History of Clearbuilt
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In the Fall of 1988 Neal Berry and Mike Weisenborn met while attending Georgia Tech and quickly become good friends.
Mosaic, what most consider to be the first meaningful web browser, was released in the Summer of 1993.
Mike was working for NASA programming internal web applications and Neal was at Georgia Tech trying to finish his PhD dissertation. Neal and Mike agreed to start a company developing websites for companies in early 1994.
In late 1994 they borrowed $1600 to incorporate as Exponet, Inc. and pay a couple of small bills. They bought the domain expo.net *1, launched a corporate website, and started building small websites in the evenings and on weekends.
In May, after having completed several small projects, they signed a contract to create the first online commercial construction building product directory on the web. Mike left NASA, moved back to Atlanta, and they both went full-time with ExpoNet. The $1600 debt was paid off and ExpoNet (and later Clearbuilt) remains debt free.
In January, the product directory launched on-time and on-budget. This was the beginning of ExpoNet's focus on the commercial construction industry.
1996 - 2001
Web Application Development/Hosting for: manufacturers, construction publications, construction associations, 3Com, various dot-com's
Consulting for: CarrAmerica, a sub for the construction management company for Morgan Stanley
Speaking for: numerous industry conferences and corporate offsites
In the Summer of 2001, ExpoNet was in the process of merging with another firm to create a company focused even more tightly on serving the needs of the commercial construction industry. Everything was going as planned at the beginning of the summer, but by the end of the summer the dot-com bomb had wiped out several key contracts with companies that went out of business. Then the tragedy of September 11, 2001 hit and the business climate worsened. The merger was abandoned. ExpoNet became Clearbuilt Technologies and took on the new branding originally created for the merged company.
Clearbuilt survived during the very difficult years after the dot-com bomb between 2002 and 2004 by returning to their development roots and dropping all consulting and speaking engagements. In the fall of 2004, the industry started recovering and business returned.
2004 - 2013
Web Application Development/Hosting for: manufacturers and dealers, entreprenuerial start-ups, non-profit organizations
The commercial construction industry was hit hard during the Great Recession and Clearbuilt branched out to cover other industries. One such industry is healthcare on the patient data and insurance sides. The forecast for the construction industry is improving and Clearbuilt is thrilled to be finding work in this area once again.