About Philsquare

Philsquare is a web design and development business that started in Lawrence, Kansas. The company was formed in 2010 by Phil Mareu, a Kansas native with a passion for industrial design, programming, and technology. Today, Philsquare has a reputation for great customer service, elegant designs, and robust development.

Meet Phil

Phil Martinez

Founder & Creative Director

I was born and raised in Kansas and spent most of my childhood living in farming communities. However, instead of farming, I found an interest in science and technology. At age 12, my father bought a TI-99 and thus my passion for programming soon followed.

I continued programming as a hobby throughout high school while maintaining an active interest in science, technology, and math. I eventually went to the University of Kansas and studied Mechanical Engineering. I graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and work for a small engineering consulting company for 3 years. In 2010, I left this company to start Philsquare, a premium web design and development company.


Working with Philsquare was great. They did an awesome job of understanding our business needs and building a website to meet those goals. We needed a site that was easy to navigate on the front end so that our customers could be inspired and informed to shop with us. We also needed a streamlined backend to update content on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. The Philsquare team met with several different groups of people at The Merc to understand how they needed to manage their web content and built intuitive workflows to meet those demands.

Stacie Doyle, Former Marketing Manager at The Merc

Phil's inherently good design sense works hand in hand with functionality really, really well. ... We really wanted to use a local developer but would have chosen one out of the area if it was best for the store. After talking with several developers, we felt Philsquare was clearly the best choice.

Anne Tangeman, Former Web Marketing Manager at Mass Street Music