The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEWCCO) were frustrated with having to pay a developer every time they wanted to make a simple text update to their website. They also had some customized directories that contained essential information that needed to be remade so that they were updatable as well. The IBEWCCO knew a content management system (CMS) was the answer, and turned to Envision for their new website solution. It was high time for a new look as well - the site had to be clean-looking, modern and easy to navigate.
Like many organizations, IBEWCCO did a lot for their members that often went unnoticed. The new design for the site was built to show off all the hard work the IBEWCCO were doing, and contained many updatable areas on the home page, and infinite pages in the interior. From negatiations to providing access to training to building ties between locals with recreational sports, the IBEWCCO now has lots of room to grow - both on its website and with its membership!
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Envision's latest website launch is a small site that makes a big impact with its design.
Leimerk Developments is a real estate company that has been active in the Ottawa and Manotick areas for over forty years. Initially covering both the residential and commercial markets, they've been focusing more and more on commercial, especially their property management services. Leimerk provides top notch property management services for retail and office propeties for their clients, and their small size means more time to pay attention to the critical details. They needed a site that organized their diverse offerings and put the focus where it needed to be: on their new direction.
Envision Online Creative Director Gurjot Bhuller provided a design that featured stunning background images and lots of movement to create a feeling of freshness. As a content management system (CMS) driven website, Leimerk can add as many pages as they want, and keep the content fresh on the pages they have.
“We felt a little overwhelmed with the idea of creating a website for our company," said Pauline Carmody, Property & Lease Administrator at Leimerk. "The staff at Envision, specifically project manager Jennifer Priest, walked us through the process from beginning to end, listening to our ideas, wants and needs for the site. We couldn’t be happier with the finished product!”
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Envision Online is proud to announce the launch of a content management system (CMS) driven website, complete with an interactive map tool.
Grenville Mutual Insurance provides home, auto, farm and vehicle insurance to customers across Eastern Ontario. With their long history in the area (over 100 years) and extensive community involvement, GMI prides itself on really being a part of the community it serves. Best of all, GMI is owned by its policy holders, and maintains its head office in its underwriting territory.
GMI's long-standing marketing providers T.D. Graham & Associates came to Envision to handle the design for a new website for their clients. As always when working with a marketing partner, Envision worked to ensure that their vision for the look an feel of the site was fulfilled. It was essential for the site to harmonize with the overall marketing strategy, especially the branding that T.D. Graham had developed.
The new site not only profiles the diverse array of insurance offerings, but showcases GMI's responsiveness in emergency claims situations. To increase leads, the site makes it easy for prospective customers to find a broker in their area on an interactive Google map. Site users can also use a search tool to help find the right broker for them: each broker has an individual profile with a map plotting their location.
Ross Lincoln, President & CEO of Grenville Mutual Insurance, commented on his experience in working with Envision:
"The evolution to our new web presence was complex, and required great creative, collaborative and time management skills. This was handled flawlessly by the entire team at Envision. Their professionalism and creativity was evident from the beginning and being able to work in harmony with our existing team was vital to us. Envision was a great decision, now and into the future."
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Envision Online proudly announces the launch of a new website for Brymark Promotions Inc.
One of Canada's top promotional marketing and promotional products experts, Brymark returned to Envision for their new web presence. Project manager Jennifer Priest explains, "Their old site really didn't do them justice. They know so much about promotional marketing, and go to the ends of the earth for their clients. Their site just didn't reflect that."
Brymark stepped up to the plate with a revised brand strategy at the start of the project. Thanks to a new design by Creative Director Gurjot Bhuller, Brymark is now ready to show the world what they can do. A custom portfolio showing their products coming to life in the real world also helps woo potential clients. Best of all, the site is fully updatable through their content management system (CMS), so they can keep their site as fresh as the day it launched.
Said Warren Gencher, President and CEO of Brymark Corporation, "This site will provide our clients with a comprehensive resource on the Brymark product set. This is just the first step, as we will continue our record of innovation by launching a compelling new set of web tools for our customers. Our partnership with the team at Envision will be long term and beneficial to both parties."
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Ottawa web designers Envision Online announce the launch of their latest website creation, McDonald Brothers Construction!
Not only is the site fully editiable through a CMS (content management system), it features a custom Tenders bidding management tool with some highly advanced and unique features. Whenever McDonald Brothers is bidding on a construction proposal, they can invite registered Trades to bid on an aspect of the construction - framing, electrical, plumbing, drywalling, etc. Once the contracts are awarded, all the Trades who placed a bid are able to see who won the contract. This last feature is an example of the kind of groundbreaking custom online application development work that Envision Online loves - this feature has not been done before.
