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

Have an idea? We can rapidly develop your MVP. Use our AI Specifications tool!

Impress your customers with dashboards, interactive kiosks, and visualizations.

We are experts in remedying processes and business pain points with intelligent technology solutions. We build advanced technology solutions for nontechnical companies.

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Have an idea? We can rapidly develop a Minimal Viable Product to validate your concept.


We are skilled at analyzing existing code and modernizing and improving your existing applications.


Most businesses are not “Silicon Valley” style technology companies but have critical processes with outsized advantages when automated.

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