Way back when...
LS Digital Solutions, LLC began in 1997 as a small freelance web design company. We were initially working on part-time contracts at Pennsylvania Online, Harrisburg, PA. It was a time when the Internet could have been considered the information age "gold rush," and everyone was scrambling to have this new thing called a "web site." We worked with several small businesses and non-profit organizations to assist with getting them established with a web site on the Internet.
At that same time, our owner, Lucien (Lou) Southard, was also working on creating the first public web site for the Pennsylvania State Police. This public website was in addition to his duties as the Public Information Officer for Troop H, Harrisburg, where his primary responsibility was Public and Media Relations for a seven-county area. The Commissioner of the State Police approved the initial designs, and the Pennsylvania State Police became one of the first State Agencies in Pennsylvania to have a 'web' presence. He continued to maintain the State Police public web site. He later accepted a position as the Public Information Officer for the Agency, dealing with the media on a statewide, national and international level.
As the technology grew, the Pennsylvania State Police began a Headquarters e-Business initiative, and Lou was selected as the technology lead for the project. He worked closely with the chosen vendors to implement the first Intranet for the Agency. Shortly after implementation, he then accepted a position as the Agency's web administrator managing both the public web site and Intranet, as well as graphics and multi-media. He remained in this position until his retirement in 2007.
LS Digital Solutions, LLC has grown into a small group of independent contractors, each with a personal connection and whom we trust. We don't 'head-hunt' or cold call. Our company has a firm foundation in Project and Program Management, web design/development. Our background and expertise with Pennsylvania State Government make us a natural choice for state government contracts.