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We've hired 5 full-time software engineers through TurnKey. To date, not a single engineer has left our contract/arrangement. We worked with several U.S.-based recruitment firms, and none matched the speed and quality of candidates referred by TurnKey. Most impressive and unique about TurnKey is their willingness to reach for the perfect candidate. Our requirements are strict, and they did not compromise.

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Why Choose TurnKey?

Just a few of the awesome things that make us different from all the rest...

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We custom recruit your Laravel developers from scratch, ensuring a perfect fit for your needs and culture.

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You are in total control of the team, including when they work, how they work and what they work on.

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We are super transparent about all salaries and fees—you will always know exactly how much your developers are getting paid.

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We have operations throughout Eastern Europe and Latin America so you can pick the country that is the best match for you.

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We have a robust talent retention program that reduces churn by 5x compared to the industry average.

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We are based in Silicon Valley so you always have someone local to call at any time.


Our interests match yours, so you know we're always on your side. We're super open about all the money stuff, including salaries and fees. No surprise charges!

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Taxes & Benefits

  • Since we are agnostic to salary, we find you the very best developer at the very best market price.
  • 100% of all bonuses and equity grants (if any) goes to the developer.

Employer of Record Fee

  • % of salary, with limit.
  • This includes all legal, administrative, payroll, liabilities, computers and much more.

Custom Recruiting Fee

  • % of salary for the first 18 months; fees are spread out (instead of one lump sum) to transfer employment risk from you onto TurnKey.
  • This fee is removed after the team member has been onboard for 18 months.

Talent Management Fee

  • % of salary, with limit. This includes:
    • HR and retention management program
    • Quarterly executive strategy reviews
    • Competitive compensation reports

So, what are you waiting for? Let's get this party started!

Assemble your dream team in just a few easy steps!


Strategic assessment of your needs


Simple pricing and painless contracting


Custom recruiting of your team


Easy kickoff and onboarding


Start building a great product!


Ongoing talent retention program

Laravel Services Our Developers May Provide

Welcome to TurnKey Labs, your comprehensive partner for hiring exceptional Laravel developers. Our team of developers are not just proficient, but also have a wealth of experience in building robust, maintainable, and user-friendly web applications using Laravel, one of the most popular PHP frameworks in the industry.

🖥️ Custom Laravel Web Development

Our Laravel developers come with a deep understanding of the Laravel framework, which they leverage to develop custom web applications that perfectly align with your business objectives. These applications are not just tailored to your unique needs but are also scalable to grow with your business. From conceptualizing the application based on your requirements to crafting a solution that is as unique as your business, our developers work meticulously at each step. They ensure that the final product not just meets but exceeds your expectations.

🔌 Laravel API

APIs act as the glue between different software systems, allowing them to interact with each other. Our Laravel developers excel at creating RESTful APIs using Laravel, ensuring seamless communication between your application and other systems. This enhances the functionality of your application and enriches the overall user experience. But that's not all. Our developers also ensure that these APIs are secure and efficient, maintaining the integrity of your data while ensuring fast response times.

💡 Laravel Package

Laravel's modularity allows developers to create reusable packages or modules. This can significantly speed up the development process and improve code quality. At TurnKey Labs, our developers are skilled at creating custom Laravel packages that can be reused across multiple projects. These packages are designed to be robust, maintainable, and easy to integrate, saving you time and effort on future projects.

💿 Laravel Extension

Extensions can greatly enhance the functionality of your existing Laravel application. Our developers are adept at developing custom extensions for Laravel, enabling you to add new features to your application without disrupting its core functionality. Whether you want to integrate a new payment gateway or add a new social media sharing feature, our developers can create an extension for that.

🔗 Laravel Integration

Integrating third-party services into your Laravel application can significantly broaden its functionalities. Our team has a wealth of experience in integrating a wide range of third-party services with Laravel applications. These include payment gateways, email services, social media platforms, and more. By integrating these services, we can help you offer a richer, more engaging experience to your users.

🔩 Support & Maintenance

Developing a web application is just the first step. To ensure that your Laravel application continues to perform optimally, deliver a great user experience, and stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends, we offer comprehensive support and maintenance services. These include regular updates to keep your application current, bug fixes to ensure smooth operation, performance optimization to improve speed and efficiency, and much more. With our support, you can focus on what you do best - running your business.

We’ve got the staffing model that is just right for you.

Get a team that is custom-built exactly to your needs.

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Fully dedicated development teams

Ideal for companies building core development teams.

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Seamless staff augmentation

Ideal for companies that need extra firepower on their existing dev teams.

