About

Based in Ferndale, MI in the greater Detroit area, Shrine Development is at the heart of the burgeoning tech scene that is flourishing in the area.

Who we are

Shrine Development partners with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and established businesses to build world-class mobile and web-based applications and business solutions.

Our mission

From its inception, the mission of the Shrine team has been to help its clients utilize and leverage technology to dominate and disrupt their respective markets.

The company ethos that Shrine’s success is based upon helping its clients achieve success has been a driving factor in it experiencing significant growth since its initial launch in 2017. They were tired of simply creating software with no end-user insight, so they decided to start their own company.

Meet our team

Doug Drouillard

CEO + Co-founder

Doug is an experienced web, mobile, and app developer who takes pride in helping companies reach success. He likes to bridge the gap between the tech and business world.

Malissa Drouillard

Co-founder + Head of Development

Malissa is a seasoned full-stack web-developer with a knack for problem-solving and new technology. Malissa has lived and worked in the start-up world in Silicon Valley and is a Detroit native.

Darryn Patterson

Darryn Patterson

Software Engineer + Manager

Chad Grimaldi

Chad Grimaldi

Software Engineer

Jonathan D'Orleans

Jonathan D’Orleans

Software Engineer

André Paiva

André Paiva

Software Engineer

Sonja Snoeyink

Sonja Snoeyink

Designer

Careers

We have a tremendous opportunity to significantly grow the business and need entrepreneurial minded team members who want to do what it takes to deliver results and capitalize on the opportunity at hand.

If you are looking for a 9-5 position where everything is laid out for you, Shrine is most likely not a fit. If you are looking for a new challenge to lead your own team, step into a company, leave your mark, make a positive impact on your colleagues and look forward to continuous growth, we would love to connect with you.

What makes us shine

Hint: It’s more than just our “can do” attitude

We are not in the software business. We are in the business of serving those who are trying to help the world. One of the core values at Shrine is integrity and honesty – we believe in open and continuous communication with clients.

Every decision we make must put our clients in a better spot to win in the marketplace. Here at Shrine we believe in transparency and accountability – if it doesn’t serve the client, we won’t do it.

Shrine philosophy

Our thoughts on software and software development and what is necessary for successful projects. What makes Shrine different and inherently unique is the level of care and commitment we bring to each client.

Although highly skilled and technically competent we can’t necessarily differentiate ourselves in the market on those attributes alone. We can on our experience, or dedication, and the “human” element. Some of the ethos we operate by include:

Partnership Mentality

Long term vision with short term action plan. We don’t want to be one-off developer but a long term partner in our client’s growth and success.

Build it as if it were our own

Utilize existing tech when possible to keep speed up and costs down. Don’t just build to build but understand the purpose and meaning behind the functionality and when necessary consult with the client and make recommendations for or against certain features.

Speed

It is in everyone’s best interest. Faster to market to capitalize on opportunities and keeps project momentum and likelihood of success higher. Open communication and transparency – everyone is on the same page at all times. From initial contact by sales rep to launch we are open and clear about expectations, the requirements and responsibilities of all parties, and the progress and challenges faced to make sure the client’s budget and timeline are kept.

Commitment to process

Fail to plan and you plan to fail. Up front-heavy research and fact-finding discovery phase for clear architecture map & design layout avoid pitfalls of software projects.

Process overview

High level break down of development process phases. Don’t need to go into super detail as the prospect isn’t going to necessarily care about the details as much as they know we know what we are doing.

Phase 1

Architecture and prototype

Phase 2

Development

Phase 3

QA, transition, launch

Phase 4

Ongoing support and v2, v3 additions