In The Beginning!
Tink's Web Pages was founded November 1997, by Gerald "Tink" Reaster.
Months and months of surfing the Internet convinced Tink that there was a niche out there for a web designer who could make an affordable web presence available to the small and home based businessperson. And thus was born Tink's Web Pages and the hallmark of the business, the Budget Web Page.
Tink operated Tink's Web Pages alone until July 1998, when he realized the company was growing and the
technology was advancing at a faster pace then he could handle alone. It was then that Tink contacted Ed Binder, a long time friend, and offered Ed a partnership.
Ed was living on an island in the tropical South Pacific at the time, where he was working as a Computer
Technician, and designing and installing Local Area Networks. A rapidly slipping island economy and a daughter ready to go into First Grade prompted Ed to accept Tink's offer.
After eight years in the South Pacific, Ed and his family moved to Escondido where joined Tink's Web Pages February 1, 1999.
Ed's arrival marked the beginning of a rapid growth in Tink's Web Pages. The expansion of the company's
offerings into E-Commerce solutions came in August 1999 and October 1999, saw Tink's Web Pages go online with the company's first, leased, Internet Host server. Domain and Web Site Hosting Services
were added to the company's service offerings.
Tink and Ed operate the company in a close partnership spawned by over 30 years of friendship.