No matter the idea or issue, Toro delivers solutions…

I’ve worked with Toro on an on-going monthly contract basis to handle programming (PHP/MySQL/JS/CSS) and server administration (Linux-based with WHM/CPanel) for MovieInsider.com. He has handled countless functionality requests and enhancements, investigated errors and provided bug fixes, refactored existing code, and completed server-related administrative tasks (backend optimization, MySQL upgrades, log rotate/disk usage, set-up of SSL certificates, etc.) — all with the utmost ease and talent.

No matter the idea or issue, Toro delivers solutions — he offers forward-thinking suggestions and insights, communicates in non-technical terms, remains flexible and just does great work! I wholeheartedly recommend Toro for your next project.

Movie Insider logoBrian D. Renner
Founder and Managing Owner
The Movie Insider LLC

high level of technical ability, “can do” attitude and professionalism…

ESR engaged Karere to investigate and upgrade our Linux server environment and Web Edition CMS. Toro performed these tasks with a high level of technical ability, “can do” attitude and professionalism which resulted in successful on-time delivery of this project. His knowledge of the product suite, ability to understand the business environment he is working in and self-management style is outstanding. ESR continues to enjoy a great working relationship with this vendor.

ESR logoSteve Pyne
ESR, Crown Research Institute

never been a request or challenge he has not found a solution to.

I highly recommend Toro Hill. He is incredibly responsive, skilled, and solutions-oriented. I’ve worked with him for about 5 years, whereas our company has worked with him for nearly 10 years. Toro is a master developer, and there has never been a request or challenge he has not found a solution to.

Over these many years, it really feels more like a partnership to work together. Because I don’t know much about code at all, Toro is excellent at breaking complex development projects into easily understandable next steps. When I submit a request, Toro is also great at providing suggestions on how we could potentially make it better from a user experience perspective. And when projects are complete, he is outstanding at documenting his updates.

If you want a project done right, strategically, and with someone who really cares about his work output — hire Toro. You won’t regret it.

Global Protection logoMilla Impola
Director of Marketing and Communications
Global Protection Corp.

I wouldn‘t hesitate to work with him again.

Toro created a project-specific website for us and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to develop a site. He was easy to work with, understood what we needed and what our limitations were, offered different options for us to work through, was clear in what he could do, and then created a website that works perfectly as we need it to. He also wrote a very helpful “help” section so we can find our way around the back end of the site as we need to. I wouldn‘t hesitate to work with him again.

Flock logoBronwyn Bent
Flock NZ

such a delight to work with him…

I feel fortunate to have found Toro. He was originally recommended to me in 2013 for a variety of changes I wanted to make to my site, and things that weren’t working the way they should. It was such a delight to work with him, that I stopped looking for anyone else to work on the site.

Over the years Toro has done everything from basic site maintenance to a full site design, rebuild and implementation. In all instances I knew ahead of time cost and timing. And he has always been professional, responsive, reliable, fair and is technically extremely competent. When designing the new site, there was no need to hire a designer. He worked with me to get the right look, address the issues I was concerned about and also made suggestions to get the job done on my budget. Plus he answered all my questions about handling the new customized site he created in non-technical terms.

I have no need to go anywhere else for work on my site and for a small business owner this is a huge benefit. His communication skills are excellent and I can trust Toro to quickly respond to my requests for assistance. I am grateful to have the benefit of Toro’s expertise and professionalism, and am pleased to continue working with him.

Wildtones logoDeborah Rivel
Founder and Owner

amazing web developer, with a strong sense of business acumen.

Toro is an amazing web developer, with a strong sense of business acumen. Not only is he able to execute complex front and backend tasks with a high degree of professional excellence, he also does it with autonomy and transparency. As a contractor to our developer team, he built detailed documentation for collaborators and often took preemptive actions in response to industry trends and technology changes that impacted our customer experience.

Toro’s ability to initiate and operate collaboratively makes him an invaluable partner to any team.

