Dang, we love our clients!
You guys are makin’ us blush…
“I want to shout my recommendation of Cultivar Designs from the rooftops!
As an entrepreneur who has launched a variety businesses and advised on dozens of endeavors, I can honestly say that I never imagined that working with a dev shop could get this good.
Shayna and Chris have created a uniquely effective, skilled, and supportive team. They are able to see and address problems before they arise. They not only execute my plan, but by diving deep into my business they ask the right questions and shared their wisdom and insight that made my business stronger.
I am deeply thankful for Cultivar. I had convinced myself that stress, frustration, missed deadlines, and condescension were just part of the process of working with developers. Then I met Shayna and Chris! They are the most organized, effective, knowledgeable, resourced, and delightful development team I have worked with. Particularly if you are a non-tech founder, like me, I encourage you to work with Cultivar! My only wish was that I had met them sooner.
This is embarrassing, but initially I really thought you were too good to be true. As entrepreneurs, we get pitched on this stuff a lot. I thought, “okay okay, but are you really going to behave and execute like you are saying you will?” There are so many shops who know what to say and then can’t deliver on those promises.
Instead, I’ve been delighted from the get go. I particularly feel like I can bring my neurosis… This is actually BIG. Being able to say, “I don’t think I understand?” is challenging for us founders/CEOs. And yet, I feel like that is so welcomed and understood with you.
Chris and Shayna are humans that also get tech. I feel like they get the stress of the ups and downs in entrepreneurship and that they get and appreciate that I am a human too. It’s my experience that this is oddly rare in these type of business relationships.
I have such deep trust that when they say it will be done, it will be done. Authentic enthusiasm for my company and our mission. I genuinely look forward to our calls and work together.”
Would I recommend you to a friend? 🙂 Um, YES! And I have. And I get annoyed when my friends don’t listen to me. I just want them to ditch their low energy and mistake laden tech partners and hire you already!
“Working with Shayna and Chris has been a long awaited dream come true.
I feel as if I landed on their doorstep like a hungry animal left in the rain after many disheartening attempts to bridge with the right designers that could help grow my vision.
To my delight they not only worked with the ideas I had, they exponentially enhanced them and produced a site that I LOVE! People compliment me all the time on how beautiful it is.
What I love the most in working with this dynamic duo are two things: the toolbox of skills they possess and the attention to detail they put into everything they do.
I would recommend them to people that value quality, like the job done right, and appreciate extra touches every step of the way. As someone that values great service, they’ve forever earned a thumbs up and stamp of excellence in my book.”
“Everyone I share the site with loves it! They are very excited for us to be open! It definitely generates interest and excitement.
You’re both fun and positive. Filled with great ideas. Professional and super organized. Knowledgeable and competent beyond expectations. Quality results.
I have learned a lot about websites and marketing [working with Cultivar]. Improved writing skills and organization with your example. I really appreciate you going above and beyond with the MindBody implementation as well. Logo design. Color and font selections.
I have and will continue to recommend Cultivar Designs. Many people want to be as economical as possible with websites. But your complete array of services is worth every dollar.
If you’re looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable, and professional team that are pleasant, organized, and perfectionists, look no further, you found your web designers – Chris and Shayna.”
“Shayna and Chris have far exceeded my expectations and I do not feel they are the norm, they are the exception.
They excel in all areas of web design and development. I have no other technical support and have tried unsuccessfully on many occasions in the past to seek out and hire help with little results.
I quickly learned that Cultivar Designs can help in all areas of maintenance, upkeep and on-site SEO. They never outsource or pass me along to another department. They handle all of the work themselves and are exceptionally responsive. The best way to describe it is “white glove treatment” – all the time.
There isn’t anything I didn’t like in working with Chris and Shayna. When we had a few minor challenges instead of defending their position they fixed the issue almost immediately and enacted a plan to guarantee the problem wouldn’t happen again. They are professional and take full responsibility for the work they provide. They stand behind their work and I have yet to be disappointed.
Most importantly they are knowledgeable and don’t “fake it”. They’re thorough and perfectionists in their craft. Another benefit is they have a sincere and have a genuine interest in my success.
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help and assistance from Cultivar Designs. I would recommend Shayna and Chris to anyone needing help with web development and a professional website they really can grow with.”
“I now have a beautiful website for my brand that communicates all areas of the business to the customer, which has been a tremendous improvement to my web presence.
Shayna and Chris were absolutely wonderful to work with! While building a creative and effective website for my retail business, they strategically executed a thorough plan that truly meet all my needs and desires.
Their thoughtful approach to the process was both educational and patient, both of which I needed!
I now have a beautiful website for my brand that communicates all areas of the business to the customer, which has been a tremendous improvement to my web presence.”
“Now I’m comfortable in a class to mention that people can go look at my website – and many of them go look at it on their phones! I love that I can have people signup for my newsletter easily right on the website!
I liked that you knew to ask the questions I didn’t know how to ask. I also liked that you “got” my sense of style, and really managed to create a website that has coherence to my brand! I loved the innovative little “tweaks” that Shayna and Chris added throughout the process.
Michael’s loving that he can have more control over the back-end of things. I love that the new website response form is working REALLY well.
I have and will recommend Cultivar Designs! The focus you both have on giving a great a quality product makes you meticulous and thorough, which is really appreciated. And I love how you guys allowed me to be independent, and quite flexible with wanting to have my hands in the entirety of the pie.”
“I think it’s [the new website] been phenomenal in expanding our brand and reach.
