MRDesignWorks, LLC., is a Web Site Design, Development and Hosting company located in Chicago, IL. Our core client base is small businesses.
We use the latest version of Adobe Products (Adobe Web Premium CS5 Suite) that we use for all web site projects and maintenance. We also handle Search Engine Optimization and can assist with setting up business facebook pages.
In addition to a Web Design and Development company we also have a VPS Cloud Linux server that a large percentage of our clients web sites reside on. We also have clients that just host their web sites with us.
Please feel free to browse through our web site. We encourage you to review the Web Design and Hosting Services pages for more information.
In June of 2002 two friends came up with the idea to create a Web Design company during the commute to and from work. Robert wanted to learn the technology to create web sites to enhance his career in Information Technology. Robert's career started as a Mainframe COBOL Programmer Analyst. So Martin Stebbings and Robert McLeod decided to co-found MR Design Works. Martin came up with Design Works and Robert added the M R to represent both co-founders. Most people refer to the company as Mister Design Works but in reality the MR is the first initials of the two co-founders. M (Martin) R (Robert). Martin and Robert created our initial business plan to target small business. We obtained our first hosting service on a shared server.
In June of 2002 Robert started the creation of our first web site and our company name on the site was M R Design Works. Version 1.0 of our site went live in the fall of 2002. In the 4th quarter of 2002, we obtained our first small business client Susan Rogan Hearing, Inc of Westmont IL. We our proud to say that Susan Rogan Hearing is still one of our most valued clients today.
In 2003 Larry Spence became a member of our Advisory Board. Our advisory board members are Robert McLeod, Martin Stebbings and Larry Spence.
In April of 2004 MR Design Works became a Limited Liability Company and the name was changed from MR Design Works to MRDesignWorks, LLC. At that time Robert became the sole owner and President of MRDesignWorks, LLC. Robert in addition to his role as President is also our Lead Web Design Developer. He is also responsible for our Web Site. Martin Stebbings remained on our Advisory board and is still a member today.
In 2006 we out grew our shared server Linux and upgraded to a VPS (Virtual Private Server) with a new hosting server provider in Chicago, IL. In October of 2010 we upgraded our server plan to a VPS (Virtual Private Server) Cloud VMware Linux server. This is just one step down from an actual dedicated server. The new server was necessary to become PCI compliant which credit card merchants require. A PCI compliant server has stricter security guidelines than a non PCI complaint server and the credit card merchants require that scans be performed at least quarterly to insure the server remains PCI Compliant.
In December of 2010 Robert started the planning to re-design MRDesignWorks LLC's web site. On March,14, 2011 our new web site went live. This is our 4th major revision and design of the MRDesignWorks web site. Our new site is mobile friendly and replaces flash images with jpgs for iPhones and iPad devices.
In September of 2012 Andrew D'Amico joined our team. Andrew brought his expertise for CMS sites and for Project Management. With Andrew's knowledge MRDesignworks started creating CMS responsive websites.
MRDesignWorks, LLC's goal for 2018 is to increase our Web Design and Hosting clients by 50%.