About

Made With Envy

In a growth-obsessed industry, we’ve been committed to staying the right size as a consultancy. Small teams, minimal overhead, and an unwavering dedication to building great software.

Ten Years and Counting

We kicked things off in mid-2009 with four freelance developers (Nathaniel Bibler, Tyler Hunt, Thomas Meeks, and leader Gregg Pollack). 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

In 2011, we bootstrapped a product offering of our own in the form of 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 it sold to Pluralsight later that year.

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

Working at Envy Labs

Core Values

Tech is defined by its inability to sit still — how we build things may change, but our core values have stuck around since the beginning:

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

Location

We formed in the tourism (and humidity) hub of Orlando, and still call downtown home. Since then, a few of our developers have spread to the remote reaches of Seattle and Chattanooga.

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

Careers

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