calendar year. This was a result of Wojo’s marketing efforts." — CEO, Home Inspections Company

  • 16
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Evanston IL

    Based in Chicago, IL, Breakthrough Technologies is a software solutions agency founded in 1998. The team of approximately 40 has expertise in software development, web design, web development, software development, and mobile app development. 

    Clients
    Lockheed Martin
    GoGo
    Pearson
    Illinois State Board of Education
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Breakthrough Technologies was hired by a suburban municipality near Chicago. Breakthrough Technologies helped revamp the town's website and helped with digital strategy. After the initial website launch, Breakthrough Technologies worked to make the website more responsive. The client felt that Breakthrough Technologies was accessible and communicated its scope of work well. 

    "They had people to help bridge the gap between the developer and the layman. They helped us see what steps were necessary to take an idea from a concept all the way to an actual functioning part of the website." – Communications Director, Illinois Municipality. 

  • 17
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Yorkville IL

    Founded in 2009, Idea Marketing Group is a web design agency located just outside Chicago in Yorkville, IL. Clients in the education, healthcare, and food industries come to Idea Marketing for their prowess in custom web design and development and online marketing. The team of fewer than 15 employees is skilled in web and mobile design, SEO, UI/UX design, content development, social media, and email marketing.

    Clients
    Northwestern University
    The Patio Restaurant Group
    American Board of Medical Specialties
    Bridgford Food Corporation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Idea Marketing Group was hired by an event planning company to keep its website modern and up-to-speed. They redesigned the client's website to keep it in-line with current trends, maintained its rank in Google, and increased leads by 120%.

    "Idea Marketing Group exceeded our expectations with design and implementation of a new lead generation concept." – President, Event Planning Company

  • 18
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Schaumburg IL

    Zadro Web is a software development company of less than 10 employees. Founded in 2007, their headquarters is in Schaumberg, Ill. They specialize in web design, web development, and cloud consulting and SI. They primarily serve midmarket and small business clients in the business, financial, and telecommunications industries.

    Clients
    Assemblies Unlimited, Inc.
    Sidecar Creative
    CleanTools, Inc.
    The Alphabet Shop, Inc.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Zadro Web provided end-to-end web development and rebranding for a digital marketing agency. Their ongoing partnership includes designing a custom-made WordPress website. The client is pleased with their continued work.

    “From a project management perspective, you won't work with anybody who responds to emails and fixes problems faster than Zadro Web. They're extremely proactive and responsive.” – Owner, Digital Marketing Agency
     

  • 19
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    BuildThis is a website design and support company based in Chicago. Founded in 2012, the team of 15 specializes in web design & development, custom software development, and UX/UI design.

     

    Clients
    Sunkist Snacks
    Trail Chips
    Wheaton Pediatrics
    Live Love Pop
    Notable Project

    BuildThis worked on MVP development for a logistics platform. They created an MVP platform, developing it from end-to-end. They added key functionalities including schedule tables, search options, and UX/UI. The client appreciated the expertise they brought to the project.

    “They have several impressive traits. To name a few, they have great leadership, deliverables, execution, timetables, and give a good overall experience."– Project Manager, Logistics Platform 

  • 20
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Sandstorm Design is a brand strategy and UX agency founded in 1998. Based in Chicago, the team of 31 employees specializes in UX/UI design, web development, and branding. They primarily serve midmarket clients in the consumer products and services, health care, and education industries. 

    Clients
    Crown Holdings
    NOW Foods
    University of Illinois Chicago
    University of Chicago
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sandstorm Design assisted a health care consultant by building a billing app that allows doctors and billers to work more efficiently. They also help with other projects, such as scheduling and organization efforts. Overall, the client was impressed with the results. 

    "The team is nice and easy to work with." – Director of Marketing, Heath Care Consultant

  • 21
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    With offices in Chicago and Washington D.C., Simpalm is a leader in the mobile app market. They’ve designed over 200 apps and also work in web development and UX/UI design. The team of 30+ designers creates products for a variety of industries, including financial and business services, consumers, education, health, and retail. They work with companies of all sizes.

    Clients
    Taptin
    Forte Payment System
    AudiobookNow
    Ghost Post
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A medical software company hired Simpalm to create a bilingual pregnancy app. The team created an app that could be used in both English and Spanish. They worked through the project from inception to completion.

    “I had a weekly telephone call with the regional rep who I worked with the most. They set up a specific place where I could list the changes I wanted on the app, and I got an email when each task was completed.” – Founder, Medical Software Company

  • 22
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Loadsys Solutions is a web development agency based in Chicago, IL. Since 2002, its small team of 10+ employees has completed hundreds of projects for its small to mid-sized businesses on their web development, software development, and mobile development needs.

    Clients
    All Star;Delivery Systems
    EducationUnlimited
    APO-box.com
    Stanford National Forensic Institute
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A small wedding dress retailer hired LoadSys Solutions for website development and maintenance. LoadSys developed the retailer's website and continues to fix bugs and institute updates when needed. The client felt that LoadSys Solutions did an amazing job with a huge amount of work. 

    "Everyone in their team has been transparent, honest, and full of integrity. I've appreciated this the most, as a small business owner. I know that Loadsys Web Strategies' team is telling me the truth and I can trust their recommendations, even though I may not understand them at a technical level." – Founder, Wedding Dress Retailer 

  • 23
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Fresh Design Studio is based in Chicago and was founded in 2009. The digital agency and its team of 14 are experts in web design and development, SEO, e-commerce development, and PPC. Fresh Design Studio works in various industries such as real estate, financial services, and consumer products. 

