Sacramento Web Design

E. Curtis Designs was established in 2002, and since then we have assisted in the development of hundreds of websites for diverse businesses and organization throughout California, and beyond.

Our extensive experience ensures that our client websites are not only beautiful and engaging, but professionally coded and fully optimized for a prominent search engine ranking.  Whether your need is a new website or a redevelopment, web updates or social media development and integration, we have the expertise and experience to get the job done right, quickly, and at a price you can afford.

 
$1,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2002
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Sacramento, CA
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Lafitte Music Center, Pool Time Pool & Spa, Let's Get Moovin Youth Sports, Sacramento Bariatric Medical Associates, Stonehenge Signs, Baydaline & Jacobsen, Feist Cabinets, Gilchrist Golf Cars, Magic Sun Solar, Mark J. Lamb Estate Planning, Sacramento County Administrative Professionals Association, Kauai Camper Rentals, Sacramento Brew Bike, Highway 50 Association Wagon Train, Alves & Martinez Physical Therapy, ACS Roofing, Stokes Granite & Stone, PB Electric Inc

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Stokes Granite & Stone

In 2016 we redeveloped our client’s older WordPress website using a modern WordPress CMS responsive layout. If you search Google for “stone countertop installers Sacramento” our client’s website ranks #5 (last checked 5/10/18), but it is important to note that #1 and #2 where Yelp, #3 is homadvisor.com, and #4 is thumbtack.com, all directory sites so not business websites. We maintain their website for content and CMS

maintenance updates, as well as backups and security. We have also assisted them with content updates for their Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Houzz pages.
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Lafitte Music Center

We initially began working with Lafitte Music Center in 2018, for which we provided SEO improvements and helped maintain their older WordPress website. And then in 2019 it was decided that a full WordPress redevelopment was needed to more effectively represent their business. This new website includes an engaging home page slideshow with text overlay and call-to-action buttons, embedded YouTube video, representative galleries

and images, custom forms, scrolling reviews, extensive copy-writing, keyword research and targeting, and more.  We also assisted with hosting transfer with SSL, and Lafitte is currently utilizing us for administrative maintenance and security.
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Pietro's #2 Italian Restaurant

In 2012 we redeveloped their existing website, for which we created a custom XHTML design and a mobile-only website to ensure that their mobile visitors were provided for. In 2016 we redeveloped our previous website using a modern HTML5 responsive layout. If you search Google for “Italian restaurants in Vacaville” our client’s website ranks #4 (last checked 5/10/18), but it is important to note that #1 is tripadvisor.com, and

#3 is Yelp. We have assisted with website updating since 2012.
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William McConnaughy, CPA

William McConnaughy CPA engaged us to develop a new website for his tax relief services business. In 2017, after evaluation of his industry and target audience, we created a WordPress CMS responsive website. We maintain their website for content and CMS maintenance updates, as well as backups and security.

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Pool Time Pool & Spa

Pool Time Pool & Spa is a full WordPress redevelopment of an older WordPress site maintain by the client. This new website includes a home page slideshow with text overlay and call-to-action buttons, representative galleries, slideshows and images, custom forms, scrolling Yelp reviews, extensive copy-writing, keyword research and targeting, and more.  Pool Time Pool & Spa is currently utilizing us for SEO marketing and

administrative maintenance and security.
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Let's Get Moovin Youth Sports

Let’s Get Moovin is a full WordPress redevelopment of an older WIX website which the client developed and maintained. This new website includes an engaging home page header/cover image, clean and consistent styling, representative images throughout the pages, varied contact forms with validations, PayPal cart integration, responsive tables for scheduled practices and games, and more.  Let’s Get Moovin is currently utilizing us

for “most” content updates and administrative maintenance and security.
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Kauai Camper Rental

We created our client’s first website in 2010 (XHTML), and it did not take long for their business to get ranked at the top of Google searches for camper rentals. About a year later we created an additional jQuery mobile-only site to provide for mobile visitors. In 2018 we redeveloped their site to a responsive HTML5 design to take advantage of modern web features and styling. If you search Google for “Kauai van camping” and

similar our client’s website consistently ranks #1 (last checked 5/10/18). We have provided hosting for their website since 2010, and assist with content updates.
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Lamb Trust Estate Planning

In addition to his commitment to professionalism, our client also wanted to represent his family-first philosophy — to achieve this we included a picture on the home page header/cover illustrating the close bond he has with his children. In addition there is a slideshow of family images on the about us page. For SEO and informational benefit the home page includes his 4 primary areas of service, and we included additional

information to effectively target for keywords and phrases, varied calls-to-action, and client testimonials. Lamb Trust was a referral from another client, and is currently using us to maintain their site for updates and security.
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Sac Brew Bike

We started working with Sac Brew Bike in 2014 for content updates. In 2016 their WordPress CMS website’s visual look was improved upon, including a new logo, new primary accent color, and additional pages and content was added site wide. In 2018 we redeveloped their website to modernize features, provide a cleaner look and more visual engagement, and for better SEO targeting. If you search Google for “beer and bar tours

Sacramento” their site ranks #1 and #2 (last checked 5/10/18), and at the top of searches for most other relevant queries. We maintain their website for content and CMS maintenance updates, as well as backups and security.
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Stonehenge Signs, Inc.

This is a full redevelopment of an older XHTML design. This modern HTML5 layout is fully responsive with a responsive header image, slideshows, tabular system, image carousel, contact forms with validations and Google map. Extensive image optimization provided.

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Sacramento Bariatric Medical Associates

In 2017 we redeveloped their XHTML website (created by the surgeon herself) for which we utilized a modern WordPress CMS responsive theme. If you search Google for “bariatric surgeons Sacramento” and similar our client’s website consistently ranks at the top, #2 for this query (last checked 5/10/18), and in the top 3 for most others. We maintain their website for content and CMS maintenance updates, as well as backups and

security. We also created a previous website for her husband’s Blasting Cabinets business in 2015 (Raptor Blaster).
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Gilchrist Golf Cars

We initially created an XHTML website for Gilchrist Golf Cars in 2008. Our new website quickly received a prominent search engine ranking. In 2012 we created an another XHTML website using more modern styling, and we created a separate mobile-only website to provide for mobile users. And in 2017 we redeveloped their website again, this time using a WordPress CMS responsive design. If you search Google for “golf cart sales

Rocklin” their site ranks #1, and ranks #2 for “golf car sales Sacramento” (last checked 5/10/18). This site also ranks in the top 3 for most other service and region related relevant queries. We maintain their website for content and CMS maintenance updates, as well as backups and security, and we regularly provide updates to their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Web Dev & Design for Contractor Association

"I was super impressed with Edmund's ability to hear and interpret our organization's objectives."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept. - Nov. 2010
Project summary: 

E. Curtis Designs undertook the development of a website for a contractor's association. They delivered everything from the site layout to content generation. They also provide ongoing support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Fair Oaks, California
Julie Trost
Executive Dir., Mason Contractors Assoc. of California, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed website succeeded in increasing the association's digital presence. The site now serves as a hub where users can receive information and navigate resources. The team lead's understanding of the client's vision—as well as his commitment to customer service—were both stellar. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Executive Director of the Mason Contractors Association of California. MCAC was originally formed to give California mason contractors a greater voice in labor negotiations.

MCAC expanded to become an organization representing both open-shop and signatory mason contractors of all sizes and specialties on a variety of issues related to the trade. Today, MCAC is comprised of mason contractors as well as suppliers with ties to the masonry industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire E. Curtis Designs?

To develop our organization website.

What were your goals for this project?

For the website to professionally represent our organization and provide useful information for our existing and prospective members.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I conducted a vendor search that included a Request for Proposal to three finalist web developers that were vetted by MCAC personnel to match our criteria.

Upon receipt of qualifying proposals, a phone interview or in-person meeting was established to review the project. E. Curtis Designs was the winning bid selected due to their portfolio, price and understanding of our objectives.

Describe the project in detail.

Full website development, including layout design, graphical editing, copy writing assistance, and scripting integration. In addition we've been using Edmund to maintain our website and update pages since our website's completion.

What was the team composition?

Edmund and I worked together exclusively.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The website gave our association visibility and credibility to prospective members and industry associates. The site is also an information resource housing issue updates, links to government agencies, past and present newsletters, and a directory of our members.

The site is also a portal through which members may pay dues, purchase advertising and register for meetings thereby improving our membership renewal process, payment efficiencies and cash flow.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Worked with the owner Edmund. We initially met at my office, discussed the web development goals, and after a few days I was provided a suggested development platform and layouts for assessment.

Once a layout was decided upon the website development was completed in approx. 4-weeks.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was super impressed with Edmund's ability to hear and interpret our organization's objectives. Being new to designing a web site, I fumbled terminology and was learning about layout and optimization on the job. Edmund was very patient and his technical ability more than made up for my lack thereof.

Of paramount importance still to this day is Edmund's exceptional customer service. He responds to emails same day, implements requested changes within 24 hours and works with me to make sure the desired content goal and visual is achieved.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I have nothing to report here.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Extremely responsive and timely
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Professional, honest, dedicated, knowledgeable, efficient, friendly
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Ongoing Web Design & Development for CPA

“I trust him completely, and I think that speaks for itself.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

E. Curtis Designs designed and developed two websites for a California based certified public accountant. They continue to provide regular maintenance, handling all bug fixes and site upgrades.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sacramento, California
William McConnaughy
Owner, William McConnaughy CPA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work delivered by E. Curtis Designs has exceeded the expectations of project stakeholders and delivered remarkable success in the form of qualified inbound leads and revenue for the client. They are communicative and responsive at all times, providing top-notch customer service.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a certified public accountant in Sacramento, California.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with E. Curtis Designs?

E. Curtis Designs designed, developed, and maintains two websites for me, taxaccountpro.com and taxreliefreviews.org.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built two websites pretty much from the ground up both of which are focused on lead generation for my accounting business. Since then, they’ve handled everything in terms of managing inquiries through the site and any updates that we need to make to it. One we update every month with new material, and the other is more on an ad hoc basis.

What is the team composition?

I just work with Ed (Founder, E. Curtis Designs) directly.

How did you come to work with E. Curtis Designs?

I just searched website design professionals in Sacramento.  I chose them because he was the most eager and competent webs designer that I reached out to, so I decided to give him a shot.

How much have you invested with them?

I would say I’ve spent somewhere between $5,000–$10,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together about three years ago, in the summer of 2016, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The success of the websites has been better than I ever hoped for. Both are up and running profitably and successfully and have been since he got them off the ground. They’re real moneymakers — otherwise, I wouldn’t still be operating them.

How did E. Curtis Designs perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management with him is very quick, easy, and personal. Almost all of it's done over email that he turns around in at most 24 hours, and once in a while I’ll call him in order to discuss something that needs a more concrete or immediate decision.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I have five websites in total, and each of the other three is all run by a different webmaster, but Ed runs two of my sites because of how capable and quick he is. I trust him completely, and I think that speaks for itself.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing he could do better because he already does everything in the best possible way.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would just advise anyone thinking about working with him to go for it because you will get more than you even asked for.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer