In 2016, our web development and design company was honored to receive the Case Western Reserve Weatherhead award for Cleveland’s Fastest Growing company in the upstart category. This was a proud moment for us considering all of the fantastic companies that were recognized.
Our results aren't just local, either. We've had the honor of doing web design for some of the largest brands in the country, including Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, T-Mobile, Comcast and many others.
In 2012, we changed our name from Designing Interactive to The Refinery. There were many reasons for this change, but chief among them was to show some hometown pride. The Industrial Revolution happened here, and J.D. Rockefeller chose to make Cleveland his home. Our name plays tribute to those industrial days that put Cleveland on the map.
Josh and the team at the Refinery are not only good at what they do, but they also watch our back and own any project they work on. They keep close attention to all details, and they understand the emotions tied to implementing a new website or marketing strategy. They truly are partners in our ecommerce investment.
Ohio Travel Bag - CEO
I've worked with a lot of different vendors and partners in my career. I definitely think their account management, attention to detail and customer service is one of the best I've ever seen.
Shurtech - Senior digital Marketing Manager
"It is rare to find professionals who have the full package: a compassionate heart, understand and have the ability to communicate the “why” behind an organization and remain ahead of the curve in their industry. Our staff continues to value Josh and his staff’s input and guidance all provided with the highest of standards and ethics."
The Gathering Place - Founder and Sr. Advisor
One of the core elements of great design is incorporating how the users will interact with the website and what their experience will be when doing so. Just because a website looks pretty doesn’t necessarily mean the design will create an optimal user experience. We pride ourselves in understanding what users are looking for and then designing around that experience, developing both a visually appealing and easy-to-use asset for any size company.
In order for us to design a website that has both a positive impact on business objectives as well as customer expectations, we need to know who those customers are and what they’re looking for. Our extensive user experience research practices and path to purchase analysis gives us the insights and data we need to design websites and applications that connect with users.
By now it should be evident how important web design is. Web development is just as important. The development of a website involves all the pieces behind the scenes, such as the CMS, structure and coding. These elements are the foundation of the website, and we treat them as such. Every website we build is custom and of the highest caliber so it functions just as it should. There are plenty of “web development” companies that use “out-of-the-box” solutions. That’s just not us.
20525 Center Ridge Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116