We build websites and applications

We Build Websites & Applications

One red tulip among field of yellow tulips

Hollman Media uses innovative technology and talent to create beautiful, targeted websites and applications from our Kearney, Nebraska campus.

Since 2000, Hollman Media has designed, developed, and supported websites, online applications, and mobile applications in Nebraska and across the United States

Our Competitive Advantage Is...

Our experience and proven track record. Hollman Media has been in business longer than most of its competitors. Our company’s application developers and web designers have been here longer and are more experienced. Because of that experience, we can also build the “hard stuff” that others can’t. Over the better part of two decades, we have maintained a bulk of our client list by working hard to provide excellent customer service while also readily adapting to current, proven trends within our industry.

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What You Get

Websites

  • hosting

    Advanced Hosting

    Advanced Hosting through Amazon Web Services (the same global infrastructure used by large companies like Netflix). This also includes industry-standard uptime guarantees, and adequate file storage.

  • Well-Supported CMS

    A well-supported Content Management System for maintaining the content you want to maintain on your own. (We have other options if you decide against Wordpress.)

  • Our Help

    A designated amount of “free” time you can use on an ongoing basis for text changes, graphics changes, consultation, installing plugins, building new plugins, search engine optimization, help with copywriting, Google Adwords help, or whatever makes sense. You will likely get to know our small team by name

  • Security Package

    We install our own suite of proven security tools to help keep each website safe.

  • Traffic Data

    Google Analytics and monthly reports are standard, but we can also expand your knowledge with other options, often free of charge.

  • Licensing

    Some of the plugins and services we hook to your site to make it better and easier to maintain cost money. We take care of a lot of the most essential ones for you.

  • Updates

    Your content management system, plugins, servers, and other software all need updating to keep them performing well and to keep them secure. We take care of this for you.

  • No Need for Special Skills

    You don’t need to know HTML or any other special lingo. Our professional guidance means you get an experienced partner to help you manage your site and take care of the hard stuff.

Mobile Apps

  • Android & iOS

    We develop mobile apps for both these platforms, which makes up nearly the entire market. We are an Apple-approved developer (required) and have years of experience working with their reviewers to get apps approved for their store. We'll make the process smooth for you.

  • Native Custom Development

    Unless required by the project, we do not use third-party "app builders" to build canned services. We build each app using native language. This is important! Ask us to explain further how this benefits you if you don't know already.

  • Years of Experience from a Nebraska Partner

    We've been building mobile apps for almost as long as mobile apps have been a thing. You'll feel good knowing you are working with the best in the business and knowing your developers by name.

Custom Web Applications

  • The Best of Both Worlds

    Many of the benefits we offer with our websites and our mobile apps carry over into the custom web applications we can develop for you. Each situation is unique, but we can build just about anything for you and provide you with many options for keeping your web application running. If you have some business process that you think could be handled better through a web tool, let us know. We'd be happy to learn more and provide you with an estimate.

History

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1999

A lot of sleep is lost during the month of December in 1999. Future Hollman Media, LLC president, Travis Hollman, decides to start his own web-development business. Inspired by one of his young lecturers who started her own web and marketing firm, Travis decides that running a small business might be his career calling.

2000

Hollman lands his first gig as a website contractor while a National Student Exchange student at Utah State University. Total payout is a whopping $294. The business changes its name from a never-really-used Hollrick Media Promotions, to TriCity Internet (a name later used by another, unrelated business in the area).

Travis convinces Angela Emrick to help start up the business back in their hometown of Kearney, Nebraska. The first business income while in Kearney is a mere $7 paid for an advertising spot on a community portal site that never saw more than a few visitors. The business shows a small loss for the year, the only year that it ever finishes in the red.

The first year is rough. At one point, Hollman visits a former classmate’s house to sell him his sunglasses so that he could buy enough gas to make it to his own apartment on the other side of town.

2001

The business name is changed once again to TechThreat Media, a name characteristic of some of the edgier, multimedia designers who are just starting up and who will later go out of business. The business operates as TechThreat Media for nearly eight years.

