Exodus Online Services wasn’t always an ISP. Back in 1987, Cliff Stegman, our father, left his former company to join with his sons David and Jim, and his son-in-law Eddie Lutz, to form the C. Stegman Co., Inc. Our mission back then was to be a software development house for the Apple Macintosh. Soon after we added a dba of Exodus Software, under which we published Retriever, ExpressWrite, and Retriever II. They all received excellent reviews from the Mac Press. Youngest son Dan joined the company in 1989.
As Exodus Software we also did work as Macintosh Consultants, with expertise in 4th Dimension, MItemView, HyperCard as well as traditional programming work in Pascal and MacApp. In 1995 we decided we wanted to try something new. After much research, we put our skills towards becoming an Internet Service Provider. As Cincinnati’s third local ISP, we opened back in June 1995. Since then, we have always prided ourself on providing personal, friendly service to our clients.
In July 2008, we refocused the business towards web hosting and development and moved our base of operations from Finneytown Ohio to Fairfield Ohio. In 2018 Dan decided to close the doors and move on to new adventures.
Currently Dave has gone on to own Arms & Accessories, a gun store in Cheviot, Ohio. Jim is working for Humana as a Database Guru. Eddie is working at Answers In Genesis (parent company of the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter) and as Discipleship Pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church. And Dan is working at Terradatum, Inc. as a Data Analyst looking at MLS data. Also in the family (and who took care of billing for many years) are our wives, Jeni, Cindy, Amy and Trista, keeping us busy when we aren’t working!
Our other former co-workers include Bill Johnson, Dean Steede, Tim (TC) Kaylor (Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices), Eric Bannister (Fewell Monument), Kirk Sheppard and Adam Walton (Cincinnati Bell). We also have two contractors who worked with us, Kent Graham (genius with SUN Microsystems servers) and Wade Miller (cisco router engineer extraordinaire).