Since we started in 2008, we’ve been a fully virtual company – every engineer and recruiter has either worked onsite for a client or from their homes/coffee shops/etc. This has worked fairly well, for the most part – engineers built dark caves to work in at their basements, recruiters camped out at the Panera that didn’t enforce the wifi limits, etc.
When I started Rooster Park in 2008, I was just planning a one-person shop – basically a legal entity around my plans to act as an interim VP of Engineering for companies that needed short-term help. I wasn’t sure if I was going to stick with this business, or if consulting was just a way station until I found the next thing to do. I certainly didn’t know that it would like the company it is today, and I often tell candidates that I accidentally fell into this business.