The Tempered group

Hello and welcome to The Tempered Group

As of 2012 we only work on a referral basis, IE, if you don't already have our contact information you will need an introduction from somebody we already have a relationship with.

Who are we and what do we do?
We are on-line product launch and marketing professionals. We understand the technology of the Internet through and through and we understand how to use the Internet for the purpose of selling. We have designed systems and software that have launched, managed and ran seven figure on-line product launches.

Most of our efforts go toward our own product lines and websites, which affords us the opportunity to choose which clients we do and don't work with.


Our Click Banking References
Our Company References:
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PenDell Pittman

One Big Office - When it comes to knowledge, experience, and cutting-edge awareness of all things regarding Internet Marketing, Garret is your best bet.

August 24, 2011, PenDell worked directly with Garret at Tempered LLC

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Marilyn Hartig

Independent Consultant at Visalus Sciences

It’s a privilege to work with Garret. His knowledge and dedication to help others make him a wonderful gift to the community. I’m blessed to have crossed paths with Garret and am enjoying his outstanding mentoring.

March 14, 2011, Marilyn was Garret’s client

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Chad Madenwald

Account Manager- Outside Sales

Garret brings an exceptional knowledge base to the table and is able to convey it in a way that is very beneficial to the individuals who are lucky enough to attend his meetups. I highly recommended him.

March 11, 2011, Chad was with another company when working with Garret at Tempered LLC

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Martha Bergs

Representative/Insurance Agent with Mutual of Omaha

Garret is an extremely knowledgeable professional who is able to teach others his vast knowledge of web marketing. He is the only person I have known that can put the knowledge in layman’s terms that reaches a diverse audience of both amateurs and experienced web/internet marketers. He also brings a great sense of humor to meetings, which helps with the sometimes dry material. Garret can truly work with anyone to achieve a high level of success.

March 9, 2011, Martha was with another company when working with Garret at Tempered LLC

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Gary Blackden

Owner GTS Therapeutics, LLC

Garret is our point man for all things internet marketing. He has helped us to understand the process of marketing products and information online effectively. We’ve hired him as a mentor, and were pleased with the one on one assistance we received. His classes and products offer tremendous value, and we recommend them to anyone who can attend!

March 8, 2011, Gary was Garret’s client

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Colleen Broersma

Health and Productivity Management Consultant

Garret is a visionary in the internet marketing arena. He has taken his knowledge and developed an effective platform for sharing it through the mentoring of others. I thoroughly enjoy the IM Dogs Meet Up group, and always leave inspired. Thank you Garret.

March 7, 2011, Colleen was with another company when working with Garret at Tempered LLC

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Ray Franklin

Engineer at Avionics Specialists LLC

Garret has a broad and expert knowledge of internet marketing methods, with a keen eye toward business opportunities and how to exploit them quickly and effectively. I have learned much and increased my profits by working with Garret.

March 7, 2011, Ray was with another company when working with Garret at Tempered LLC

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Dale Daniel

Online Marketing Strategist at WebMagicMarketing, LLC

Garret is very knowledgeable about computer technology and Internet Marketing strategies, especially those involving technology. I know Garret from his Meet-up Group, IM (Internet Marketing) Dogs, where he generously shares a great deal of his information, including “real life” examples and case studies.

March 7, 2011, Dale worked with Garret at Tempered LLC

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Alan Struthers

President at Studio Artha

Garret is one of those unique individuals that really gets the job done. He has an exceptional ability to balance many projects at once, keeping each of them moving forward toward a successful outcome.

He is an incredible resource for me, bringing a great depth knowledge, an ability to communicate that knowledge effectively, and a track record of real world proven  successes, time after time.

March 7, 2011, Alan was with another company when working with Garret at Tempered LLC

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Mary Kay Malcolm, MBA

Professional Sales Executive

Garret is someone who knows what to do in internet marketing and cuts through the chase to deliver results that are guaranteed. Thank you Garret for all your free workshops in Fort Collins and willing to share all your expertise.

