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Customers love TurnKey (and we love them back!)

3 Years in a Row Best in KLAS for Ambulatory Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Services

"TurnKey is the only offshore firm we've interacted with that really places an emphasis on retention. They seem to be the only ones that understand how important retention is to maintaining strong product development cycles. Our churn rate with TurnKey has been under 5% annually whereas we were at more than 50% with our previous vendor!"

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Anya Alisova (US)

General Manager, R1
Discord Trusted Partner

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.

Kyle Dodson

Kyle Dodson (US)

Head of Engineering, Salad Technologies
2021 Brand Excellence Award for Brand Innovation by BCBSA

"It's been nearly two years of us working together and we have not had the need to replace a single developer. The programmers have all performed very well and TurnKey has been able to give us information that has helped to retain our key players."


Mackezie Drazan (US)

CEO of MiResource

We have hired 5 total developers including tech lead, full stack, dev ops and firmware. For each hire, a strong pipeline of candidates was provided, and the TurnKey team performed a lot of pre-screening such that those that entered the funnel were strong and relevant. They also helped with setting salary comp, and closing. Finally they continue to provide HR services as well as legal admin services associated with employment of a geographically diverse group of developers.

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Fletcher Wilson (US)

80+M Downloads

We started with 8 hired developers and there have been no problems with any of the hires. We are currently monitoring them as we do all engineers but there is nothing to report that would make us consider this arrangement with TurnKey anything but successful. The transparent pricing up front as well as the genuine desire to continue improving with each hire we make is a big difference maker for us.

Chris Oh Chief of Staff and Technology Leader at Headspace

Chris Oh (US)

Chief of Staff, CTO
RESNET has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

TurnKey provided high-quality talent at a cost-effective price. We employed TurnKey to manage the hiring/HR/Legal for >80% of our entire Product team - from identifying and hiring Team Leads, to agent level support roles. I also appreciated that they were proactive in suggesting certain criteria and requirements when first starting our search for key team lead members.


Ryan Rice (US)

Founder & CEO of ResNet AI Inc.
The Best E-Signature Software According to G2

We reviewed several similar companies and along with the cost the major deciding factor was the quality of experienced candidates TurnKey was presenting to us. The additional team members worked alongside our scrum teams delivering new feature functionality and enhancements to our platform.We're impressed with the quality of their candidates and the work ethic they demonstrate on a day-to-day basis in our agile ceremonies.


Sandy Speirs (US)

Director Of Engineering at Sertifi, Inc.

TurnKey is well versed in the startup ecosystem and really understands our needs when it comes to offshore dev, particularly how our needs may be different than the needs of a huge public company. I don’t have to explain as much to TurnKey as I have had to do with other offshore vendors—they seem to get it on the first take. But at the end of the day, all we really care about is quality, and TurnKey has delivered the goods on this front better than other firms we’ve worked with in the past.

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Pat Williams

CEO & Co-founder at iScribeHealth

Latest Hires

TurnKey only hires the Top 3% of talent across Eastern Europe and Latin America.

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Senior PHP Architect

3 years experience

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Robert T.

Middle PHP developer

2 years experience

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Jennifer P.

PHP developer

2.5 years experience

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 PHP 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!

Developer Salary
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.
  • 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. 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

When it comes to PHP, we’ve got you covered.

TurnKey is your turnkey solution for hiring high quality, high performing PHP developers. From sourcing amazing candidates to signing important contracts (like IP assignment) to managing payroll and taxes for each of your developers, TurnKey takes care of everything so you can just focus on building great software.


🖥️ Web Development

PHP Developers specialize in creating dynamic and interactive web applications using the PHP programming language. They can build websites, content management systems (CMS), and e-commerce platforms.

🧩 API Development

These developers excel in designing and developing APIs using PHP to enable data exchange and integration between different systems, applications, and platforms.

🔓 Database Development and Integration

PHP Developers are skilled in working with databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL. They can design and optimize database structures, as well as integrate databases with web applications.

💫 Custom Software Development

Developers can design and develop custom software solutions tailored to your specific business requirements. Whether you need a booking system, CRM, or inventory management software, they can build it.

🎛️ Code Review and Optimization

They can review existing PHP code, identify areas for optimization, and refactor code to improve its efficiency, maintainability, and performance.

💡 Consultation and Expertise

A dedicated remote PHP developer can provide valuable insights, suggestions, and recommendations based on their expertise in software development. They can guide you on best practices and optimal solutions.

Enjoy all the amazing benefits of using TurnKey.

30 days

Time to your first custom hire (or less!)