Other features of the site include a gallery system to showcase completed construction projects, and a number of eye-catching and fully editable moving content areas.
Paul McDonald, Patrick McDonald and Patrick Brousseau of McDonald Brothers had this to say about working with Envision:
" McDonald Brothers Construction Inc was the first general contractor in the nation’s capital region which provided our clients, trades and wholesalers unlimited web access to our management tools. We knew this technological step would revolutionize the process of information in construction. Our management selected Envision Online a decade ago for their creativity and engineering aptitudes. The trust between our two groups is stronger than ever and we felt the time was right to break new grounds. We tasked Envision with a tailored system to once again innovate. Our current tender portal is completely new, works like a charm, and will shake up our industry. The sharing & access of project files between players is now accessible from your desk top, smart phone or tablet.
Envision listened to what we needed and they delivered a custom environment that's going to become a huge part of how we share information with our partners. Our trust in Envision Online has been a sure investment and our team is looking ahead with confidence."
The French version of the site is currently in development - stay tuned!
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Envision Online is proud to announce the launch of a new content management system (CMS) driven website for Authentication Legalization Services Canada. A consular service provider, ALSC gets Canadian documents authenticated and legalized for legal, corporate, and other uses around the world.
One of the challenges of designing this website was helping the client define what they do for potential customers. Luckily this is a challenge we have faced before! Working closely with the client during our Strategic Planning Phase helped ensure that the home page and landing page content was clear and direct, to help users find the content they need.
The site features a special toggle-window page type, which allows users to click to view additional content on the page. This feature is perfect for long FAQs pages. As part of a fully editable website, every page is ready for any links, videos, and images ALS Canada wants to add in the future.
Bill Strange, Director of Authentication Legalization Services Canada, had this to say about his experience with the Envision team:
"When I saw the finished website, I felt like a kid at Christmas who got more than they ever wanted!
The whole project went extremely well. We benefitted from the outstanding assistance and professionalism that project manager Jennifer Priest brought to our website project. Her ongoing clear direction and keen suggestions I think were a key to the project’s success. The CMS training and customer service that Alex Chhay provided also showed us that we'd made the right choice with Envision."
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Visit the ALSCanada.ca Website
The Ottawa Business Journal has just announced the 2012 recipients of the annual Top 40 Under 40 award - and Envision President Todd Jamieson is on the list!
Co-presented by the OBJ and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, the Top 40 Under 40 award recognizes rising business leaders who have made significant contributions to their community. Just like the award title, the recipients must be under forty years old. The panel of judges (also business frontrunners themselves) evaluated the candidates based on business achievement, expertise, and community involvement.
On hearing the news, Jamieson said, “Winning this award has been a dream of mine for more years than I can count. I was an entrepreneur from an early age, and I’ve always looked at the Top 40 award as a true sign of success. I am delighted and moved beyond words.”
The June 11 newspaper edition of the Ottawa Business Journal will contain a full write up of all the winners, and the presentation gala will be held on June 21.
Read the full article in the Ottawa Business Journal
Envision Online has been awarded the Consumer Choice Business Excellence Award for the “Internet Web Design” category. The award is given to businesses voted by consumers as the best providers of customer service.
Established in 1987, the Consumer Choice Award is the only award of its kind in North America. The voting process is statistically accurate and solely based on the opinions of people in the community. Each year, a survey is conducted to gather consumers’ opinions, perceptions and expectations on the services they purchase. The research was done by the largest independent Canadian-owned research company, Léger Marketing.
“I am proud and very grateful for the honour,” said Envision President Todd Jamieson. “The whole Envision team has been making Customer Support our number one priority, and I am glad our efforts are being seen by our customers.”
Ottawa’s recipients were honoured at the Consumer Choice Award annual gala, held at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
Envision Online is proud to announce the launch of a new website: HealthCharities.ca.
The site needed to promote member charities, so a rotating logo widget was created for all pages. Complex custom forms were created for member applications. Naturally, the site needed to be easy to update via a CMS!
Deirdre Freiheit, Exectutive director of HCCC, had this to say about her website design and development experience with Envision:
"Hiring Envision was a smart decision! I love the fresh, clean look and modern design of our site. It is much easer to navigate and the content management system can now be updated quickly and efficiently."The best part of the development process was that Project Manger Jennifer Priest was in complete control every step of the way. As a non-profit coalition, she really understood our needs and provided sound advice throughout. We finished on time and on budget - a thoroughly positive experience. I highly recommend Envision for their web services."
The site is also available in French.
View the HCCC Website
The CHPCA came to us with a huge problem to solve: multiple small, hard-to update websites that made it difficult for them to share the work they were doing in a professional, organized manner.
