FM Constructors is a general contractor in Flower Mound. They needed a new website and had requirements for a plan room (place where subcontractors can look at specific job information) and a subcontractor portal. I was able to get their site up and running quickly. Since the initial rollout, I’ve added a feedback comments section and integrated posts from Facebook.
“We contracted with Brain Spark Designs to develop and execute our website for our new company. Being a start-up, we needed to make a meaningful impact with our site while watching our budget. Bill was creative and quick to get us up and running while meeting all of our expectations and needs. We will definitely be using him in the future as we grow and our needs change. Bill and Brain Spark Designs were the right fit for us and we cannot recommend him highly enough.”
– Don McDaniel, Owner / Partner, FM Constructors
Sunset Hill NA website look before and after
Sunset Hill Neighborhood Association
Sunset Hill is a Neighborhood Association in South Dallas. They had a site made with Google tools and docs. They wanted an updated looking website where they could add community events, a contact form, a better organization of photos / newsletters and more. I created a more modern and functionally improved website but kept a bit of a retro look. There’s a lot of history with that neighborhood. Originally, they had not considered migrating their thirteen historical write-ups, but I moved them over and made them into blog posts. This organization looks much better and they really like this. Sunset Hill NA also has four forms that they wanted to keep on Google. I used iFrame technology for this integration. It is not the most elegant, but it works very well and still has a look that matches the rest of their website.
Client comments coming soon.
Summit Club of Flower Mound
The Summit Club had their website rebuilt onto WordPress. I picked up the project from the original developer and added new function, pages and content. This included integration with YouTube videos and historical photos. I installed and setup a commerce system to sell tickets and sponsorships for Western Saloon Night, the club’s big fundraising event. I also setup a members’ portal where members could pay for events / meals / apparel, submit expense reports and access member only documents.
Working with Bill on a new website for our non-profit was a pleasure. His professionalism and willingness to work with our leadership in developing something completely new and modern for us was truly refreshing. He brought great experience and wonderful ideas and combined them with our basic ideas and wants and created a website that is both useful and user friendly! His follow up and work ethic makes him a great partner. We appreciate his hard work and dedication!
– Claudio Forest, Summit Club President
Flower Mound Smoke Fest
The Summit Club of Flower Mound was not able to hold its biggest fund raising event – Western Saloon & Casino Night due to Covid. To make up for that loss in funds we decided to hold a BBQ competition.
To have the event recognized and promoted as a Summit Club event, I built a website WITHIN the Summit Club site. All the pages had the same look / feel and its own menu (top right of every page).
For this event, I created a comprehensive Home Page, a detailed rules/times/payouts page, an online entry form and a payments page for the contestant fee and for the cornhole tournament entrants. I also created a separate page to promote the local vendors, a page for the cornhole tournament and a brochure page.
When the event was completed, I hid the pre-event pages, created a new home page thanking sponsors/contestants/vendors and posted the results. I also added an additional page with photos from the event.
Bill’s work on the FMSmokeFest.com web page was a huge part of the events success. He got us up running quickly with a Team page where teams could register for the event, pay their fees, and obtain critical information about the rules, sanctioning organization and the site location. The registration process was one of the highest rated survey responses that teams provided after the event.
When it came time to sell tickets to the general public, Bill launched the consumer facing page that integrated ticket sales, raffle ticket sales, and registration for a Cornhole Tournament.
Through all of this, Bill reacted quickly and professionally when updates and enhancements were needed.
– Bryan Webb, Competition Chair
San Gabriel Lodge #89
San Gabriel Lodge #89 is a Masonic Lodge in Georgetown, Texas. They needed a new website with a new look and added functionality like a photo history page and an events calendar. Their webmaster wanted some assistance with technical WordPress issues and getting the site into production quickly.
“I was given the assignment to build a new website for the San Gabriel #89 Masonic Lodge. I enlisted Bill to help with technical issues when needed and to speed the completion of the site. Bill was very good at asking questions about the functionality and content that I wanted. He listened and made suggestions regarding organization, WordPress tools, customizations and more. Anytime I ran into issues, Bill was very responsive and helped resolve the problem. Bill even made suggestions that improved the usability of our website. I highly recommend Bill if you need a new website built or want help with an existing website.”
– Mark Pavlovich, Webmaster, San Gabriel #89 Masonic Lodge
Home Page Before & After
InScribe had a website that had not been updated in several years. It had the basic WordPress 2011 theme and the contact information was out of date. I used a more modern theme, updated the style by making the page full width and added some complimentary colors. In addition, I updated the contact page, re-built the footer and tagline, added a Facebook link and created Our Value and Our History pages with some of the marketing material.
As part of the contract, I also a business Facebook page, linked it to the updated website, created several posts to illustrate the value proposition of InScribe and documented how to create additional posts to keep the page relevant .
