Lead generating websites

We design websites that turn traffic and referrals into customers.

Clermont web design process like putting up a building.

Website design for service-based companies

Your website has to do more than look pretty. At Chess Club Media our specialty is creating websites for service-based companies who demand performance and ROI from every penny they invest. That’s why we treat web design like any other formal part of your sales process. Your new website will be built to generate leads, impress referrals, and attract new talent to your organization.

Our Web Design Clients

Clermont Web Customer Smooth Musical Entertainment

Mike Madawi, Owner, Smooth Musical Entertainment

“I hired Mikel Jorgensen and Chess Club Media to redo my website and help with my online marketing efforts about a year ago. This is the 6th time that I’ve had this done over the last 10 years. We’ve had some successful results with our previous Web presence over the years but nothing like it has been with this recent campaign. The overall results have been amazing to say the least. I get a lot of local traffic which results in business but I also get traffic from out of the area as well. Mikel is very good at what he does and I highly recommend Chess Club Media.”

Clermont Web Design for One Yoga and Fitness

Gina Keefe
One Yoga Fitness, Owner

“We found that within a few months, our website was on the top of the first page of Google searches for words we cared about like yoga, TRX, and Pilates. In the last year, we’ve had over 10,000 visits to our website and we’ve attracted everyone from Olympic athletes to active moms. As of writing this, we have already expanded into a larger space and have added many new programs. We can draw a clear line from Mikel’s efforts to our rapid growth. He’s truly someone that can handle this part of your business with care and expertise. I recommend you let Mikel and his team help your business with the Internet. You will make a lot more than you spend and you’ll be happy with the results. “

Politcal Website Design

Bill Mathias, Owner, Mathias Food Service

“You pulled me by my heels into the 21st century. First, by insisting that I have an iPad and teaching me to use it. Next you changed my mindset from a Facebook approach to setting up and managing content on my own site to be shared via email and multiple social sites. You ensured that I was easily found on the internet through managing the Search Engine Optimization.Ultimately, the proof is in the results. During a very short period of time we had over two thousand nine hundred hits on my site. I won the election with 72% verses 28% for my opponent.”

Terry L. Brown Insurance // Montverde Academy // BCN Law // Smooth Musical Entertainment // KALOS Services // Pig On The Pond // Trinity Escape Christian Counseling // Brass Tacks // litbox // Global Fireproof Solutions // Bill Mathias for School Board // Carol Kneller, REALTOR® // One Yoga Fitness // Starke Lake Studios

Clermont Web Design Done Right

With every project our goal is to design a website that clearly represents your business and is designed with SEO and lead generation in-mind. Plus, every website we make becomes part of the local community – lifting and enhancing the face of our city online!


The most important part of every project is understanding your business and its customers.


Your mobile responsive website will be customized to match the look and feel of your brand.


Our Clermont web design team will integrate your current content and even write new pages!


Your new business website can be ready in as fast as 2 weeks depending on complexity.

Chess Club Media websites have responsive design

Websites That Work Everywhere

Your website will have a responsive design. That means you only need one design for mobile devices, desktops, laptops, and tablet computers. Chess Club Media websites have break-points that detect the size of the device of the visitor. If they’re on a smartphone, they’ll get the mobile version. Vice versa, if they’re on a desktop computer in the office, they’ll get the bigger version.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's your timeline for designing websites?

The entire website design process takes two to four weeks for most small businesses. The most frequent cause for delay is information gathering on behalf of the client. Often times it’s just cold feet writing content and coming up with photos. If this is you, we have just the perfect service. Allow our writers and content team to craft the perfect website for your business.

Project Start

We complete a client brief together that helps us understand your business and your target market.

Week 1

Our designers design a mockup based off your brand preferences and objectives.

Week 2-3

Your new website is built and any content you have is integrated into the new design.

Week 4

After a round of revisions your company’s new site is ready to launch and turnover.

What kind of companies do you usually work with?

At Chess Club Media we specialize in website design for service-based professionals who require mobile compatibility, responsive design, lead generation, SEO, and blogging capability. Allow our team of web designers to create an online image that greets your word-of-mouth and referral customers with an amazing experience.

We have had great success designing websites for:

  • Contractors
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Landscaping
  • Professional Services
  • HVAC
  • Law
  • Mechanics
  • Plumbers
  • Restaurants
  • Political

Do you make websites with WordPress?

Yes, WordPress is our preferred development platform.

Even if you’re just running a single page website, there are so many advantages that most non-developers never encounter. The time savings on the backend, as well as the growing pool of plug-ins, updates, and community support, make it an unbeatable solution for any local business, online.