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association advocates for compassionate end of life/hospice palliative care in Canada. Its work includes public policy, public education and awarenesscare for all Canadians.
The new website incorporates a clean, modern design that was sensitive and appropriate for the subject matter. The bilingual website is fully updateable through a state of the art CMS (Content Management System).
Special features for this particular site includes an updateable sponsor logo element, a members area with multiple discussion forums, a directory of services with a dedicated contact service provider form, and a large-scale resource repository with a custom search tool.
Envision Online proudly presents its latest website launch: Donna Cona. Donna Cona partners organizations with business or IT staffing needs with highly qualified professionals who can do the job. Much more than a "staffing agency", Donna Cona provides top-tier professionals who can provide strategic planning, business analysis and transformation, project management and enterprise architechture services.
As an Aboriginal company, Donna Cona wanted to ensure that the heritage of the company showed through, but didn't overwelm the design. Featuring elements of the logo throughout the design and Canadian lanscape imagery in the background and on the home page, the Aboriginal imagery is subtle but present. Best of all, the site is completely updatable through a content management system (CMS)!
Barry Dowdall, VP Operations, had this to say about the development of his new site:
"Envision understands what it takes to get a website up quickly. Working with the project manager Jennifer Priest and the team was easy. Efficient and professional, Jennifer always made sure we knew what was going on and what the next step was. I am very pleased with the results and creativity Envision gave us, and we’ll be contacting them the next time we need web development work."
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Long-time Envision clients Cassidy's Transfer and Storage needed an updated website that showcased their full range of services. Because they handle residential moving, any kind of freight, as well as corporate relocations, the site needed a design that pulled everything together without looking cluttered. The site also needed to take advantage of modern screen widths.
SEO friendly as well as completely updateable, the new website allows the Cassidy's team to add or edit pages whenever they have a new client testimonial or a new service to talk about. A password-protected Members Area allows the Cassidy's team to share confidential documents with clients and employees. Custom forms allows Cassidy's to give users free residential moving and freight moving quotes.
Best of all, Cassidy's knows that Envision provides full customer support with its all its websites, so if there is ever a problem, we're just a phone call away.
Visit Cassidy's Transfer and Storage
Part of a three-site rollout, the Self Store and Move site is a fully editable e-commerce website.
Business owners Cassidy's Transfer and Storage had been promoting the service on their main site. For better usability, Envision CEO Todd Jamieson recommended a separate site.
" Having a separate site is will work better for their customers and bring in more sales," explained Jamieson. " With a customized design, users get the information they need right away. If they're ready to buy, we have direct links so they can do that. If they're researching the product, we tell them everything they need to know."
Empowered with a Live Chat tool, if the site users ever have any questions, answers from the Cassidy's team are a few keystrokes away.
Fully editable through a content management system (CMS), Cassidy's can make sure that new client testimonials go on the site as soon as they come in, and that the site's SEO strategy is always kept up to date. Pages can have new images and text. Customized text styles ensure the pages always look great. New pages can be added as needed.
Just like Envision, this website is built to grow!
Visit the Ottawa Storage Website
Envision clients Cassidy's Transfer and Storage needed a way to promote their moving boxes service. Instead of letting the service get lost amongst the offererings on their main site, Envision CEO Todd Jamieson knew they needed an e-commerce microsite.
This special site does more than explain the service and packages to users. If a customer knows what they need, they can choose their package right from the Home page, and pay for their purchases in a feww simple steps. If their need to add to their main package, they can do that too.
An e-commerce website needs to be completely updateable, and this powerful little site is no exception. The Cassidy's team can adjust prices, images, and descriptions, as well as create new packages and add-ons for their customers. A live chat feature allows them to communicate with site users who may need a more direct approach.
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Envision Online is pleased to present its latest creation, the new website for Label Innovation.
A manufacturer of complex advesive parts for use in manufactured products, Label Innovation prides itself on its ability not only to provide a superior product, but to help advise clients on production process improvement. Envision Online is proud to add Label Innovation to a long list of business-to-business website designs.
The site features a Glossary with a custom alphabet navigation tool, and toggle windows with categories for the Resources and FAQs page, which helps to keep extensive content neat on the page. A password-protected area helps keep confidential client resources secure. Best of all, the site is completely updatable through a content management system (CMS)!
Designed by Creative Director Gurjot Bhuller, the site features custom photography purchased by the client, showing how effective custom photography can be. The Home page instantly tells users about Label Innovation's market expertise. A rotating showcase of client logos ensures that prospects know the kinds of clients that Label Innovation has been working with.
The entire Envision team wishes Label Innovation continued sucess, with a helping hand from their new updatable website.
View the Label Innovation Website
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