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Custom Software to Solve
Your Unique Challenges

Transform your data into an intuitive application.

We focus on agile and strategic methods with the knowledge that modern custom software development is a journey, not a destination.


For more than 15 years, we have prided ourselves on helping educators and administrators solve unique problems through custom educator software solutions.

Public Safety

Our team is well-equipped to provide precise and accurate software solutions for a wide range of challenges facing law enforcement, emergency management and others within the public safety industry.

Public Sector

Embracing a rapid feedback cycle approach, our team of experts can take your organization to the next level with advanced systems, automation and proven technologies.

Have you ever found yourself facing complex technology challenges with no idea where to begin? Feeling frustrated from past tech development failures or the lack of an in-house team needed for high-ROI projects?

Mainstream uses business goals, tech strategy and agile methods to bring custom software solutions to market in less time with measurable ROI. Our team can help you uncover the right development strategy for your company to succeed in the marketplace.

Do you struggle to find in-house developers who understand organizational processes? Perhaps your team cannot seem to progress high-ROI projects due to staffing skill or time.

Mainstream partners with in-house tech teams to create iterative, flexible custom software solutions for complex business challenges. We can help bring your company vision to life, on time and on budget, without spending your limited time and resources on staffing and onboarding issues.

Are you seeking an innovative technology partner to develop a leading strategy that will take your company’s legacy system to the next level? Does it take months or years to get technology solutions with your current staff or provider?

The team at Mainstream has extensive experience developing secure, custom software solutions for complex organizational challenges. We can help you modernize and secure your technology systems and processes while avoiding system downtime and meeting project goals and timelines.

The MainSTREAM Way

Mainstream Technologies is more than a contracting firm or programmers for hire. We’re an association of seasoned technology professionals offering best-in-class development methods with a proven process to help our clients succeed.

Our MainSTREAM 6-step process provides your organization with robust custom software solutions that meet your business objectives on time and within budget. Our focus is simple…


Strategic Plan

We match your desired goals with the most accurate and results-driven strategy to achieve them.


Technology Plan

Our multi-disciplinary team delivers creative solutions for your business by applying proven technologies.


Relationship Expectations

Clear, open communication with clients guides our team every step of the way, ensuring your goals are our priority.


Experienced Professionals

We are known as expert generalists! Our average employee has 15 years of experience spanning multiple business sectors.


Agile Methodologies

We deliver high-quality results faster by following a rapid feedback development cycle to best serve our clients.


Meaningful Results

Our work together results not only in custom software solutions but also in making the lives of our clients better through technology.

“Mainstream’s rate was 50% more, but delivered 100% of the requirements in 25% of the time and saved us 62% over what we’d spent before.”

Meet The Team

Steve Althoff

Director of Software Development

Steve brings more than 25 years of experience to build software that helps Mainstream clients run their businesses more efficiently. He believes the key to successful software development projects is a highly functional team and enjoys learning about a customer’s business before building software to improve it. Nothing brings Steve more joy than helping a team power through a complicated project.

Jeff Byers

Vice President of Software Solutions

Jeff leads the Software Solutions group at Mainstream, ensuring our associates have everything they need to solve various challenges for our clients. He strongly believes in the power of teamwork, transparency and a positive attitude. In his spare time, Jeff is an avid runner and he’s even completed the Boston Marathon.

Patsy Dather

Business Development and Account Management

Spending the majority of her career in the technology industry, Patsy handles business development and account management responsibilities at Mainstream. Her passion is learning about the business needs of our clients and assisting our team to provide customized solutions. Patsy spends her free time on Lake Ouachita with family and friends.

Grant Downer

Business Development

Grant is responsible for new business development at Mainstream, identifying various industries, stakeholders and opportunities in the private sector to expand our custom software footprint nationwide. He has more than 25 years of technical software and professional services experience across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, utilities, healthcare, airports, retail, engineering and construction. Outside of the office Grant enjoys boating, biking, skiing and woodworking.

JD Robinson

Director of Strategy and Consulting

JD serves Mainstream clients by finding appropriate technology solutions for their specific needs. He advises clients and development teams about choice of platform, language and delivery mechanism, and he’s often the first technical point of contact for new clients. JD was previously lead designer and developer of a popular video game from Electronic Arts and he’s had four poems published in the Iowa Review.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Mainstream is always responsive to our needs in a timely manner. They are mindful and considerate of State resources without compromising the quality of their work.

Karli SaraciniArkansas Department of Education

Mainstream came highly regarded and they've been extremely good at digging in to understand what that intent of the programs truly are.

Operation AdministratorGovernment Agency

The software that Mainstream helped us to deliver has saved our customers in excess of $100 million in the last five years.

Greg HolderTraverse Systems

I have been infinitely pleased with the work, product and the results.

Brad CazortArkansas Crime Information Center

It's a huge bonus that we can tap into other Mainstream resources for advice on technical issues and challenges.

AnonymousNationally Recognized Private Sector Enterprise

Mainstream met with the senior staff and spent time with the actual users of the system to understand what they do on a daily basis.

Operations ManagerGovernment Agency

The high-quality resources provided by Mainstream are critical to the success of our projects.

Insurance Deputy Commissioner Information SystemsArkansas Insurance Department