About Us

We've been working with general contractors, specialty contractors, home builders and interior designers since 2005. Our web design and graphic design projects are carefully crafted to meet your requirements. Our award-winning photography gets your company noticed, and our email marketing services are offered through industry-leader Constant Contact.

Background

John Schnell has designed websites for general and specialty contractors, large and small. He'll work with you to develop a web strategy, and then create the technical and creative elements to make it happen.

John is trained and certified with the latest web design tools. That makes the job easier, gives you more design options, and saves you money in the process. He uses industry-standard plug-ins to enhance the visual appearance and functionality of your site, with components that make sense for your business. You'll get the website you've been hoping for, at a price you can afford.

Major Clients

Previous Positions

  • Marketing Professor, University of Alaska
  • Regional Manager, Silicon Graphics
  • Business Development Advisor, U.S. Peace Corps
  • Senior Sales Representative, IBM Corporation

Education

  • MBA, Marketing — University of Illinois
  • BA, Finance — University of Illinois

Awards

  • IBM National Sales Leader, New Accounts
  • IBM National Marketing Leader, Customer Center of the Year
  • U.S. Peace Corps, Business Advisor Excellence Award

While serving as a Peace Corps Business Advisor in Africa (1997-1998), John taught entrepreneurship at the Magamba Training Centre in Zimbabwe. A gifted instructor, he also taught Marketing and International Marketing at the University of Alaska Southeast (2003-2004), using innovative marketing simulations.

John is an award-winning adventure travel photographer. His images have appeared in Audubon, Nature Conservancy, and Sierra Club Calendars. He has also been published in several periodicals, including Alaska Magazine, Canoe/Kakak Magazine, and Defenders of Wilderness, and his images appear on the websites of dozens of companies.

Recent Projects

 
John Schnell and Associates
3D Enterprises
Lexington, Kentucky
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John Schnell and Associates
Blackhawk Roofing
Springfield, Illinois
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John Schnell and Associates
Commercial Rental
Macomb, Illinois
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Design Tools

John Schnell has been working with contractors for decades. He's got the expertise you're looking for — web design, graphic design, marketing consulting, project phtography, search engine optimization, social network marketing, and technicsal support services.

John has built over one hundred websites for general contractors, specialty contractors, home builders and interior designers. His technology background is amazing. He began with the BM PC and Windows 3 way back in 1984, and has been using productivity software, digital imaging tools and design software ever since.

Here's a list of John's current digital imaging and web design tools:

Computers and Peripherals

  • iMac 27" Retina 5K
  • iPad Pro 9.7"
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • MacBook Pro 15.4" Retina
  • LaCie Thunderbolt RAID 6TB
  • Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner
  • Stylus Pro 4900 Printer

Design Software

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Adobe Bridge CC
  • Adobe Camera Raw CC
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Adobe Fireworks CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC

Extensions

  • Alien Skin
  • DMXZone
  • Nik Software
  • Project Seven

Productivity Software

  • Dragon Dictate
  • Dropbox Pro
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Intego Security Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsys Keyword Research
  • Microsys Sitemap Generator
  • Microsys Web Analyzer
  • Transmit FTP

Our Toolkit

Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Photoshop
NIK Collection
Project Seven
Complete Toolkit

Experience

John Schnell. Since 2006, John Schnell has worked with general and specialty contractors, home contractors, decorative artists, interior designers, photographers, and adventure travel companies. John brings creative excellence to every new project, using his marketing talents to expand the market for many clients. He gives careful consideration to the personal interests and business strengths of each new client, and then creates visually engaging websites.

John Schnell Photography. John's images first appeared in Audubon, Nature Conservancy and Sierra Club Calendars in 1991. He has been published in many travel magazines, and his images are featured on the websites of several adventure travel companies. John has lived in both Africa and Alaska, and during the past twenty years, he has photographed over one hundred Alaska expeditions and twenty Africa photo safaris.

In Alaska, John has worked with: Alaska Discovery; Alaska Research Voyages; Alaska Sailing Charters; Alaska Wilderness Charters; Blue Nose Surf; Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks; Gustavus Water Taxi; Mountain Travel/Sobek; Sea Wolf Adventures; Sourdough Outfitters; Spirit Walker Expeditions; The Taz Whale Watching Tours; Tongass Kayak Adventures, and Whisper Marine. In Africa, John has worked with well-known companies like & Beyond Africa, Classic Safari Camps of Africa, Islands in Africa, Robin Pope Safaris and Uncharted Africa Safaris.

Fitness Instructor. John has been a fitness instructor for over twenty years. He teaches a variety of group exerecise classes, including asymmetrical training, function fitness training, as well as Zumba Gold and Zumba Toning classes.

University of Alaska. In 2003, John went back to college — literally! He taught undergraduate-level classes, and concurrently took courses in web design and digital imaging. John's teaching curriculum included Marketing and International Marketing classes at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, Alaska.

U.S. Peace Corps. John was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Africa (1997-1998), and taught entrepreneurship classes at the Magamba Training Centre in Mutare, Zimbabwe. He also worked as photographer for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Tourism, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, and the Kariba Publicity Association.

IBM Corporation. During a lengthy career with IBM Corporation (1979-1996), John became an accomplished sales and marketing professional. He won several IBM awards, including two Eagle awards for Marketing Excellence and Sales Excellence. John sold technology solutions to construction companies, distributors, financial institutions, and manufacturing companies.

U.S. Marine Corps. John served with MATCU-62 (Marine Air Traffic Control Unit 62), and became FAA-Certified as a Control Tower Operator (6712) and Radar Air Traffic Controller (6722). His primary duty stations were: NAS Glynco, Georgia; MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina; MCAS Iwakuni, Japan; Marine Corps Expeditionary Force (Task Force Delta), Nam Phong, Thailand; MCAS New River, North Carolina. John also served temporary assignment duty (TAD) at classified locations in Southeast Asia. Awards and commendations:

  • Presidential Unit Citation
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • Vietnam Campaign Medal
  • Honorable Discharge

Recent Projects

 
John Schnell and Associates
Alaska Wilderness Charters
Juneau, Alaska
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John Schnell and Associates
Delta Innovative Services
Kansas City, Kansas
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John Schnell and Associates
Gorman Paving
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Testimonials

Our services are designed with your success in mind. Smart contractors face the information-age challenge with the skills of a good consultant. We're seasoned professionals who specialize in getting results. We help contractors get their message out, with professional and high-quality marketing campaigns. Whether you need a simple announcement, event invitations and registration, a monthly newsletter, a promotion to target new markets, or a survey to determine the success of your efforts, we have the expertise you need.

It's all about getting results. We focus on your business objectives. We understand the challenges of the construction industry. We'll evaluate your written copy, and show you how to make it better. We'll take your marketing message and breathe new life into it, by creating eye-catching and relevant marketing materials.

Recent Projects

 
John Schnell and Associates
Central Florida Equipment
Medley, Florida
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