Municipal Development Services (MDS) is a full-service real estate development company focused on the government sector. Their services include: site selection, space planning, design & construction, accounting and project financing.
Situation: Before coming to Stroud & Associates, MDS had spent months and thousands of dollars trying to get a website designed and programmed with little to show for it. Additionally, they faced a looming deadline for a major RFP submission, which necessitated having the website done within 3 weeks. Since the site would be 25-30 pages and only two pages of copy was written, this was an aggressive timeline.
It was essential the site feature easily accessible information on MDS’s projects. The client also wanted to be able to update content themselves and have the site display properly across mobile devices.
Solution: MDS severed ties with its original design firm and hired us. We chose WordPress–a free open source content management system (CMS)–as the site development tool. Its flexibility and ease of use made it the perfect choice to create a modern site that MDS could easily update.
The site text was designed, written, programmed and launched in just under 3 weeks—2 days before the RFP submission deadline.
MDS was as a true partner in working to get the site live by having a point person who:
- Quickly provided content (copy points, photos etc.)
- Answered questions
- Utilized an efficient approval process
This was crucial in allowing us to deliver quality and speed at a reasonable price, since it reduced time spent chasing down content and approvals.
“We couldn’t be more pleased…Stroud & Associates exceeded our expectations
and delivered what was promised.”
– Don Chandler Principal, Municipal Development Services