Formed in 2004, Cast Iron Coding is a reliable and experienced agency. We believe that a big part of our success comes from our commitment to a sustainable workplace that values open communication and collaboration.
Cast Iron Coding was created in 2004 by longtime colleagues Zach Davis and Lucas Thurston, who had been working individually as freelancer developers. In 2006, Cast Iron Coding hired its first full-time employee, Gabe Blair. In 2007, the company setup a new office in the Olympic Mills Commerce Center in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial district. In 2010, after hiring two more full-time developers and a part-time office manager, the company moved into a larger space in the same building. In the same year, Cast Iron Coding converted from a limited liability company to an S-Corporation. Currently, Cast Iron Coding employees seven individuals, as well as a number of local sub-contractors.
At Cast Iron Coding we believe that code is a combination of craft and creativity. Like any talented craftsman, we each take pride in our work, striving to produce solutions that are artful and reliable. To ensure that our developers are able to produce a high-quality product, we take great care to ensure a high-quality workplace. Our office is located in the Olympic Mills Commerce Center (OMCC), a historic building in close-in Portland that was constructed in 1920 as a cereal mill. In 2006, the OMCC was completely renovated into a number of flex work-spaces. The building is currently home to dozens of creative agencies, web development agencies, and tech startups, which provides CIC employees with an engaging and inspiring setting in which to operate.
Furthermore, all full-time employees and their families receive medical, dental, and alternative medicine health benefits in addition to vacation, sick leave, and competitive salaries. Many of our employees are parents, and we take pride in our parent-friendly policies and flexibility around employee schedules. Employees are provided with access to the building's fitness facility and locker rooms.
At Cast Iron Coding, we also stress each developer's accountability, both to our clients and to fellow employees. Accountability, however, extends beyond the doors of the office; we believe that all businesses have responsibilities toward the communities in which they operate, and to the world in general. To limit our environmental impact, Cast Iron Coding employees are encouraged to bike to work on a regular basis and Cast Iron Coding participates in the annual Portland Bike Commute Challenge. Cast Iron Coding also contributes to charitable causes including the YMCA, Red Cross, and Mercy Corps.