the groupery was conceived in 2006 by serial entrepreneurs, Dave Beyer and Darren Lancaster. In their first startup, Rooftop Communications, founded in 1996, they developed the first consumer wireless mesh Internet router which was deployed by over 100 internet service providers globally. Rooftop was acquired by Nokie, Inc. in 1999.
As their children started school, and family-related schedule and group commitments become overwhelming, they quickly realized their new mission…make volunteering, group management, and dealing with the family activities fun again. Thus, the groupery was born and is guided by the key principles of integrity, excellence, teamwork and fun.