Website Design, Maintenance, and Hosting
(see also: Print Design | Photography)
Most JBH Communications’ websites are built in WordPress. Since I also provide domain registration and hosting, I am able to produce sites very quickly. If necessary, a site can be launched within hours of the initial request. I also provide long-term maintenance (updating both content and WordPress and its plugins), although some of my clients choose to do their own content maintenance. Below is a sampling of the more than 100 websites I have built. I currently host and maintain more than 80 WordPress websites.
A Representative Sampling of JBH Websites
When Samantha Brosler graduates from high school next year, she hopes to attend a university where she can study both engineering and art.
In anticipation of applying to colleges in the fall, Samantha wanted a website where she could feature her drawing portfolio. Samantha and I settled on a simple website that would get viewers right into Samantha’s art and a short statement of how she relates art and science.
It was my very good fortune to meet Brad. He came highly recommended to me for his skill set and his work ethic. What I learned with pleasure upon working with him is that he is a genuine, caring individual who is interested in his customers. I hired Brad to set up a website for my daughter’s art portfolio in preparation for college interviews and applications. He met with us in person and quickly understood the goal and vision. He set up the framework for the website and then took the time to teach my daughter how to add and change the content herself. Over the next two weeks, Brad and my daughter worked together to make a product of which she can truly be proud. Brad was exceptionally good at catching the small details that created extremely high-quality results. I am very pleased that this project was completed so effectively within a very short timeframe. I highly recommend Brad as a responsive, skilled and smart professional to anyone looking for web design and ongoing support. — Margaret Brosler
Melissa Austin-Weeks’ day job is “Coordinator of Senior Adult Programming at TCU Alumni Relations.” The research that she does for that job inspires her to share on her busy blog.
In early 2016, Melissa contacted me about moving her Blogger blog over to a new WordPress website. She already had another web development firm engaged to do this, but they were not getting the job done. Within a few weeks, we had Melissa’s new site up and running. Read an interview I did with Melissa HERE.
The only reason I have a successful product that I am happy with is because I found Brad. He has listened to my ideas, with a true interest in my success, and has implemented them for me so that in most cases an idea I present to him one day is ready for the public the next. Having a blog that looks like mine has been a dream come true and Brad helped make that happen for me! — Melissa Austin-Weeks
Chef Teri had produced a site at her former hosting service, and needed an updated, responsive WordPress site.
Since Chef Teri has a background in graphic design, this project was largely a matter of coaching her in how to set up a WordPress site that would show off her culinary services and work on any display (full-size monitor down to smartphone screen). Together, we produced JustEatsDFW.com
As a highly satisfied customer, I would definitely recommend JBH Communications for website design and maintenance. Web designer Brad Hepp was extremely easy to work with. He helped me define what I wanted, and was courteous and gentle in helping me distinguish between the possible and the impossible. 🙂 He listened to what I had to say and guided me in the process. My website is great and is generating clients for my business, which is what it’s for. Great job, Brad! Thank you! — Chef Teri Porterfield
Geiger Associates specializes in corporate employee communications. Their clients include Texas Instruments, Oncor, EDS (now a division of H-P), Alcatel-Lucent and others.
For initial contact with prospective clients, Geiger Associates needed a simple, straightforward Web site. JBH Communications produced a content-focused site with minimal graphics. As with most other projects, we also arranged for domain name registration and hosting. [Update: In 2017, we gave Don’s site a full update, pushing for even greater simplicity]
It’s a pleasure to do business with JBH Communications. When my communications agency needed a website, JBH Communications was the first place I turned. Brad really listened to fully understand my needs and how I planned to use the Internet for my business. Then he suggested approaches that would meet my goals. He works collaboratively, meets deadlines and stays on-budget. There’s no question — JBH Communications is my first call when I need Internet services. — Don Geiger
David and Jana Showalter were preparing to leave the United States to serve as missionaries in Italy. They needed an easy-to-use Web site to communicate with existing and potential supporters. JBH Communications was delighted to supply this WordPress site, along with hosting. The Showalters have made excellent use of the blogging capabilities of WordPress. Check out their insightful writing at www.davidandjana.org.