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Innovation centers of excellence (R&D)

Ideal for companies looking to build out an R&D hub with more than 50 staff.

Location, Location, Location

TurnKey has operations in all the global hotspots of high performing development talent.


Enjoy all the amazing benefits of using TurnKey.

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Time to your first custom hire (or less!)


Annual retention rate of our developers

Industry average = 60%


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Our clients are winning all types of awards with their top quality developers

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Key Questions – and Answers! – about Laravel Developers


Why is Laravel popular?

Laravel is a popular PHP framework known for its elegant syntax, robust features, and scalability. It follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern, which ensures clarity between logic and presentation.


This makes Laravel a perfect choice for projects where readability and maintainability of code are crucial. But Laravel's benefits don't stop there. It comes with a rich set of functionalities out of the box, such as routing, authentication, sessions, caching, and more. These features speed up the development process, enabling developers to focus on crafting unique application features instead of reinventing the wheel. Laravel also includes a powerful command-line tool called Artisan, which simplifies many common tasks that would otherwise require manual coding. Furthermore, Laravel's Eloquent ORM provides an easy and intuitive way to interact with your database, abstracting the complexity of SQL queries. All these factors combined make Laravel a go-to choice for modern web application development.

How to hire a Laravel developer?

Hiring a Laravel developer involves several steps, each important in ensuring that you end up with a developer who not only has the necessary technical skills but also fits well with your project requirements and company culture.


First and foremost, it's crucial to clearly define your project requirements. This includes understanding the technical skills required, the scope of work, the project timeline, and any specific characteristics you're looking for in a developer.


Once you've defined your requirements, the next step is sourcing candidates. This could involve posting job advertisements on various platforms, reaching out to your network for recommendations, or working with a recruitment agency that specializes in tech hires. After you've sourced a pool of potential candidates, the screening process begins. This typically involves reviewing resumes and portfolios to assess candidates' skills and experience, conducting initial interviews to gauge their interest and fit, and administering technical tests to evaluate their Laravel proficiency.


Following the screening process, the most promising candidates are then invited for in-depth interviews. These interviews provide a deeper insight into the candidate's technical abilities, problem-solving skills, and cultural fit. Based on the interview outcomes, the most suitable candidate is selected and extended a job offer. It's important to note that the hiring process can be time-consuming and complex, especially if you're not familiar with the technical aspects of Laravel development.


However, if you want to skip all this hassle and immediately get help to build a team of Laravel developers that can integrate, and grow while they make a valuable contribution to your projects, partner with us and experience our unique tech staffing solutions as we live and breathe cultural integration. TurnKey is the accelerated way to unlock the full potential of Laravel development services, reap the benefits of a global workforce, and achieve long-term success.

What skills should you look for when hiring top Laravel engineers?

When hiring a Laravel engineer, there are several key skills and competencies that you should look for. At the top of the list is a strong understanding of PHP, the primary programming language used in Laravel. A prospective Laravel engineer should be very comfortable with PHP and its various features. Next, a deep understanding of the Laravel framework itself is crucial. This includes knowledge of its MVC architecture, its ORM Eloquent, and its command-line tool Artisan. Experience with Express.js, a popular Node.js framework, is highly desirable as it can be used alongside Laravel for certain types of projects. Proficiency in working with RESTful APIs is another key skill, as APIs play a critical role in modern web development.


A Laravel engineer should also have a good grasp of databases, both SQL and NoSQL, as this is where your application's data will be stored and retrieved. Understanding front-end technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is essential too, as the developer may need to work closely with front-end developers or even handle some front-end tasks themselves. In addition to these technical skills, soft skills like problem-solving abilities, communication skills, teamwork, and a passion for continuous learning are equally important.


Hiring the best Laravel engineers for your needs is exactly where TurnKey can really help. During our recruiting process, every candidate is put through a robust screening protocol. And since our recruiting process is based on years of best practice and scientific rigor, we always find a perfect match for your company’s needs.


We are well known for having the lowest churn rate of any tech staffing agency post-hire. Here’s a sneak peek of what our typical recruiting path looks like. We take great pride in our ability to find and hire the-match developers for top startups across various industries. Our robust screening protocol, expert recruitment team, and perfect retention program are the key pillars of our success. Our success speaks for itself – recently, we hired 16 developers for Headspace, a leading mental health startup in the US. We were able to identify the perfect-match developers who had the right technical skills and fit well with the company culture. These developers have since become an integral part of the Headspace team, contributing significantly to the company’s growth and success.

How to create a hiring funnel for Laravel engineers?

A hiring funnel is a systematic process that helps you move from having a pool of potential candidates to hiring the most suitable Laravel engineer for your project. The funnel typically consists of several stages, each designed to filter out candidates until only the most suitable ones remain. The first stage is sourcing, where you identify potential candidates through various channels like job postings, networking events, or recruitment agencies. The next stage is screening, where you review the applications received, shortlist the most promising candidates based on their skills and experience, and conduct initial interviews or phone screens. The purpose of this stage is to weed out candidates who don't meet the basic requirements for the role. 


Following the screening stage is the technical assessment stage, where shortlisted candidates are tested on their Laravel and related technical skills. This could involve a coding test, a pair programming exercise, or a review of past projects. Candidates who perform well in the technical assessment then move on to the final interview stage. Here, they are evaluated on various aspects including technical expertise, problem-solving abilities, cultural fit, and more. The final stage of the funnel is the job offer stage, where the top candidate(s) are extended a job offer. Creating a hiring funnel can be a complex and time-consuming process, requiring careful planning and execution. However, it's a crucial part of the hiring process that can significantly increase your chances of finding the right Laravel engineer for your project.


Of course using TurnKey is a  highly effective way to create a  hiring funnel for Laravel engineers.  We offer startups and high growth tech firms access to a vast pool of pre-vetted talent from various countries with diverse skill sets. This enables them to select a team that aligns best with their specific business needs. Our custom recruiting process is optimized to ensure that clients can quickly onboard their team. 

What are the main interview questions to hire Laravel developers?

The interview process for a Laravel developer typically involves a mix of technical questions, behavioral questions, and questions about the candidate's past projects and experiences.

Technical questions could include things like "Can you explain the MVC architecture in Laravel and how you have used it in your past projects?", "How do you handle database migrations in Laravel?", or "Can you discuss a challenging problem you encountered in a Laravel project and how you solved it?". These questions allow you to assess the candidate's technical knowledge, practical skills, and problem-solving abilities. Behavioral questions could include things like "Can you describe a situation where you had to collaborate with a difficult team member?" or "How do you handle tight deadlines or high-pressure situations?". Do You have experience with PHP Reverse Engineering?

These questions help you understand the candidate's interpersonal skills, work style, and how they handle real-world scenarios. Lastly, asking candidates to discuss their past projects and experiences can give you insights into their hands-on skills, how they apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios, and their contributions to successful projects.

What are the tools used by Laravel developers?

Laravel developers use a variety of tools to help them develop, test, and maintain Laravel applications. Some of the key tools include Laravel's own command-line interface Artisan, which automates many common tasks; Laravel's ORM Eloquent, which simplifies database operations; Composer, a dependency management tool for PHP that allows developers to manage Laravel packages; text editors or integrated development environments (IDEs) like Sublime Text, PHPStorm, or Visual Studio Code, which offer features like syntax highlighting and automatic code completion; testing tools like PHPUnit, which is used for unit testing to ensure code quality; and version control systems like Git, which help manage changes to the codebase and facilitate collaboration among developers.


Besides these, Laravel developers might also use various Laravel-specific packages, development tools, and libraries that enhance Laravel's functionality and make development more efficient.

Review of alternatives for hiring Laravel developers

There are several alternatives when it comes to hiring Laravel developers, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. One common method is to hire freelancers through online platforms like Upwork or Freelancer. This gives you access to a global pool of Laravel developers and can be a cost-effective solution, especially for short-term projects or tasks. However, it can also pose challenges in terms of time zone differences, communication, and quality control.


Another alternative is to hire in-house Laravel developers. This gives you maximum control over the development process and facilitates close collaboration among team members. It also makes it easier to build a team culture and align everyone with your company's goals and values. However, this option can be quite costly and time-consuming, as it involves not just salaries but also benefits, taxes, office space, and other overhead costs.


A third alternative is to work with an IT staffing agency like TurnKey Labs. These agencies have access to a wide network of skilled Laravel developers and can handle all aspects of the hiring process, from sourcing and screening candidates to conducting interviews and tests. This not only saves you a lot of time and effort but also ensures that you get high-quality candidates who match your specific requirements. However, this service comes at a cost, which could be higher than hiring freelancers or in-house developers.

Without a doubt, at TurnKey Labs we provide a comprehensive solution for hiring Laravel developers. We handle the entire hiring process, from screening candidates to conducting interviews, and provide ongoing support throughout the engagement. We  have a large pool of pre-vetted candidates, ensuring that you get matched with top-tier Laravel developers who can contribute to your project's success.

Looking for more than just Laravel (PHP) developers?

When you are building out a development team, you often need multiple players who are skilled at different things. That’s why TurnKey is a perfect partner for your hiring needs across the development stack.