Marvin Salter, Jr. approached us this year with a very detailed list of desires for a new website. He had researched and knew exactly how he wanted his website was to perform and look. In addition, since he is in the construction business, he wanted us to link to a construction portal which would allow him to update home owners and project managers on their construction by providing news, pictures and feedback areas. He had found a construction portal that provided similar service and was willing to pay them about $1200 per year for the service.
During the initial consultation I asked him if he would rather save the monthly fee and have the entire program on his own site. Of course, it came down to the money and functionality. Could he get what he wanted in his own portal, have ease of use and be cost effective?
Over the website development period we provided Marvin with the core website designed exactly to his specifications. We worked very closely on the site design and the end result is a very beautiful website that he can maintain and update on his own.
Next we turned our attention to the construction information website section. Marvin Salter wanted three specific areas. The first is a real estate section that would allow him to showcase homes to realtors. Secondly, a section where his construction foremen and managers could login and post construction updates and he could also post messages back to them. The third section would be for the home or building owner so that either Marvin or the foreman could post messages, pictures and updates and the homeowner, in return, could respond or ask questions of their own. He also wanted a calendar in this area so they could view timelines and know when each stage of construction should be complete.
Mr. Salter had to have the ability to recreate new pages and logins / passwords each time a new construction began. The new homeowner needed to view only their information, but managers and foremen needed the ability to view all construction in progress from one page.
In addition, the construction portal website needed to be updatable from a mobile phone on the jobsite.
The entire website sounds very complicated, worse when you try to write it down, but we began writing the construction program for him. Since this is a custom program, programming took about a month to complete. The end result is a construction portal website that has all the functionality Mr. Salter desired and cost him less than one year’s subscription to the construction information service he initially saw.
Wiregrass Advertising, Inc. provided instant savings and a website that WORKS for both Marvin Salter Construction and their customers.Visit the Salter Construction website.