Building Websites With Purpose

At FLDTRACE, we build websites with purpose. As experts in UX, SEO, and WordPress, we also rely heavily on data and research in the design process. That makes us your first choice for a website that drives traffic and grows revenue.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2009
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Fort Mill, SC
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Multiple WordPress Web Devs for Architecture Firm

"FLDTRACE was willing to accommodate timelines."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014–Ongoing
Project summary: 

Following design guidelines, FLDTRACE provided code to develop the backend of a WordPress website for an architecture firm. The team has supported the platform’s numerous iterations.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Princeton, New Jersey
Graphic Designer and Director of Design, Architecture Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

FLDTRACE has delivered successful websites that have satisfied design expectations and generated positive feedback from users. The team has been adaptable and worked efficiently to meet critical deadlines. They have integrated details meticulously, enabling continued partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Respondent 1: We’re an architecture firm. I’m a graphic designer.

Respondent 2: I’m the director of design.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FLDTRACE?

Respondent 1: We needed help coding a new website design.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Respondent 1: FLDTRACE created code for the backend of our WordPress website.

Respondent 2: Their team has worked on the three iterations of our website. We’re designers, so we’ve designed the frontend and they’ve written the backend code.

What is the team composition?

Respondent 1: We had direct contact with the company's owner, Lucien (Owner and Founder, FLDTRACE). Besides that, we didn’t have contact with any other employees. I’m sure that his team worked on multiple aspects of the projects as well.

How did you come to work with FLDTRACE?

Respondent 2: Our company started working with them close to five years ago. I’m not sure how the initial search functioned. We reached out to a few companies. FLDTRACE had competitive pricing and quick turnaround times, so that’s why we decided to go with them. We’ve maintained the relationship ever since.

How much have you invested with them?

Respondent 2: For the several iterations, we’ve spent around $47,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Respondent 2: The initial collaboration began five years ago. We worked together on the website's second iteration about three years ago. A year ago, they helped to build the current iteration. We’re still in communication with Lucien.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Respondent 1: We’ve provided designs to their team and FLDTRACE has been good at following the visuals in the backend as well as what’s visible on a browser.

Respondent 2: They did a wonderful job with attention to detail. We’ve had direct feedback from a few clients that our new website looks great. FLDTRACE has worked really hard and fast to meet our deadline in ways that other companies wouldn’t have been able to accommodate. It was a big initiative that their team completed successfully.

How did FLDTRACE perform from a project management standpoint?

Respondent 1: Their team has used Trello as a communication platform, which has helped us keep content in one spot. We could also send them screenshots of designs to help visualize ideas and make it easier for them to understand our questions or comments on certain components of the project. FLDTRACE has managed timelines well, which was important as this project was pushed hard internally and had to be done in a short period of time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Respondent 2: FLDTRACE was willing to accommodate timelines. When we’ve thrown deadlines out, their team has been flexible. They’ve had a close eye to design and made sure to attend to details. Their team has also provided great follow up service.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Respondent 2: For the most part, we’re really happy about it. A challenge was our accessibility to the website. We'd assumed that we were going to be able to customize it in ways that we couldn't. This was partly our fault because of the push for a quick turnaround. But the communication that we were moving away from what we'd expected wasn’t there.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design & SEO for Plumbing Company

"They’ve never missed a deadline."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

To combat competition in a saturated market, FLDTRACE redesigned a WordPress website and conducted SEO efforts for a local plumbing business. The team lead collaborated with the client using Trello.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Lisa Carter
Owner, Carter's My Plumber
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

FLDTRACE’s ongoing work has led to a significant increase in the client’s domain authority. They’re not the number one local plumbing business, and they’ve enjoyed boosted visibility on the web. The site they’ve created is very appealing, showcasing the team lead’s mastery of web design.

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 one of the owners of Carter’s My Plumber. As a plumbing business based in Greenwood, Indiana, we service residential customers.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FLDTRACE?

To remain competitive in a saturated market, we needed to redesign our website and conduct SEO work. We needed to compete at a higher level through our website since there are many plumbing options in the Indianapolis area.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They redesigned our WordPress website and implemented SEO strategy. They targeted critical keywords to increase our DA.

What is the team composition?

I just worked with Lucian (Owner, FLDTRACE).

How did you come to work with FLDTRACE?

Before we approached them, we had gone through about a dozen different agencies, trying to find the right one for us.

I had worked with someone else to design another website for a side project, and this person had recommended FLDTRACE for comprehensive design and SEO services.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent somewhere around $35,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began in March of 2017, and it’s an ongoing relationship where they continuously execute SEO efforts.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Thanks to their work, our domain authority has risen from 18 to 36. We’re now ranking first in the local market for plumbing services. While we were previously listed on the eighth Google page, we’re now featured on the second one. Our website that he’s created and now maintains is also very appealing.

