Our History

In February 1976, B. J. Hood began his first consulting contract as an analytical microbiologist. He performed analysis for a cheese manufacturing facility in his home town of Carthage, MO. He continued his consulting work providing chemical sample analysis for a local law firm. From there, he began AnnsWare Educational Software while a graduate student at Purdue University. During this period, he developed educational software titles for both the Macintosh and DOS/Windows environments, and software development tools for programmers. He also produced an educational instructional video for a contractor to the Army Material Command. After completing his PhD in Computational Chemical Education, he developed corporate instructional materials for and delivered corporate instruction to Fortune 500 firms for domestic and international use. He also provided academic institutional assessment services and continued his educational software development. He travelled to Lebanon and served as a project manager, software design, and content author for a multimedia firm. Upon his return to the USA, he developed and produced multimodal educational software that included digital audio and video for use in hybrid online college courses. Here is a partial list of the consulting clients that have been served since 1976:

HCGI provided the first online science education website for young students ("Amazing Science at the Roxy" (1991).

Because of the dramatic changes in the U.S. healthcare system due to the passage of the PPACA (also referred to as Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act), HCGI began offering free small business and individual healthcare insurance consultation.