“Bill – IT IS MAGNIFICENT!!!!!! I am absolutely stunned!!!!! I could never imagine my old, outdated website could look so new and relevant!”
– Dani R Lynch, Owner InScribe
The Flower Mound Foundation
I did not like the outdated look of the Flower Mound Foundation website and volunteered to give it a refresh. The only input for the redesign was to add a Board Member Portal.
In addition to creating the Portal, I made a lot of visual improvements. I updated the colors, the page layout and page organization. I created a scrolling slider of colorful images on the About page – some are related composite images that I spliced together. I also added integration with their Facebook page, videos and images.
Some of the other improvements I made include adding contact information and updating the footer. I also removed the bulky commerce system (that I originally installed) and replaced it with a simple set of PayPal buttons. I did this because there is currently only a single item for sale. I created a page called Related Info of some of the projects and affiliations of the Mound Foundation. Finally, I totally reformatted the blog page, added a Donate button to top of the pages and setup SEO (search engine optimization) so people searching can more easily find the Flower Mound Foundation site .
Now, the board wants to improve the Wildlife pages with better images and descriptions as well as add a detailed page of the plants / vegetation found on the Flower Mound. I will be adding that as well as a page of the Board members with photos and descriptions.
The Flower Mound Foundation
My wife is on the board of The Flower Mound Foundation. This site was created in WordPress. I was “voluntold” to add a page and PayPal capability for an Eagle Scout project. Since then, I have been maintaining the site along with adding filters and additional tools to greatly reduce the SPAM blog posts. I also installed and configured a commerce system so they can sell books on their site. The Flower Mound Foundation wants the site refreshed with a new look. I will be working on that as well.
“For a small non-profit, a website is always a problem. We know we need a site, but no one on the board has the experience, the expertise, or the time to build a site. We hired a firm to build one, but then the ongoing maintenance became a problem.
Bill picked up the maintenance of our Flower Mound Foundation’s website. He is able to listen to us tell him what we want to see, in non-website terms, and then comes back with built pages. He has updated our site, added tools, and updated security to get rid of spam blog posts that had been a problem.
He also installed commerce software so we can sell items on the web. Our plans include revamping the website to get an updated look. We will utilize Bill for these updates.
I highly recommend Bill.”
– Al Picardi, President, The Flower Mound Foundation
I rebuilt the FMARC site using the popular WordPress platform to give it an updated look. I also gave the website a lot more functionality utilizing plugins for forms and Search Engine Optimization (S.E.O.). Also, the site looks better on mobile devices. Most importantly, I was able to add security (SSL) and still save the FMARC money.
I was named FMARC volunteer of the year for my work (mostly on) the website and email marketing.
FMARC Version 1
I volunteered to maintain the FMARC site. At first, I kept the basic structure, and over time, changed the look, added a lot of content and made the PayPal interface work. I also used the GoDaddy Email Marketing tool to send email correspondence to the members.
“Bill has been running the site for our rather large club here in Flower Mound for over a year. He rebuilt it and made it work the way we wanted it to work! He is always quick when making any requested changes. If you have a vision for a website, Bill can make it happen!”
– Lisa Tobin, President, FMARC
D3C Version 2
The requirements for the D3C site changed. Mark wanted more advanced forms, forms management and some other features. We used WordPress hosting from GoDaddy. They provided a temporary site for 60 days so we could create the new site until we cut over. I helped rebuild the site in WordPress and moved/re-created the content. We also built several new forms. We had all this done and tested prior to our cut-over date.
“After a couple of years we found that our needs changed and the system configuration we had could not be adapted. We called Bill Wetherbee and explained our situation. He was very helpful in working with the Internet Service Provider and found what system upgrade would fit our needs. This was very beneficial since we saved money with the upgrade. The new website had the features we needed to meet our membership’s requirements.”
– Mark Pavlovich, VP Technical Services
D3C Version 1
Mark wanted a web presence for his new organization. I consulted with him on how to get started building the website. I trained Mark on page and content creation. I provided advise on everything from organization to usability. I also showed him some “tricks” like adding a Google calendar and posting .PDF content.
“We approached Bill Wetherbee to see if he could help us with our first website for
the Denton County Conservative Coalition. The first thing he did was to identify our “needs” and then our “wants”. That was really a big help for it got our website up and running in a very short time. The website was up and in full operation in time for one out our biggest activity events in the Fall of 2015. He made a specific effort to insure everyone was training on routine maintenance of our website.”
– Mark Pavlovich, VP Technical Services
Mark Glover, wanted a website for a new commercial property development. Mark already had his colors and site template selected along with several MS Word and .PDF documents. He wanted me to organize the content and build the site.
“Bill helped us do a website for a commercial development we are marketing. He was easy to work with, fast, and affordable. I recommend Bill wholeheartedly.”
– Mark Glover, Principal and Broker, iMark Realty Advisors
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