It's Hip to be a Square!

Rational Boxes is a group of experienced developers in North America providing beautiful, robust and maintainable software solutions. We provide custom development services to WOW your clients and end-users.

We are experts in translating existing processes and business pain points into intelligent technology solutions. Our focus is on identifying and solving inefficiency and process problems that cost person-hours and profits for multiple industries, including construction, facilities management, logistics, and industrial maintenance.

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Integration with a vast array of data sources and APIs from the Cloud and local applications.

Timely delivery

Detailed estimates and well planned development schedules for smooth design, development and deployments.

Insightful analysis

We will conduct a careful analysis of the project before the first line of code is written to be sure that it meets your needs and expectations.

Who we have worked with

World class organizations and companies that we have helped to succeed.

World Trade Center, Portland Oregon
EcoREAL Solutions
Memorial Slone Kettering Hospitals
Portland Development Commission
Lane County Dental Society

"James Hickman at [Rational Boxes] provided excellent service and support to the dental society in the construction and deployment of our website. He was able to quickly respond to troubleshooting issues and was most helpful in guiding us through the design process. His efforts resulted in the development of a state of the art website for managing our organization's communications and programming administration."

- Mark Portman, Executive Director, Lane County Dental Society

"James Hickman with [Rational Boxes] is the most talented software engineer and overall innovative problem solver we have ever worked with. He goes beyond conventional software engineering to invent new custom solutions that helped us build our own Green Building Integrative Management platform in record time, and with a restricted budget. He responded to client demands quickly, and was always able to meet their requests. His overall positive proactive attitude makes him a pleasure to work with, and a rare commodity for any team!"

- Summer Gorder-Fowler owner of EcoReal

Case studies


Nama is the creator of a trendy juicing appliance with a robust health and wellness narrative. The original store was hosted on the Shopify platform. Still, it lacked features to engage customers post-sale or provide adequate customer support.

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WTC dashboard kiosk

Interactive tenant directory featured articles and additional helpful information available on multiple screens built in touch display array.

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Green Canary LEED Certification Tracking Application

Custom application to manage tracking data about materials used in a construction project needed to achieve the LEED Green Building Certification.

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Report dashboard for VolCafe

Reporting application for exploring demographic, environmental, and financial metrics about coffee growers around the world.

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Industry standard technologies

Our strength is Development and Integrations with established technologies. Let Rational Boxes expertise help choose the best solutions to reach your goals.

  • Shopify optimization and custom Apps.
  • PHP and frameworks including Larave and Symphony.
  • CMS platforms including Wordpress, Drupal and GravCMS.
  • JavaScript and frameworks including Node.js, Vue.js, React.
  • Python Django and Flask.

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Let us know about your project and we will promptly start the process of analyzing your needs and composing a comprehensive proposal.