Productivity is key to any successful software implementation. Stepquest works to analyze and prototype solutions early in the development cycle to predict productivity gains. We believe in only adding tools and processes when they can add value. Productive development helps speed up product velocity and reduces the time to profitability.


A company should be able to continue to leverage, upgrade and expand on work done in the past to meet the changing needs of the future. This premise is at the core of Stepquest's approach. We use proven tools and techniques to claify upgrade paths and utilize software design patterns that are flexible and extensible. Agile software development helps customers realize maximum potential from their investments.


Once a solution is up and running it needs to stay that way. A specific business function or an entire business may be rendered inoperative by a software solution which fails to perform as intended or becomes suddenly unavailable. Stepquest offers tools and techniques which can help mitigate inherent risks and adversity in running your business software and hardware solutions.


The simple process of thinking and planning is at the core of what Stepquest believes. So many software development projects crutch on a process or tool to do the "thinking" when it is the people who need to put in the time of thinking and planning. Thinking about simplifying business processes can ease the burden on tools and resources and can make for enormous gains toward a successful implementation.

We Listen
so you can reach your vision.

Stepquest builds software to meet your challenges.

Innovation Leader

Stepquest is committed to stay at the fore-front of technology to keep customers up-to-date with emerging solutions.

Approaches & Solutions For You

Stepquest pulls from an array of patterns and practices that meet your specific needs. You are unique. You deserve a unique solution.


Quality Service & Support

Stepquest stands behind it's work. Stepquest remains by your side as you continue to advance your solution.

Latest Tools & Technology

It is in our DNA to stay up on the latest tools and tecnologies to keep the solutions we build for you current and relevant.

Meet The Founder

Charles Laymon

Charles Laymon has worked in software development since 1989. A graduate of Wake Forest University ('88), Charles was quick to recognize the power of computing by developing a software solution for administering Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care). Once implemented, the reduction in administrative effort could be measured in days by the customer. This success sparked a career-long interest in bringing the power of computing to small and large business. Most recently the issue of adopting practices and patterns to ensure the longevity of software has taken a front seat in the software community. With shrinking IT budgets and a tough competitive landscape, all businesses possess a keen interest in ensuring their business software investment can stand the test of time. Over the years, Charles Laymon has understood this need for maximizing software tool potential, and to that end he founded StepQuest in order to help promote the use of robust software development patterns and practices. Through consulting, public speaking and this web site, StepQuest will strive to help small to large sized businesses realize their vision for maximizing the potential for their software investment.

Our Services

Stepquest provides custom software development services.
With a broad customer profile Stepquest builds solutions to meet unique customer needs.
From Start-Up to Fortune 50 Stepquest can help craft your solutions.


Software Dev

Use The Web To Maximum Effect

  • Mobile Solutions
  • Web Api
  • System Integration
  • Web Applications
  • Websites
  • E-Commerce
  • Responsive Web

Cloud Computing

Maximize Scale and Continuity.

  • Internet of Things
  • Security
  • Infrastructure
  • Hyper throughput
  • Networking
  • Big Data & Machine Learning
  • Hybrid Solutions

Lifecycle Consulting

Increase Project Success Rates.

  • System Analysis
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Software Development Lifecycle
  • Product Lifecycle
  • System Risk/Dependency Analysis
  • Attack Surface Analysis

Data Solutions

Secure polyglot storage solutions.

  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • Document DB
  • Simple Table
  • Blob
  • Search across disparate storage

Some of our customers