Mary Kay

March 7, 2011, Mary Kay was Garret’s client

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“Garret has proven to be an excellent resource as we launched both the open source and commercial versions of our product. Garret and his team did an excellent job at ensuring that we were able to achieve the results and visibility associated with our product launches.”

July 2, 2010

Top qualities: Personable , Expert , Good Value

John Weber

hired Garret as a IT Consultant in 2009 , and hired Garret more than once

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“I worked for Garret for 4 years at Ruffdogs. Garret’s a guy who can get things done. After successfully running and managing a small software development shop for 10 years, I’m confident in his ability to see any development project through successfully to completion. I also really enjoyed working for him at Ruffdogs. The skills I learned on the job at Ruffdogs have been and will be an immense help in my future careers.”

September 9, 2009

Chris Robinson , Senior Software Engineer , Holonyx, Inc

reported to Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“I think of Garret as an extremely smart and hard-working individual. I consider him a TRUE expert in the Linux development community. As a leader, he is completely involved with the people, devoted to success, and very savvy about the technical and business aspects of his projects. I completely enjoy working with Garret. It’s rewarding to work with someone that brings great (big) ideas, shares with others, and motivates people around him to contribute and succeed. I hope someday to work with him again. If our paths don’t cross professionally, I’m sure I’ll read about him or his contributions to the IT world.”

June 22, 2009

Top qualities: Personable , Expert , Creative

Larry Herzlich

hired Garret as a IT Consultant in 2007

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“I have had the pleasure of working with Garret on a number of occasions. He has demonstrated that he has that rare combination or both technical and business expertise and communicates well with customers. He has the utmost integrity and has displayed the ability to drive every project to completion. Garret is a true professional and I look forward to our next project together.”

December 18, 2008

Jeff Martin , Systems Engineer , Xiotech

was with another company when working with Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“Garret is a seasoned veteran in the Linux world. He is a great resource for getting questions answered and problems solved quickly. Garret is a pleasure to work with and I recommend him for any business venture that can benefit from his vast technical expertise.”

November 13, 2008

Jeff Nicholson , Technologist & Director, SW Applications Engineering , Xiotech Corporation

worked with Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“Garret not only possesses the long range perspective that is critical in the creative, visionary process, but he also understands the nuances involved with managing a project. He truly has a can/will do attitude and approaches challenges head-on and instills that drive into his subordinates, pushing them to new levels of skill and vision. Very early in my career at Holonyx I felt that I may have gotten in over my head with a project and expressed those concerns to Garret. His response was simple, and like all things “Garret”–powerful. He told me, “There is one thing that we do here better than anything, and that’s develop great developers. Stick with me and you will be a better developer than you ever dreamed of being, and I can absolutely guarantee that.” I stuck it out and have had the opportunity to work with Garret on a handful of projects and through his leadership and head-strong optimism, I HAVE come to a level of knowledge I wouldn’t have believed was possible for myself.”

November 12, 2008

Michael Wailes , Developer , Holonyx, Inc.

reported to Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“Garret was a excellent professional to work for. His knowledge of the business, the open source environment and the Linux Operating System was very thorough. I learned something new every day. I would recommend Garret for any IT, software or web project you may have.”

September 13, 2008

Todd Levi Brown , Sales / Web Development , Holonyx, Inc.

reported to Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“Garret is one of the most sincere, hard working, focused people I know. He’s intelligent, humorous and great at leading and managing people to their success. I would work with Garret on any project any time!”

September 6, 2008

Marty Koenig , CFO Colorado, Partner , B2B CFO®

was a consultant or contractor to Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“Garrett is an excellent engineer and a great leader. He helped me with the setup of my VMWare system and was very knowledgeable. I would love to work with Garrett again.”

