Custom Website Design & Development

Unlike a swimsuit cover-up, websites are not one-size-fits-all.

Your business is unique. Your website should be, too.

Having a website designed and built with all the features your business needs doesn’t have to be stressful. There’s some work to be done, but the process can actually be fun! When it’s all done and your shiny, new, works-for-you-24/7 website is ready, you’ll be ecstatic to show it off to the world!

When you’re ready to grow and add value to your business, investing in a professionally-built website is key.

We're not mind readers, but we have a hunch you want to know...


do I need to be "techie"?

We take care of the tech and make your experience easy and fun.

If the thought of buying web hosting or trying to wrap your head around building a website (and don’t even get started on themes and plugins) makes your head hurt, worry no more. We’re experts in this stuff.

We know WordPress (the platform we use to build all of our clients’ sites), we speak code, and we love building websites that work perfectly for our clients. It’s a win-win!

And the best part? We’ve got a perfected recipe that will deliver your dream website to you stress-free and with plenty of fun along the way.

We take care of the tech and make your experience easy and fun. |

what do I get?

Every Essential Website Includes:

  • An in-depth Website Strategy Consultation and customized Project Summary that will ensure you get a website that provides solutions to your current challenges and works the way you need it to work.
  • A professional, attractive, mobile-responsive website built to attract customers and increase sales.
  • User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) development and best practices.
  • Premium WordPress software to make your site function perfectly.
  • Installation and configuration of an SSL Certificate.
  • Search Engine Optimization.
  • Integration with your email marketing service to capture visitors’ email addresses.
  • Assistance with website GDPR integration.
  • Use of our stock photo account.
  • Assistance setting up email addresses.
  • Access to our clients-only, password-protected website with resources and tutorials for smooth sailing during your whole project – before, during and after.
  • A customized Wrap-Up Package with detailed how-tos to care for and use your new site with ease.
  • And more! {see all features and details here}

how does it work?

The Perfect Process

We've prepared a delicious 5-course gourmet website experience.


Discovery Call

Website Questionnaire & Wish List

Website Strategy Consultation

Project Summary delivery

Proposal and Contract


We send your Welcome Package & Getting Started Checklist 

You send us your content

Get the Prep & Launch Guide containing the (very helpful) pre-getting started steps here!


We design mockups of your site

When you’re in love ♥, we’ll move onto the Main Course

Plat de Résistance

We build your website

Your website goes live, and we (you + us) share it with the world


We deliver your Wrap-Up Package

You enjoy four weeks of support

We all drink champagne!

Are you into details? We LOVE details! Get the full list of ingredients here.

Ready for a website that will connect & convert?

We had a feeling you were.

will I be happy?

Words from our clients

“Stefani took my vision of content, colors, and textures and created/designed a site that just blew my mind. She worked tirelessly to create a responsive website that is clear, concise, and completely inclusive of everything I wanted.”

“The Essential Website team did a phenomenal job of guiding me through every step and answering questions, no matter how minor they may seem.”

Stephanie Roberts

“Janet always delivers. Keeps our projects on track no matter what the project or timeline. She is a pleasure to work with and her pursuit of perfection in design is always appreciated.”

Lisa Adkinson

“I was never left with an unanswered question or an unsolved problem I didn’t realize just how outdated and cumbersome our old site was until I saw our new one!”

Amy Countryman

“I’m able to capture specific customer data necessary to grow my small business. If you’re in the market for web services, I highly recommend them!”

Roshell Rosemond

“You made the entire process so smooth and easy, from the discovery phase through to signing off at the end.”

Rachelle Norman

“I really appreciate all your hard work, creative energy, and patient energy. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this process has been for me, and you have been an amazing partner.”

Paige Davis

“All of the guidance that took the guesswork out of what I needed to do. I now have a website that I’m proud to have a client view!”

“I really liked that you provide a comprehensive how-to guide to accompany my new website. I also loved your upbeat, can-do attitude and that you know what you are doing from every angle.”

Julie Matheson

“I have gained so many new clients and expanded my business over 30% in the first few months!”

Emma Mitchell

“Stefani truly amazed me with her knowledge and expertise in designing my law firm website. She knows all aspects of creating websites, which made me feel I was in the right hands!”

“Before working with them, my initial hesitation was if I had enough technical knowledge to go through this process.
I felt comfortable from the very first correspondence. Their emails are written in such a way that you feel like you are having a conversation with a friend. It’s easy, natural, and relaxed.”

Stephanie Roberts

“We love working with Janet. She always comes through with amazing results.”

Lisa Pelt Mers

“I appreciated how easy The Essential Website was to work with. Janet and Stefani were so friendly, helpful, personable, and prompt “

Amy Countryman

“Janet is professional, friendly, and always provides top-notch service. I have always had great success working with her and have never been let down.”

