Celebrating 20 years in business!
Thank you clients!!!
Here's to 20 years in business together! Couldn't have picked a better partner Angie. 🥂 😘
Thank you to all of our clients... past, present and future!
Thank ...you to all of our friends and family for your support and referrals and for "trying" to understand "what we do".
We get asked a lot how we started so I wanted to share our story.
We don't even know the actual date it started but it started like this... after our first kid and at the end of her maternity leave, Angie said "but I don't want to go back to work! I want to stay home and raise the kids".
And from there we found a way.
The rest of the story was we were broke newlyweds with a new mortgage. I dropped out of college to follow my dream of having my own boat business. I accomplished that and had just partnered in a boat business.
Angie made most of the money. I worked a ton and made none.
My exact response to her saying she didn't want to go back was..."welp, ya GOTTA DO SOMETHING."
Chase came along in '97 and Angie quit her job. Oh shit!
With her art background she wanted to do some kind of designing. Brochures and print was the idea.
So we went out and bought our first computer. A PC at that! Gasp!!
I can still remember sitting in our dining room/office of our tiny little house and hearing that internet dial tone as she went to work. Kids got it easy now.
She dug in and spent lots of time with her ass in the seat just figuring it out.
In that software was this new thing called web page design.
Cherubini Designs was born.
1 year later she was so busy already that she said either we stay where we were or I come and help.
I jumped out of my business and joined her full time. ✌️
The decision was easy everything else not so much.
Remember Y2k? And the recession that followed? Yeah that was tough for us.
Dotcom bubble? 9/11? Housing collapse? Mortgage crisis?
Auto industry collapse of 2008? Yeah we only made most of our money at that time servicing car dealers. We had over a dozen dealers and they pretty much dropped us overnight. No big deal. 😩
Me dealing with a back injury AND whooping cough at the same time! I barely worked for two years. Could barely function. Angie kept us going.
We learned from a mentor once to have the mindset of "do what ever it takes to keep the doors open". So thats what we did.
I feel so old saying this but its true... so much of it is a blur.
Two more kids Blake and Emme.
Soccer, LOTS of hockey and lacrosse. Volleyball. Kids school... Wow were we busy!
Never been easy. Ups. Downs. Lots of changes.
Overcome and adapt pretty much sums it up.
Hell its still a struggle. Its just what we do.
After all of that I just gotta say I WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD!
Fun fact: Neither one of us has ever had a "job" since. #unemployable
We've both had the pleasure of being present and seeing our kids grow up. #proudparents 😘😘😘
Been to almost every single practice and game they've ever had.
I got to spend more hours playing on the hockey rink and lacrosse fields WITH my boys than most people ever even get to see their kids total.
Another fun fact... we've never had to pay for a baby sitter. Ever!
For all of that I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL!
Now its 2018. Not sure how that happened? WTF?
We have more changes and adaptations coming. We've been working on them for a while now. Like 20 years! 😝
I'll share that soon so stay tuned...
Thanks for putting up with my rambling. 😁
Cherubini Designs Fun Fact Friday #2 - Color Fun!
Have you ever tried to come up with a color scheme for yourself or for a client? They tell you I like red a...nd black or blue and red. Blah blah blah!
👞👟 The cobbler's kids have no shoes and the web designers website is always the last one to get fixed. 💔
No mo tho!
We got tired of saying "do what we say not what we do" (hear that? that was my dad voice)...
Oops to those that got blasted with 3 emails in a row today... Punishment has been doled out!
We run ads to get new business for ourselves. We usually spend (well let's just say $$$) to get each new client.
I'd rather give you the $$$!
Just refer someone to us and we'll give you a referral commission!...
We LOVE referrals especially from our friends! Message me or tag the person or the company name below!
🎅🤶🎄 Christmas is right around the corner. What is on your wish list for your business? (comment below)
Social Media Marketing?
Enter your answer below.
We've worked Cherubini Designs for over 10 years. They have developed multiple websites for my dental practice during that time. Pat Cherubini and Angie Francis...co Cherubini are easy to work with and they stay on top of the ever-changing regulations so that my business maintains a strong online presence. Couldn't be happier with their level of expertise and service over the years. Highly recommend them to any business for website development and SEO.
Angie here. Major simplification of my website! Let me know what you think! 1. Like my page!!! 2. Comment below!!!
Testing some marketing ideas with it. Basically removed all the fluff and basically just made it say:
- "I offer website design"! ...
- Here are some examples
- Book a call if you are interested
It's working! Calls have been booked. 🔥🔥🔥
...very interesting... 🤔