Mike has been working with the Ottawa Community Foundation for close to four years as a web developer. What makes Mike stand out from others in his field is his customer service. Mike is very responsive and attentive to detail. He has an ability to explain very technical issues in lay terms.
While he is a highly skilled web developer, he is also keenly aware of the environment in which websites reside. By that I mean he understands how websites provide a voice for organizations, but that it’s not just about the site; it’s also about the message and the connection to other parts of the organization. When we recently rebranded the Ottawa Community Foundation, Mike was instrumental in making sure all tech components tied to our website were aligned and ready for the launch date. He is a pleasure to work with.Danielle CoteDirector, Public Engagement, OCF
Like many things, WordPress and HTML don’t seem to be difficult to learn…until your website goes down or is attacked from several nefarious countries. The latter actually happened just last month and I had no clue. Thankfully Mike was keeping a watchful eye over our websites the entire time and knew exactly what to do to prevent a single minute of down-time.
When your biggest advertising investment is your website, clean design and great architecture is only half the battle: uptime and reliability are also very important. Mike has not only been pivotal in creating a robust framework for quick load times and great SEO, but has kept all our websites running smoothly even under attack. It’s more than peace of mind…his services make for better business.
I LOVE THIS BALD DUDE!!!Dave Cheung
Mike knows how to make things work. He took our ideas and created beauty out of chaos, in what is now probably the largest wedding photography web site in the world. The site looks small, until you start digging through the 10,000+ photos on the site. And Mike made that possible through thoughtful and diligent determination to not only give us what we needed then, but what we still need now.
Mike thinks about what you don’t think about, and I really value that proactive mindset in a collaborative, creative process.Ben Chrisman
Having a custom design was really important to us. We needed a website that was not only attractive to potential clients but also heavy on backend functionality that would be always working for us.
We gave Mike several ideas about what we wanted and his execution on those things exceeded our expectations. As a small business, our website is our face to the world. I’m happy to say that we love our face, we love it a lot thanks to Mike.Joshua Dwain
Mike is my site administrator and I am so pleased to be working with him. My site is monitored, regularly updated, and has had no down time. If I need help Mike is always there and able to speak in terms non-technical persons can understand which is great for business owners like me. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone needing help building, hosting, and maintaining a web site.David SimmondsMBA CPA CGA
Commissioning Mike to build our website was one of the smartest decisions we have made for our business! Our site is clean, easy to navigate, functional and smart. Our website seems simple to the viewer, but it’s very complex and designed with the intention of getting visitors to the site and converting them into leads! We loved working with Mike and the results were worth all the efforts!Jessica VanTassel
Small business owners ofter underestimate the power of a beautifully coded website. A well designed website without a solid foundation is just decoration. Mike’s skills are second to none: he’s smart with decisions, able to explore outside the box and makes roadblocks disappear.
Our site really is a masterpiece and every detail is perfect. We couldn’t have done it without Mike…he’s obviously talented, but equally important is how easy he is to work with. He offers incredibly helpful insight, personal attention and expert guidance throughout the process.Daniel Stark
Mike’s expertise and knowledge allows him to always be at least 3 or 4 steps ahead of the game. It is this proactive mentality that really helped guide decision making when creating our site. He is always looking for ways to make the site easier for us to manage in the future.
With such a complex site, we needed a developer who had excellent response times. Mike always responds to any call or email within minutes and his uptime monitoring is second to none. When our site went down due to server issues, he notified us within minutes and immediately got things resolved before any of our staff even noticed that we had an issue in the first place! When our project website was presented to the Mayor, he was there to ensure that we had no technical issues and the presentation of the site went without a hitch. What a gem!Chayanika LutesSenior Associate, Ottawa Insights
Building a custom website can be a monumental task, but Mike was able to guide us along the process from start to finish, explain complex issues in ways we can understand, as well as keep us informed on the implications of our decisions. He brought many good ideas to the table and we have received a ton of great feedback on the “venues” and “vendors” features he built into our blog.James Nisly