Annual retention rate of our developers

Industry average = 60%


Average increase in product development velocity

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

  • TripleTree iAward

  • Zoom Finalist Marketplace Competition

  • KLAS 2023 Points of Light Award

  • G2 Awards

  • Energy Visionary by California Energy Commission

  • Capterra Best Value

  • GetApp Best Functionality & Features

  • SoftwareAdvice Most Recommended

Looking for more than just 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.

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Front-end Developer

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Mobile Developer

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Android App Developer

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iOS Developer

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UI/UX Designer

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QA Engineer

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Release Managers

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DevOps Engineer

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Java Developer

Key Questions – and Answers! – about PHP developers


Why is PHP development popular? 

PHP development is popular because it is an open-source, server-side scripting language that is widely used for web development. PHP is easy to learn, fast, secure, and provides a range of features and functionalities that make it a popular choice for developing web applications. In addition, PHP has a large and active community of developers who contribute to its development and provide support to other developers. 

The popularity of PHP has resulted in the development of a variety of frameworks, tools, and libraries that make it easier and faster to develop web applications using PHP. At TurnKey Labs, our PHP developers stay up-to-date with the latest PHP developments to ensure that we are providing our clients with the most innovative and effective PHP solutions.

How to hire an PHP developer?

Hiring a PHP developer involves defining your job requirements, posting your job ad on relevant platforms, and conducting technical interviews. At TurnKey Labs, we have a team of dedicated PHP developers who are highly skilled and experienced in developing web applications using PHP. 


Our developers have strong problem-solving skills, knowledge of popular PHP frameworks, and a good understanding of database management systems. We can work with you to evaluate your hiring needs and find the best fit for your project. Additionally, our developers undergo rigorous technical training and development programs to ensure that they are equipped with the latest skills and knowledge in PHP development.


Question & detailed answer 3: What skills to look for when you hire top PHP engineers? 

When hiring top PHP engineers, it's important to look for developers who have experience in PHP development, knowledge of popular PHP frameworks, strong problem-solving skills, and a good understanding of database management systems. At TurnKey Labs, our team of PHP developers possesses all these skills and more. 


Our developers are highly skilled in using PHP to build scalable, secure, and high-performance web applications. Additionally, they have experience in using popular PHP frameworks like Laravel, CodeIgniter, and Symfony, as well as a good understanding of front-end technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We also place a strong emphasis on communication skills, collaboration, and teamwork, which are essential for delivering high-quality solutions.


Question & detailed answer 4: How to create a hiring funnel for PHP engineers? 

To create a hiring funnel for PHP developers, you should define your job requirements, post your job ad on relevant platforms, conduct technical interviews, evaluate candidates based on their technical skills and experience, and provide ongoing training and development opportunities. 


At TurnKey Labs, we can help you create a hiring funnel that is tailored to your business needs. We can work with you to define your hiring requirements, create job postings that attract the best candidates, and evaluate candidates based on their technical skills, experience, and cultural fit. We also provide ongoing training and development opportunities to ensure that our PHP developers stay up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in PHP development.

What are the main interview questions to hire PHP developers?

The main interview questions to hire PHP developers include questions about their experience with PHP development, their knowledge of popular PHP frameworks like Laravel, CodeIgniter, and Symfony, their understanding of database management systems, their problem-solving skills, their approach to debugging and testing, and their experience in front-end technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

At TurnKey Labs, we provide a comprehensive list of interview questions that are specifically designed to assess the skills and experience of PHP developers. We also conduct technical exercises and assignments that allow us to evaluate the candidate's ability to solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions.

We are well known for having the lowest churn rate of any tech staffing agency post-hire. 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.

What are the tools used by PHP developers?

PHP developers use a range of tools and technologies, including popular PHP frameworks like Laravel, CodeIgniter, and Symfony, as well as content management systems like WordPress and Drupal. They also use various tools for debugging, testing, and deployment, such as Xdebug, PHPUnit, and Git. 


At TurnKey Labs, our PHP developers are proficient in using these tools and can provide valuable insights on how to optimize your web applications. We also use modern software development practices like Agile development, continuous integration, and automated testing to ensure that our PHP solutions are scalable, secure, and high-performing.

How about a little show and tell on the power of a successful hiring funnel?

With great success comes the need to get more hands on deck. Our client R1 had to boost their dev team fast. They turned their gaze offshore and, lucky for them, TurnKey was ready to swoop in with the much-needed engineering talent. And, we're not just talking about a couple of extra hands here and there.

We're talking about a whopping 40 full-time staff across different roles. Yeah, you read that right!   Can you see the power of a well developed  hiring funnel?