About Us

The Need

Magrathea Web Solutions was founded in the Summer of 2008 when there became a need for a website for the Homeowners Association for our founder's community. Something was needed that was easy to use and flexible, that could also be maintained by non-technical people. It also had to be something that presented the kind of information homeowners need when they want to keep up with the various happenings in their community.

Big Ideas

Being a Software Engineer by trade, our founder put it upon himself to build just that kind of site. As development continued, it became obvious that there would be other communities that would want this sort of site, so it was designed so that it can easily be adapted to new communities.


Magrathea Web Solutions founder Brandt Barretto has 19 years of web development experience and has spent the last 18 years working for a major networking equipment company, building web-based tools for the internal engineering community.

Originally from the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC, he has resided in Raleigh, North Carolina for the last 22 years, is married and has a 15 year-old son.

He is President of his Homeowners Association among his other activities, which include coaching on his son's sports teams and playing bass guitar in a local rock band.