Headspring, an Austin-based custom software development company, has plans to open its first Houston office in May and will employ up to 10 people by the end of the year.

Headspring is growing at a fast pace, said Dustin Wells, the company’s CEO, and by opening a Houston office, it is expanding its hiring reach.

“We hope there will be more access to talent, and different talent (in Houston),” Wells said. “We need a new pool of software engineers.”

In addition to Headspring’s need to find new talent outside of Austin, Wells said the company chose to locate in Houston because it is close to Austin and three of its 35 employees are from Houston. Those three employees will return to Houston to open the local office, which will service area clients such as CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNP).

Although it is also hard to find technology talent in Houston, Wells said it is a bigger city than Austin, and touts Headspring’s strong compensation plan and that it has been on the Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list.

Eventually, Headspring expects to have a bigger office in Houston than in Austin. In two years, Headspring also anticipates the Houston office to have $4 million in revenue.

Headspring has not chosen a location for its Houston office yet, but Wells said he would like it to be in or near the west side of the 610 Loop.

Also, before the Houston office opens, Headspring has plans to launch Headspring Mobile, a brand for delivering mobile application solutions, in April.

Originally featured in the Houston Business Journal