VICTORIA, British Columbia – May 29, 2018 – Caorda Web Solutions, a local design, development and digital marketing agency, hit a milestone of 15 years in business in April.
Caorda was incorporated on April 9th, 2003 by the trio of Paul Johnston, Lance Hesketh and Jannik Plaetner, and in classic start-up fashion the business started and operated from the basement of Paul’s house. The founders’ vision was to provide a one-stop-shop for web design, web development, custom application development, and Canadian business level hosting services. As the web matured, businesses of all sizes were taking advantage of the marketing and business opportunities it provided, and from the beginning, Caorda specialized in providing end-to-end services as a full solution provider, and in delivering exceptional customer service and support.
Back in 2003, Caorda created its very own software-as-a-service Content Management System (Caorda Content) to allow their clients to easily manage content on websites. Fast forward 15 years and Caorda is still rocking website design and development across multiple content management systems, while having added a dedicated support team, an expanded array of Canadian-based hosting solutions from the Caorda Data Centre, a creative design team, and video production and digital marketing services.
“Our strength is rooted in the great diversity of expertise, experience, and personalities found in our team, combined with a healthy respect and acceptance of each other,” says Paul Johnston, President. “This allows us to effectively collaborate from multiple perspectives toward a singular purpose, be it delivering great marketing results for a client project, building exciting software applications or delivering outstanding customer service each and every day.”
Caorda has experienced considerable growth over the past two years, notably since the summer of 2016 when the company relocated to an open concept office space on the 4th floor of the Apex Building. With increased collaboration on projects and occasional office shenanigans, the move has been phenomenal for employee work satisfaction. The talented team of 19 can easily share ideas and perspectives, all for the benefit of Caorda’s clients. “It's great to work in an environment with like-minded individuals who are so passionate about creating solid marketing and technology solutions for our clients,” says Julie Melano, Graphic Designer. “We take real pride in our work, and I think that's a reflection of how well we are treated as employees. I'm proud to be a member of the Caorda team and wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.”
All staff are excited for the official 15-year anniversary celebration at Caorda’s office on Friday, June 1, from 2:00-6:00 PM, at 3795 Carey Road Suite 401. Current clients, prospective clients, media, friends, and family are invited to celebrate Caorda’s accomplishments over the past 15 years, as well as to enjoy catered food from Ferris’ Oyster Bar, live music by Finch & Fiddler and plenty of refreshments.