History & Mission

How We Got Here

GORGES was founded in 2003 by Matthew Clark (Princeton) and joined soon after by former CEO Christopher Grant (Cornell). Matt and Chris both had experience working for tech start ups in NYC and wanted to bring their expertise to the growing tech industry of the Ithaca area and beyond. The company grew rapidly from it's beginnings in Matt’s attic and needed to change office space several times to accommodate the growth in clients and employees.

Today GORGES has a long and impressive list of clients, some of whom have been with us for many years. We continue to expand our expertise in the arenas of web design and development as we venture forth into the bright future of the tech world.

GORGES values

  • Use our strength, wisdom, intelligence and passion to build software solutions that our customers need and can afford
  • Be a great company to work for
  • Treat our customers as partners, with honesty, fairness and transparency
  • Make a positive impact on our community


GORGES has been an active member of our community for many years. We provide sponsorships to local nonprofits and youth programs, volunteer in our community, serve on boards, share our knowledge with others, and are always looking for ways to improve the well-being and opportunities for our staff and clients.  Here is a partial list of organizations we have supported or are currently supporting:

United Way Cornell Cooperative Extension IPEI Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce The History Center TCPL Tompkins Learning Partners WSKG Code Red Cal Ripken Baseball Ithaca Adult Hockey

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