Testimonials

Below are testimonials of some past and current clients. Their kind words are greatly appreciated, and their satisfaction with the end product is what being in business is all about.

West Company contracted with CGC Website Designs to redesign our website with an updated look and added features for easy navigation and use. She not only did that in a timely, efficient and professional manner, she managed to capture our style so that our new site honors our identity and is easily recognizable to those familiar with West Company. Developing our new site was affordable and Cynthia was and continues to be a pleasure to work with, providing us with clear support materials and recommendations. Pamela Patterson, CEO, West Company
This is our second time working with CGC Website Designs. First in 2004, and then again in 2014 when it became time to overhaul our site because changes in technology we again turned to CGC Website Designs. I didn’t think that it would be possible to be more pleased with the update then we were will the original website but I was wowed by the outcome. Cynthia'’s willingness to work around our schedule to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner I think was the most impressive. To anyone looking for web work I say look no further than CGC Website Designs. Thank you Cynthia. Dakota Murray, General Manager, Redwood Roofers
Cynthia Copenhagen is a miracle worker! She took the jumbled mess of what I needed and wanted from my brain and transformed it into a beautiful, effective and efficient website! Her second miracle was that she easily taught my technically deficient brain how to update the website. And a major miracle is that she did all this at a price that Mendocino Coast Clinics could afford! It is my pleasure to recommend Cynthia Copenhagen and CGC Website Designs to you and call me for more rave reviews. Marianne McGee, MA, Resource Development Director, Mendocino Coast Clinics
Today I received a call from a Crab & Wine supporter wanting their logo & link on the MCC site now! Although their gift had yet to be received, their promise had. With Cynthia's hands-on training & content management system in place, I was able to respond immediately. Following her instructions, the supporter's name was added, logo inserted & link created ...all by myself!! I am just thrilled! Keeping contributors happy is imperative to fundraising, and the ability to do so in such a timely manner is priceless. Thank you, Cynthia, for making it possible to efficiently & effectively thank our supporters! Tawny MacMillan, Event Coordinator, Mendocino Coast Clinics' Crab & Wine Days
I only have positive things to say about working with Cynthia! She is organized, efficient, economical, patient, responsive, inventive, considerate and enjoyable. No, she's not a Girl Scout; she's a masterful website designer who delivers what she promises in a timely manner. I especially appreciate her willingness to train me in the Content Management System and create step by step manuals for me to review in case I run into a problem or my memory fails me. This has given me the ability to update the many parts of our website that are based on the CMS at my convenience and has saved my company money. When I (occasionally) call her in a panic, she always finds a solution to my problem and treats me with kindness and respect. She is a terrific communicator and a creative problem solver. On a scale of one to ten, she's a ten+++. Nancy Harris, Marketing Manager, North Coast Brewing Company
After working with a web designer who specialized in legal sites, I was left totally baffled. I switched to Cynthia because I needed more hand-holding. Cynthia helped me every step of the way and explained things in a way that made sense.

Cynthia defined our roles: what was my job and what was her job. She provided cost options and design choices that were easily understood and prepared a simple, concise reference manual that made me confident I could update portions of the site myself in the future.

From the first meeting to the final tutoring, I felt fully supported by a woman who has the technical skills and the design background to help me create a website that reflects who I am. Margaret Mary O'Rourke, Law Offices of Margaret Mary O'Rourke
I recently sold my investment advisory business decided to start a blogging site. I thought I could "do it myself," but I quickly found that if I wanted a professional site with flexibility and the ability to keep the site up with changing technology and my own changing needs I would need help. It is a joy working with Cynthia. She not only took care of all the messy technical details, she trained me to use the site, and she continues to keep me up to speed. Well worth the reasonable price she charges. Thank you, Cynthia! David Herstle Jones, Think in the Morning
I can't tell you how good it felt to be working with a local person on my website. Because Cynthia is so patient and organized she made it easy to work on the project together and made me feel like I was a part of building the Mendocino Farmhouse website. I'm very happy with my site and so are my many guests who use it to see my bed and breakfast on line. Margie Kamb, Mendocino Farmhouse
Working with CGC Website Designs has been a rewarding and easy going experience since our first meeting in 2009. Cynthia was able to transform my vision of an online presence for my business into a web site that includes a shopping cart. We continue to work together launching email campaigns throughout the year that enable Lula Cellars to market our wines to our mailing list subscribers so they can take advantage of sales and specials through the cart. Lula Cellars is growing and I look forward to working with CGC Website Designs on future projects. Jeff Hansen, Owner, Lula Cellars Winery
Cynthia donated her time to COPE to do a much-needed upgrade for our website. As a not for profit organisation based in Laos we had a number of specific requirements, which Cynthia met with creative solutions. The site is easy to navigate, attractive and tells the story of what we do at COPE well. We are especially happy with the donations section that is regularly bringing in much-needed funds to support the work of the organization. In addition the background of the site has been developed so all members of the team can learn to update the site regularly. Thank you again Cynthia for your time and skill to create such an effective website for us! Kerryn Clarke, Project Coordinator, COPE Lao PDR
We were looking for a professional looking website, fun to look at, and at an affordable price range—Cynthia came through for us. She has the technical and creative skills to produce a smart website with all the marketing tools a company needs. She is personable, easy to work with and really listens to your wants and needs; whenever an addition or change was needed she was quick to respond. She is also a good resource for other business contacts. We highly recommend CGC Website Designs. Will and Sheri Mannion, Character It Sticks
We have been overwhelmed by the positive comments on our new community website: "classy," "beautifully done," "easy to navigate," "clean," "makes me want to visit!" The club president remarked, "It's so good, it almost makes me cry!"

