Made With Envy

For the last decade, we’ve prioritized client results over growth for growth’s sake; small teams, minimal overhead, and an unwavering dedication to building great software.

Ten Years and Counting

In mid-2009, four freelance developers (Nathaniel Bibler, Tyler Hunt, Thomas Meeks, and leader Gregg Pollack) joined up to kickstart Envy Labs. The name stems from Gregg’s previous consulting and content venture, Rails Envy — a tongue-in-cheek nod towards non-Rails developers’ envy of the framework. At the same time, Envy Labs spoke to the ideal Gregg wanted to achieve: A company that took care of its people with a culture others would envy.

Matt Schultz and Dray Lacy enjoying the Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Ayana Campbell Smith and Olivia Howard at Epicurrence

With education as a driving value, we bootstrapped a product offering of our own: Code School. The learn-to-code platform grew quickly, and its employee count soon eclipsed Envy’s consulting arm. By 2014, the two had become separate entities (each taking a pair of the founding members) and the product sold to Utah-based unicorn Pluralsight later that year.

Throughout ten years of shipping software, Envy Labs has maintained its commitment to team and culture — a drive backed up by our median tenure of 9+ years.

Working at Envy Labs

Core Values

Tech is defined by change, but our core values have endured from the start:

  • Foster Education
  • Pursue Excellence
  • Practice Transparency
  • Create Fun
The Envy Labs office kitchen and dining area
The Envy Labs office seating area, featuring couches and chairs


We formed in the tourism (and humidity) hub of Orlando, and still call downtown home. Since then, we’ve spread to the remote reaches of Seattle, Chattanooga, and Cleveland.

Jennifer Borders, Ben Stankich, and Ayana Campbell Smith enjoying a discussion in the Envy Labs office


No current openings, but we’re always looking to connect with interested individuals: jobs@envylabs.com, or catch us at a meet up.