TechHouse is a business technology consulting firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Orlando, FL. A Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner, we have provided consulting services and training for corporate and SMB businesses for over 25 years. We empower organizations and communities to make the most of their talents, and take pride in the custom-fit solutions we provide.
What We Do
We have helped businesses move to Microsoft Cloud since its release. Our latest specialties are in personalized data management and security technologies.
We also specialize in email setup, SharePoint, Skype and Teams, CRM, and implemented a tremendous suite of reporting and security applications.
To learn more, check out our solutions.
Our Leadership Team
Kathy Durfee, CEO and Founder
Certifications in SQL, GP, and CRM
Kathy founded TechHouse in 1995, following a career as a database developer and business process engineer with firms PepsiCo and Accenture. Initially TechHouse focused on software development and process redesign for Fortune 50 firms. Over time, TechHouse’s specialties shifted as the marketplace demand shifted towards cloud, integration, and business application solutions. Today, TechHouse continues to focus on making the most of evolving technology to help businesses thrive.
Kathy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Honors in Chemistry and a Master of Arts in English.
John Zaporteza, Technical Team Lead for Hybrid and on Premise Solutions
Certifications in Windows Server, Sharepoint, SQL, and CRM
John started his nearly 20 year career as a network support and administrator before joining the consulting team at TechHouse. He is TechHouse’s technical team lead for on premise and enterprise technologies. In his personal life, John is a film connoisseur and Spartan Race alum.
John graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in Computer Science.
Alex Melching, Technical Team Lead for Cloud Solutions
Alex is a native Floridian, born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. Alex is the technical lead of the Cloud division at TechHouse. He is a contributing author to Microsoft Press and a frequent speaker on the latest in Microsoft Cloud technologies. Alex is also involved with the IT PRO Camp and is the Founder and Community Leader of the Tampa Bay Virtualization Users Group (TBVUG).
Alex is a graduate of FSU and ITT Technical Institute with degrees in Computer Networking Systems and Information Systems Security.
Venkaiah Kolagani, CRM Development Lead
Venki has focused on application development and support with MS CRM for the past 10 years. His projects have included web service development, application integration and custom portal development.
Venki graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
Beatrice Pinkus, Journey Guide Lead
Bea has a BA in Multimedia and Web Design from the Illinois Institute of Art
Olsfred James, Client Engagement Team Lead
With an extensive background in Customer Service, Fred brings a great attitude and willingness to take on any task.
Roberta Keimig, Marketing and Back Office Lead
Roberta has recently moved from Iowa to Florida. She has over 20 years experience in corporate management. Roberta is the Back Office manager for the accounting and marketing teams at TechHouse. She has experience in CRM, Office 365 Suite, and Microsoft products. Roberta has a passion for carpentry work and relaxing with her family in her free time.
Roberta has a BS in Criminal Behavior Psychology from Mankato State University.
Cassie Stone, Analyst
Cassie has a BS in Business Management with a minor in Business Analytics from The University of South Florida.
Lesley Randall, Quality Assurance Lead
Lesley has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources.