In 1985, Jim Wirt graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Computer Science. At this time, Jim began doing computer work with various OSU departments, and wrote the first core application for Stillwater Designs (Kicker) while they experienced their explosive growth. Over the years, Jim continued his computer work, and as he began to take out of the country mission trips, he needed help running his computer business. In 2006, Jim began working with Oklahoma State’s Fire Service Training department, and hired Aaron Bean as a programmer to help out. As their success grew, Beardon Group LLC was created in 2008. In 2011, Michael McCarty was added as an additional developer, and in recent years, multiple OSU interns and full timers have been added to the staff, adding more technical and skilled business talent to the team. After a few years at Meridian Technology center, Beardon moved into their current location off Highway 51.