Global Protection logoBenny Wong
Digital Marketing Manager
Global Protection Corp.

revolutionised the way that we operate…

I’m not a technical person but Toro is great! He’s very patient at explaining and providing manuals on how our volunteers can update our website and our online ordering system.

Kiwi Community Assistance is very privileged to have Toro has part of our team. Toro has revolutionised the way that we operate by creating for us an online ordering system where over 50 partner agencies can go in and place unique orders. This allows our warehouse staff to see what stock needs to be packed ready to be distributed. Gone are the days with over 50 agencies calling us to place orders over the phone or emailing us.

KCA logoTracy Wellington
CEO and Co-Founder
Kiwi Community Assistance

gifted, flexible and patient…

The talented Toro Hill is so much more than a web developer.

While we collaborated on my website refresh, he acted as a strategic business advisor and digital marketing expert, too. Within the first week of my web launch alone, his efforts helped me increase my web traffic by 12x compared to my original website! (Prior to that, Toro worked on a short-term interim solution for me. It earned a 158% increase in average weekly web traffic compared to my original website.)

A gifted, flexible and patient developer, Toro understands and delivers what web surfers — and Google — really want. His valuable insights and recommendations led to a superior end product. The biggest surprise? He took the time to teach me several HTML tips so I can manage my own content going forward. No other web developers have added as much value as Toro.

If you’re looking to elevate the quality of your website — and feel proud — I highly recommend Toro Hill.

Lisa Goller logoLisa Goller
MBA, Content Marketing Strategist

very knowledgeable in a variety of areas…

Toro proved to be a great asset to our development team. He is very knowledgeable in a variety of areas and quickly adapts to new environments and systems. By far, one of the most conscientious developers I’ve had the pleasure of working with, he is capable of working within a team, but also excels when working independently. He possesses the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical people and asks appropriate questions in order to ascertain project requirements.

I highly endorse Toro’s work.

Astral logoDawn O’Brien
Technical Manager, Interactive
Astral Television Networks

I really can’t say enough good things about him.

Simply put, Toro is one of the most reliable and efficient developers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. Toro was one of the first employees at Going and stayed with us through our acquisition by AOL, working effectively both in-house as well as remotely. His time management, estimates, expectation setting, bug rates, etc. are among the best if not the best of any developer I know. Toro is versatile, handling complex front-end issues as well as general back end and db coding, and has a good sense of user experience and business communication as well.

If that’s not enough he has a great attitude, is a quiet leader on the team, does not get frazzled easily. I really can’t say enough good things about him.

AOL logoRoy Rodenstein
AOL Inc.

If you don’t hire this man, I will (again).

Toro was a very ‘popular’ engineer at Going to work with. A product manager, upon delivering a spec, could expect Toro to return the spec with a number of well thought-out questions which pushed the limits and assumptions of the spec. A QA engineer could expect rigorous instructions on how to test a particular feature. His boss could expect accurate estimates on how long any given feature or function would take to build, with enough forethought on building for future enhancements. And his peers could expect solid, maintainable code that worked well with the rest of the code-base.

Toro is very easygoing, professional, and pleasant. If you don’t hire this man, I will (again).

Going logoGeoff Menegay
CTO, Co-founder
Going, Inc.

a great asset on any development team.

I’ve worked with Toro for over 3 years at both Going.com and Global Protection. Toro is one of the only developers who thinks beyond the specification given out to him. He simultaneously acts like both a product manager and developer when setting out on projects and will bring up issues or areas that could cause future problems. Not only is he extremely detail oriented, but he’s also fast.

His hard working and efficient attitude make him a great asset on any development team. I look forward to working on future projects with him.

Global Protection logoLiz Goncalves
Online Marketing Specialist
Global Protection Corp.

professional and highly knowledgeable…

Toro is a very professional and highly knowledgeable developer. I am not going to recommend him to anyone because if I do, he will not be available for any of our projects. ;-)

Sunny Side Up logoNicolaas Thiemen Francken
Sunny Side Up