JP Davy

Experience

Solo Web Developer

Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. - June 2000-Current

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining 5 iterations of a consumer-facing website over the span of 18+ years.
  • Created my own proprietary PHP framework (before Laravel existed)
  • The latest version uses Laravel 6.5 PHP Framework as the backend.
  • “Thanks for continuing to invest the time to build and refine the training site. This training tool is such a major part of our strategy going forward to grow the Signature V tire program. So, your efforts are really appreciated.”

    -- David Long, National Sales Manager of Key Accounts at Vogue Tyre

  • Created an entire extranet wholesale customer management and ordering system; branded it VNET, a Laravel 5.7 based, with Bootstrap 4, VueJS.
  • Utilized tire and wheel fitment API for fitment specs of vehicles (wheel-size.com)
  • Integrated VNET with Sage ERP software, built database system to synchronize database tables across multiple servers.
  • Created CRM tools, and a Marketing Material ordering to support the nationwide sales force.
  • VNET has given the company a unique value proposition in supporting its customer base, and sales force.
  • Saved the company thousands of dollars every month by tracking orders, and marketing efforts of the sales force, making sure dollars and hours are spent wisely.
  • Used Algolia Search API to index products, customers and orders so users can easily and quickly search items.
  • Responsible for creating a training and certification website using Laravel.
  • Training site allows users to watch training videos, and then quizzes them.
  • Training site was instrumental in landing & servicing large customers such as Discount Tire, NTB, Sears.
  • Responsible for creating Custom Vehicle Design division website, including business use case, functionality, and development of site, all within a tight 60 day deadline.

IT & Systems Management

Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. - June 2000-Current

  • Responsible for managing and maintaining network infrastructure for 4 nationwide warehouses, as well as a remote manufacturing facility.
  • Introduced and trained the sales force on iPads, and how to effectively use them to aide in sales efforts.
  • Managed the IT equipment (computers, iPads, iPhones) of sales force of 45, plus another 45-50 administrative employees.
  • Remotely managed IT infrastructure of a manufacturing subsidiary, E&G Corp. LLC.
  • Transitioned E&G from a 25 year old inventory management system to an up-to-date ERP and inventory/manufacturing management solution.
  • Purchased, and implemented unified VoIP phone system to streamline communications between remote locations, saving the company $2,500/month in telecom expenses.
  • Assisted and managed outside IT vendors in rolling out 2 ERP versions, and 2 hardware/network upgrades.

Marketing & Creative

Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. - June 2000-Current

  • Managed and assisted in the creation of an in-house marketing department, including print production, studio photography, video production, and web development.
  • Went from scanning film photography prints in 2000, to now 4k digital video/photography, and digital production printing, all in-house, growing to a 4 person team.
  • Re-branded manufacturing subsidiary (E&G Classics) and refreshed the Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. brand in 2017/2018.
  • Branding of Custom Vehicle Design division.

Proprietor, Freelance Small Business

Liquid Robots LLC - June 2006-Current

  • In 2018, provided consulting, installation, and setup of network infrastructure for a high profile celebrity client.
  • Created and advised multiple small business on Wordpress websites, and Wordpress/WooCommerce e-commerce sites.
  • Provided IT support, and consulting services for a 3 person office of Chicago branch of a nationwide non-profit.

Key Skills

Languages & Frameworks

  • Laravel PHP
  • VueJS
  • PHP
  • Symfony PHP
  • MySQL
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap 4 CSS
  • Tailwind CSS
  • WordPress & WooCommerce

Software

  • Ubiquiti SDN Controllers, Switches, WAPs
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • macOS, iOS
  • Windows OS, Windows Server OS
  • MS SQL Server
  • Linux/Mac Command Line
  • SourceTree/BitBucket
  • Sublime Text
  • Sage ERP (MAS200, Sage 2014+)

GitHub

Completed Work

Education

College of Lake County

  • Grayslake, IL
  • AAS Server Administration
  • Cert. Network Specialist
  • Graduated May 2003

Current Continued Learning

  • Laracasts.com Lifetime Subscriber
  • Test Driven Laravel by Adam Wathan
  • Docker for PHP Developers by Paul Redmond