The Busy Contractor – Designing Your Own Website

contractor designing your own website

If you’re like any other contractor in America, then the term “busy” feels right at home.  From bidding to managing new projects to maintaining inventory to generating new contractor business, it seems like your days never end…catching up on paperwork at night, sneaking a few quick estimates in on Saturday morning, oh yeah…and grabbing your computer on a Sunday morning with your coffee to work on that website you’ve been talking about starting for the past year.

Many of our clients at have fallen into this trap.  There are many do-it-yourself website builders to make it easy for anyone, right?  Well, sure there are…but they’re not as easy as they say, and more importantly, they do not look professional nor do they contain the proper elements for your contractor website to rank well in the search engines.

There are endless minor details to know about and the standards of the web are constantly changing. Not to mention Google, Yahoo and Bing continuously change their search algorithms.  If you’re using WordPress, you need to ensure that you always have the latest software updates to avoid bugs and ensure the website is running smoothly.  If you’re using XHTML/CSS then you need to stay on top of the latest web standards to ensure your website displays properly.

The point is, you can’t put up a website and call it a day.  It’s an on-going effort to manage an effective website. And if you’re like most contractors, adding a website to your long to do list is the last thing you should have to worry about.  Your time is money – and should it best spent doing what you do best – plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, roofing…or whatever your construction trade may be – that’s is where your time is best spent.

Interested in developing a contractor website?  Give us a call to learn how we can help grow your business with new construction leads generated from a professional website customized for your business!