v. 1

Two Marines Start WebDevStudios.com

Brad Williams and Brian Messenlehner decided to take the skills they learned in the US Marine Corps to start their own website development company and WebDevStudios is born.


v. 2

WebDevStudios Expands Our Services

After working on a number of projects it was realized the company should expand its offerings and we set up a variety of flat rate packages that included a website and hosting.


v. 3

Growing With the Times and Technology

New elements such as Search Engine Optimization, E-Commerce and Social Applications became important to clients, we expanded our knowledge and offerings to include these services.


v. 4

A Focus on Open Source Development

As open source projects grew, it was clear that WordPress, Drupal and open source software were the going to be the future. We knew this was the direction we wanted to take WebDevStudios.


v. 5

A New Partner and a New Look

In 2012, Lisa Sabin-Wilson joined the WebDevStudios family and we revamped both our website and development team. We doubled the size of the company to meet the needs of our clients.


WebDevStudios wrote the books on WordPress

WordPress For Dummies 7th Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

WordPress For Dummies, 7th Edition

Written by

Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder


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WordPress Web Design For Dummies 3rd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

WordPress Web Design For Dummies 3rd Edition

Written by

Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Chief Operating Officer / Co-Founder


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Professional WordPress Design and Development - Brad Williams

Professional WordPress Design & Development, 3rd Ed.

Written by

Brad Williams

CEO, Co-Founder


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Professional WordPress Plugin Development - Brad Williams

Professional WordPress Plugin Development

Written by

Brad Williams

CEO, Co-Founder


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Building Web Apps With WordPress - Brian Messenlehner & Jason Colman

Building Web Apps with WordPress

Written by

Brian Messenlehner

CTO, Co-Founder


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From project scoping and management, all the way through development, to knowledge transfer and support, WebDevStudios delivered excellent service! Their team has excellent technical skills and solid communications practices. They never missed a deadline. WDS made our vision to create the INPUT iCenter a reality.

Randi Haran // Information Services History Company

Thank you to your team for such excellent work. This project was our first project together, but it felt like we were already long time partners. What a fun, professional group of people you have over there.

Mark Junkunc // Uber Technologies, Inc.

Lisa, Brad and the entire team at WebDev are friendly, honest, and always bring great solutions to the table. We’ve been really impressed with their development team’s level of professionalism and expertise. They did a great job on building Crime Feed and we’re looking forward to launching more projects with WebDev this year.

Jessica Wolfley // Discovery Communications

Throughout this design project, we were consistently pleased and impressed by the work done. The guys at WebDevStudios know WordPress. They were able to solve every problem, and deliver every feature we requested, even when it meant building something from scratch. What we wanted wasn’t going to be easy, but they were able to deliver it superbly.

Jeff Carter // rockbrookcamp.com

Since we knew exactly what we wanted our site to be and how it should look, we worked very closely with the team. They were both attentive and prompt, and make changes quite readily as we requested them.

Sherry Howard // weareblackwomen.com

The WebDev team listened to our concerns and goals, proposed and then implemented a solid plan and executed it on time. They made a daunting task very manageable.

Kathleen Mitchell // kitmitchell.com

The WebDevStudios team was amazing to work with. They were very professional and easily accessible. They worked hard to create a vision for the website, incorporating all of our requests and feedback. Every question was answered quickly and the team went above and beyond what we asked of them.

Nikki Katz // blogworld.com

We have been very pleased with the excellent responsiveness and expertise of the team at WebDevStudios.  I am particularly impressed with the way in which WebDevStudios has taken ownership of this entire application, recommending new functionality and features to improve the application significantly beyond our original specification.

Daniel Tretter // Research Manager - HP Labs

I am honored and glad to be a part of the WebDevStudios client family. I love my website. I enjoyed working with April, Justin and Scott. I greatly appreciate the professionalism, creativity, responsiveness and guidance given to me throughout the entire design process.

Dorothy Ernst // plantingmyvoice.com

My previous designer’s deadline was months overdue. Brad & Chris picked up where my other guy left off. Gave me a time and date the project would be done and nailed it! Love the professionalism! Love the design!

“Q” // CappersPicks.com


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