Such response reflects how carefully Cynthia listened to our desires and how expertly she designed our site. I can't imagine finding anyone more organized, instructive, and creative. Working with nonprofit volunteers can be challenging, but Cynthia showed immense patience while firmly prodding us along. We are absolutely delighted with our site. And we are grateful for Cynthia and her talents. Cindy Johnson, Greenwood Civic Club, Elk Community Website
Cynthia is knowledgeable, competent and ethical. She made the transition from our previous e-commerce website painless and timely. She even stayed within our budget. I would highly recommend her to any one serious about producing a website. We also feel confident moving forward knowing that she is there to solve any on going problems that come up or fine tuning that may be required. Anne and Jane, Anne & Jane Handcrafted Jewelry
It has been a pleasure working with Cynthia. From idea to completion she made it easy. Cynthia had the experience and tools to convey my vague concept into reality. She always took the time to explain the process. A masterful communicator, she was able to present the confusing web information in such a way that was understandable to a novice computer person like me. She walked me through step by step and finally trained me so I may maintain the site myself. She even has provided me with a custom manual for the maintenance! I couldn’t be more pleased!

I feel confident in being able to grow my web business knowing that she is a phone or email message away. I look forward to being able to work with her again as my business grows. Rebecca Deerwater, owner, Racines Art and Office Supplies
We have been more than pleased with the level of professionalism that Cynthia brought to our web presence. It has helped our non profit organization considerably in our visibility, to those we serve, funders and the community at large. CGC Website Designs has delivered our content on time while always being accurate. This has saved us precious time overall. I would highly recommend her design and promotion skills. Sara O'Donnell, Executive Director, Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County
In 1995, I decided to open a custom gift basket business. This was about the time that the internet was just coming into its own, with people beginning to look on line for help with shopping ideas instead of using their local phone books. Decent web designers were far and few and those that were out there were producing mediocre, expensive sites. CGC Website Designs had so many good, inventive ideas to show off my products and catch the attention of customers to the point where I began receiving orders and phone calls.

In 2000, I once again hired CGC Website Designs to help me with a book that I had written. The subject matter was quite unique, as was the book itself, and I wanted something as special and personal as the project had been for me. The end result was wonderful. Not only was the set-up eye catching and informative but it was very easy for any level of computer user to navigate. It was a pleasure working with Cynthia. She was so co-operative and knowledgeable about what would and wouldn't work. Most of all I found that her ideas complemented the project and were very helpful in steering me in the right direction. My plans are to publish further and I will, without a doubt, continue to rely on her expertise. Eilene Sturman, author, Meet Andy
I am truly fortunate to have had Cynthia design and promote my web site. She has taken a computer illiterate user to a new level, somewhat literate now. Her expertise is unmatched in this area. If you want the best, go to CGC Website Designs, you will not be disappointed. Kevin Scanlon, Scanlon Contracting
It was a great experience working with Cynthia. I recommend her services without hesitation. She migrated a pre-existing website that used proprietary language and set it up in GoLive so we could administer it ourselves. She readily understood what we needed to have done and then took the extra effort to effectively tutor us on how to manage the site. Unlike some computer people I've dealt with, there was no mystique or insider lingo to intimidate us. It was all straightforward, we knew what we were getting, the cost was fair, and we got exactly what we wanted, in a timely manner. Kay Kinder, Craft Distillers