August 25, 2008

Sean Hartling , Advanced Support Engineer , Xiotech

was with another company when working with Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“Garret has the strongest work ethic of anyone I have ever worked with. He is willing to do whatever it takes to make his company or his customer successful. In our most recent consulting engagement, his work with the customer singularly ensured success for the customer’s new product line and positioned our company as a valuable, reliable partner they can turn to in the future. Garret is very knowledgeable in hardware, software, operating system technologies, and the world of open source, and he is able to develop creative and innovative solutions in rapid fashion.”

August 19, 2008

Dan Williams , Marketing Manager , Holonyx, Inc.

worked directly with Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“Garret is a guru within the Linux community which proved very valuable to introducing a new product into the market. He and his company were also valuable in testing the quality and compatibility of the new product outside of Linux. I highly recommend Garret and Holonyx.”

August 12, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , On Time

Tim Hershberger

hired Garret as a IT Consultant in 2008

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“I’ve worked with Garret in two contexts: as a business partner, he and his company provided engineering bandwidth to increase the amount of testing my group was able to do. After that, Garret came into my group as the acting manager for one of my teams. He did a great job working with the team, and handling the day-to-day details that I was dropping. He did it with a great attitude under difficult circumstances. I’ve found Garret to be sensible, focused on the right goals, honest, and easy to work with. I’d hire him in a minute, if I had the ability to.”

August 6, 2008

Aimee Willoz , Director of Test Engineering , Xiotech

managed Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“Garret is a standout technologist and developer. His understanding of Linux specifically and technology in general is exceptional. Garret brings the ability to match technology with business value in very practical ways. I highly recommend him both professionally and personally.”

August 6, 2008

Roger Kelley , Principal Architect , Xiotech

was with another company when working with Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“Garrett was good to work with, and was able to guide a complicated project through all of the expected and unexpected complications that arose. He maintained focus and guided the team effort on to the next step. I would not hesitate to recomend Garret and Holonyx,Inc.”

August 6, 2008

Top qualities: Personable , Good Value , High Integrity

Jim Nutt

hired Garret as a IT Consultant in 2007

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“Garret is a top notch person and executive. His insight into software development initiatives and impact on an organization is second to none. Great guy to work with.”

August 6, 2008

Wade B Weston , Founder , AttainResponse

was with another company when working with Garret at Holonyx, Inc

 

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“Over many years, I’ve collaborated with Garret on numerous projects ranging from custom software solutions to network implementations. Garret, along with his expansive technical resources, allows for completion of any project. I look forward to our next project.”

July 17, 2008

Jay Douglas , Software Engineer , JD Concepts

was with another company when working with Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“Garret’s IT expertise and straight forward approach to progressive business practices make him a strong business partner and a solid addition to any personal and business network.”

July 4, 2007

Jeffrey Shank , Sales Manager , Holonyx, Inc.

worked indirectly for Garret at Holonyx, Inc

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“I have worked with Garret on multiple software development projects and business initiatives. I have found Garret to be professional, adept, and effective in fulfilling the Project Scope in a timely manner and within budget! I strongly recommend Garret and his proficiency in various development, consultant, and project management roles.
I am available to be contacted for further reference, if required. Rob Rodriguez, Xiotech Account Executive 970.324.3460”

November 12, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert

Robert P. Rodriguez

hired Garret as a Business Consultant in 2008 , and hired Garret more than once

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“I can recommend Garret based on multiple working relationships with him As a board member for a charter school my responsibility was to find a company and hire them to migrate our computer system from the Microsoft operating system and programs to Linux. Garret’s company performed very well (better than our teachers did receiving the change). I then worked for Garret as a consultant and found him intelligent and very knowledgeable and easy to work for. This led to my employment as corporate counsel for the company that bought his company. Garret has great integrity, a wide ranging depth of knowledge in many fields of business however I believe one of his biggest strengths is finding business solutions though technology. Bottom line, I highly recommend Garret for any kind of business solution that requires technology.”

August 11, 2008

W. Jim Powers , Corporate Counsel , Holonyx, Inc.

reported to Garret at Holonyx

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“Garret is a great resource for understanding and exploiting technology trends. I enjoyed learning from him in entreprenuerial settings and presentations.”

