Cleveland Web Design Company WRIS Web Services Lends a Virtual Hand to Marous Brothers Construction During Extreme Home Makeover Build

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Web Company Donates Online Volunteer Form and Social Media Services to the General Contractor of a Cleveland Family’s ‘Smart Home’

We love to stay involved with Cleveland businesses, small and large, and this seemed like the perfect way to do it. Any time we can share our expertise for a family like the Andersons, we are thrilled to do so

On October 5, 2010 Ty Pennington, along with the cast of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the team from Marous Brothers Construction, escorted the Anderson family of Maple Heights, Ohio into their brand new ‘smart home’ that was built over the course of six days. The Greater Cleveland family is no stranger to adversity, with both parents losing their sight to diabetic retinopathy and one child with a hearing impairment. To add to this difficulty, the family was living in a home full of hazards and in need of repair.

Quickly after the location of the upcoming build was revealed, swarms of Cleveland-area residents sought out information on how to volunteer or donate to the upcoming build. Cleveland web design company WRIS Web Services was one step ahead of the game, as they had already created the volunteer sign-up form as an in-kind donation to Marous Brothers Construction. Recognizing the importance of spreading word about the build, WRIS also suggested rolling out a social media campaign through Facebook and Twitter. This campaign intended to increase awareness of the Extreme Makeover build, as well as provide updates and design needs throughout the week.

Between the launch of the campaign in mid-September to the “Move That Bus!” reveal in early October, the Marous Brothers Construction social media sites gathered 465 engaged followers. The positive energy surrounding the Anderson family’s build was evident through user comments. One volunteer stated, “Congratulations on a job well done! I was so impressed with how nice all of your crew was and also how hard they worked. It is really an amazing group of people and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to help.” Yet another commented, “I just have to say, Marous Brothers and all of the volunteers...AMAZING!!! Thank you for letting us be part of this wonderful experience.”

Other individuals had questions about where to sign up to volunteer, when they would be notified, and how to see photos from the daily events. A representative at WRIS was able to quickly respond to these questions, freeing up individuals from Marous Brothers Construction to focus on the huge task at hand: demolishing and rebuilding a home in just six short days.

WRIS Web Services was happy to assist Marous Brothers Construction on their journey through the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition process. Charlie Meyers, Founder and President of the Cleveland web design and development firm, stated, “It was great to be a part of such an exciting process. We love to stay involved with Cleveland businesses, small and large, and this seemed like the perfect way to do it. Any time we can share our expertise for a family like the Andersons, we are thrilled to do so.”

WRIS is an established comprehensive web services firm providing the full spectrum of web related products and services. Our services include web design and development, Coldfusion application development, hosting, search engine optimization, industrial internet marketing, online advertising and social media. Founded in 1996, we have offices in Cleveland and South Florida (Boca Raton). Our goal is to develop practical websites and nurture long-term client relationships. We want to understand each client’s business and goals before beginning to offer solutions, ensuring that we deliver a finished product that reflects your message, increases profitability and supports steady growth.

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