Knoxville, TN

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About ZBoltDesigns

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ZBoltDesigns is a full service web design company specializing in providing high-caliber websites at affordable prices. I can help your business gain the competitive edge you are looking for with a fusion of web development, graphic design, search engine optimization, and strategic marketing.

Some things you can expect if you hire me:

- I can work with any budget.
- I can usually match or beat any other quote you receive.
- I do more than web design. I offer graphic design, SEO, and other services.
- My number one priority is customer service. I have numerous references upon request.
- I am easy to get a hold of. Call, text or email. If I don't get back to you immediately, you can expect a response within a few hours.
- I build most sites on a live server so you can monitor the progress.
- All work is performed by me and I am your point of contact throughout the project.
- I build sites that give you the ability to make updates easily.
- I can provide a free year of hosting and a mobile/tablet friendly design.


Knoxville, TN 37934

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  • 5/5 stars May 26, 2015

    I live in Seattle Washington and travel very often and it was very easy to hire Derek from a different state. I thought hiring someone outside of my state would be a nightmare but Derek from ZBoltDesigns made this experience very easy.

    I hired Derek to design my Website www.horusformen.com and i could not be happier with the outcome. He makes sure he understands the customers needs and will work with any budget.

    I will highly recommend ZBoltDesigns services, not only does Derek provide Top Quality Designs, but also at an appropriate time frame.

  • 5/5 stars April 19, 2015

    Derek was great too work with. I simply gave him some ideas of what we liked and the info we wanted on our site and he took care of the rest. The site turned out fantastic and exceeded our expectations. We confidently recommend everyone we know to Z Bolt Designs. Thanks again!


  • 5/5 stars April 13, 2015

    Derek and Z Bolt are the best. He works with very little directions and always delivers exactly the creative I am looking for. As a small business owner, I have hired my share of graphic designers, and know the good from the bad. Derek is great, hire him.

  • 5/5 stars April 9, 2015

    Derek listened to my needs and made practical, yet creative suggestions. ZBoltDesigns is a professional organization that has a staging server that allowed me to view the site and see the progress without it being live. Derek was patient and met his time commitments. I received 6 price quotes and thought ZBolt's pricing was competitive and fair. I would definitely recommend ZBolt for website design and implementation.

  • 5/5 stars April 7, 2015

    I hired Derek to design a website from scratch. I never had the opportunity to meet him in person as we live in opposite parts of the country. This made me a little uneasy but he assured me that it is how he conducts most of his business. We conducted most communication through e-mail and some on the phone.

    To be frank, I am a pretty particular person and had some very specific ideas about what I wanted things to look like and other areas where I was open to and needed Derekís suggestions and creativity. Derek was great about both. He was so patient and accommodating trying to get things just the way I wanted them and the areas that I needed his input, he was right there with ideas and options. He didnít nickel and dime me for anything, staying 100% on budget. He also finished the job in the timeline promised.

    Based on most websites I see out there, I feel that Derek has the knowledge to utilize some pretty advanced skills and technology, which he incorporated into my site. And to boot, the price was very reasonable.

    I donít give 5-star ratings lightly, but Derek earned every star and more! I highly recommend his services.

  • 5/5 stars March 6, 2015

    Derek did a perfect job on my website! Customer service was excellent, he made every little detail that I asked for exactly how I wanted it, and changed anything that I wasn't sure about. Everything was done in a very timely manner. And not knowing much about the "website lingo" or how it really works- everything was very easy to understand. I am very happy with my website and the experience I had. I was really dreading it, but he made it so easy!

  • 5/5 stars February 19, 2015

    Not sure were to begin. Derek was an overall great person to work with. Between his quick responses and talent for what he does, he should be the first person you consider to complete your job.

    Derek began my project under a fairly short deadline and with my lack of knowledge about website design. When he presently my final result a week early and looking better than I could imagine, I knew I had made the right choice by going with Derek.

    I give him 5-stars all around and would highly recommend him.