There are other options out there for e-commerce sites, however, for the majority of service-based companies, WordPress is going to present you with the most options for the least amount of money. Another great feature is how many people know how to use WordPress, and develop for the platform. This means that in the long run, you’ll always have someone available to offer you support.

Can I update my website on my own?

You own the keys to your website as soon as it’s launched. You are welcome to do whatever you’d like with it. In most cases, our clients contract with us for updates, as well as ongoing SEO, PPC, and social media management services.

All of the websites we make are created in WordPress, which we consider to be the most user-friendly systems for making website updates. In most cases when clients are unhappy with WordPress, it’s due to a template with limited or outdated features in place.

Either way, if you’re buying a website from us, please let us update it and take care of your online marketing as well. It will give us the best chance to help you make a return on your investment.

The Answer Is WordPress

We use WordPress because it’s the simplest way to give your business a world class web presence that’s fast, reliable, and customized to match your brand.

Wordpress website design software

Why WordPress Is The Way To Go

WordPress is one of the most popular website design platforms in the world, especially for small and local business. Before WordPress was around, updating a website took at least 10x as long, which you know means at least 10x the money! If you’ve got a bad experience with WordPress, we are the people to help you turn it around!

  • Save time and money on updates
  • Can be totally customized
  • Lots of great plugins available
  • Works great for SEO
  • Easy to expand when you grow


Our Clermont web design team stays abreast of the newest trends in design and development due to the massive WordPress community online offering updates and bug-fixes to the core platform on a regular basis.


Through the use of integrating a backend database (imagine a hard drive for your website), as well as the use of handy PHP coding, updating the front and back side of a WordPress website is a much faster process than with other solutions.


Staring with a notepad full of code can be intimidating if you’re not used to it. Even for the most hardcore developer, it can be a real treat to have a nice interface. The backside of WordPress websites are easy to use and navigate.


We often hear business owners say they don’t like WordPress because they don’t like templates. At Chess Club Media it’s a clue that the last web designer wasn’t able to offer you 100% customization. We can.


Search engine optimization is complicated enough without having to fiddle with code. The WordPress platform is a powerful way to get your local business set up right for local SEO, and even nationwide ranking success.


One of the most innovative parts of the WordPress platform is the ability to insert plugins – which is basically a computer program you can add to your website to make it functional, or even to load faster!

Contact Us For A Free Quote

Call us anytime Monday – Friday from 8am to 5:30pm EST to speak with sales!

Email us anytime.

206-854-8243 • info@chessclubmedia.com

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20+ Years of Website Design in Clermont

The founder of our agency, Mikel Jorgensen, grew up in the South Lake area and started making websites in middle school.

Clermont-based web designer Mikel Jorgensen

President & Founder

Mikel Jorgensen

A Note From Our Founder

Dear Business Owner,

I remember my first friend to get an Internet connection in Groveland, FL. We thought different websites cost money depending on how long you stayed on them. I’d always ask him to print out Beavis & Butt-head pictures, and he would charge me a couple of dollars for the printing. I remember the sound of the dial-up of the neighbors down the block with AOL. And I also remember when we got a connection at my house.

Website Design

After the chatroom slowed down, or often in between messenger breaks I started making websites. This was around the time I was in middle school. As high school rolled around, I was able to secure a full scholarship partly due to a website I’d made for a service learning program that accounted for the majority of my volunteering hours. A lot of time passed until I realized the value that effort had on my overall career, and even my life.

Since then I’ve worked with hundreds (maybe thousands) of businesses in advertising and marketing. As a yellow page sales rep, and even newspaper and direct mail, I tried a bit of everything. But, what I always came back to was website design. In 2011 when I founded Chess Club Media, I did so with the idea that it would focus on SEO. However, I discovered my customers needed more:

  1. We design responsive, mobile optimized websites that work on all devices
  2. Our sites are perfect for SEO and user experience at the same time
  3. Your website needs to generate leads for your business and make you look good
  4. We can help you match your website to your brand 100%
  5. After your website is done we can help you with SEO, social media, PPC, and updates

Over time I’ve learned that your website is your salesperson around the clock. It has to look for new customers and referrals all at the same time. Every business loses customers, so why not have a great looking website when they come looking for you? We are the agency that can help you make your money back from website design!

WordPress Experts

Most of the websites we work with are built on the WordPress platform. Often times we hear complaints that business owners aren’t happy with WordPress due to customization and update issues. Get ready for some good news. We know how to put WordPress in its place so you can start getting a big ROI from your web investment.

Let us show you why its one of the best platforms for a local business to get the most from online marketing. If there’s an issue you’re having, or a feature you’d like to copy, we can help your vision come to life.

Myself and the team look forward to working with you!


Mikel Jorgensen, President & Founder
Chess Club Media