Brittney Pelt Sanders

“Janet was excited about helping us achieve our vision and she added fresh new ideas to it as well. She was always quick to respond to any questions or requests and the redesign was completed on time.”

“They were very helpful, had a quick turn around and they updated exactly what I wanted on my website. I’ll absolutely be calling on them again next time I need something!”

Julian Palmer

“Stefani coaches you through the process and makes the very project that seemed overwhelming come to life and exciting to work on! “

Robyn Strelitz, LMFT-Associate

“You really are one of the easiest people I’ve had the pleasure to work with. You were quick when I needed you to be, and very thorough. You definitely earned my business!”

Stephanie Baxter

“You thought of every detail and it felt so good to be working on other parts of my biz, knowing that you had this part covered!”

Rachelle Norman

“The most important thing people should know about working with you is: That they can trust you with their most precious plans, ideas and business.”

Alexandra Merkowitsch

“All of my sites look great! Understanding my goals, your awesome creativity and willingness to quickly make modifications were great benefits of working with you. You’re the best!”

“My site is now something pleasant to view. I have patients tell me all the time how easy it is to browse, which ultimately is one of the most important features of a professional website.”

“Always incredibly quick to respond, and had the adjustments back to me to review in record time. Working with The Essential Website was an absolute pleasure.”

Amanda Bankert

“Stefani made my new photography business stand out among the millions of identical photography businesses already out there.”

Missie Hills

“I couldn’t be happier with the website Stefani designed for me. She has a knack for figuring out what her clients want, even if you’re not really sure yourself.”

Missie Hills

“Janet deftly navigated the site project and provided intuitive forms and thoughtful questionnaires to help us along. We anticipated a tedious proceeding, but she made the process entertaining.”

“They coordinated email, hosting, web forms, functionality, and all the other necessary minutia that make my head hurt to think about. In short, Janet and her company are a tremendous value proposition for any company looking step up their game!”

“I loved your intake forms. They provided an opportunity to dream about the look, feel and function of my new site.”

Julie Matheson

“I love Stefani’s creative mind and attention to detail. She welcomes all feedback, and she is super attentive. Whatever other projects I have in the pipeline. I will definitely be calling on The Essential Website! “

Rebecca Gruenspan, MSW

“I love the value I received for my investment – totally worth it! I’m excited about our new look and what it will mean for growing my business. The whole experience was great!”

“Janet is very talented and just a real pleasure to work with. Always gives 110%, exceptional creative talent and amazing insight into what we need.”

Lisa Pelt Mers

“They truly care about their clients and helping them to improve their business by providing a high quality and professional website.”

Stephanie Roberts

“The doctor said the blog was “adorable” and she loved it – great job! Looks awesome, thanks so much!”

“My beautiful new website is helping me grow my business! You ladies are smart, savvy, dependable, and have a great attitude! Thank you for your awesomesauce web skills!”

Athea Davis

“Your customer service and technical knowledge is top notch–our foundation received a beautifully constructed website that exceeds our expectations.”

Heather Hawkins

“They took something that I dreaded to look at and turned it into a key resource for my business. 5 stars!”

will it work with my budget?

Your Investment

Because no two websites are alike, the levels below will help you determine an approximate price based your needs. All projects begin with a 2-hour Website Strategy Consultation, which will help us provide you with an accurate quote. Your personalized Project Summary and customized proposal will follow the Website Strategy Consultation

Each package includes all of the Essentials. Payment options are available.


Typically for websites that don't need a large amount of pages or advanced functionality.

  • PAGES: Up to 15 front-end pages (i.e. Home, About, Services, Testimonials, FAQ, Blog, Contact)Up to 6 back-end pages (i.e. 404 Error page, Thank you for subscribing, Thank you for contacting us, Privacy Policy)
  • FORMS: Contact form
  • TURNAROUND: Approximately 30 days

Très Chic!

Typically for websites that need ecommerce, membership, a large amount of pages, and/or other advanced functionality.

  • PAGES: Up to 15 front-end pages (i.e. Home, About, Services, Testimonials, FAQ, Blog, Contact)

    Up to 6 back-end pages (i.e. 404 Error page, Thank you for subscribing, Thank you for contacting us, Privacy Policy)

  • FORMS: Contact form and up to 2 additional forms (i.e. new patient form, feedback form, etc.). Note: additional fees may be incurred for lengthy and/or highly customized forms.
  • TURNAROUND: Approximately 2-3 months

Add value to your business with a website that is creative, beautiful, and strategic.

What are you waiting for?

where's the proof?

A sampling of custom websites created for our lovely clients

View more of our work here

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