Sláinte! From Rick and Katherine at Palmerworks Web and Print Design
Professional websites, personalized service
Monday, 20 of May of 2013
Sláinte! From Rick and Katherine at Palmerworks Web and Print Design
Professional websites, personalized service
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Everyone have a safe and happy New Year!
Katherine and Rick
Palmerworks Web and Print Design
Rick and Katherine Palmer founded the company in 2002 after years of providing free design and writing services to friends and acquaintances. They soon found a ready-made market for their services in the small business community, with owners who wanted to get their businesses online at an affordable price. For ten years, they have designed and hosted websites and provided print media for local individuals and companies.
“We pride ourselves on personalized service,” said Rick. “Many of our clients have tried do-it-yourself web design companies and found that template-driven sites are unprofessional looking, take up a lot of their time, and are a waste of money.
“Unlike many web design companies, we help our clients create written content for their sites. In addition to developing a website for a client, we can design a business logo, and take care of all the technical details, like domain name, hosting, email setup, and even integrating your company Facebook page. We enjoy getting to know our clients, and we take an interest in seeing that their businesses succeed.”
Rick says many of their clients transferred existing sites to Palmerworks after being unable to reach their former designers for updates and other services.
“We are not is not a fly-by-night company. We’ve been in the business for ten years, and plan to be around for a long time. When you need changes to your site, due to price increases, employee turn around or other issues, we’ll have those updates done within the week,” says Palmer.
Palmerworks also designs and produces newsletters and other print materials for small businesses.
The future looks promising for Palmerworks. “We plan to keep growing the company,” said Rick, “and we’re going to focus on helping business owners develop ecommerce sites. We’ll bring the same level of personalized service and affordable pricing to that aspect of web development.”
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Palmerworks Design is offering a complete 5-page site for 10% off until the end of October 2012. Visit their website (palmerworks.com) to learn more about their web and print services, including business cards, monthly newsletters, and brochures. For a free consultation, call 734-252-web1, or email email@example.com.
Palmerworks Design, Garden City, MI 48135
Contact: Katherine Palmer
Caprara Bakery in Southgate, Michigan, is owned by Tony and Fran Antonelli. The bakery has been in the family for more than 50 years. They offer a full Italian grocery and deli filled with imported Italian and domestic lunch meats and cheeses, plus Italian and domestic wines.
Tony knows that every business needs a website nowadays, so he gave us a call. We worked with him to design a website that tells the history of the bakery, plus highlights his products, menus, and photos. The result is caprarabakery.com. Click the image below for a closer look.
We enjoyed meeting and working with Tony and Fran. We especially liked the perks: some yummy traditional Italian and meatball subs for lunch, and a delicious unbaked pizza to pop in the oven after a long day at work. Visit Caprara Bakery and try some for yourself. Don’t forget to pick up some pepperoni rolls while you’re there.
If your business needs a website, call us at 734-252-WEB1. We’ll meet with you to discuss your needs and get started on designing the perfect website for your company’s needs. Our five-page sites, including domain and hosting for a year, start at $475.
Yes, the shoemaker’s children often go barefoot. We’ve been so busy with new web and newsletter clients, that we haven’t had time to launch our own newly designed site.
We finally took a few days to get our own site up and running. It’s chock-full of information highlighting some of our sites, new products, our credentials and experience, and the personalized service we provide.
We’re no longer just a web design company; we also provide print design, like brochures, and business cards. Plus we’ve branched into writing and editing services, including manuscript editing, blogging, and newsletters.
Please take some time to check out our new site, and let us know what you think.
As the countdown to our new website approaches, we realized Palmerworks needed a new logo. We wanted the logo to be fresh and attractive, but simple enough to work well in our site banner, on business cards, in advertising and on t-shirts and other apparel.
We agreed upon the idea of using a light bulb as a symbol within the logo. This graphic resonated with the team because it represents so many positive things: ideas, light, brilliance, in addition to the light bulb’s connection to electricity, power, and illuminating the dark.
