As a general rule, website design for construction companies would be better performed by a web designer with special construction related knowledge. If planning to update your website or build a new one, you’ll need your designer or developer to have a solid understanding about the specifics of your company and the construction industry.
If you’re an electrical contractor in Los Angeles or a general contractor in St Louis, our construction specific website design will be the ideal solution for your business. The bottomline is about driving more traffic to your website and generating more revenue. That’s what we do! We utilize our background in the construction industry to offer website design for construction companies so they can take advantage of our exclusive service.
Almost anyone can build basic brochure type websites! The truth is, for your website to attract more leads and generate more revenue you’ll need more! Even if you believe most of your business comes from referrals, you can bet your prospective customers will check by having a look at your website. Then, what about those recent bids where you’ve made the shortlist? Don’t be surprised if your website is the deciding factor in winning or losing the contract!
The above represent just a couple of reasons why you’ll want your site built using our customized website design for construction companies. Also, don’t be so sure your business only comes from word of mouth. Recently I had an interesting conversation with a medium sized concrete contractor from Texas. He shared a true story of how the largest contract in the history of his company was a direct result of his website being found online. This can happen to you too, and we can help!
Specialized Website Design for Construction Companies
Having a previous successful career as a general construction superintendent, I know how building a website is very similar to building out a construction project. The difference is, when providing custom website design for construction companies, we don’t use building materials. Instead, we use images, colors, shapes and fonts to make the website presentable. Then, we use special code to make the website functional. In fact, it’s that code you don’t see that helps your website rank high in Google.
Just like you do for your projects, we use a critical path schedule for our web projects. Just like your finished project must look perfect, so does your website. Then, not only must your project look great, the MEP’s and other elements must function flawlessly. It’s exactly the same with our websites! Then, we also provide customizations enabling our clients to make basic edits on their own, without having to pay a developer to do it for them.
We know, operating a construction business requires a high degree of expertise in construction technology as well as a basic background in business administration. There are many other skills required, but it all begins with the contractor’s experience with regard to construction.
What Makes Us Special?
At Assist Start Online Services we provide specialized website design for construction companies as a part of our online service offerings. We know, to affectively build out a contractor website your designer needs some background and experience in construction to create the professional website your business deserves. That’s where we can really help! As the founder of Assist Start Online Services, I offer freelance custom web design and other web services. In my previous career, I had spent over 30 successful years as a construction superintendent. I completed many interior tenant improvements and major commercial renovation projects, mostly in the downtown Los Angeles area. Now, with nearly 10 years of experience in online services and web design, we’re combining my construction background with our web services to provide full time specialized web design for construction companies.
Types of Web Services Offered
Now providing full time custom web services to all types of business, we’re especially passionate about custom web design for construction companies. Primarily we offer professional custom websites, but we can always jump start clients with basic startup website, built for future expansion. If something more is desired, we can provide extensive customizations and functionality, creating a special site just for your company. Here’s some of what we have to offer:
Sampling of Web Services We Offer
- WordPress as our Content Management System – Customized Specifically for Your Company
- Built-in Integrated Blog
- Search Engine Optimization
- Construction Industry Expert Content Writing
- Social Media Network Integration
- Landing Page Creation for Lead Generation
- All Sites are Google “Mobile Friendly”
- Recently Completed Projects Page – Customized so Contractors Can Easily Add or Remove on their Own.
- We Use the Most Current Coding Standards
- HTML5 and Schema Support
- Team Page – Easily Edited By Your Staff
- Staff Training
More services – Besides web design, for construction companies we offer additional professional services including “recently completed projects” video creation, construction specific expert content writing services for the blog, local and/or national SEO services, regular site updates, ongoing security, and weekly site backups.
Sequence of Steps for Building Your Custom Website
If you are a contractor, you’ve probably seen hundreds of schedules similar to the one above. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve looked it over and thinking of ways to shave a little time off! I know, after being in the construction business a while sometimes we just can’t help ourselves.
Just like your construction project is generally built “in sequence,” so is your website. You may elect to provide some of the resources as opposed to purchasing new. To help us all stay on track, we manage the critical path web design schedule so we know in advance when each resource is needed. Here’s an example of some of the basic steps involved with designing a website.
- Preliminary Consultation to Assess Your Specific Needs
- Preliminary Wire Frame Layouts
- Comprehensive Design Layouts (These are handled similar to your project submittals!)
- Long Lead Resource Identification and Management
- Content Creation and Gathering of Resources
- Website Production
- Final Walk Through and Punch
- Go Live
- Staff Training
Construction Jargon On Your Jobs and Your Website
When providing website design for construction companies it’s necessary the web designer understand the local construction jargon. In the web development world we often refer to our websites as “site!” In the construction industry we often use the same word to refer to our job sites. How many times have you seen mistakes made because of various construction jargon being misinterpreted. Another good example is abbreviations used for trade work such as HVAC. How many times has an client asked, “What does HVAC mean?” Since we are web designers but with an expert background in construction, we can make sure your website looks, feels and reads exactly like intended for the industry.
Website design for construction companies is not something just any web designer or developer can perform. As a contractor you would not hire an electrician to perform the plumbers job, so it only makes sense to contract your web design project to an expert in web development and the construction field. We can help!
Contact us today!