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 hundred 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.
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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.×
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.
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.×
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 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 and son Luca.×
Kelly joined the team in January of 2018 and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from The University of Texas at Tyler.×
Kaitlynn is the first person you generally get to talk to when you call our office. She assists the Marketing team with various tasks and ensures that clients are well taken care of.
She was born in Tyler, TX and has had various positions in the customer service industry before joining the Group.×
Ken is a copywriter, blogger, and musician. With a passion for crafting persuasive messages, he strives to communicate in a way that will cut through the noise and impact his readers.
Ken has blogged for several influential publications and written content for almost 100 websites to date. His passions are his faith, his family, his community, and his guitar.×
Kimberly is an East Texas native, now living in DFW. She holds a bachelors in Mass Communications with an emphasis in journalism and advertising.
When she isn’t writing, Kimberly can be found playing with kiddos at church, or hanging out with her fiancé, Jeff, and their puppy Bruiser.×
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 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 13 years of design experience.
Ryan enjoys hiking, video games, working on his car and astrophotography. He lives in Tyler with his wife, Courtney.×
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.×
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.×
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.×
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 holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baylor University and has over 11 years of web application development experience.×
Angela graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors in Computer Science. She has been working as a software developer since 2013 and has experience developing websites, desktop and mobile apps.×
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 holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering. He worked for The Wall street Journal in Las Colinas for 15 years and has over 25 years of experience in his field.
Sean enjoys Live Sound Engineering, working on his classic cars and being a dad. Sean lives in Tyler with his wife Nicole and son Parker.×
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.×
From headshots to current projects and product lines, it’s important you showcase the talent and hard work your business offers to the world – that’s why GroupM7 provides high quality and comprehensive corporate photography services at a competitive price.
Noreen is a passionate professional photographer with over 10 years of experience. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in marketing and management.
With her business knowledge and photography skills, she will be able to capture the content that appeals to your clients’ needs.×