GL Solutions, the Bend-based company that makes software for government licensing agencies, added four more clients to its list recently and moved into a new home.

“This would put us to six new clients in 2014 and that’s pretty good for us,” said company sales and marketing manager Jake Burts.

The company is looking to hire about six more employees.

The company in late March moved from the former Awbrey Butte Market to a second-floor space at the Bend Hardware Building, 856 N.W. Bond St., Burts said. Frances Senger of Mission Building and Renovation LLC, Bend, configured the 12,000-square-foot space for GL Solutions.

Senger said the job made use of existing material and opened up more space. “The character of the building was retained with the open joists and industrial-style lighting,” he said.

Mission also took a 10-foot-high glass pane from an existing window, framed it and installed it elsewhere, Senger said. The entire job cost about $110,000, Burts said.

GL Solutions software allows state agencies to streamline and track license applications, among other uses. Since March, it has received notice of pending contracts with the State Bar of Nevada, the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Mississippi Gaming Commission.

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, for example, licenses about 20 different occupations, such as private investigators, bail bondsmen and private security guards. Dennis Harrell, information systems manager for the department, said it chose GL Solutions over another bidder to replace an existing system.

“We currently have some software that we’ve had for 2½ years and it’s really not living up to expectations,” he said.

The department expects to replace a mail-in process with a computer-based system that allows applicants to apply online and upload of documents. Harrell said he expects the online system to reduce back-office staff and mountains of paperwork.

Burts said GL Solutions expects to hire for positions in customer service, project management and software configuration. The starting pay range is $12 to $14.70 per hour, with median pay for experienced employees at $17.93 to $19.53 per hour.

Information on job openings is available on the company website: www.glsolutions.com.

— Reporter: 541-617-7815, jditzler@bendbulletin.com

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected. In the original article, the cost of renovating GL Solutions’ new location was misstated. The Bulletin regrets the error.

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