About Us


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 BluePrint.

BluePrint is a branded version of the TOPQuote platform that can be 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.

Meet the Leadership Team

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Joey Cutchins
Founder & CEO

Joey has over 25 years of experience as a software developer, software architect, and entrepreneur. As the leader of the TOPQuote team, Joey’s focus spans multiple areas including business development, sales, marketing, and product architecture. Joey maintains an active role in BluePrint client customizations and rollouts while assisting the team with new feature ideas, integration strategies, and general product development.

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Jeremiah Martin
Development Lead

Jeremiah has been with the TOPQuote team as Development Lead since its founding. He oversees the maintenance and growth of all development projects, using his extensive knowledge of the latest technologies to build robust software solutions like TOPQuote. Jeremiah works closely with the entire team to ensure that the best product possible is delivered to you.

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Evelyn Carpenter
Project Manager

In February 2022, Evelyn joined the TOPQuote team. Her customer service and training skills provide users with hands-on support, friendly troubleshooting, and an overall user-friendly experience. She manages our Support system, works with the Development department as needed, and provides users with detailed assistance whenever she can.

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:

  • We Believe in the Individual: Our success as a team is the result of strong-minded individuals focused on continuous improvement.
  • We Believe in Process: We deliver more, better, faster by systematically employing a regimented and iterative process.
  • We Believe in Ownership: You do not get what you want in life, you get what you are. We are self-driven, committed, and focused.

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!