February 13, 2010

Doug Holbrook, PMP , Co-Founder, CEO, VP R&D , Pure Matrix, Inc.

was with another company when working with Garret at Ruffdogs

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“Garret was excellent to work for. Amazing with customers face to face, he is also one of the best Linux minds you’ll ever meet. Garret is fun to be with outside of work too. We had many chances to ‘play’, and he was a much better mountain biker than me!”

June 22, 2009

Scott Eastman , Data & Voice Consultant , Front Range Internet, Inc. (FRII)

reported to Garret at Ruffdogs

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“While working at Creative Communications and Consulting, as a VAR we tested and released Ruffdogs’ products, and depended on them for support. Garret and my relationship grew, and when I outgrew the company I was working for, he offered me the position of a lifetime, and I took it.I was offered the position on a Friday, and left Pennsylvania and headed for Colorado on the following Monday. Garret as a friend and a boss never let me down. I spent the next 18 months growing as a technician, and everything I learned while on projects working for Garret have proven invaluable to me. He gave me the chance of a lifetime, and helped to turn me into the administrator that I am today. Thanks to Garret I had the opportunity to work with technologies that continue to help me and the company I work for to this day, saving us tens of thousands of dollars in licensing by going with Linux, Asterisk, and other FOSS alternatives. If given the opportunity, I’d work for or with Garret again, as nobody before or since has seen the potential in me and given me the chance as he has.”

January 5, 2009

Steven Brady , Systems Engineer , Ruffdogs

reported to Garret at Ruffdogs

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“Garret may be the most intelligent person I have ever met. While I worked with Garret, he continually brought new software products to the table for review and commercialization. Many of these inventions were in fact brought to market during the year we worked together.”

October 20, 2008

Todd Kerr , Owner , Hearts in Motion LLC

worked directly with Garret at Ruffdogs

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“Garret was very proactive in recognizing the problems faced by Ruffdogs and in attempting to identify strategies for addressing those problems. Ultimately, he was able to make the hard decisions necessary to ensure that shareholders interests were protected. He is very thoughtful and very focused and would be an asset at any company.”

October 14, 2008

Gary Amato , Director of Tech Transfer , Colorado State University Research Foudation

was with another company when working with Garret at Ruffdogs

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“I have worked with Garret in several software projects, and know him as a talented, knowledgeable person with a great commitment to whatever he is working on.”

September 15, 2008

Daniel Andre Eikeland , Software developer , Linpro AS

was with another company when working with Garret at Ruffdogs

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“I worked with Garret on a major move of our entire IT operations into a new construction building back in 2004 in addition to day to day consulting on our network environment. The transition was smooth and we had the lowest downtime I could’ve expected, and I believe this was a true testament to Garret’s help and expertise. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Garret again.”

August 17, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert

Steve Huard

hired Garret as a IT Consultant in 2000 , and hired Garret more than once

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“Never short on innovative ideas, Garret is a great guy to work with. He has his finger on the pulse of what’s going to be the next big thing and has the ability to see how to take advantage of opportunities presented by the latest trends, particularly in the realm of open source software and technologies.”

August 7, 2008

Ryan Blume , Software Engineer , Holonyx, Inc.

reported to Garret at Ruffdogs

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“I’ve worked with Garret on a number of projects and I have always found him to be motivated, professional and highly effective. Highly recommended!”

August 7, 2008

Jeff Coleman , President , Resource Strategies, Inc.

was with another company when working with Garret at Ruffdogs

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“Garret is extremely knowledgeable of the Open Source industry, not only the technology side but more importantly the business and legal requirements of the Open Source world.”

July 24, 2006

Michele Isernia , Co-Founder, Chief Business Officer, VP of Sales, Marketing & Alliances ,
Logisens Corporation

was with another company when working with Garret at Ruffdogs

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“An outstanding individual and an asset to the Open Source Community.” November 21, 2005

JL Boers , Sr. AMT , FedEx Express

worked directly with Garret at Ruffdogs