the facts:

At Richmond Media, we specialize in branded business websites, with an emphasis on content management, social media and search engine optimization. We blend web presence with other digital media for brand cohesion. We are also experts at rebuilding older sites.

Richmond Media has been creating websites for small business for over 10 years. We offer affordable content management web design featuring WordPress, e-commerce, search engine optimization, and social media.

We feature automatic database backups, embedded Google Maps, embedded video and more, with no interest time payments. In addition, every new website we build comes with a fully functional mobile version. Even our budget sites.

Norfolk SouthernNorfolk Southern Railroad gave us the opportunity to rebuild their popular Company Store, where people buy branded items, memorabilia and other railroad themed products. We built the website to look similar to their company website, configured a new e-commerce system and uploaded all of their products.

E-commerce features include sale pricing, product search, user friendly checkout and pricing by apparel size.

El-PatronEl Patron Cantina returned as a Richmond Media client, and we created something different for them. Their Home page is a series of animated sliders that scale into place with a “Ken Burns” effect, linking to the most important pages on the site. Features include a tabbed menu page, an embedded Google Map with door to door driving directions, a tiled Gallery page and a Newsletter signup link. The website uses custom fonts throughout, and links to their social media.

ncrNorth Carolina Retirement Systems helps people get or modify their insurance in North Carolina. We built an incredibly complex enrollment form to  walk people through the process.

During certain times of the year it is one of the highest traffic websites in the state.

iron-bridgeIronbridge Sports Park is one of the largest sports parks in the Richmond, VA area. We built them a website big enough to show off their property. A large Home page slider with Ken Burns effect, pages for each attraction with large tiled Galleries, forms for special events, a park map, and an embedded location map are just a few of this website’s many features.

roomersRoomers is a delightfully quirky interior design shop in Henrico, Virginia. We created a very colorful theme to highlight the look of their store. The Home and Products pages are image based instead of text based, so clients can easily navigate their selection of product categories.

Eight product category pages are a blend of text, images and image galleries.

Pinery-WaterPinery Water Management is a Colorado based water company serving a large port of the state. We took the content from their old site, updated it, and put a website together that can be easily accessed by their customers.

We streamlined their navigation and split the pages into more relevant groups for ease of use.

steviewatsonStevie Watson is a real estate rockstar, finding great success in the Tuckahoe area.

To make her site as informative and interactive as possible, we set up the iHomefinder system, which works with the local MLS to display properties in many useful ways.

Verena LifestyleVerena At Virginia Center is a companion site to Verena At The Reserve. Both sites use the same kind of design, but branded for the individual properties.

Site features include a Gallery, a large embedded Google Map with interactive driving directions, a huge Home page slider and more.

DolanDolan Properties is a central Virginia company with many rental apartment properties. Not only did we set up pages for those properties, we also set up an e-commerce system to allow renters to pay their rent online. Even cooler was their online rental application, which not only has a digital signature field, upon clicking Submit, it send the user to PayPal to pay the application fee.

Hope-CCSWe built a budget website for H.O.P.E. Counseling and Consultation Services. The site itself is simple, in order to make site visitors focus upon the site content.

In addition to a large embedded location map with door to door driving instructions, the site has four separate forms for potential clients, prospective employees and referral candidates to submit.

vaworksiteVA Worksite is a large jobs website. Job seekers set up an account to upload their resumes and get job alerts, and employers can advertise jobs and search for resumes.

The site also features an extensive job search and a support system.

mdlMD Liaison is a medical networking company that also books regional conventions, working with physicians and other specialties in Virginia.

We created a complex registration system for convention attendance to replace one that was old and not working well.

bucketA craft brew bottle shop & growler bar, The Bucket Trade has two locations, and is a fast growing business.

They rely heavily upon social media, so we put their Facebook feed on the Home page. We also integrated their website with their Trinkin listing for their tap & bottle list.

branchBranch Fields is a renowned opera singer, who also appears in plays, musicals and television. We set up a budget site that includes a tiled gallery, videos, audio files, his schedule and a page for reviews of his work.

Since we didn’t need to worry about search engines we were able to take some artistic liberties with the Home page.

prostheticsVirginia Surgical Mobility Center creates custom prosthetics, and they needed a website. We built a site with a lot of technical help for new customers, resources and detailed services.

We also consulted on their new Facebook page and their branding in general.

Darden PublishingDarden Publishing produces glossy magazines about Hampton Roads. This website features past issues for site visitors, options to buy the magazines, advertising and media kits.

A lot of the content is from Issuu, a digital media provider.

BG Of TidewaterBG Of Tidewater is a BG Auto Products, Inc. reseller. This website is video rich, with lots of resources about their various products.

A tricky job, because some of the things on the site don’t work well on mobile devices. We made it happen.

good-earthA group of two stores in Delaware specializing in organic products ranging from coffees, teas and infusions to all natural beauty products and earth-friendly cleaning solutions. This budget site replaces an ineffective GoDaddy Website Tonight application.

umcFirst United Methodist Church of Hampton, VA has a large congregation with many needs, and a large website. We created a new WordPress content management system and upgraded all images and other media. we also updated all of the text content to fit the modern design and the mobile version of the site.

moore-signsMoore Sign Corporation is a large commercial sign company in Chester, VA. The site includes many high resolution galleries of their work, custom head tag graphics to give the products an individualized look, and a gallery of their Potomac Mills sign, at the time, the largest flexible face sign in the world.

Keil ServicesKeil Services is a company that specializes in both plumbing services and bathroom remodeling. The challenge was that the client had virtually no images of their bathroom remodeling jobs. We were able to use purchased artwork that remained true to the kind of work the company does.

Bogeys Sports ParkBogeys Sports Park is a large, modern website for a Richmond area driving range / batting cage / miniature golf venue. The site features Request Forms for group outings and birthday parties, and includes a large embedded Google Map and Google Event Calendar.

GaertnerA budget website for a psychiatric practice. This WordPress site includes About Us, Providers, Location and Contact pages. We found that Google Maps had an error in the location of one of the practices, and we found a way around it by using longitude and latitude values instead of the actual address.

ObsidianObsidian is a small engineering firm that didn’t need a website. What they needed was an online contract that could be digitally signed by their clients. We built them a two page site that included the contract as a form with a digital signature that they could download as a PDF.

drnagarajaVirginia Integrative Psychiatry (VIP) is the office of Dr Sudhir Nagaraja from Fredericksburg, VA. His practice had a very old, obsolete website.

We gave him a budget website with an embedded Google map, downloadable PDF intake forms, a Contact page and his bio.

stpaulsSt. Paul’s Episcopal Church dates back to 1883, making it one of the oldest churches in Hampton Roads. We had to reformat virtually everything from their large, old website to make it look modern.

We gave the site a resizable collage of images in addition to setting up all of their ministries and outreach programs.

Lucky13 TattoosLucky 13 is one of the biggest, most successful tattoo/body piercing parlors in Richmond, creating the site was a blast. Based upon the belief that potential customers would love to see lots of examples of previous work, the Gallery contains almost 300 images.

rva4fitnessRVA 4 Fitness is a new Richmond fitness training site with a Christian flavor.

They offer classes on Physical Fitness, Relationship Fitness and Emotional Fitness.

Neptuna Fishing ChartersNeptuna Fishing Charters is a Key West charter service that lost control of their own old WordPress website. We were able to create a completely rebuilt site without the benefit of hosting or FTP logins.

The site features a page about local fish, an online booking form, and ages about the charter and the boat.

Splash Bath & Body BarsSplash Bath & Body Bars is a small e-commerce site specializing in handmade soaps and accessories. Generally these kinds of sites don’t work very well, but in this case there is a nice slant to the products, in that they include phthalate free and vegan products.

Potomac River Oyster CompanyPotomac River Oyster Company had an old Joomla e-commerce website that wasn’t working, and they had no SEO. We rebuilt the site in WordPress, added a custom e-commerce system based upon ZIP codes, and added effective SEO to improve their ranking. All for a budget price!

Casselton ConsultantsThe Casselton Program is dedicated to treatment of alcohol and substance abuse by providing outpatient services to adults and older adolescents.

We gave them a budget website that works for both of their office locations, describes the various programs, and encourages potential clients to contact them with questions..

parPulmonary Associates of Richmond is a large practice with 4 locations and over thirty providers. This website features location maps, several FAQ pages, provider information, admission forms, online portal logins and much more.

We also build a private resource website for the company.

hiltonExplore Hilton Village Is both a historical resource and a business directory for the Hilton Village area in Newport News, VA. Features include full screen galleries of rare photographs of the construction of Hilton Village, articles about the area and an extensive, searchable database of local businesses.

FirestoneFirestone Fudge was a very challenging project because the client designed the site himself, and had definite ideas about how it should look. We worked with those ideas to create a truly unique e-commerce website with custom programming in the design phase.

Terry DentistryTerry Dentistry is a budget site for a South Chesterfield County dentistry practice. Featuring embedded video, information about dental care, practice info and a short Appointment form, the website also has a header slideshow.

Like all of our websites, automatic backups and extra security is included.

greenleafA HUGE rebuild for an old client, we took Greenleaf Landscaping to a new level with high resolution Galleries of their services, job examples and before and after projects, Quick Contact forms and more. The Home page features a modern, high resolution slider.

Five Forks CafeWilliamsburg’s popular traditional diner gets the full WordPress treatment. Keeping with the fifties theme of the diner, we tied their Weekend Specials blog to post to their Facebook page, added a slideshow gallery and posted their menus.

winning-colorsWinning Colors is a delightfully quirky website featuring a self help/team building program. This very large website includes exercises, music downloads, lessons, testimonials and more. The creator, Stefan Neilson, also blogs regularly on the site.

Waltrip RecyclingWaltrip Recycling is one of the largest recycling centers in Virginia. This redesigned site includes a FAQ page, slideshows, detailed products and services, and a comparison slideshow showing different mulch colors in use on a property. We also did SEO work on the site.

Le-YacaWe just rebuilt the very popular Le Yaca website with a minimalist design. This high traffic WordPress site features a mobile phone version, Google Map, food slideshow, menus, and a history of the restaurant.

This is one of the highest traffic restaurant websites in Williamsburg.

Rock Landing Therapy upgraded from their budget site to a modern web presence featuring online patient intake forms, a WordPress blog, a resources page and more, with extensive search engine optimization.

Cabinet RestorationCabinet Restoration is a Williamsburg based cabinet restoration company. They rebuild cabinets for fine homes in the area. The site features high resolution before & after and Portfolio galleries, and includes a header slideshow.

silver-serviceThis is a small website for a Hilton Village catering company, and it is gorgeous! A large gallery and “Book An Event” forms are featured here, as are packages, reviews and listings of services. This is a budget website done right.

mcbWe just redesigned the Michael C. Brown Custom Builder & Renovations, LLC website. It includes 14 high resolution image galleries, detailed info about their services, an embedded Google Map, and a Contact form with a document upload feature.

east-beach-schoolThe East Beach Montessori School site is a collaboration with Big Wide Sky in Newport news, VA. This site features Testimonials, a large embedded Google Map with driving directions, 2 contact forms, and philosophy, programs, faculty and calendar pages.

rva-tailorsRVA Tailors is a budget site that still includes some nice features. A nested Gallery, a large embedded map with driving directions, a page for offers for discounts and two contact forms help the site to do what it needs to do for the client.

rmbaWe redesigned the Richmond Mortgage Bankers Association to give them a WordPress content management system. Features include a membership application, an Affiliates page, a Quick Contact form on every page and an Events page that they keep updated themselves.

DelmarvaDelmarva Board Sport Adventures is a company that rents and sells water sports equipment, and excursions. Their rebuilt WordPress site features a Zen Cart shopping system, maps to tour launch sites, 2 blogs and more.

RTG & AssociatesRTG & Associates is a group that secures funding for veterans’ higher education. We built them a content management site that allows them to keep their courses and registrations up to date. There is a separate back end registration system that was customized to fit with the design.

HRCPIHRCPI is a counseling service in Hampton Roads. We built a new WordPress site with custom headers, an appointments link, an embedded Google Map, a job application, a blog, and Quick Contact forms on every page.

Hubbard Brothers Tree ServiceHubbard Bros. Inc., Tree Consultants is a tree care company in Yorktown, VA which has been around for over 45 years. We gave them a WordPress site with an embedded Google Map, a Gallery, job application and a specialized Contact form for potential clients.

Dining With DignityAn e-commerce website that sells specially designed eating utensils to people with grip impairments, we built product lightboxes and integrated with the client’s bank for the online ordering system. Included are instructions, articles, links and a contact form.

Marrow-TransportationWe just built a new WordPress website for Marrow Transportation.We upgraded his old site with a mobile version, a Gallery, testimonials, online reservations and social media. Cecil Marrow has been a client of ours since 2008, and we always try to take great care of his online needs.

Advanced TemporariesAdvanced Temporaries is a temporary staffing agency with offices in Richmond and Norfolk, VA. Features include sections for clients and job seekers, application and staffing request forms, and embedded maps to both offices.

Landscape ElementsWe upgraded Landscape Elements’ old website to a bold, colorful WordPress content management system. The site features large broadband slideshows of their work, social media interaction, testimonials and other features.

ChenaultOne of the sites we built in our partnership with IIr Associates Inc, Chenault Veterinary Hospital has three locations in central Virginia. We set up monthly specials, a form for people to upload images of their pets, embedded maps and information pages about the staff, services and more.

eagle_auditsA budget WordPress rebuild of an auditing company website we originally created a few years ago. They wanted a mobile friendly site and we delivered.

We had to resurrect it from its original version, requiring a complete code makeover. With so much text on the site, we kept the design as utilitarian as possible.

Proctor TrivetteThis is a website for Proctor Trivette, a sound recordist for movies, television, documentaries and commercials. This is a business to business site, so we didn’t have to use a lot of text on the Home page. This allowed us a rare chance to use an artistic approach in the design.

Hotel-Parador-OasisWe built this budget website for Hotel Parador Oasis in San Germán, Puerto Rico. They wanted a website they could link to from travel directories and booking engines. Features include an embedded Google Map with door to door driving directions and a small Gallery.

Good Buy VacationsGoodBuy Vacations is transitioning from renting vacation resort timeshare properties to becoming a full service travel agency. We created a different kind of Home page, without a lot of text, to draw site visitors into the site with a rich, colorful design.

The aim of the site is to collect contacts, and we use a system of request forms to get this done.

Accordions RuleA WordPress website for All Things Accordion, we built a site that features pages for bands, solo work, lessons and events. Other pages include videos, Featured Player, Gallery, resources and a For Sale e-commerce page.

Liitle MexicoA budget site for a great Mexican restaurant in Richmond, VA. We put their TV spot on their Home page, created a pdf menu, a Flash slideshow, embedded a Google Map and used a Contact form.

Endless EscapesEndless Resorts is a companion site to GoodBuy Vacations as they transition to a travel agency with multiple services. The older timeshare content remains, but isn’t featured as much as the newer services they offer.

We use the same strategy of request forms that we used on the GoodBuy Vacations website.

Gloucester InstituteWe took the Gloucester Institute website and gave them a full Joomla content management system. Features include an Events calendar, broadband video, email Newsletter form, dropdown navigation menus, a linked header slideshow and more.

Platinum Air 500This is a rebuilt site for Platinum Heating & Air 500, a Hampton VA based HVAC company. The site features a video on the Home page, quick contact forms throughout, and custom headers.

ObetechThis is a Joomla content management system built for Obetech, a Richmond, VA based biotech firm that does obesity research. Set up to be edited by the client, this site will also feature a shopping cart for testing kits.

Square 1 is a construction firm specializing in government, industrial and commercial work. This site features satellite views of job sites, case studies, current projects, contact forms and more. We also did search engine optimization.

Rich WhiskeyA website for modern rock band Rich Whiskey. Including their schedule and songlist, photo galleries, video, a contact form and links to their other social networking sites. This site has been updated with WordPress, and is maintained by the band.

My Map 4 SuccessMy Map 4 Success is a WordPress website that promotes workshops for personal growth, using the Winning Colors system. This WordPress site features an online store, videos and social media.

Diversified Investment Realty needed a budget site that looked “big”. We set them up with a site where they could update and maintain their own listings. They are currently building their site with our assistance.

Resource One Financial AdvisorsResource One Financial Advisors wanted a website built to their own vision, so we took their ideas and streamlined them into a website that met the criteria for the industry. A broadband speech from the President is included.

Honey Butter's KitchenHoney Butter’s Kitchen is a new Williamsburg restaurant from the owners of the popular Five Forks Cafe. This WordPress site features a Home page slideshow, embedded Google Map, weekly specials and more.

BC WoodWe built BC Wood’s original website way back in 2007. We recently updated their site to WordPress, and included a Google Map with driving directions, an extensive “Request a Quote” form and updated their search engine optimization to modern standards.

MyOnlineDrummerMyOnlineDrummer is an e-commerce database website for musicians to submit studio tracks and receive finished drum tracks in return. We had to create a site on a timetable because of a feature article industry heavyweight Mix Magazine.

Richmond Christian Business AssociationRichmond Christian Business Association is a networking group that Nick Caffacus is involved with. The site features members listings by category, Quick Info pages for small businesses and a secure Members Area.


These sites often contain features duplicated elsewhere on this page. You can tell which ones are older by looking at the page width, which is wider for newer websites.

Why are we showing older websites? We want to demonstrate that our websites age well, and still function for our clients long after they are created.

Williamsburg Antique MallWilliamsburg Antique Mall was looking for a modern website that had good search engine tools to attract area tourists. We completely redesigned their existing website, adding Flash, a feature video, a features list, a contact form and more.

Charles P. Phelps, P.CCharles P. Phelps is a highly respected and experienced attorney in Chesterfield, Virginia. This bilingual site features services, a Contact form and an embedded Google map to his office.