Our History

Making Sh*t Happen Since 1997

Founded by CEO Shawn Moore, Think Profits was born out of a business plan written for a Douglas College Entrepreneurial Program called SEEDS in December 1996. The company’s first office was in Shawn’s own home in South Surrey and all work was done on a NEC laptop (that we still have today)!

By January of 1997, the contract for funding was closed and Think Profits had already landed its first contract. That first contract was with bcyellowpages.com (now known as superpages.com). One of four companies hired to build, market, and sell the online yellow pages Think Profits was off to a roaring start.

Think Profits continued to grow to bring on more clients and employees quickly needing more space than Shawn’s house office could provide. Think Profits moved to its first real office within its first six months. The office was on top of Marr Weld On Tools in Surrey (they also became our clients).

I will always fondly remember the sound of the mooing cows in the field next to our office!” – Shawn Moore

In 1998, Google launched and Think Profits started doing SEO and building all our websites and content to position on page one position one of Google search results!

By 1999, we were ready to move offices again. This time we relocated to Clover Square Village in Cloverdale. We even picked up another new client in the process! Our new landlord was the Lark Group, who are still happy to host their domain name with us to this day!

The leads and inquiries from Google quickly outpaced the results from the Yellow Pages and in early 2000, Think Profits walked away from Yellow Pages and focused purely on Google!

From here, Shawn and his growing Think Profits team quickly established the company as an Internet marketing pioneer, helping thousands of large and small North American clients achieve success.

Page One Pioneers

By 2002 we were on the move again. This time, however, we settled in trendy Yaletown. Located on top of Blue Water Cafe, we ended up expanding into 2 full units and were happy to call this office “home” for the next decade.

Surviving and thriving through both the Dot-Com Crash in 2000/1 and the Global Financial Meltdown of 2008/9, Think Profits has battle scars that come with decades of success! This experience, innovation, passion and commitment to developing new business strategies for growth is why many of our clients hire us.

Since its inception, Think Profits has, and always will be, focused on strategy. Through careful hiring, strategic planning, and technological adaptation and innovation Think Profits has built a worldwide clientele and reputation.

On the continued success of Think Profits, CEO Shawn Moore has this to say, “I was recently asked if I could identify one thing that contributes most to our success as a company? The key is to keep reinventing yourself and your value proposition through innovation. Stay out front of technology, revise your services and products with absolute consistency.”

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Notable Awards & Achievements

Winner, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 1999

  • Presented by Douglas College, Van City, Credit Union and the Self Employment Program for Surrey in the category of Hi-Technology and Customer Service.

Winner, Surrey Business Excellence Award , 2000

  • Presented by the Business Development Bank of Canada and the Surrey Chamber of Commerce.

Nominated, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2002

  • Canada’s premier reward and recognition program for entrepreneurial talent and leadership.

Nominated, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, 2002

  • This national program was founded and managed by the Caldwell Partners to celebrate our leaders of today and tomorrow and to honor Canadians who have reached significant level of success but have not yet reached the age of 40.

Winner, Technology Business of the Year Award, 2008

  • The largest Vancouver Island-wide Business Excellence Awards

Nominated, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2009

  • Canada’s premier reward and recognition program for entrepreneurial talent and leadership.

Winner, Biggest Web Development Companies in BC, 2009

  • Presented by Business in Vancouver.

Winner, Biggest Web Development Companies in BC, 2010

  • Presented by Business in Vancouver.

Winner, Biggest Web Development Companies in BC, 2011

  • Presented by Business in Vancouver.

Winner, Biggest Web Development Companies in BC, 2013

  • Presented by Business in Vancouver.

Winner, Biggest Digital Agencies & Web Developers Companies in BC, 2014

  • Presented by Business in Vancouver.

Winner, Top Three Web Designers in Vancouver, B.C., 2016

  • Certificate of Excellence presented by ThreeBestRated.ca

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