What’s an IvyCat?

An IvyCat is not a cat made out of ivy (in fact some ivys are poisonous to cats).

Alright, well who are you, then?

We are a small, agile team of WordPress developers and website lovers. Based in Gig Harbor, WA, we get sun 35% of the year and occasionally go out and play in the grass, but most of the time (especially when it’s raining) we’re hard at work developing websites that are actually designed to sell products and services.

We also run servers and manage hosting accounts for clients that need top-shelf hosting with down-to-earth, smart technical support. :)

We have four dedicated IvyCats manning the office and a few honorary IvyCats that compromise our team. Learn more about the IvyCat team (and a few sock monkeys).

How long have you been designing websites?

We’ve been building sites as IvyCat for 11 years and running! We’ve been designing and launching websites in the South Puget Sound area since early 2000.

We’ve survived, and thrived through the shifts from Web 1.0 to 2.0, the birth and rapid adoption of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, and the creation of content platforms like Blogger and WordPress, which allow the average user to build their own websites.

We’re veterans and we’re in this for the long haul. If you want a web company that will grow and stick with you, that’s us.

Why are you different? i.e. “Why should I believe that you won’t flake out on me?”

We’ve had clients burned by past web designers before. So we know. We’re familiar with the scenario, and the legitimate concern that the designer you’re working with might be a fly by night wonder.

But that’s not us. How can you tell?

We’ll pick up the phone when you call and, if we can’t, we’ll actually return your call. We have a record of returning emails within 24 hours. You can even drop us a visit at our office at: IvyCat, Inc. 5790 Soundview Drive, Ste. 103, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335, USA.

Our goal is to put the “serve” back into customer service. And part of that is being accessible to our clients and being able to answer their questions in a non-technical manner. We work to reduce stress in our clients’ lives by giving them access to the kind of technical services they need to make their websites be a success.

If you ever want to talk or get to know us better, give us a call. :)

Can I visit IvyCat HQ?

Sure! If you live near the South Puget Sound area. Otherwise, it might be a bit of a drive. :) But our office is open from 8am to 5pm each weekday. We’re at IvyCat, Inc. 5790 Soundview Drive, Ste. 103, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335, USA.

What do you do for fun?

Well, our boss, Eric, likes to find sad and homeless Sock Monkeys to adopt.

Where else can I spot IvyCats?

When we’re not actively working on customer sites, you might find us at the WordPress Seattle Meetup or sponsoring and/or attending WordCamps in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.

We also host the monthly Gig Harbor Web Design Meetup in, you guessed it, Gig Harbor.