StumpGeek is a technology company, initially focused on our Business Management
Software. The application is specifically designed to track the production of a
timber harvesting or timber hauling business, based initially on the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan logging industries.
Having worked for several years with his dad's logging business, Wes tried a few other career
options working for others, but quickly realized his passion was in the woods. He returned to eventually
take over his family logging business and eventually setup his own. His path led him to running his own business,
working for himself, setting his own hours and his own destiny.
As a business owner and computer hobbyist, he experimented with many
different ways of tracking and managing his business. Growing and expanding to not only meet
the basic needs, but to expand his analysis for better understanding, improvement and profitability.
This experience over 20+ years, using spreadsheets, directly led to the development of the StumpGeek application.
Jonelle and Heather are cousins, and after Greg and Heather moved back to
the Tomahawk area, the two couples quickly became close friends. As a computer hobbyist, Wes was intensely interested in
the fact that Greg's background was in electronics and computer software. One discussion led to another, until
the concept of how it would be possible to create an application that a logger with any level of computer skill would
be able to take advantage of. Several ideas were brainstormed, a few false starts, but eventually progress was
made in the development of what would become StumpGeek. We've taken the Excel spreadsheet logic developed
over the years to create a simple to use, stand alone Windows PC applications.
In 2013 the StumpGeek website was registered, and Stumpy was born, although the real focus on the
development of StumpGeek took another year to really get started. The concepts for the software and
building the team dynamics were an initial focus. This led to Greg learning more about the Timber
industry, and Wes becoming familiar with the modeling and development of graphical user interfaces
for Windows PC applications. In this way, the team was able to do rapid development
of the visual and complicated business logic for the program. Along the process, Stumpy matured as a
brand mascot in preparation for Logged It to be released in April 2015. With the release of StumpGeek 2.0
in 2018, we've dropped the Logged It name to avoid confusion. But many of the concpets remain in the
second generation of StumpGeek software.