My name is Fred Williams and I am the owner of the website officepoolstop.com. I started the site in 2012, with the original intent to support an NFL play money pool I had been running since 1992. Given the amount of infrastructure I ended up creating, I decided it would not be too difficult to add NFL Survivor and NFL Confidence league support, and opened it up for others to create and run their own leagues. With no advertising I ended up with about 40 leagues created in 2012, mostly survivor leagues. In 2013 I added NFL Pickem leagues, which to my surprise were just as popular as survivor leagues. By 2015 the site was hosting over 1500 leagues with over 17 thousand players. In 2016 we added March Madness Bracket and NFL Mock draft pools. In 2020 we added what has become our extremely popular free Bracket Maker. As of May 2013, we are now hosting 33,178 office pools!
I have several people who have helped run the site since its inception, especially with the helpdesk and forum. Numerous league managers have also been helpful in providing feedback and suggestions to improve the site. The website is truly family run, with Ryan Williams, Abigail Williams, and myself as programmers, and Larry Williams who is the lead Admin in the help desk. Abby just graduated with honors from Colorado State University with a degree in Computer Science.