Designing is all about ideas, and that’s what we hope our new logo conveys. Take a look, and let us know what you think.
The new Palmerworks site is about a week from launch. This site will feature a front page carousel showcasing our designs and will include more details about our services. We’ll also have a page devoted to a step-by-step description of the process we use for each of our clients.
Unlike do-it-yourself and template design companies, we take care of all the details, from domain purchase and logo design to writing the copy and hosting the site.
After the site is complete, we list you in directories and use key words to help others find you in the major search engines. We can also incorporate your new logo into business cards, brochures, and newsletters.
Besides launching our new site, we’re still busy with clients. Current projects include:
Complete website package with logo design, domain name and hosting – only $475
One-page site: $225
It was a banner year for Palmerworks on many levels.
The company filed Articles of Organization and became a Michigan Limited Licensed Company.
Rick retired from his day job to work full time on the business. Since September 1st, he has been making the rounds of local shop owners explaining the benefits of a good website. His work has paid off. He’s signed up many new clients, including a local dentist, two restaurants, and a “budding” entrepreneur.
Our services have expanded. We’ve added a new division: Palmerworks Corporate Services provides newsletters and other communication media utilizing our writing, editing, and design expertise.
New clients in 2011:
d48shop.com [site in progress] – The year began with our first online shopping cart, created for District 48 Apparel, a Carhartt reseller. The company had some major catalog revisions and merchandise updates that are still in the works, but the site is projected to launch next month.
basspimp.com – Straight out of 5-String Township, Michigan, Gordon Spencer, aka The Bass Pimp, is the first bassist to call if you make music in Detroit. This site incorporates his music, pictures, and best-selling Basspimp tshirt.
ndcaps.com – New Direction Counseling, in Southfield, offers a variety of classes, resources, and services. Their dedicated group of professional therapists offer evidence-based treatment in providing individual, group, and family counseling.
murphydentalcare.com [site in progress] – Dr. Edward Murphy, DDS, is a Livonia family dentist.
beachbudd.com [site in progress] – The BeachBudd is a highly inventive tanning lotion applicator designed by a local entrepreneur.
cornedbeefrestaurant.com [restaurant has closed, but you can see the site we designed here] – The Corned Beef House is a local diner in Westland, Michigan, that serves up the best corned beef in town. The owner wanted his menu on a simple one-page site.
thegreekflame.com [site in progress] - Greek Flame Coney Island is a diner located in Garden City – we’re providing a menu redesign and website.
Palmerworks offers more than web design
Print services – We continue to design business cards, stationery, signs, posters, and brochures for our web clients. Once a website establishes the company look, we design print brochures, letterhead, and business cards that incorporate the logo, colors, and domain name.
Blogging and other digital services – No time to blog? Palmerworks writes bimonthly blogs, as well as Facebook and LinkedIn page updates for several clients.
Search engine optimization – We realize clients need help with website promotion. Palmerworks has added more services: we’ll help you list your new site in online directories, start your Facebook page, and help you discover other SEO strategies, all as part of our typical web design package.
Contact Palmerworks today for your new website – or let us design your newsletter or brochure. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-252-WEB1.
Palmerworks had a productive 2010. We were busy all year developing sites, creating company logos, and providing print media for entrepreneurs and established professionals.
We had the pleasure of meeting some great people who’ve created successful businesses. Please take advantage of their services.
911 Set Medics – provides the Michigan film industry with the highest-trained professional EMS personnel for commercial, TV, and film production. We developed their site, blog, logo, and business cards.
Everlast Asphalt – a Canton, Michigan-based provider of residential and commercial asphalt services. Palmerworks developed a 5-page site, logo, and business cards.
The Word of Truth Church and Ministries – a thriving church in Warren, Mich., presided over by church founder, Dr. Robert E. Garner. We developed their site and incorporated two blogs for updates from the pastor and about church events. We also set up their Facebook, Twitter, and helped them with other social networking services.
