About Us

Located in beautiful Orono, Maine, RainStorm is a website and application development firm focusing on building interactive websites and custom software with attention to detail and superior customer support. In 1999, current CEO Brian Rahill founded RainStorm Consulting to assist some of the earliest commercial websites with search engine marketing and promotion strategies.

Our Staff

Meet our team of talented, award-winning web development professionals.

  • Suze Howe

    Office Manager

    Suze is a valued member of the team who wears many different hats. From managing accounts receivable and payable, to administrative and HR tasks, to email and website support, to product testing, to keeping the candy dish filled and running the Summer Movie League, she is likely the first person to greet you whether you call, email, or stop by our office.

    Suze is a 1994 graduate of Clark University with a degree in Graphic Design.

    Email Suze at suze@rainstorm.host

  • Brian Rahill


    Brian founded RainStorm Consulting as a search marketing firm in 1999 and quickly grew the company to provide web design, hosting, and software services. The company has grown consistently each year in terms of client base and revenue and today serves more than 400 hosting and development clients in the educational, nonprofit, and small business sectors.

    Email Brian at brian@rainstorm.host

Our History

Learn about our journey through some of our major milestones and see how we got to where we are today.


Founded, 1999

Originally founded by current President Brian Rahill in Columbus, Ohio as a search engine marketing firm.

Relocation, 2001

RainStorm relocates to the city of
Orono, Maine from Columbus, Ohio.

Growth, 2002-2005

RainStorm doubled its web-hosting capacity and client base to more than 400 clients in 30 states nationwide, growing to 5-person team.

SiteTurbine, 2005

In 2005, the company introduced SiteTurbine, a suite of web-based software designed specifically for educational and nonprofit organizations to easily manage their websites.

Best of the Web Award, 2009

The team at RainStorm wins the TechMaine Best of the Web 2009 Nonprofit Site of the Year award for its work on the Maine Adult Education portal, a network of websites connecting over 80 local adult education programs.

10-Year Anniversary, 2009

10 years after it all began, RainStorm celebrates its anniversary.

CourseStorm, 2011

RainStorm announces funding and plans to develop CourseStorm, a web-based software product that will provide simple course catalog and online registration services for thousands of adult education programs across the United States.

Joining the Cloud, 2013

In the spring of 2013, RainStorm phased out its server hardware and completed a move to the highly scalable and flexible cloud for all of its web and email hosting infrastructure.

MAEA Relaunch, 2014

As part of a record-setting day for RainStorm, we relaunched the Maine Adult Education Association portal with an all-new CourseStorm engine. This major undertaking gave the MAEA portal, its 70+ programs, and the thousands of people who depend on it annually a modern course registration solution.

Building Up, 2015

The beginning of 2015 saw both a growth in the team as well as an office expansion to accommodate our new staff, workflow, and more aggressive goals.


Our Space

Where we work and play.

Outside work and recreation space Entryway artwork Main office workspaces Entryway sitting area Conference room

"RainStorm listens to suggestions and continually improves their software products."

—UMaine School of Marine Sciences