About Us

Chadwick Meyer

Chadwick Meyer [Co-Founder & Director]

Chadwick Meyer

Trying Out the New Time Machine

Chadwick Meyer

Daniela Meyer [Co-Founder & Lead Designer]

Chadwick Meyer

Trick-or-Treating With the Meyer Bairns

We founded Gutensite twelve years ago (2001) in San Francisco at the height of the Silicon Valley downturn. For the first five years, we designed and built individual sites for clients primarily in the Bay Area. In 2006 Chad built the Gutensite Content Management System which allowed all our new sites to operate from a central engine, so that we could continually improve both functionality and design in one place for all clients going forward.

Over the next few years, we were joined by a small talented group working virtually from Ohio, Texas, Florida and for a while even the Middle East. In 2008 Gutensite headquarters moved to Walnut Creek, California and the team now (mostly) works together in the Gutensite office downtown.

We have grown to more than 5,000 users and plan to reach a million in the next few years (why dream small?). But however large we grow, we will still have fantastic customer service and take a real interest in our clients and their dreams—which sounds corny but it’s true.

 
questions &answers

Why Walnut Creek?

We love the Bay Area and Walnut Creek is really the best of all worlds. It’s close enough to San Francisco to get some culture and great food. Aside from being in the California tech area, it’s walkable, charming, and surrounded by grassy mountains that break out with wild flowers in January. What’s not to love?

Maturin Walking Downtonw

MATURIN MEYER (ONE OF 3 CHILDREN ALSO CO-FOUNDED BY CHAD AND DANIELA) WALKING THROUGH DOWNTOWN

Iron Horse Trail Thistle

ONE OF CHAD’S DAILY BIKE COMMUTE PHOTOS—A COTTON THISTLE WELCOMES MORNING ON IRON HORSE TRAIL

 

Why the Name?

We set out to find a name that would be unique, memorable and available as a domain name! We like the word “guten” which means “good” in German. It has a nice strong sound and we appreciate both the German work ethic and their reputation for excellence in fields like engineering and polka music. Many of us have lived in other countries and loved our experiences so we also liked the idea of incorporating a little world-awareness in our name.

Gutensite Collage
 

What Makes Us Special?

We need several pages to answer that one. Our platform is special because it’s inviting, flexible and handles complex sites with nested profile categories and multiple calendars as well as it handles two-page blog sites. Read more about what makes our platform unique >>

Our team is exceptional because we all give more than required every day to make sure that Gutensites are great sites. We are excellent at what we do. We believe in serving our clients and truly understanding what they want from their sites.

Chadwick Meyer

Chadwick Meyer

Co-Founder & CEO

Daniela Meyer

Daniela Meyer

Co-Founder & Lead Designer

Daniela Meyer
Joshua Meyer

Alex Gurrola

Co-Founder & CTO

Steven Reichenberg

Joshua Meyer

Director of Business Development

Steven Reichenberg
Matthew Davis

Steven Reichenberg

Project Manager

Steven Reichenberg

Matthew Davis

Developer

Matthew Davis
 

What's Next?

Gutensite 2.0! We are working on a newer, easier, more beautiful and dare we say, sexier version of Gutensite built from the ground up. Stay tuned!