Michael is very easy to work with, appreciating my ideas and creativity, but also being able to make his own creative suggestions which work well with my site. He’s very good at tying in logos, pictures, and artwork into all your pages, emails, and even Facebook to create a consistent, professional look. If I want to make changes in content, it’s generally easy for me to do, but if I need help, he is prompt about getting back to me. I am so pleased with my new website!
I was referred to Downhill Media and chose Michael Lewis over nine other companies. I had worked with two other website designers, both of whom had left me paying for different providers, without the design or capabilities I needed. Michael calmly helped me clean up the mess and helped me create the website I needed. He was efficient, economical and did the majority of heavy lifting. He now handles all my updates and maintenance. I highly recommend him.
Bistro Du Lac has been a small restaurant on Lake Champlain for the past 23 years. It has grown in many ways with the help of Michael Lewis, Downhill Media! Having a well functioning web site with ease of use by our customers is most important to us. The ability to show off our menu and photos of our beautiful setting has been a great competitive advantage. We love the contact feature so customers may contact us from both home and on the road with their dining requests. Overall, we can not thank Michael and Downhill Media enough for the great work done on our site to help increase our customer base and revenues!
— Rosemary & Bernard
Hi Michael, I just wanted to take the opportunity to say, “Thank You!” Thank you for the amazing site you built for my business, in a record 3 weeks, amazing. Not only is my site so aesthetically pleasing, it’s functional to the public. I was starting to wonder with all designers before you, bad money after bad money, maybe it wasn’t possible to have both, but you proved me wrong! Thankfully! Not sure what my favorite part is, besides it actually works, I think it’s the palm tree on the site, how you used it also on all my forms and even got it in the tab. Of course it’s also on the new beautiful business cards you have designed for me. Also appreciated the constant contact, like a real lot, I felt like I was part of the process and always being asked beforehand my thoughts on any variations that may occur, if it was okay. Some days I got more emails from you than my clients! I know incorporating an Internet Data Exchange for a real estate site is a HUGE feat. But once again, you pulled it off with grace! So, that is just some of the items I am grateful for. Please feel free to post my contact information, as I would be happy to receive any calls from potential clients to discuss your amazing talent, your professionalism and integrity.
Laura Pearlman West Palm Beach, FL
I recommend Michael Lewis without reservation, as a designer of websites! This was all very new to me, and I was highly ambivalent about the whole idea. Mike was professional, patient with me, incredibly creative and talented, and willing and able to do things in a timely way. He graciously tolerated my zillion questions throughout the process, and he continues to this day to make requested small changes quickly (often within the hour!). He offered well-explained guidance and advice, while respecting my boundaries (e.g. he calls my website an on-line brochure). In the end, I have a wonderful website that is informative, honest, attractive, and easy to navigate. Most importantly, it has been a delight to work with him.
For ten years National Senior Golf Assoc. (NSGA) took care of its own website. A designer created a basic, and for its time, appealing site which was used simply to provide information about the organization, nothing more. As time passed the site looked more and more dated and included none of the effects (bells and whistles) that are now expected. Then Michael took over and how things have changed. Michael became a partner in the endeavor by making recommendations, providing samples, doing research on our behalf, listening to our concerns and evolving our website into an attractive and welcoming site that is easy to maintain. Michael added web commerce so that memberships could be sold online and connected us flawlessly to the credit card companies. Michael made the site more logical and easier for our members to navigate to this information they need. Michael made ongoing suggestions for improvements. And Michael kept the price in line with what we had allocated. I highly recommend Michael Lewis.
Michael Lewis has built the websites for both my finance business and for a non-profit organization that I have been treasurer of for > 20 years. Both websites were mediocre pre Michael, and both have been reinvented and redesigned with Michael’s excellent stewardship. The websites are well laid out and organized. I have received many compliments on my website, many people believe my business is larger than it really is, in part due to the professionalism of my website. Michael has been a pleasure to work with, reliable and efficient. And when updates are needed, he is efficient there too. Thank you Michael on behalf of both my organizations.
— Britt Terrell, Managing Director, Backbone Capital
Delta Psi- Delta Tau Delta, Treasurer
People responding to the website have nothing but raves! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
— Gary Eckhart, Owner
Michael Lewis has done a superb job in creating and managing the web site for the Allen Clark Hill Climb, a charity bike race that I organize. He has been especially adept at producing a clear, attractive, and well-organized site despite the limited resources and artwork I have been able to provide him. He has been consistently prompt in responding to my requests for changes in content, organizing new information in a way that best services site visitors. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Michael to anyone looking to develop a new web site for their business.
— Peter Oliver, Race Director
Wisdom Tours has had two websites built by Downhill Media. Michael designed and built the sites — wisdomtours.com for our adult tours and wisdom-study-abroad.com for our growing study abroad business for college students. He has maintained, updated, and added functionality to the sites — in addition to managing our advertising, marketing communications, and collateral material design and production since 1999. We have had many postitive comments about both sites: the value of the content offered and the use of so many images from our extensive library of photos from Tibet, Nepal, India, China, and Greece have given our travelers a feeling of being there before they even registered for a trip.
— Jim Hagan, Owner, Wisdom Tours, Ltd.