2006 Best of Des Moines Award
Best Web Site Developer – Captain Jack Communications
Bill Dennis began programming computers in the early 1980s, when home computers first came out. Before that, he was known for his aerial traffic reports under the name Captain Jack for WHO radio.
Today, the business Dennis started has branched out into many areas of the computer world, from logo design to educational consulting. But its bread and butter is Web site design.
“We have an amazing design team on board,” said Lance Drey, sales manager for Captain Jack Communications, LLC. “They are really good at listening to our clients’ wants and needs and then bringing these details together in a professional creative design.”
Drey said a new online consulting feature has been implemented in the last year that allows prospective clients to discuss projects with designers on the company’s Web site, www.captainjack.com.
And business continues to grow, as Captain Jack now has clients in 45 states, Canada and Europe. Ninety percent of those clients rank in the top 30 or higher in one or more search engines, which is one of the company’s goals.
“It doesn’t make sense to have the best looking Web page in the world if it can’t be found on the search engines,” Drey said. “If we program your site for the search engines, Internet users will be able to find your Web site.”
Runners-up: Spindustry Systems Inc., Global Reach Internet Productions .