Website Design

GroupM7 was founded by Michael Mahfood in 1995 and has since created thousands of innovative, stunning websites for companies throughout the state of Texas and beyond.

At the beginning of the Dotcom Boom, Michael had the foresight to purchase several thousands of desirable domain names before offering to construct websites for them. Those early successes powered the growth of GroupM7, which Michael relocated to Tyler, Texas in 1999 where it remains a force to this day.

The M in M7 stands for Mahfood, click here to read more.

The M in M7 stands for Mahfood. The 7 represents Michael, his wife Suzanne and their five children. That genuinely personal touch has been prevalent in the GroupM7 business model ever since. We’re a humble Group, but we take pride in the tremendous accomplishments we’ve shared with our clients.

The team at GroupM7 is made up of some of the most talented and skilled people in the web design and marketing industries and is dedicated to giving you exactly what you're looking for in a versatile business website. With every project we tackle, we provide a service of immense value to our clients by creating for them a unique web platform that allows them to reach their goals and promotes the growth of their businesses.

Over the years, the Group has added a range of additional services to enhance our offerings. We started hosting websites on our own servers in 2010. And now, after we design their websites from scratch, we help our clients craft winning strategies through social media, drone photography, and print marketing to draw in more business than ever.

If you’re a business owner, you know you need a website. If you already have a website, but feel it's lacking compared to your competitors, you know it’s time for an overhaul.

There’s a reason we sit comfortably atop a flawless 5-star rating from real clients. Find out what you’ve been missing out on. Contact GroupM7 today to let us show you the potential fruits a new website can bear for your business.

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Management

Starting from the top, GroupM7 is run by Michael and his son Matthew Mahfood. As a family owned and operated business, GroupM7 is better able to understand the needs of its employees, its clients, and their families.

Michael Mahfood

Founder & Senior Partner

Michael Mahfood

Founder & Senior Partner

As the Managing Partner for GroupM7, Michael Mahfood oversees all departments including design, technical, administrative, financial, and sales.

Michael entered the arena of the Internet in 1995 with over three decades of sales and marketing experience. An accomplished designer in his own right, he has overseen or consulted on the construction and development of over 1000 websites.

He was published in Rutgers University's Decision Line in October 2010 for his article, "Browsers, Business and Bandwidth: A Personal Journey Down the Information Highway from the Beginnings of the World Wide Web to the Present." He has been a regular contributor of articles related to technology and the Internet for Tyler Today, and has often weighed in on such topics for other local news media broadcasts.

Michael resides in Tyler with his wife of 48 years, Suzann. He has five children and 16 grandchildren.

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Matthew Mahfood

Managing Partner

Matthew Mahfood

Managing Partner

Matthew, Head of Operations and Partner, is a first responder for Customer Service and Sales.

Matthew is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Security Management. Matt lives in Whitehouse with his wife Kayla and his two sons.

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Marketing

When you run a business, your job should be to focus on what’s most important: ensuring the growth and continued success of that business. That’s why GroupM7 offers a full suite of turnkey solutions for our clients – from the initial contact during your first consultation all the way to digital marketing, hosting, and post-launch care for the maintenance of your new website.

  • Nadine Antunez

    Sales Manager

    Nadine Antunez

    Sales Manager

    Nadine holds a B.B.A. in International Business from the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management from Newcastle Business School, UK.

    She was born in Germany and spent years working and studying in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany and the USA.

    Nadine resides in Tyler, TX with her husband Eric.

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  • Kelly Gunz

    Account Executive

    Kelly Gunz

    Account Executive

    Kelly joined the team in January of 2018 and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from The University of Texas at Tyler

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  • Robin Hagen

    Operations Manager

    Robin Hagen

    Operations Manager

    Bio coming soon!

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  • Aaron Dunn

    Content & Social Media Specialist

Design

The Design Team at GroupM7 is not only proficient in web and graphic design, but also in building websites using HTML and CSS. All designs produced by GroupM7 are completely custom tailored to the client’s needs. No templates here!

  • Ryan Hazlewood

    Creative Director

    Ryan Hazlewood

    Creative Director

    Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Advertising. Before joining The Group, he worked as a free-lance graphic designer in the East Texas area. After deciding to pursue Web design and development, he joined GroupM7.

    Ryan has over 12 years of design experience.

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  • Adam Emory

    Senior Designer

    Adam Emory

    Senior Designer

    Adam is a Web and Pre-Press Graphic Designer. He holds a degree in Advertising Graphic Design Technology.

    Adam lives in Longview, TX with his daughter Kaydence.

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  • Mark Nelson

    Designer & SEO Specialist

    Mark Nelson

    Designer & SEO Specialist

    Mark holds a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design, as well as a degree in Fine Art. Mark is a native East Texan, raised in White Oak, and he loves to travel.

    Mark currently lives in Gladewater, TX.

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  • Sabrah Beason

    Designer

    Sabrah Beason

    Designer

    Sabrah holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with a focus in Public Relations and Graphic Design from The University of Texas at Tyler.

    Sabrah was born and raised in East Texas and currently lives in Winona with her husband Boston.

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Development

Our developers create custom code on the back end of your website. Custom functionality is made possible by our developers and their skill in using PHP and other coding languages to allow for complete customization of your website.

Philip Rubin

Lead Programmer

Philip Rubin

Lead Programmer

Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baylor University and has over 10 years of web application development experience.

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Angela Spencer

Programmer

Angela Spencer

Programmer

Bio coming soon!

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Network Operations

From email migration at the beginning of your new website project to daily support tasks like helping clients set up new email accounts, change passwords, and other technical issues, the GroupM7 Tech Support Team is always by your side.

Sean Sayre

Senior System Administrator

Sean Sayre

Senior System Administrator

Sean is the System Administrator for GroupM7

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Benjamin Naber

Inter-Networks Administrator & Drone Operator

Benjamin Naber

System Administrator & Drone Operator

Benjamin joined the Group in May 2017. He Served 10 years in the US Army as a Joint Nodal Network Systems supervisor, maintainer, and SME (Subject Matter Expert).

He is an active amateur radio operator with the callsign KB9LFZ, and he holds the FCC license class of Amateur Extra.

Benjamin also holds a Part 107 UAS commercial drone license and is FAA certified.

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