Emerald Bay Software (EBS) was founded in 2002 by Lynn and Terry Rueter for
the purposes of selling a commercially developed product named MathFacts to school
districts and home users. At that time, Lynn was working for a Fresno firm
as a software developer and Terry was working as a network engineer.
In January of 2007, when the technology company
he was working for closed abruptly, Terry joined EBS full-time to provide network consulting
services to some of that company's customers with whom with he had cultivated a long-standing
relationship. The vision of Emerald Bay Software becoming a full-service technology consulting
firm came to fruition in November of 2008, when Lynn joined the company full-time
to provide application and website development services.
Since inception, EBS has remained strongly focused on the customer. Helping
a company use technology to expand or make their business more efficient is something
we find challenging, fun, and personally satisfying. We are committed to staying
abreast of industry trends and changes in order to provide our customers with proven
technologies that positively affect their bottom line. We use a formal development
process that allows us to quote projects very accurately and eliminates the scope
creep (expansion of the project beyond its original objectives) that so commonly
occurs in custom development projects. Above all, we listen to the customer
because it is your company, your investment, and your expert industry knowledge
that allows us to direct your technology efforts in ways that will benefit you most.
Why the Name Emerald Bay Software?
Yes, Emerald Bay, in Lake Tahoe, is a fair distance from Fresno and may be a strange
name for a company that services primarily the Central Valley, but inspiration sometimes
comes from places we don't expect. In October 2001, right after the attacks
of September 11th, Lynn ran her fist marathon from Tahoe City to South Lake Tahoe.
Around mile 15, the course comes down into Emerald Bay, one of the most picturesque
places in the world. The field was small that year (800 people) due to fallout
from the Sept 11th event, but running up out of the beauty of Emerald Bay surrounded
by all the people wearing shirts that had names of loved ones in which they were
running in the memory of was a moment not to be forgotten. Six months later
when the company was born, the name just seemed to be appropriate.