About Us

Our Mission

Do great work. Be great to work with.TM

Our Vision

Our vision is for Buddy to be included among the nation’s elite design and development businesses — to be known for the exceptional quality of our work; the quality of our team; being great people to work with; and operating with integrity, transparency, honesty, and decency.

Our “Why”

Because we want to show the world that you can be successful, and have a successful organization, by doing the right things: treating people well; empowering high performers to thrive; being honest, open, and collaborative; doing exceptional work; building an organization that we’re proud to be a part of.

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Our Values

The highest quality

work
  • Creating work that looks amazing and functions flawlessly, with impeccable attention to detail

  • Differentiating ourselves with the quality of our work and customer experience, rather than aspiring to be the fastest or cheapest

  • Being okay passing on client work if it’s not a fit with who we are, our strengths, or values

The highest quality

work environment
  • Prioritizing honesty, integrity, transparency, and decency

  • Creating a low-stress work environment for ourselves and our clients -- other than the pressure we put on ourselves to do exceptional work

  • Enjoying our work and lives, balance, and flexibility

  • Having work be fun

  • Doing things in a way that we’re proud of who we are, what we do, and what we’re building together

The highest quality

people
  • Working with great people, and being great people to work with

  • Being honest about what we’re good at and what we’re not

  • Pushing ourselves and each other to maximize our potential, collectively and individually
A highly talented design agency focused on your needs.

Are we a match?

We’d love to work with you! But, candidly, it’s important to us to take on work only when we know it’s a good fit and we can knock it out of the park for you, rather than over promising and under delivering. This brief Q&A covers some topics that you might be wondering about.

The cost to build a website varies on a lot of factors, including how many pages your website will include, whether or not it will use e-commerce, how much custom design work is needed, if we are helping with SEO (search engine optimization), and other related factors.

Also, in full transparency, Buddy is generally priced mid-range for the industry. We’re definitely not the most expensive team, but we’re also not the cheapest. We focus first and foremost on quality work and a quality customer experience, rather than churning out fast and cheap websites.

That said, for situations where we build a website for a client and then hand over the keys, so to speak, simple, small websites with Buddy typically run in the $5-10k range, and go up from there. If you need a blog built out, expect a little more, and adding an e-commerce store will add a few thousand to the cost, depending on how large your store is.

By comparison, Buddy does also offer full service website design, development, maintenance, and update plans, which we call our Grow As You GoTM plans. Learn more about those options here.

As a general rule of thumb, for a basic website we typically estimate 10 weeks, depending on what our current workload is. We might be able to shorten that time frame a bit, but generally we find that amount of time is needed to provide sufficient time to develop clients a great website, and for clients to have adequate time to provide input in our collaborative process.

We work with companies of all shapes and sizes, from a wide range of industries. The common denominator typically isn’t industry-specific, but more so that Buddy’s clients are looking for a new website that is built well, looks incredible, is easy to manage, and that will help differentiate their business as a leader in their field.

We primarily focus on using WordPress as a content management system for the sites we build. It’s popular, robust, effective, well-supported, and easy to use.

Officially the business is headquartered in Michigan, but our core team members work remotely from their homes across the US. We also have support team members world-wide. This approach has allowed Buddy to build an awesome team of incredibly talented designers and developers, and offers team members the flexibility and freedom to do their best work.

Our team is comprised of a small and select group of designers, developers, project managers, and quality assurance experts. When you work with Buddy, you will have a dedicated team for your project including a project manager, designer and/or developer team, and a quality assurance team member.

Absolutely – in some cases we work with marketing teams with established brands and brand guidelines, and in other cases we help clients create their own custom branding. Both are great.

If you’re interested in working on a website build with Buddy, we start off projects with a kickoff call together where we bring you and our design and development team together, along with our project manager, to recap goals for your website, design aesthetics, and also make sure we are all teed up regarding website hosting and any other resources we might need.