  • 5/5 stars February 9, 2015

    I tried to create my own website through those sites that are free. Although I think I did a pretty good job, I have to be honest and admit that the site looked ďhomemade.Ē ZBoltDesigns is a life saver. They took the content from the other site and made a completely new site with it. ZBoltDesigns process made getting this done easy and almost carefree. My new site is professional and sleek, and I have so much more confidence in what Iím doing because of it. Thank you, Derek for your excellent service that you performed at a very reasonable rate. I recommend ZBoltDesigns to anyone. Their work makes my online presence look incredible!!!

  • 5/5 stars February 3, 2015

    It has been a wonderful experience to work with Derek.
    He designed my business website, truely amazing work, all my clients love it. He is so knowledgeable and responsive, solved all problems I have. I am very satisfied, and highly recommend him.
    Dr. Y. He

  • 5/5 stars January 28, 2015

  • 5/5 stars January 16, 2015

    Absolutely fantastic work and so easy to work with! Left me feeling comfortable with my site and any future editing I may have to do. The site turned out even better than I had pictured! Thank you!!

  • 5/5 stars January 12, 2015

    Derek did a great job helping me create, design, and organize my web site for my small business. His patience impressed me and he went above and beyond my expectations. The quality of his work is excellent and I highly recommend him!

  • 5/5 stars September 8, 2014

    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Derek. Everything was done on time or early. The flow of the website and the design of the logo that he created is exactly as I specified. I look forward to continuing to work with Derek for all my online needs in the future.

  • 5/5 stars August 30, 2014

    Derek is fantastic! He was very thorough and really listened to all my ideas. He built me a great website and it really reflects my vision of how I wanted it to look. His rates are reasonable and he finished the job earlier than quoted. I would highly recommend his services and will use him again. Thanks Derek!

  • 5/5 stars August 29, 2014

    Derek was patient, prompt, and very helpful in getting my company website up and running! He was creative and always available quickly for updates, changes. His quality of work was excellent! I will use him again in the future for projects and updates.

  • 5/5 stars July 11, 2014

    I wanted a Wordpress site and Derek did a great job of creating it. He was responsive throughout the process. Made changes to the site and graphics as needed. He didn't stop helping after he was paid. The site needed a change to work on GoDaddy and he made the change promptly. I would highly recommend Derek for a website.

  • 5/5 stars July 6, 2014

    Big Thank You to Derek for his organization, patience and great work in creating our community Fireworks event website. Very happy to have found Derek and I will absolutely work with him in the future!

  • 4/5 stars June 25, 2014

    Been great so far, initial deposit for logo design and website is paid, been extra helpful along the way. Will update as I can.

  • 5/5 stars June 7, 2014

    Derek is fantastic. ZBolt Designs is nothing but 5 star quality. It was great knowing I had a company that I could trust to make this process smooth. He is very knowledgeable and responds very fast. He is very affordable and provides a high-end product. I highly recommend his service!

  • 5/5 stars May 5, 2014

    It was a pleasure to work with Derek for the creation of our website. We had a vision and Derek was able to bring it to life. He was very patient with us as we took our time picking out photos and text that we wanted for our website. We would definitely recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a new website.

  • 5/5 stars April 11, 2014

    I worked with Derek for the past two months on a re-design of my research lab website. Derek was extremely responsive to my feedback, got me exactly what was promised and in the timeframe promised. In fact, I think he would have been able to get the job done much more quickly if I could have fed him materials in a more timely fashion! He is still working with me to tweak little features on my site. His price quote was so much more reasonable than other companies for the same amount of work. I don't have a single complaint and highly recommend him.

  • 5/5 stars March 29, 2014

    It was great to work with Derek. He was so easy to work with and really made our website design a smooth and fun process. Would highly recommend w

  • 5/5 stars March 29, 2014

    Derek has been very easy to work with, understanding what I was looking for immediately. I would certainly recommend him and use him again.

  • 5/5 stars March 28, 2014

    It was a pleasure to work with Derek on our WordPress website. From creative to completion, he was very responsive to our needs and changes and had the website completed in a short amount of time. We would absolutely use ZBoltDesigns on our future websites.

