Some 10 plus years ago, I was faced with the decision of not only modernizing a first-generation website for my company, but more so, finding a talented individual that I could rely upon on a daily basis to not only the be the creative force behind the Kolstein.com website, but someone that would maintain the site as if it was his own.
Mark has proven to be the superior choice for such a task. We now are into the third generation of our website that has all the necessary features, including integration with social media, but yet is completely user friendly and incredibly eye catching visually. The site has been designed in such a manner by Mark, that as a layperson, I can go into the backend to make spur of the moment changes. Saying that, I must tell that Mark is always just a call or text away for any issues or changes that need to be done.
Now one would think that one site would be more than enough, but because of Mark’s creative genius, linked with my business ideas, I now have 3 additional websites… all tended to and maintained by Mark on a daily basis.
One of the greatest aspects of our business relationship is that it is more than business. We have become lifelong friends, based upon an admiration and respect that I have for Mark as a creative force, but equally a man with a huge heart.
I would like to think that I have a special place with Mark, which I believe I do. However, from what I see, everyone of his clients that I know of, has a very similar relationship with him. Quite special qualities in a world that most client to business relationship are on a “watch the clock basis”. This has never been the case with Mark.
Would I recommend Mark to colleagues of mine? I have, and will continue to do so.
I am more than honored to have Mark as such an integral part of my business, but equally honored to have Mark as a dear friend.
President, Kolstein Music, Inc.
Head Luthier and owner of S. Kolstein & Son, Ltd. Violinmakers
CEO of International Music Cafe, Ltd.