An update to our awesome clients and amazing friends. May 8th was the one-year anniversary for Legend Web Solutions and I must say I’m very happy with the progress we’ve made over the last year. Here’s the major milestones how we’ve grown:
June 2014 Jonathan Waters hired!
He’s a Jr Developer and the senior most developer at LWS! He was the guinea-pig to see if hiring another developer full-time worked out, and it has paid off many times over! Jonny’s strength is being able to easily grab hold of a new concept and figure out how to use it to get the job done.
Sept 2014 Ricardo Sanchez hired!
He’s a Jr Developer with great aspirations and a killer design sense. He’s attending Willamette University as a Computer Science major. Ricardo listens to inspiring speakers every day and learns iOS development on his lunch hour.
January 2015 Caleb Kobzeff hired!
Caleb is LWS’s first Sr Developer! He’s got a Computer Science degree from OSU, and that’s just the start! Caleb is an integral part of LWS because he is able to articulate in-depth what is going on at a deep software architectural level. This means that the applications we deliver are built on an absolutely solid foundation that you can have confidence in.
May 2015 Opt-e-Web purchased!
That’s right, we bought a business! If you search the term “web design salem” on Google, Opt-e-Web is the very first search result that comes up! That means we’re the best (that’s how I interpret it anyway). We will be using Opt-e-Web to funnel more and more projects into our business to ensure a steady growth through 2015 and into the years to come.
With Opt-e-Web come two contractors,
Rob McGuire and Aaron Young. These guys are behind the websites made by Opt-e-Web in the past, and represent excellent, veteran experience in the field.
Opt-e-Web offered web design and SEO work in the past,
and we are continuing those offerings as we acquire them! SEO is what turns a regular website into a lead-generating marketing tool. It’s the process of getting your website to show up on Google and ultimately drive traffic to you.
May 2015 David Waters hired!
David is LWS’s first non-developer staff. He will be handling all the accounts from Opt-e-Web, and will help me handle the business side of managing a growing web design firm! This will allow me to take advantage of opportunities and also give my time as a developer to projects that need more attention.
How all this affects you:
- Rates – Some of you were grandfathered in at different rates, but we now have a “firm-wide minimum rate”. This makes sense because we are doing work faster and more efficiently than ever before!
- Firm – It’s no longer me that’s doing all the working and all the talking, so you might be interacting with some of the people listed above from time to time. Don’t worry though, we are keeping the same core values of flexibility and friendliness with everyone that works here.