The Top 5 Drupal Firms & Consultants in Chicago

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As Director of Strategy and Analytics at EDUCO, a big part of my job is reviewing the digital landscape in Chicago to help prospective clients find the right fit for their needs. There are many Drupal teams in Chicago and some of them will make a good partner, and (fortunately for you) a few of them were open to sharing some helpful details about their companies.

I developed a list of criteria and questions to help form a clear comparison of these accomplished agencies and reached out to our friends, partners, and collaborators in the Chicago Drupal community for their input.

A big THANKS to all the companies who participated in this post!

Top Drupal Partner Agencies in Chicago

(Listed by Team Size - Largest to Smallest)

Promet Source Top Drupal Development Firm Chicago

Team Size
32
Hourly Rate
Project Based
Year Founded
2003
Location
Chicago, IL
Project Price Range
Not available
% of Work in Drupal
100%
# of D8 Sites Completed
 
Acquia Certified
No
Drupal Bragging Rights
Green Cab of Madison
Conceptual Academy
Global Post
National Association of Realtors
• Acquia Partner
• Drupal Association Sponsor
• DrupalCon Austin 2014
• DupalCon Portland 2013 - Silver Sponsor
• DrupalCon Denver 2012 - Gold Sponsor
• DrupalCon Chicago 2011 - Sponsor
• Sponsor a Gazillion DrupalCamps Globablly

Druapl Projects that Promet Source loves:

Promet loves custom Drupal development projects that include robust migrations, sophisticated integrations, custom module development and much more. We offer 24/7 Drupal Support and Maintenance, usability testing, site audits and consulting. Our process revolves around Continuous Integration which means quality assurance is baked right into our projects!

Sandstorm Design Top Drupal Development Firm Chicago

Team Size
30
Hourly Rate
$165/hr blended
Year Founded
1998
Location
Chicago, IL & Seattle, WA
Project Price Range
$75,000 - $500,000
% of Work in Drupal
70%
# of D8 Sites Completed
10+
Acquia Certified
Yes
Drupal Bragging Rights
NOW Foods
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
Ensono (formally Acxiom)
Crown Holdings (NYSE CCK)
Vibrant Credit Union
Raddon
Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Hermes Creative Award
• B2B Marketer Award
• .orgCommunity Innovation Award
• Drupal Association Sponsor
• DrupalCon Chicago Speaker and Sponsor

Druapl Projects that Sandstorm loves:

Sandstorm has conducted 3000+ hours of user research and usability studies, helping our clients take the subjectivity out of key decisions. We thrive on complex Drupal projects with high UX demands, often with multiple integrations, high security needs, customization, personalization, analytics; while helping clients to transform the way they do business. We also have significant brand strategy expertise, often bridging marketing and IT. All Drupal development is done in house in Chicago, with no outsourcing overseas.

Duo Consulting Top Drupal Acquia Partner

Team Size
25
Hourly Rate
$160/hr ($150/hr for nonprofits)
Year Founded
1999
Location
Chicago, IL - West Loop
Project Price Range
$30K - $350K
% of Work in Drupal
90%
# of D8 Sites Completed
 
Acquia Certified
Yes
Drupal Bragging Rights
Accenture
Episcopal Church
Loyola Medicine
Littler
BDO
Burnham
• 3 Grand Master Acquia Certified Developers

Drupal Projects that Duo Consulting loves:

We're a UX design firm and we love building digital marketing platforms utilizing Drupal and/or HubSpot. These sites are more than just brochure sites - they facilitate top of the funnel content, lead generation and analytics to continue to optimize over time.

Caxy Top Drupal Development Firm Chicago

Team Size
20
Hourly Rate
$165
Year Founded
1999
Location
Chicago, IL - Loop
Project Price Range
$50K - $1M+
% of Work in Drupal
80%
# of D8 Sites Completed
20+
Acquia Certified
Yes
Drupal Bragging Rights
The Field Museum (Acquia Site of the Year Award)
Federal Signal
• Acquia Partner
• Nominated for e-imo.com Award
• Nominated for discoverdesign.com Award

Drupal Projects that Caxy loves:

We express a brand's digital voice while engaging people with the latest technology. Yes, we create websites, but it's more than that. The internet is where brands live now, and we're the architects. Our best project is where something brand new or never seen before has to be created - where the interactive part of a business its most valuable asset.

EDUCO Top Drupal Development Partner

Team Size
7
Hourly Rate
$175
Year Founded
2007
Location
Chicago, IL - Westside
Project Price Range
$15 - $80K +
% of Work in Drupal
90%
# of D8 Sites Completed
5+
Acquia Certified
Yes
Drupal Bragging Rights
Bahamas.com
Pepper Construction
Bloodshot Records
The Family Institute @ Northwestern
Olivet Nazarene University
• Acquia Partner
• 2 Acquia Certified Site Builders
• Drupal Association Member
• Named Top Drupal Firm by Clutch: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Created a Custom Module to Bulk Manage Meta Data

Drupal Projects that EDUCO loves:

We tend to focus on the people. We like to work with people that we would want to associate with outside of work. This is because it is critical that we have allies when we build a website. We look for projects that have teams with a specific type of attitude and behavioral pattern i.e. really good communication. It’s also helpful if they have creative team members who can provide graphic/brand collateral and other content necessary for the site.

Need More Drupal Consultant and Partner Resources?

I would recommend reaching out to each one of these Drupal companies to determine who provides the best fit for the needs of your project and organization. If you'd still like to see some additional Drupal Partners you might want to consider these links:

Whatever your Drupal project may need, this list is sure to give you a jumping-off point to get started. As always, I hope this list was helpful, and if we left out any great Drupal agencies we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a line or tell us about yourselves in the comments below.

About the Author

Marty Vernon

Marty is Co-founder/Strategic Director at EDUCO. Connect with Marty on , LinkedIn or