A long-time client, Dean Duri’s small home-building company had been steadily growing due to word of mouth and a steadfast commitment to quality.
In that moment I realized that Dean had arrived. His new home was spacious, beautifully designed and absolutely luxurious. The calibre of homes Dean is now building has clearly come a long way since he started his company.
When we sat down to discuss revamping his website design, I knew we’d need to pull out all the stops to ensure it was an accurate reflection of the quality of this luxury home. To make sure we were on point, we reviewed a few Calgary website designs from competitors and colleagues and discussed his businesses goals.
A week or so later, I got a call from Dean asking if it would be possible to get the new site up in time for his Show Home opening on October 20th.
Typically our website design projects last about 3 months, so it was a tall order to complete the site within less than 3 weeks.
That being said, I knew how important it was to Dean that his old, outdated website design was replaced as soon as possible. I took a deep breath and told him we could hustle and get it done.
That week was spent in a flurry. Getting text written and approved, the images from the photographer and carefully reviewing my notes in order to ensure everything Dean needed for his new website design would be incorporated in the build.
On a Tuesday afternoon just 4 days before the show home opened, we got Dean’s approval on all the materials necessary to put his site together.
There was one huge problem though. Our website developer was going in for day surgery on the Friday, and the site was supposed to go live on Saturday. Despite his impending surgery, our developer worked around the clock Wednesday and Thursday to get us a first draft of his site for Friday morning.
As I reviewed the first draft of the website design with Dean, I felt a sense of pride that we could pull through for a valued client in his time of need. Only a few quick revisions were needed, but couldn’t be completed until Shane had recovered from Friday’s surgery.
We agreed to meet online Saturday morning. I reviewed the changes and called Dean to confirm.
His new website design site went live 10 minutes ago, 15 minutes prior to his show home opening. It is gorgeous, and an accurate reflection indeed of what Dean is capable of creating for his customers.
As I sit back in my chair after a very early morning this sunny Saturday, I feel such a sense of gratitude.
I am grateful that our developer, despite his medical concerns was able to pull through for us. I am grateful that our designer put in extra effort to make sure the website design was “wow”, and I am grateful that we can be a part of Duri Homes’ success as they open a new chapter of their business.
Mostly though, I am grateful that I am part of such a fantastic team capable of pulling off huge accomplishments in support of our clients.
If you get a chance, visit Duri Homes new website design and check out their show home.
I think you too will be very impressed.