2002

Hollman and Emrick marry.

2003

TechThreat Media takes its online services to real estate agents, offering a creative and economical solution for multiple agents to own unique websites powered from one office site. Travis begins to educate his customers about his methods of generating “push and pull” traffic through the Internet.

2004

WeatherThreat.com is created in December and instantly explodes throughout Nebraska as a long overdue solution to eliminating redundant school closing phone calls and data entry. Angela joins the network team at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, allowing Travis to put more time into the business. The first generation of online real estate tools is built and introduced to TechThreat’s real estate customers.

2005

The PickMyTickets.com online ticketing system is created at the joint request of the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the Tri-City Storm. It proves to be a hit. TechThreat begins to specialize in the development of media sites, particularly sites for radio. The company releases its first generation of content management system (CMS) tools built specifically for the media. The tools prove to be exceptionally well-suited for all types of businesses and organizations needing the ability to easily update their own sites.

2006

TechThreat creates its second generation of website management tools. The new tools make it easier than ever for customers to perform most their site maintenance in house. Record numbers of schools and businesses enter their own closings through their WeatherThreat.com accounts. TechThreat finishes with another record year.

2007

The PointedOut.com Rewards Club is released for radio. Its success immediately exceeds expectations. In response to the tremendous traffic generated by the WeatherThreat.com network, and to ensure stability through redundancy, the WeatherThreat system is recoded and improved to run from three independent servers that share the workload and manage traffic. Another record year is achieved.

2008

The company Hollman Media, LLC is organized. Travis Hollman becomes the president of the new company and runs most the day-to-day operations. TechThreat Media runs side by side with Hollman Media, LLC until all contracts and assets are signed over in December of 2008. A TechThreat Media website customer receives an award for the “best website” in its state and in its division.

2009

Hollman Media, LLC starts the year with record projections and a second office located in Kearney. New personnel is hired to better serve new and existing accounts. The company begins to offer services targeted specifically at municipalities and city government as well as K-12 schools. Because of the marketing experience held by the Hollman Media team, services are expanded to help customers with all marketing efforts related to their websites.

2010

2010 found the company too busy to update its historical timeline for the current year.

2011

James “Cedric” McPherson was brought in to help run the Kearney office as Hollman Media’s newest full-time developer. The company finished the 2011 year with record growth and expansion.

2012

As August came to a close, Hollman Media was on par for yet another record year. Earlier that year, the company re-located to a spacious facility across town to accommodate the hiring of new employees & interns and to be more centrally located. The focus from 2012 onward has been mobile, mobile, mobile. With the explosion of smartphones flooding the market, the company works diligently to build up its mobile website and mobile apps technologies and services. Another Hollman Media site wins an Associated Press for “best website” in a three-state region.

2013

2013 was another big year. A few days into the year, our first app created through our internship program was featured in the New York Times. A month or so later, our company was featured in the Money section of the Omaha World Herald.

With the help of Triton Digital, Hollman Media rolled out its WeatherThreat.com alerts and closings service to nearly 500 Cumulus stations nationwide.

Another Hollman Media-built site won a Nebraska Broadcasters Association award.

The company re-located to a 7,000 square foot, 33-year-old school building in July. The new building, just outside of Kearney, provides a campus-style setting that is attractive to active employees (those who like to run around in gyms and make use of our fully-stocked recreational room). The new Cherry Avenue bypass from the Interstate will run right along our new property, making our new location an ideal choice for those visiting us from the Interstate, Highway 30, or the airport…all of which are just a stone’s throw away.

Growth was big, again. Our staff grew to 10 employees as we moved into the start of 2014.

2014

Hollman Media, LLC won the prestigious Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award in 2014. The award is given to just one business each year by the University of Nebraska.

Travis & Angela were awarded the 2014 Distinguished Young Alumni Award, largely as a result of the work they have done in conjunction with Hollman Media.

The Kearney App was launched. This flagship project became the official app for Kearney, Nebraska. It incorporates several innovative algorithms under the hood to help serve the community. The new technology engineered and developed for this app will be leveraged and utilized on nearly all future mobile app projects to varying degrees.

