TOPQuote grew out of the software consulting industry where its predecessor, Austerity Business Solutions, quickly became one of Richmond, Virginia's premier software development firms following its founding in 2002.

With a focus on custom software development, TOPQuote’s leadership helped design and develop software solutions for many companies across many different industries. Experience ranging from image analysis for the Department of the Navy, medical billing, and credit card processing led to the awarding of a contract to design and build a custom estimating, sales tracking, and reporting system for Convergint Technologies. With collaborative design, robust training, and highly evolved support plans, Convergint was able to successfully perform a national rollout of its new quoting system in 2015, less than six months from project start.

In early 2020, TOPQuote partnered with Summit Companies on a 2021 rollout of the first iteration of our flagship product, TOPQuote Professional - BluePrint Edition.

BluePrint is a branded version of the TOPQuote platform customized to your company’s specific needs. In Summit’s case, we leveraged our experience in fire alarm, security, sprinkler, clean agent, and audio/video to provide a full suite of quoting, sales tracking, and analytics tools that have helped Summit standardize and manage its processes through over 60 recent acquisitions.

Our Vision

Our vision is to revolutionize the Fire Protection Industry by empowering professionals with cutting-edge tools, leading to better quoting practices and ultimately protecting more lives.

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the Fire Protection Industry forward by delivering innovative software solutions that empower professionals to achive more in an industry where every second matters.

Core Values

TOPQuote was founded on the vision of empowering Fire and Life Safety integrators with world class estimating software to help them deliver more accurate and faster quotes with better visibility. To this end, we believe in team cohesion with a focus on our core values:

  • Courage: We embrace courage as a core value, remaining unoffendable and focused on reaching the end goal. We value learning from others and see every experience as an opportunity for growth.
  • Wisdom: We prioritize wisdom by learning from both losses and wins. We believe that every outcome holds valuable lessons that contribute to personal and professional growth.
  • Patience: We practice tolerance by prioritizing active listening before speaking. We understand the importance of patience in fostering understanding and building meaningful connections.
  • Understanding: We value understanding by respecting and appreciating the diverse ideas and values of others. We believe that a culture of empathy and open-mindedness leads to collaboration and innovation.
  • Innovation: We continuously strive to innovate, both internally and through our products. We foster an environment that encourages creativity and the exploration of new ideas, always seeking to improve and stay ahead of the curve.
  • Leadership: We believe that everyone has the potential to be a leader. We foster an environment where individuals are encouraged to take ownership of their roles, inspire others, and contribute to the collective success of the team.
  • Ethics: We maintain the highest ethical standards in all our actions and decisions. We prioritize integrity, honesty, and transparency, ensuring that our conduct reflects our commitment to doing what is right.
  • Trust: We recognize the importance of trust and strive to build and maintain it in all our relationships. Trust is the foundation of successful collaboration, and we actively work to earn and uphold the trust of our team members, clients, and stakeholders.
  • Teamwork: We believe in the power of teamwork and collaboration. We foster a supportive and inclusive environment where individuals can contribute their unique skills and perspectives, working together towards shared goals.
  • Commitment: We are deeply committed to our purpose, vision, and values. We approach our work with dedication and perseverance, consistently striving for excellence and delivering on our promises.
  • Responsibility: We take responsibility for our actions, decisions, and their consequences. We understand that our choices impact others and the wider community, and we hold ourselves accountable for upholding our commitments.
  • Support: We prioritize support and collaboration, offering assistance and encouragement to our team members and clients. We recognize that by supporting one another, we collectively thrive and achieve greater success.

Meet The Team

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Joey Cutchins
Founder & CEO

Joey boasts an impressive track record of over 25 years in the software industry, excelling as a developer, architect, and entrepreneur. As the esteemed leader of the TOPQuote team, Joey's expertise extends across various domains, encompassing business development, sales, marketing, and product architecture. With unwavering dedication, Joey actively engages in BluePrint client customizations and rollouts, lending invaluable support to the team in generating innovative feature concepts, devising integration strategies, and spearheading overall product development. Joey's unwavering commitment and extensive experience make him an invaluable asset to the team, ensuring the continued success and growth of the company.

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Evelyn Carpenter
Project Manager

In February 2022, Evelyn enthusiastically joined the esteemed TOPQuote team, bringing with her a wealth of customer service and training expertise. With her exceptional skills, she diligently ensures that users receive unparalleled hands-on support, amiable troubleshooting, and an overall delightful user-friendly experience. Additionally, she adeptly oversees our Support system, collaborates with the esteemed Development department as required, and consistently offers users meticulous assistance whenever possible. Evelyn's unwavering commitment to excellence truly enhances the TOPQuote experience for all.

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Jeremiah Martin
Development Lead

Jeremiah, our esteemed Development Lead, has been an integral part of the TOPQuote team since its inception. With his unwavering enthusiasm and expertise in cutting-edge technologies, he diligently oversees the maintenance and expansion of all development projects. Jeremiah's profound understanding enables him to construct resilient software solutions, exemplified by the remarkable TOPQuote. Collaborating closely with the entire team, he ensures the delivery of nothing short of the finest product to our valued customers.

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Travis Brown
Software Developer

Travis enthusiastically joined the TOPQuote team in March 2023, bringing his design instincts and software development skills to enhance the user experience for TOPQuote users. His expertise ensures an intuitive and user-friendly platform for all.

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Brian Glessner
Marketing Specialist

Brian's journey with the team commenced in the summer of 2023, right after his graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor's degree in Marketing Analytics. With his expertise, Brian takes charge of spearheading the development of brand awareness for TOPQuote.

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Frank Manganella III
Senior Account Executive

Frank Manganella III is thrilled to share that he has over 10 years of experience in the fire inspection and protection industry, working with a diverse range of clients, universities, and businesses. His main focus has always been to prioritize the safety of lives and assets within their buildings. With his extensive knowledge of various systems and products, he is confident in his ability to provide top-notch service.

Frank is proud to hold certifications in NICET level II and NFPA 72 Inspection and Testing. These qualifications demonstrate his commitment to staying up-to-date with industry standards and best practices.

As a dedicated Account Executive, Frank is genuinely excited to be your advocate and ensure that your goals are achieved. Together, you will work tirelessly to accomplish great things and make a positive impact.

Ready to Team Up?

We're ready to hear more about you, your company, and the solutions we can create for your business. Let's get in touch!