  • 5/5 stars March 4, 2014

    I asked ZBolt to create a web site for my new consulting firm and what I got jumped off the page! The web site Derek created was much better than anything I expected, and it was done quickly. I highly recommend ZBolt Designs and Derek to anyone who wants a professional web site up and running quickly and correctly at a reasonable price.
    Peter Roe

  • 5/5 stars February 28, 2014

    Derek is doing a fantastic job building my website. We are still working on it only because I'm constantly changing my mind. Derek is very professional and helps guide my ideas into a tech world, very foreign to me. He is very professional and articulate in explaining to me why some of my ideas will work and why others wont. Derek takes the time to talk to me on the phone and sincerely listens to my ideas. Opening up a business can be very scary. Derek Lushbaugh has made sure that building the website has been a fun and exciting experience. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a website.

  • 5/5 stars February 18, 2014

    Derek did a very nice job on my website.Derek was very easy to work with ,and very professional.I was glad to have Derk Lushbaugh do my business website for me.

  • 5/5 stars February 11, 2014

    Fast, Friendly, Effective and Sharp! Very Pleased with our new site and the new traffic it has generated. I highly recommend!

  • 3/5 stars February 6, 2014

    Derek updated our website. He was easy to work with and was easy to communicate with. We are please with the web design.

  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2014

    Derek designed a website for our new business. His prices were competitive and extremely reasonable. More importantly, in my opinion, he was VERY reliable and always responded to our questions and concerns in a timely manner. He was so helpful guiding us through the process and made us feel very comfortable. We are thoroughly impressed! Thanks, Derek!

  • 5/5 stars January 20, 2014

    Derek did an outstanding job on my new web site. Like others Iím sure your companyís web site is extremely important to the vitality of your company. I have a background in IT so I wasnít completely clueless what needed to be done and what I wanted. Derek was a good listener. He finished on time. Communication with him, even though weíre in different states, was excellent. He was always available. My website has a much nicer look and feel now. I am buying new SEO services from him because I feel he not only designed a nice site for me, but he has good SEO knowledge to add. I would definitely recommend him and feel free to contact me about Derek if needed. Again, great job. Iím very pleased with my new site.

  • 5/5 stars January 18, 2014

    Derek did a great job transforming my website into a Wordpress platform. He did everything I asked of him, and included some of his own helpful suggestions. The turnaround was quick and he communicated professionally through email so we were able to get everything done in the timeframe.

  • 5/5 stars December 18, 2013

    Derek was very responsive and easy to work with. He redesigned our existing site and made sure that all requests were implemented quickly. I would work with Derek again in the future. - Kyle Johnston

  • 5/5 stars December 6, 2013

    Derek did an amazing job with my first website! First off, his price was very competitive. Secondly, he was very accommodating, for example he assisted with getting some stock images on my webpage. He is an excellent communicator, both over the phone and email. Finally, my webpage looks Amazing and professional! It's exactly what I wanted.

    I will definitely recommend Derek to all my friends.

    Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars December 3, 2013

    Derek was quick to answer my questions and had my site up and live in a matter of days. I would certainly use him again and refer him to others.

  • 5/5 stars November 18, 2013

    Great Guy, Pleasure to work with. Derek was always around when i needed him. I had many changes and he did them right away. Would highly recommend him. He listens, and follows your vision. Couldn't be happier!!! Use his services, you wont be disappointed!

  • 5/5 stars November 12, 2013

    Derek was fabulous to work with. I know literally nothing about web design, other than what I wanted my page to look like. Derek prepared several options, and tweaked it until the site was to my satisfaction. Not only that, he held my hand until I was able to confidently post content to my site on my own. I highly recommend ZBolt Designs.

  • 5/5 stars November 4, 2013

    Derek is very easy to work with, follows through and does what he says, and his pricing is very fair! His response time to our situation was excellent and he is very patient with someone like me who just needs the job done. I needed a landing page for our website and the website all within two business days. Done! Highly recommend his services!!!

  • 5/5 stars October 25, 2013

    We LOVE our new website!! Derek was extremely easy to work with! He was very attentive to our needs and responded to our questions very quickly! I highly recommend Derek and ZBOLT!!

