B is for Builders

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Our Story

Technology has changed a lot in 20 years,
but our values haven’t.

Burkson was founded in 1999 as a software development company, with roots stemming from the video game industry. Our founder, Dane Emerson, got his start at Nintendo and then went on to launch several of his own video game companies, working on multi-platform projects with THQ and Playmates Toys.

This background in video game technology is what inspired Burkson’s first product, RideStyler, a vehicle visualization application for wheels, tires and suspension. We focused primarily on expanding this technology for about a decade, driving the RideStyler platform to become the leading enterprise visualization solution for the automotive aftermarket industry. We’ve been fortunate enough to build long-term relationships with national tire and wheel retail companies like Les Schwab Tire Centers, Tire Kingdom and Big O Tires.

When mobile devices began to proliferate in the mid to late 2000s, we also began providing custom web and mobile software solutions. This has included projects like dealer portals, marketing websites, eLearning platforms, and hybrid mobile apps. While our background in automotive certainly gives us a unique expertise in that space, our clients come from a variety of industries. We have had the privilege of working with a variety of fantastic brands including Audi, Booz Allen Hamilton, Porsche, Mazda, Paul Mitchell, Wheel Pros and Yakima.


In order to make the right recommendations, and ultimately build the right product, we need to “live in your shoes.” Rather than push you into an off-the-shelf box, we ask questions until we truly understand the pain points you’re dealing with, so we can effectively apply technology to improve processes and drive change.


We love what we do, and are constantly striving to become better, both for clients and ourselves. Our company grew out of designing, building and maintaining our own software products, and we bring that knowledge and experience to the solutions we create for our clients.


This is where the rubber meets the road, and visions become reality. The vast majority of our projects come from client referrals or repeat business within the same organization. When it comes to execution, we think that speaks for itself.

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