about us.

Steps Marketing, Inc. is a web design and development firm based in Chico, California. Founded in 2007, the company creates amazing high quality websites & web applications. They also specialize in awesome.

Joe Duenat

Joe Duenat


Joe started Steps Marketing with a goal to create amazing websites for businesses. His role today is to ensure our clients are supported and are achieving their online goals. Whilst a strategic and creative thinker, Joe has an interest in clean purposeful code and believes it is essential for great website development.

He enjoys eating some delicious Mexican food and drinking craft beers. In fact, a six pack will often get you some free design work out of him.. don't quote me on that though :)

Chris Curtis

Chris Curtis


Chris is the head geek of Steps Marketing. He is the brains behind the magic bits that power all our creations. He utilizes the latest technology available, including .NET 4.5, C#, ASP.NET MVC, IIS, MS SQL 2008R2/2012, Windows Azure, Javascript, jQuery, and lots of bits in between.

Outside of the office, you’ll find Chris working on his car, skiing, creating custom made electronics, learning new technologies and coding patterns, or quite likely even working from home.

Will Ahlswede

Will Ahlswede


Will has been working in internet related fields for the last decade with a heavy focus on customer service and webpage development. He has worked with Ruby on Rails and C# applications in large business environments and has a dappling of experience in other languages. At his core Will is a problem solver and gets the most job satisfaction out of fixing, building, and creating.

When Will isn't at work he likes to spend time with his family, read, play video games or walk with his dog.

Nice Things Clients Say About Us

  • Brandi Laffins
    The website designed by Steps Marketing has not only landed several compliments, but also been stated as the reason some of my clients have chosen me to represent them. I am more than satistified with the service and user friendly website designed by Steps Marketing.
  • Chad Phillips
    The web site and support staff are wonderful. I receive so many compliments from my customers on my web site. Thank you Steps!
  • As designers ourselves, we've got particular ideas about the "look and feel" of things. They listened to us and got the job done and on time! We get rave reviews daily on how beautiful our new site is. At it turns out, Steps won a prestigious award for our site. We're so proud and recommend them to all of our savvy business associates! The team at Steps was fantastic to work with! Amanda Leveroni - Bacio Catering
  • I am still blown away by the great work Steps does. I recieve so many complements on the websites they did for our restaurants. We not only get great reviews but business is up because of Steps as well! Mike Wear - 5th Street Steakhouse
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