    Clients
    Hyatt Place Hotel
    The University of Illinois
    Floating World Gallery
    Nerd Coach
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fresh Design Studio redesigned a website and helped create a brand identity for a men's lifestyle brand. The digital branding was done through social media. The work has received positive feedback and the client prides Fresh Design Studio on their open communication.

    "We had a different design direction in the beginning but switched halfway through. Even with such an abrupt change, Fresh Design was still able to deliver within the timeline. I don’t know if anyone else could’ve done it that quickly."- Creative Director, Men's Lifestyle Brand

  • 24
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    8th Light is a software consultancy firm headquartered in Chicago, with other offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London. The agency and its team of 110+ has experience in web development, custom software development, web design, mobile app development, and cloud consulting.

    Clients
    Groupon
    Royal Academy of Arts
    NCSA
    LawVault
    Notable Project

    A ticketing agency hired 8th Light for app development. The app helped users get tickets to high-demand events easier. While the app hasn't officially launched, there has been successful reports and great feedback from a select few. 

    "They [8th Light] were great with collaborating on the right way for the project to be managed. I learned a lot from working with them." – VP Product, Entertainment Company

  • 25
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Kahoots Creative Group is a digital consulting group based in Chicago, Illinois, that was established in 2014. Their team of fewer than 50 employees offers custom software development, UX/UI design, digital strategy, and web development services.

    Clients
    PepsiCo
    Q-Centrix
    Arcadia Data
    BlueData
    Notable Project

    Kahoots Creative Group helped with web development for a credit bureau. Their team developed the UX/UI, conducted usability tests, and offered technical guidance. Their work significantly decreased bugs and errors.

    "From a ticket problem analysis, we had a 30% drop in defects and users calling in about confusing UI, bugs, or technical aspects." – UX Designer, Credit Bureau

  • 26
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    KitelyTech is a full-service technology, design, and development company that's been around since 2009. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, the company is composed of about 10 employees who are skilled in web, software, mobile app, and e-commerce development. Other services include web design and user experience design and SEO.

    Clients
    Periscope
    Discovery Education
    MasterCard
    Rolls-Royce
    Notable Project

    An antique jewelry shop hired KitelyTech for a website redesign. The shop wanted a more professional, up-to-date, and mobile-friendly website. KitelyTech executed on the website development project and also helped with SEO – identifying and targeting relevant keywords to improve the jewelry shop's ranking in search engines. As a result of a new user-friendly layout, the website received positive feedback and renewed customer interest.

    "They’re a complete package and incredibly attentive. ... I felt like I got good value for my money." – Founder, Jewelry Company  

  • 27
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Based right outside of Chicago, Plego Technologies is a digital agency founded in 2002. Their team of around 20 has expertise in web development, SEO, IT staff augmentation, and software development.

    Clients
    Motorola
    Chicago Park District
    Sara Lee
    Zebra Technologies
    Notable Project

    Plego Technologies develops and maintains several online games for a game provider for the restaurant industry. Plago Technologies also manages and maintains the digital game company's e-commerce website, in addition to web development and design work, and has since 2013.

    "We’re pleased with Plego’s work, and none of our clients have complained. If any games need to be fixed or updated, Plego does it. They supply exactly what we want, and the games are successful." – Owner, Digital Games Company

  • 28
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Blueshoon, inc is a web development company based in Chicago. Their team of around 10 employees was founded in 2008 and provides web development and design services with a focus in PHP and JavaScript. 

    Clients
    NASCAR
    Tonal
    Pepsico
    RealMex Restaurants
    Notable Project

    Blueshoon, inc manages the front- and backend of a WordPress and WooCommerce site. They handle page development, optimization, and maintenance needs for the platform. The site work exceeds expectations and is delivered within deadlines.

    "They’re able to take a step back and grasp what we’re trying to accomplish with a project." – Growth Marketing Manager, Fitness Solution Company

  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Xumulus is a digital agency based in Arlington Heights, Ill. Founded in 2009, Xumulus' team of around 6 employees provides a wide range of services, but specializes in e-commerce and web development. 

    Clients
    US Cellular
    Rogers and Hollands Jewelry
    Jackson Family Wines
    Notable Project

    Xumulus worked with assisted an audio company in transitioning to a Magento 2 Enterprise platform. Xumulus also transferred the client's hosting from platform.SH to eBoundHost, reduced the website's loading times, and looked to upgrade its UX/UI. The client credits Xumulus' work for high-performance months in what are usually quiet periods.

    "They’re always optimizing things I wouldn’t think about because I come from a different perspective." —COO, Audio Company

  • 30
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Enkode Technologies is a software development company that is headquartered in Chicago and was founded in 2017. They also have an office in Minsk, Belarus. As a company of 10+ employees, they specialize in web development, e-commerce development, and UX/UI design.

    Clients
    BMW
    Bayernkraft
    SPOT
    Real Estate
    Notable Project

    Enkode Technologies partnered with an encrypted email service company where they provided coding for the program and helped to bring the project into the testing phase. The client was pleased with the team's work.

    "The team is very accessible via email and phone." – Owner, Email Encryption Service

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