website design is my passion
That's me Over There
I love building and improving websites for small businesses. Sound good? Keep reading…
Practice Makes Perfect
Over 20 years Web Design Experience
In the Beginning
I started out with a single website built by someone else. But it wasn’t long before I wanted more control, and ended up building three ecommerce sites of my own….
Running those ecommerce sites was a good living, and I even ended up writing a book about it. But what I really liked was building websites. And I did, all sorts: Blogs, stores, business sites.
Where I want to be
I finally sold those ecommerce sites, and now design full time. If you need a site for your business, and want to work one on one with someone who cares about your success, get in touch.
Knowledge is everything
I design websites with WordPress and Shopify. I’d love to create a custom design to boost your online presence.
search engine optimization
Where’s the best place to hide a dead body? On the 2nd page of Google! I’ll help you get ot the first page, where the customers are.
Website Success Plans
Our care plans will keep your site working right and safe from hackers. Our success plan will grow your site and turn visitors into customers.
How I got here
I am a father, a husband, a transplanted Texan, a sailor, and I listen to way too much bad ‘80s rock n roll. I also build websites, and here’s how that happened:
In 1988, I exited the Navy with not much more than my freedom. I took a job with a manufacturers’ representative firm in Maryland, and spent the next nine years driving the wheels off of a series of Hondas in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC. It was really hard work.
But it got me where I wanted to be. In the fall of 1999, I finalized a deal to buy the company I worked for. There was not much to it: Three employees, some demo equipment, office furniture, and a really basic website my son put up for us when he was 15.
While I was working my way into a position to buy the company, the world was changing. Being a manufacturers’ rep was becoming problematic because by the late 1990s, factories were closing in Virginia at a frightening pace, and jobs were moving to Mexico, and shortly thereafter to Asia.
I finally had my chance to break out on my own, and everything was going down the tubes – except that little website. It was starting to make money, and it only served one niche. I looked through our list of manufacturers and identified some more that I thought represented opportunities. Not that I could do any research – I hadn’t the slightest idea how.
But I did have a friend with a really nice website. He introduced me to his webmaster, and I was off and running. More sites went up. We grew like crazy, to the point that I was able to stop traveling and change the company to an internet-only sales machine. We branched out into some consumer items and that worked too.
In 2004, I decided to try my own hand at it, and put up the site that is our main earner now. It’s been a long ride, and I must have made every mistake you can online, along with scoring some surprising successes. If you’d like to work with someone who has been down in the trenches, competing, making payroll, and all the other things you do to make your business a success, get in touch.
I love working with other business owners, and I’d like the opportunity to help you grow yours.