Just the other week we were contacted out of the blue via the Finishing form by someone in Knoxville, TN, a state and metro area where we have no connection and had done no branding, to do some finishing work.
Additionally, I think this has helped Jennifer land a couple of gigs to teach at some more exclusive retreats in the industry, as I think the much more polished and professional site helps give weight to her reputation.
I appreciate your attention to detail and follow through, for example with the Social Media feeds even after the site launch, which was very helpful.
From a technical approach, I appreciate the level of documentation that you guys provided, and the handoff process, as that has made taking over the ownership and maintenance of the site extremely easy, and I personally love the ease of use the site and all of the plugins provide from an administrative perspective.
I think that right here has enabled our business to become more efficient in not only our outreach and marketing, but how we can respond to inquiries and opportunities that come about because of these things, to enable us to better strategically position ourselves in our industry.
I absolutely would and have [recommended Cultivar Designs] once already.
I think the most important aspect of you guys that people should be aware of is your flexibility in design. While you have a particular design aesthetic that you trend towards and skillset/background, you are both very open and ask some very solid questions to understand what it is your customers’ needs are, and also what is important to them vs. what may be a decision brought about by a lack of knowledge. You then work with this to adapt and develop a resulting product that blends your creativity with the core needs of the customer, to not only meet but exceed their expectations.”
“I’m in love with Visual Composer…I also love how open everything feels on the site now. My old theme, while really similar, had a closed-in feeling. But the one you coded feels airy and fresh. Thanks, guys!
I’m in love with Visual Composer. I’ve created templates for client pages and opt in pages, both of which used to take me hours and hours to set up (plus hiring a techie to fix layout issues). Now I do them myself and it takes like 30 minutes to load up the right images and write the copy. So easy!
I also love how open everything feels on the site now. My old theme, while really similar, had a closed-in feeling. But the one you coded feels airy and fresh. Thanks, guys!
I actually got a couple nice comments in the months after [the migration] that I didn’t expect since it was so similar aesthetically to what I had before. But people totally noticed that it was cleaner and had more breathing room!”
“Migrating our site to WordPress so that it is responsive was much easier than I expected. The process of working with Cultivar is easy, trouble-free, and worth it.”
I had already spent so much time learning Muse I was hesitant to give that all up and use WordPress with Cultivar.
After making the switch I found WordPress to be easier to work with than Muse. It was a good way to move forward, and most importantly LCF’s website is now responsive and looks good on any device. Hiring Cultivar was the right move for us to make, even if I kind of dragged my feet at the start.
Cultivar does a very particular thing and they do it well. Migrating our site to WordPress so that it is responsive was much easier than I expected. The process of working with Cultivar is easy, trouble-free, and worth it.
I like that they don’t try to hide that they are real people. The experience of working with Chris and Shayna feels personal, and I like that. They’re easy to talk to, and that makes them good teachers too, which was important for learning how to manage and update our new site.
Chris and Shayna don’t try to change your vision or push you to do something you don’t want to do. Their approach is pragmatic but not rigid, so they are adaptable in a sort of practical way.
The website looks much better now, but probably the biggest impact is actually that three staff (half our organization) are now fairly comfortable making small changes and updates to the site so that it doesn’t always fall on me. This has made a big difference, freeing up my time to work on other projects.
The support from Cultivar is great, too! Every problem I have encountered or question I have had has been answered.
They’re response time is super fast, and when I have made a mistake that I can’t fix myself Chris has jumped in and fixed it right away, and then even taken the time to help me understand what went wrong.
I would highly recommend Cultivar Designs. Having a responsive website seems to be standard practice now, so if you have to make that switch I would recommend Cultivar. They do the bulk of the work for you, and are also good teachers so once the site is finished you can update it and make changes yourself.”
“I am so happy with my decision I made. They exceeded my expectations and continue to support my business and my long term goals.”
“After meeting Chris & Shayna, I knew that I had made the right choice
I would definitely recommend Cultivar Designs. From beginning to end, they laid out the process, the costs, the timelines and made the entire process stress free.
Chris was able to nail down the branding I was looking for when 2 other designers were not able to “listen” or grasp the “feel” that I was looking for.
The entire feel of my site is exactly what I was looking for. The colors, the fonts and the formats. I have received so many compliments of the site.
I had a good friend that was also interested in the project. I felt an obligation to hire her to design my site but Shayna and Chris were much stronger in their process of learning what I wanted and needed. And they were more committed to helping me learn about the process.
The best part about working with Chris and Shayna was their patience, the quality of work, and understanding of my vision for the business.
The support since my site launched has been excellent, Shayna was very patient with my first few posts and encouraged me with suggestions and feedback. It was a bit intimidating and new for me but I am now comfortable posting on my own.
I am so happy with my decision I made. They exceeded my expectations and continue to support my business and my long term goals.”
“I am very happy with the results. Chris and Shayna are very professional and took all my considerations in account.”
“I was initially concerned that follow-through would be lacking and the web-site design would look too “cookie-cutter” and lack a wow factor. Since my website has launched, I’ve received many, many compliments. Most people are surprised at the projects I’ve been involved with and the personal statements on the web-site about my company and myself.
[What I liked the most about working with Cultivar Designs was] the professional and timely follow-through at every level.
You’ve been able to quickly update information on my website when I needed it and have resolved layout issues expeditiously.
The Dropbox with the shared folders made it an efficient process. You sent progress emails as things progressed which have me the piece of kind things were moving right along.
I would (and have) recommended your company to anyone looking for an amazing web-site and great customer service.”