The company’s first-ever app, My StuffFinder continues to be installed thousands of times each month all over the world, despite never experiencing a significant update over its few years of existence. This is indicative of the company’s continued policy to produce digital technology that ages well.

Another record growth year set expectations high headed into 2015.

2015

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts selects Hollman Media as one of only two Nebraska companies to pilot his Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative for Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development. With the $120,000 grant, Hollman Media was able to work with Kearney Public Schools to create a “talent pipeline” and educational path for middle school students interested in Information Technology. Hollman donated tens of thousands of dollars in equipment to Kearney Public Schools, spent hundreds of hours mentoring students and building digital technology for the school system, and created a new, 500 sq. ft. Learning Lab at the Hollman Campus (a fitting use of the former school building purchased from KPS by Travis and Angela in 2013).

Recognition

Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative Grant Recipient

“LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced Flowserve Corporation of Hastings and Hollman Media, LLC of Kearney as the grant recipients for the Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (NDYTI), a program that will connect young Nebraskans to careers in the manufacturing and technology sectors."

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Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the winners of two NU awards honoring extraordinary efforts in entrepreneurship: the Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award and the Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award.

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UNK Distinguished Alumni Award

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Associated Press Awards

Kearney, NE — Hollman Media, LLC, a Nebraska-based web and mobile applications developer, announced today that another one of its client’s sites earned a first place finish for “best website” at the The Great Plains AP Broadcast Contest. The contest covered radio and television stations from Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

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Omaha World Herald

“In the south-central Nebraska city where industries like manufacturing and agriculture are king, Hollman Media is designing and developing custom websites, mobile websites and mobile apps that not only grow the business but also create technology-related jobs that will keep graduates home and draw workers to their rural community.”

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New York Times

Hollman Media’s StuffFinder app receives a favorable review in the New York Times.

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Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — On sleepless nights, Travis Hollman doesn’t think about his successful Hollman Media company, or the prestigious Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award the company won from the University of Nebraska this spring. He ponders the 10 thorny years it took to grapple to the top. He recalls the early days when he thought of scrapping his entrepreneurial dream and getting a conventional job.

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Hollman Campus

The Hollman Campus is situated on approximately 1-1/2 acres of historic land just east of Kearney’s City Limits.

Over the years, the property served as home to three different buildings known as Stone School, stretching back from 1876 through the last day of classes in 2012. Travis Hollman’s great grandfather attended Stone School in the early part of the 20th Century. In 2013, Travis & Angela Hollman bought the land and the 7,000 sq. ft. building (built in 1980) and converted it into a fun office environment for Hollman Media’s employees.

Two of the classrooms were remodeled to form 10 new offices. One classroom was left open to house cubicles. The media center and library serves as the recreation room. The principal’s office is now the conference room. The 2,400 sq. ft. gymnasium was fully stocked with dodge balls, basketballs, and other goodies.

Outside, the property underwent landscape renovation, including the addition of a company garden that makes lunch time much more enjoyable during the growing months.

We are literally a stone’s throw away from the new 4-lane Cherry Avenue bypass that makes its way from the Interstate and winds around the east and north ends of town. Highway 30 is a minute down the road from our building and the airport is about 2 minutes away.

The property and location makes it half city and half country. There is plenty of room for one to stretch her limbs outside and smell the evergreens while enjoying some freshly-picked produce. For those who prefer pizza for lunch, the major roadways serve as a fast escape to any part of town.

Working at the Hollman Campus is an enjoyable experience.

We've done work for...

Good Samaritan Hospital Logo HyVee Logo Cumulus Radio Logo University of Nebraska at Kearney Logo Kearney App Logo Catholic Health Initiatives Logo Triton Logo Orthman Logo Builders Logo USDA Logo Rural Radio Network Logo Starostka Group Logo Radio Lobo Logo Patriot Equipment Logo Deterdings Logo Heartland Bank Logo Weather Threat Logo Woodriver Energy Logo Nebraska Treasure Hunt Logo Kearney Public Schools Logo