Trotter Strategies – a Washington, D.C.-based firm headed by veteran lobbyist Tom Trotter, provides Congressional consulting, strategic advice, and issue advocacy. We provided a one-page “business card” site, logo, and business cards.
American CME – provides web-based continuing medical training with documentary-style training videos and online testing. We created a 5-page site, blog, logo, and set-up and integrated the learning management system. (As of March 2011, American CME has moved to “moodlerooms” as their new hosting provider. The original design is by Palmerworks, but writing and information is not by our company.)
Ostlund Plumbing – Ostlund Plumbing and Heating, Inc., has been a part of the community for more than 50 years, completing hundreds of projects in the southeastern Michigan area. We designe their 5-page site with photo gallery, plus their logo and business cards.
Fire Ground Review – is a first responder modified version of the military’s After Action Review used by fire departments to become more effective and create a safer working environment for personnel. We developed a 5-page site, blog, logo, and business cards.
Marsha Westfall – is an aspiring teacher in southeastern Michigan. We created an online resume/portfolio that showcases her credentials and teach philosophy.
Access Christian Counseling – is a private outpatient clinic offering a variety of services in Southfield, Michigan. We developed a 5-page site, blog, and print flyers, and provided photography services.
Ultimate Hair Removal/Body Beautiful – Located in Farmington Hills, Mich., Body Beautiful LLC specializes in laser and electrolysis hair removal, with 15 years of hair removal experience. We took her existing flash-based site and redeveloped it in html.
Jamy K – Jamy Krulikowski is mutli-talented actor, film and video editor, writer, and motion graphic artist living in surburban Los Angeles. We developed an online portfolio/bio and business cards.
Palmerworks is also honored to help whenever we can. We donated hosting to a site dedicated to supporting fallen Grand Rapids Firefighter Bryan Blattert.
This year is off to a great start. New in 2011:
The Initiative – We’re finishing up a site for a new company that specializes in property management services for homeowners, commercial investors, and small businesses.
Gordie’s Cards – Gordie Roedding creates original, hand-drawn greeting cards for any occasion, event, or holiday. We’re putting the finishing touches on his 5-page site.
Bass Pimp – Palmerworks is developing a one-page site offering t-shirts from local musician, Gordon Spencer.
District 48 Apparel – We’re developing a website, blog, and online cart for a local Carhartt reseller.
Cyndi’s Cakes – Cyndi Berger has been creating beautiful cakes for more than 35 years. We’re developing a 5-page site and blog showcasing her talents.
Check back often to see our progress. We’re thankful to all our clients and look forward to another successful and productive year.
Palmerworks provides affordable, professional web design and specializes in personalized service.
Access Christian Counseling is a private outpatient clinic offering a variety of services in Southfield, Michigan. Their team of licensed Christian therapists facilitate the healing process for spiritual, psychological, and emotional growth by combining biblically based principles with psychological concepts.
The clinic director, Dr. Charles Capicchioni, wanted to update their website with a new, more welcoming look. We softened the colors, added photos, and incorporated a mountain view to coordinate with the business cards and brochures they already had. Take a look at this screenshot of the front page. Unfortunately, Access Christian Counseling closed its doors in 2012.
The original site had harsh, red tones that didn’t seem very warm or inviting.
The site we developed was our standard five-page package, which includes domain name, hosting for one year, and a blog. We really enjoy helping our clients, and wrote two “starter” blogs. Rick also updated their Men’s Group flyer, which we added as a blog graphic.
Palmerworks always customizes sites to our clients’ needs, and this site includes biographies of staff members. We’ll update it next month when we receive staff pictures.
We’d like to thank Dr. C. for choosing us to develop his new look. He is definitely a man who cares about his staff and clients, and he was a joy to work with.
We’d also like to extend our gratitude to Shelly Raitz for recommending us for the job.
Purchase a complete web package for your company, including domain name, hosting, and blog, for under $500. Contact Rick or Katherine at Palmerworks Design, today. We offer professional design with personalized service.