How did FLDTRACE perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve never missed a deadline. He manages a very helpful to-do list so we always know where we stand. We use Trello to communicate and to track tasks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

His design capabilities are very high. Lucien’s sensitivity to curb appeal and eye for detail both indicate his mastery of design.

Are there any areas they could improve?

While it’s not at all a major issue, I would appreciate some other outlets for communication.

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

Photography & Cinematography Website Dev

"We are extremely happy and grateful for the work he provided for us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
July - Sept. 2014
Project summary: 

FLDTRACE designed and developed a custom site from scratch for a photography studio. After launching the site, they've continued to provide maintenance services and make changes based on client requests.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington DC
Mari Harsan
Owner, Mari Harsan Studios
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All in all, it was a quick process that lasted under three months, and FLDTRACE was responsive throughout. The new site was SEO-friendly, which helped boost conversions.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner of a photography and cinematography company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire FLDTRACE?

FLDTRACE built a custom website from scratch for us and we are extremely happy with the design provided as well as the functionality and SEO implementation.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to have an easy to navigate website while providing more than one service, esthetically pleasing, SEO proficient and responsive. FLDTRACE delivered on everything and made many great suggestions that we did not even think about.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After many attempts at finding someone who would be able to provide us with all that we needed we finally found FLDTRACE and are so thankful to the internet and social media platforms.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

FLDTRACE designed, developed and launched our entire website. Throughout the years they also did maintenance and any changes we wanted. Extremely knowledgeable and accommodating.

What was the team composition?

Lucian from FLDTRACE worked closely with my husband and I.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The client conversion due to design and SEO was and still is quiet incredible. Our brand new website was up and running in less than 3 months and I am sure it would have been launched even sooner if my husband and I would have been on top of things Lucian needed from us.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Working with Lucian was easy and fast. We communicated through emails, phone calls as well as skype.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Lucian's knowledge about esthetics, SEO and functionality is quiet impressive. On top of that he is super responsive and easy to talk to.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not really. We are extremely happy and grateful for the work he provided for us.

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

Web Design for Home Owners Association

“They quickly got the basics of our needs down, helping us achieve a new level of quality.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

FLDTRACE built a custom WordPress website for a property management company hoping to impress a variety of stakeholders with a sophisticated design. The developer added backend plugins to make the site unique.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
McKinney, Texas
Communications Specialist, Home Owners Association
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All stakeholders have responded positively to the new modern design, indicating that the site is much easier to navigate. The site has also been met with growth in web traffic. The team was able to provide helpful feedback and suggestions, elevating the overall quality of the products.

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 communications specialist for a property management company, working in McKinney, Texas.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FLDTRACE?

We were building a new website for the community, aiming for a more modern, mobile-friendly interface.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

FLDTRACE built our website on WordPress, taking on a lot of backend specialization and using plugins that we would not be able to achieve on our own. It was important to get the site to the level our stakeholders expected, so it was helpful to have his expertise on the backend development.

What is the team composition?

We worked directly with one person from FLDTRACE.

How did you come to work with FLDTRACE?

We first sent out an RFP to multiple developers, detailing our needs. After analyzing what they could bring to the table, we decided to hire FLDTRADE because they understood our needs and were responsive. Their team had also worked with HBO management companies in the past, and we liked the work they’d done for others. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $12,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from about April–December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve received only positive feedback on the new build. There were tons of stakeholders that needed to be pleased, from board members on the HOA to residents. Users say that our site is much easier to navigate, so they can quickly find the information they need. We’ve also seen a rise in web traffic month over month. There’re many that have never used the site before now coming on board. 

How did FLDTRACE perform from a project management standpoint?

They used Trello for project management. That allowed us to post tasks and track them on their way to completion. We were able to communicate through the interface too, and that worked very well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their intention was to make sure they understood exactly what we needed while not shying away from applying their expertise. They quickly got the basics of our needs down, helping us achieve a new level of quality.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything. It was a difficult project because we had so many stakeholders to impress. FLDTRACE was super patient with our turnaround times resulting from this. That was the project’s biggest challenge, and it was on our end. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Get stakeholder and user feedback before meeting with them, so you can present them with exactly what you need. That was a great starting point for us in our effort to kick off early conversations with them. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Even when we’re slow on our end, they take care of tasks quickly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They delivered more than I thought we would get on our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The site is beautifully designed and has been working perfectly for over a year.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer