Web expertise for creatives
We offer end-to-end, private-label web development and technical services to designers, creative agencies, and marketing professionals. Think of us as ghostwriters who write code and craft pixels. We will work with you in one of three ways:
We do not exist to your client. We work with you and you alone. You get the glory. We’ll even sign a NDA.
We exist to your client, but as part of your team. We have an email address at your company.
We exist to your client as someone you’ve called in to help on the project. They know we’re hired guns.
What we do
We provide custom and pre-cooked web development. We love WordPress but we do other stuff too. Get a no strings attached consultation and quote for your project. Contact us to get started or check our FAQ for a little bit more.
We can’t show you every project we work on (remember that whole “ghost” thing?), but we have some work to show you. We’re now posting web samples to our Google+ page.
Managed WordPress Hosting
We serve up our hosting a little differently than most. Our Managed WP Hosting is zero hassle.
You get what you pay for.There are thousands of web hosts out there ready to give you a do-it-yourself hosting account for a few bucks a month. If that works for you, cool. But what if you don’t want to do it yourself? What if you don’t want to mess with it? Not all web hosts are created equally.
Lose the hassle.With Ghostbilt hosting, we do everything for you. We setup your client websites and care for them as if they were our own.
Our hosting rocks.Our hosting environment runs on the world-class Rackspace Cloud and is managed by people who really know their stuff. Our servers do one thing and do it well: serve websites. There are no bloated control panels or other riff-raff bogging things down. Fast. Reliable. Hosting.
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Who we are
|We’re a team of smart, attractive, and experienced web professionals who aren’t in it for the glory. Our reward is the success of our right-brained clients. All members of the Ghostbilt team have signed NDAs preventing them from disclosing any information about your company, your clients, or your projects.|
|Christene has worked in both public and private sectors managing large projects and teams of technical staff. She is a process wizard, is incredibly detail oriented, and brings order to complex projects.||Jay has over 15 years of professional technical experience, including senior positions with Gospelcom.net, a non-profit that operated the world’s most visited faith-based websites, and U.S. Customs.||CJ has been programming since elementary school and has worked on web projects for James Madison University, AOL, and many other organizations. His dev-passion shines through in his work.||Ray’s work has won numerous awards, using his thought and wit to develop unique visual languages for a broad variety of brands including Porsche, Ramada, American Express, and Denny’s.|
Below are some common questions about us and our services. Let us know if your questions aren’t answered or your curiosity isn’t satisfied.
How does this work?
By delegating your technical web tasks to us, you’re able to focus on what matters most to you. Simply pass us the work you don’t want to do and we’ll do it. We’ll work as collaboratively or as autonomously as you’d like.
Do you guys only use WordPress?
Nope. We work with other platforms too, but we do rely on WP quite a bit. It’s one of our favorites and is often the first choice of our clients.
What does your process look like?
In a word: fluid. While we wrap some of our structure around projects, we do our best to plug in to the way you work. Our work with you and your clients will depend in part on how transparent you’d like us to be.
What tools do you use to make websites?
We’re purists. We don’t run your design through software that spits out code. We do all of our coding by hand. You’re paying for our expertise and we are intimately involved in every project.
How much will my project cost?
Our services are very reasonably priced and should allow some headroom to mark up what we provide. A variety of factors determine the price of the project, including the role that we’ll be taking on, the number of pages, what features are required, etc.
How does the money work?
We usually quote projects on a fixed basis and ask for a percentage up front and the balance upon completion. As our relationship develops (pun intended), we can get a little more creative and tightly integrate with how you do business.
Will you invoice my clients directly?
Only if you ask us to and if your client knows about us. We usually would invoice you and you in turn would pass the costs along to your clients.
Do you work on an hourly basis?
Sometimes. We will often bill hourly if the project is tiny, the scope of work isn’t clearly defined, if you’ve got a retainer agreement with us, or if you ask us to.
Where is your portfolio?
Since much of our work is done behind the scenes, you won’t find a portfolio on this website. We do, however, have sample websites that we are able to provide you if you contact us.
Will you sign a non-disclosure agreement?
Absolutely. Additionally, every member of our team has signed a NDA preventing the disclosure of our client’s (you) and our client’s clients (your clients) project details without your permission. We take this seriously.
Why did you start Ghostbilt?
The sort of work that Ghostbilt does happens all the time. Designers pull developers into projects. After years of being pulled into such projects ourselves we decided to build a company around it. In doing so, we believe we’re filling a real need for creative people like you.
What number am I thinking of?
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We are currently taking on new projects. Let us know how we can help by completing the form below. From there we can connect on Skype, telephone, or just sort things out over email.
Your information is safe with us. We will only reply to the dialogue you start. Once we’ve talked our way through everything, we will not initiate contact with you in any way (email, mail, phone, carrier pigeon) unless you’ve asked us to follow up.