After this kickoff call, we’ll go through an iterative process where the Buddy team will work on design and development creation and revisions, in parallel with deliberate design reviews for you and your team to provide feedback and direction as necessary.

Once the site is fully built, we’ll do a thorough testing process to ensure your site is working great, and when everything is set, we’ll go live with your new website. Then, just to be sure, we’ll do one last round of quality assurance and testing to make sure everything is working on the live site.

We’ll wrap up our project together with a handoff call where we’ll show you how to manage your website and make updates, and make sure you have everything you need. We’ll also provide a written guide for your site, and are happy to create tutorial videos if needed, as well.

Absolutely. You can follow this link to learn more about service and maintenance options.

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Let’s Work Together

Let’s partner to turn your ideas into reality and build something great together.

Privacy Policy

We value your privacy.

This privacy policy applies to the use of all our web properties, including this site.

Log Files and Cookies

This website utilizes industry standard analytics packages which gather limited information on visitors to our website automatically and stores this anonymous information in server log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, basic IP information, referring pages, operating system used, and date/time stamps. This information does not identify individual users; it is used only for site administration, as well as for analysis of website usage and trends.

Additionally, cookies may be used to provide easier and faster access to website features such as logins and/or repeat visits.  Cookies are very small text files that are stored on personal computers for reference purposes. We do not store in cookies to any personally identifiable information in cookies.   

Links to Third-Party Websites

This website may contain links to other sites that are not controlled in any way by us. Please be aware when you click on any such links, we are not responsible for the privacy practices and/or policies of any website other than our own. Consequently, we strongly suggest that you review the privacy policy of every website you visit, whether or not they are linked to by our site.

Registration and Use of Personal Information

Registration is not required to use or access this website. However, we may make forums, blogs, message boards, or similar features available to our visitors. You may be asked to register for using these features, particularly if you wish to leave comments or publish content.

Please note that if you post comments or articles to any forum, blog or message board on this site, any personally identifiable information you provide in those comments or articles may be read, collated and used by anyone viewing them. As such, we are not responsible for personally identifiable information you may choose to make available through these channels.

Security

We follow accepted industry standards to protect any personal information you have provided to us. However, please be aware that no method of electronic storage can ever be 100% secure. Therefore, as is the case with any organization – we are not in a position to guarantee the absolute security of your information.

You may submit any questions you may have about our security procedures by emailing us

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please free to contact us.

Copyright Notice

We do not authorize anyone to copy materials published on this web site for personal, commercial, or non-commercial use. The sites to which our site links remain subject to their own copyright notice. These materials cannot be distributed, modified, posted on a website, or used for public or commercial purposes.

Permission to copy any portions of these publications or post any portions of these publications on a website must be obtained in writing by contacting us.

Terms of Use

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Buddy Web Design & Development’s Website, located at https://www.buddywdd.com.

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use buddywdd.com if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of us. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Cookies

We may employ the use of cookies. By accessing buddywdd.com, you agreed to use cookies in agreement with the Buddy Web Design & Development’s Privacy Policy.

Most interactive websites use cookies to let us retrieve the user’s details for each visit. Cookies are used by our website to enable the functionality of certain areas to make it easier for people visiting our website. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.

License

Unless otherwise stated, Buddy Web Design & Development and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on buddywdd.com. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from buddywdd.com for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from buddywdd.com
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from buddywdd.com
  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from buddywdd.com
  • Redistribute content from buddywdd.com


This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof. 

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organizations;
  • Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
  • System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.


These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
  • dot.com community sites;
  • associations or other groups representing charities;
  • online directory distributors;
  • internet portals;
  • accounting, law and consulting firms; and
  • educational institutions and trade associations.


We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of Buddy Web Design & Development; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.

These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to Buddy Web Design & Development. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:

  • By use of our corporate name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.


No use of Buddy Web Design & Development’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

iFrames

Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.

Content Liability

We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amen these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.

We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
  • limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  • exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.


The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.

As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

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