Software & Things was founded by Patrick Huveldt in 1990’s.  Patrick is highly experienced in the implementation and integration of software and hardware systems.  His interest in optimizing information technology networks to better serve his clients, led him to adopt an IT managed service model that has evolved into a comprehensive set of services.
This unique comprehensive set of IT services combines both “HaaS”(Hardware as a Service) and “I T Managed Services” into one all-inclusive IT support model. This allows the consolidation of hardware, WAN / Internet infrastructure, disaster recovery, software licenses, and comprehensive support services into one cost effective and pre-established monthly fee.

This means that our clients will work with one company, rather than various uncoordinated IT companies and be assured of a comprehensive approach to their IT business requirement needs.

Our Mission:
To establish collaborative working relationships with our clients so that their technology infrastructure is secure, supports their business goals, ensures growth, is productive and contributes to their company’s profitability. 

Guiding Principles:
Integrity – we maintain our professionalism by conducting our business with the highest degree of integrity.
Respect – we encourage genuine feedback and foster an environment of trust and commitment to professional conduct and fairness.
Quality – we are committed to delivery of quality products and services that provide value to those with whom we work, our associates, our clients and stakeholders. 

“I have been a client of Software & Things for about 6-years.  During this time, Patrick has kept my network secure from Internet intrusions, malware, spyware and attackers.  While Patrick can do anything the average IT does like replacing hardware, updating software and keeping your system up and running, you want to use Patrick for his knowledge of Internet security.  If you want your security done right, call Patrick.  I would recommend Patrick's service in a heartbeat.  He gets the job done...”

“I have been using Software & Things for ten plus years for my business network and computer needs.  I have been in business for over twenty years and prior to contracting S&T, the company I used was not as responsive to my needs as S&T.  We have always had excellent response time and solutions to any computer issues.   Knowing little about computers and networking, it is imperative to have a company and person I can trust.  S&T is that company for me.  I am very particular about recommending companies to my friends and clients as my name and reputation are on the line.  Software & Things and Patrick is one of the few that I will recommend.”
                                                                                                           Insurance Agent


Our Team:

Patrick A. Huveldt is the founder of a successful managed IT service company, Software and Things, and highly skilled in the implementation and integration of software and hardware systems. For twenty years, he has provided conceptual and technical computer operation services and has analyzed and created network systems for a cross section of large- and medium-sized companies. Work in network design (LAN) and the administration of NT network servers adds to his comprehensive knowledge of the IT landscape. His background includes experience, at the medical clinic level, in the selection, implementation, training and maintenance of EMR / PM software and hardware for a major dermatology clinic. This comprehensive experience has enabled him to help design EMR Consulting Solutions' bundled services package.

Karen Porter is a senior-level marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in every aspect of the marketing discipline. She is especially passionate and experienced in the area of online marketing and new technologies. This includes expertise in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media marketing, and local online marketing. Karen's background also includes medical/dental experience, having worked with the University of Minnesota Hospital and private practitioners in medical billing, medical insurance, patient advocacy and general medical/dental office administration — making her a valuable member of our EMR Consulting team.

Hank Olguin has more than thirty years of experience as an award-winning writer, creator and communicator. The majority of his accomplishments result from work in advertising as a senior copywriter and creative director. He is especially effective at translating corporate branding objectives into high impact messages and creating language for use across the entire marketing mix, including online vehicles. His background includes the design and implementation of a strategic branding strategy for a successful dermatology practice.

Executive Assistant
Betty Schoondyke has more than twenty years experience providing senior level support and administrative assistance to a variety of Fortune 500 companies. While performing as an executive secretary to corporate presidents and vice-presidents, she has gained a thorough and varied knowledge of organizational structures, procedures and high-performing teams — all of which she contributes to the effectiveness of the SoftWare and things team.