We were so grateful to JBH Communications not only for the creative design of our site, but also the introduction to the world of ingeniously simple site management using the WordPress platform running on Dreamhost! I’ve never in my entire life been able to manage, update, and change my site so easily. JBH Communications was able to capture our ministry in a relevant, simple, and concise site that communicates articulately with our supporters. — David Showalter
Christian Counseling in Dallas consists of three professional biblical counselors in Dallas, Texas who provide professional help through individual, couples, family, and group counseling.
This database-driven Web site (built in WordPress) is actually four sites in one: the main, outer site, and one site each for the three principals. Thanks in large part to the brilliant choice of domain names, the site was on the first page of Google searches for the most relevant search terms within two weeks of launching (July 2009).
- You gave us options such as choosing a price range, choosing a package deal
- You gave life to our thoughts and ideas for the site and made it “ours”
- You are always available to help if we run across a problem or need
- You were willing to come to us to teach us how to change the site on our own to save us money
- You are prompt and upfront with costs and the costs are reasonable
- You keep track of the details
We are very pleased with our website, have gotten many clients through it, and thoroughly enjoyed the process of putting it together with you. We are confident it will be well maintained. — Dianne Taylor
Redeemer Bible Church of Dallas is a relatively young church, founded in 1999.
From early on in the church’s young life, JBH Communications provided pro-bono Web site and desktop publishing services. The Web site has obvious up-front value to visitors, but it also serves behind-the-scenes communications and administrative functions. We built the current WordPress version of the site in April 2010. Staff members maintain several areas of the site. [Update: In late 2013, all site maintenance was turned over to a part-time staff member of the church; since then a new version of the site was launched; subsequently, JBH Communications has refined the new site and is once again maintaining it.]
Providing timely and accurate information to a growing church family is no easy task, but JBH Communications enables us do just that — through designing our website, photographing special events, laying out our monthly newsletter and designing numerous flyers, posters, etc. Time and time again, JBH Communications helps us serve our family with creativity and excellence. — Tony Gomillion, Pastor for Ministry Development (Tony is now Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Pulaski)
Ron Speed’s Adventures, Inc. is one of the largest international outfitters and fishing guides, taking clients to lakes in Mexico and to the Amazon basin in Brazil.
JBH Communications has worked with RSA since 1996, producing newsletters, ads, and ultimately designing a Web site in 2001. We have also produced several banner ads along the way. The Web site was redesigned in summer 2005 (by an outside firm), and JBH Communications was retained to serve as Webmaster.
Our company has been with Brad since 1996 and he has been very helpful. We knew nothing about websites and Brad taught us a lot. Our business has grown over 40% since Brad started handling our website. I can highly recommend Brad Hepp and his JBH Communications company to do anyone a first class job on their website. Brad is very easy to work with and very accommodating. — Ron Speed
A top CPA and educator for many years, Dr. Ronnie McClure refocused his practice to facilitate healing in client family relationships, particularly in the area of planning the transfer of family wealth from one generation to another.
Dr. McClure engaged JBH Communications, along with photographer Debra Klawetter, Business Communications specialist Don Geiger, and musician Shaun Paul to create a site reflecting this new high-touch, softer side of his consulting services.
[Speaking of an earlier site…] It is difficult for me to find the words to express my appreciation for your work on my website. My site manager could not deliver on some of the features I wanted and that he said would be “no problem.” Once he turned the basic site over to me to write and edit content, his suggestions simply didn’t work. You were able to guide me very quickly and made numerous improvements in the basic site. You were able to add a blog in a few hours that he had been promising for months. Your help in adding posts to the blog were invaluable. In addition, you set up for me a function that easily allows me to email my blog posts out to mailing lists. — Ronnie McClure, PhD, CPA
Cedar Lake Camp in Tennessee entered its 70th year of operation in 2011, and needed a strong new Web site in preparation for a major capital campaign.
CLC engaged JBH Communications to create this WordPress-based site with online registration and payment, and to train staff members to update the pages.
Cedar Lake has been in existence for 70 years. It was time for the ministry to enter the current era of online registration and have a website for our campers and prospective campers to view that gave an accurate assessment of the ministry. Brad created a site through WordPress that captured the essence of Cedar Lake. He worked diligently with us with several online sessions to teach us what we needed to know to keep our website effective. He has always been very helpful and willing to serve us with his expertise. We could not be happier with our website or JBH Communications.