The New Website Is Here, The New Website Is Here

“Things Are Going to Start Happening to Me Now”

Just like Navin R. Johnson in the movie, The Jerk, we all want to be somebody. Being somebody is more than just having your name in print in the new phone book…

or having a new website.

This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be excited about the newly rebuilt Solution Building website…because we are! It’s been a long process but totally worth it. Thanks Stacey with Custom Internet Services, for another fantastic job. This site is every bit as good as the Timber Creek Construction site.

Like Navin, we all start out wanting something but aren’t sure what it is or where we’ll find it. Navin’s search is filled with up and downs, successes and failures. He could have avoided some of his heartache if he’d only had access to a website where someone was sharing what they had learned from similar experiences.

Struggles are a part of life but can be reduced if we’ll some get help.

My hope for this new Solution Building website is twofold. First it is to help prevent construction companies who are struggling with a lack of business knowledge and understanding from becoming overwhelmed and unprofitable. Second is to help their customers avoid disappointment and frustration by knowing what to expect from the construction process.

We will do this by providing businesses with systems and training to make them more efficient and profitable while educating customers in what to expect through the entire construction experience.

When construction companies have the tools they need and customers know what to expect, both can achieve their dreams.

The first tool that we’re offering is the Blueprint for Building a Better Proposal. This tool consists of templates, samples and instructions on how to use the system. We are also offering a day long live workshop coming up on March 13th, where you will be given more in depth teaching and training.

You can find out more about this in these posts:

This is designed to help companies in the construction industry prepare consistent, clear accurate proposals for their customers. If you or someone you know would benefit from this Blueprint for Building a Better Proposal system, send them this link so that they can build better proposals.

I Know Why Rome Wasn’t Built in A Day






It Was A Lack of Web Presence


I’ve written a lot recently about the high cost of no communication. I think this might be why it took so long to build Rome. The people in charge of the project struggled to find qualified contractors.

If they only had someone like Stacey with Custom Internet Services to help them with a website.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about rebuilding our Timber Creek Construction website. Drum roll…it’s finished, live and amazing. Check it out here. Like any construction project, I had a dream and a vision of what it would be. I couldn’t be more pleased. Great job Stacey!



Our reason for having a website is so interested people can find out more about the construction process. Construction doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Our site also includes pictures and information of past projects. This helps customers see what can be done and incite ideas for their own projects.

Most customers don’t have an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry. This includes questions to be asked and answered, what should be expected from their contractor including documents that should be included. The site is designed to help with this too.

Our site had gotten old and stale, as websites go. This was pointed out to me a couple of years ago by Shannon Martin a previous assistant. We’ve been thinking, talking, designing and planning this rebuild, off and on, since then.


I was given an opportunity to speak to the Kansas Barn Alliance about the importance of communication through proposals and contracts. Shannon was responsible for this as well.

It was decided that it would be good to have the new site finished by the presentation and we did. Thanks Shannon. 😊

Our goals were a site that was fresh, fun, clear, informational, easy to use and looked great. Mission accomplished.

The Timber Creek Construction site turned out so good, we plan to make some changes and updates to the Solution Building site next.

Check out the Timber Creek site and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Rome Wasn’t Built in A Day and Neither Is A Colossal Website






A Website Isn’t as Important as Rome, But Pretty Close



We’re in the process of rebuilding our Timber Creek Construction web site to freshen it up and provide a clearer and more informative message. Whether building Rome or a website, both are big projects. I thought it would be good to share –

The reasons behind the rebuild

A sneak peek at what’s coming


Why does anyone even bother having a website anyway?

According to How Stuff Works, “A website lends an air of credibility – it lets people know that you’re serious and ready to do business. It’s a guaranteed sales booster and a whole lot less expensive than buying ads.” So, if you’re in business and you want to connect with someone who might need your product or service, having a website is a good thing.

Okay, but we already have a website, why do we need to rebuild it?



That’s a good question and one that I asked myself. What’s wrong with the site we have? It’s not that old. We built it when we started Timber Creek Construction…in…2003. Okay, so that’s a little longer ago than I thought. It was cutting edge then but now…not so much. It took someone on the outside to bring this to my attention.


We need to clarify our message.

There is a whole list of issues that customers typically have with building contractors, almost all of them come down to one thing – poor communication. Good communication takes two, but in a business to customer relationship the majority of this responsibility lies on the contractor. Clearer, better communication is one of the main things that we hope to accomplish with the new website.

One way to improve the communication is to improve contractor’s business systems. Most small construction companies knew how to do their trade when they started their business but didn’t have any idea how to manage the operational part of their company.

As I looked closer at the Timber Creek website, I discovered that both Timber Creek Construction and Solution Building’s messages at the foundation were the same. In both cases we help people find solutions for building their dreams, whether that’s constructing a building or an operating system to run a more effective business.

Helping small businesses develop and implement business systems and informing and educating the customer is the purpose for Solution Building.


Let us know about any issues or problems that you’ve have with construction projects or operating your business in the comments below.

We will be sharing progress updates and more details of both Timber Creek Construction and Solution Building in future posts.