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1up! is your solution!

1up! has been providing Internet solutions for online publishers since August 1998.  As a leading new media content management system (CMS) and online services provider for hundreds of community publications, 1up! also provides programming, advertising sales, production and infrastructure solutions for its customers.

Our team is headed by managing partner and co-founder, J. David McChesney, who worked at small newspaper and publishing companies for nearly 20 years as a photojournalist and editor.  He went on to serve as a systems engineer and the corporate director of technology for the former Indiana-based Nixon Newspapers...where the idea of 1up! was born.  This legacy of commitment to community publications is the foundation for 1up!’s success.

Headquartered in beautifully flat Kokomo, Indiana, 1up! employs an experienced and sometimes ornery staff of 10.  1up!’s production services division, 72dpi, is located in Oregon.

From a technical perspective, 1up!'s network infrastructure is top-of-the-line. Redundancy and clustering is the name of the game to ensure the reliable delivery of your website. And everything is behind a state of the art, high-security code and firewall. Our cloud-provider, Expedient, is owned by one of the nation’s largest media companies, with access points nation-wide (we also have a network presense in Australia to serve our partner in Sydney).  The facility also provides services to companies like Monster.com, Rolls Royce and pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly.  The center has biometric security, redundant internet connections, redundant power feeds, redundant uninterruptible power supplies, redundant air handling to keep everything nice and cool, and is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

At 1up!, our mission is simple: we understand the unique needs of small to medium-size online communty publishers and strive to produce efficient, highly cost-effective and intuitive online solutions for them.
Polite, Professional and Persistent
When it comes to helping you build a successful website, we believe that our staff is as important as our product.

To help acquaint you with our company and our philosophy, we've provided a little background information about the folks who head up the 1up! departments.  We're a small company of professionals who are driven to provide you with the quality products and services you need to power your website.  After so many years in the business, we think we've put together a great crew!

If you would like to contact one of the 1up! department heads, please use this form.

Visit 1up!'s Office

We're located in beautiful downtown Kokomo.

2115 W Alto, Suite A
Kokomo, Indiana 46902 

The easiest route from either north or south:

  • Take US 31 to Kokomo
  • Turn west on Alto Rd (McDonald's is on the corner)
Or you can set your GPS to:
  • Latitude: 40.26' 23.40 N
  • Longitude: 86.09' 43.33" W

1up! is a dog-friendly employer.  If you are sensitive to pets, please let us know.

To reach us by telephone or email, click on the "Knock, knock" link at the top of the page.

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