About Us

Our Story

Developed Employment Services was founded by Humboldt entrepreneur, Kyle Visser. In 2009 he established Shred Aware, a local document and information destruction company. Within six months of opening, Visser began hiring employees with developmental disabilities. This experience spawned the vision to bring this success to the community and now Developed Employment Services partners with local businesses to employ this often-overlooked population. DES workers gain independence, reduce reliance on tax dollars and are among Humboldt County’s finest workers. In addition, DES workers have Job Coaches that guide them through the work day. Visser says, “It’s a program where everyone gives a little and gains a lot. Our success is measured in both independence gained and employer satisfaction.”