  • 5/5 stars October 14, 2013

    Derek was a pleasure to work with. He was able to take my idea for my website and build something that I am truly happy with. His communication was great, and made outstanding effort when I asked him to make any changes or corrections. His updates were quick. The price was very, very reasonable. I would honestly recommend him to anybody needing a website. I hired him on Thumbtack because I read the positive reviews, and now I am happy to be leaving one of my own. Thanks again.

  • 5/5 stars October 2, 2013

    I have a project underway with Derek. It is dragging on our side, however, he is remaining very patient and answering all questions, offering direction, etc. I am enjoying the process and plan to work with Derek again.

  • 5/5 stars September 10, 2013

    Derek was outstanding. He was informative and helpful in all aspects of designing my website. I highly recommend his services.

  • 5/5 stars September 9, 2013

    Great ustomer service, communication and the web page was ready in two days according to all my request.

  • 5/5 stars August 28, 2013

    Derek is AMAZING!! He was very quick and did a wonderful job creating our Marching Band Website. He works fast and communicates very well. I typically do not write reviews, but for Derek's promt response and quality, it is worth the 5 min of my busy day to write an outstanding review for Derek and ZBOLT designs!

    -Nick Waters

  • 5/5 stars August 28, 2013

    Derek did a wonderful job with my website. He was very patient with me as I don't have much experience with these things. We went over it time after time and he continued to meet and exceed my expectations. I highly recommend him! Thanks again Derek!

  • 5/5 stars July 29, 2013

    ZBolt Designs is one of the most creative, knowledgeable, reliable and resourceful small web design businesses out there. Derek is prompt, understands your needs and thoroughly anticipates how to provide the best solution to your needs. Reliable, timely and fairly priced is what my small marketing agency is looking for when contracting creative (web) work and ZBolt Designs surely possesses and exceeds both. If you're not working with him, you're surely missing out! I have every intention of working with him on all of my jobs for my clients.

  • 5/5 stars July 22, 2013

    Derek did a wonderful job with my website and redesigning my logo. He took what I had currently made and made it much more professional looking. He also charged me an excellent price. He was very attentive to any feedback received and made the changes quickly. I would defiantly recommend Derek at ZboltDesigns to any one who needs a website or graphic work done! Thanks Derek!

  • 5/5 stars July 13, 2013

    We hired Derek to help us get a new web site up and running as part of a new marketing initiative. We had not worked with him before, but found that he was very professional, very good, and also reasonable with regard to pricing. Overall we got exactly what we needed very quickly and in a manner that made the whole process very easy.

  • 4/5 stars June 24, 2013

    Fabulous great start! Derek is a great listener, knowledge base was excellent, recommendations were "on spot"! looking forward to working with him. Will update you when final product is completed.

  • 5/5 stars June 24, 2013

  • 5/5 stars June 15, 2013

    Working with Derek was so easy, he is very creative and knoweldgable, he definatley went above and beyond, his prices are extremley reasonable. I am reccomending him to all my contacts. Totally outstanding and quick!! Helen - Prestige Accounting.

  • 5/5 stars June 8, 2013

    I had a website that needed to be finished and Zbolt did just that quickly, efficiently and professionally and for a great price. I really appreciate how quickly Derek followed up and stayed in touch throughout the process. He understood the project and went right to work. He said the site would be up and live by Sunday and it was done 1 day earlier than promised. Great Job. Thanks Derek

  • 5/5 stars June 6, 2013

    Derek and his company not only designed two of my business websites and two of my monthly newsletters but I have referred him to at least 5 other business owners who all say the same thing; He is great! He is cutting edge. His customer service is outstanding and his willingness to listen to what you want and need is comforting. He makes sure that your vision comes to life. I would and do recommend him every time I can, he is that good!

  • 5/5 stars April 22, 2013

    Derek did a fantastic job redesigning our preschool's website. Our previous site had a look and feel that was well-liked, however as a Flash-based site, it was difficult to update and didn't work on Apple-based mobile devices.

    Derek quickly and seamlessly migrated the look and feel to a new website based on WordPress and even built us a nice mobile version of the site. We are thrilled with how well our new site works on mobile devices as well as how easy it is to update.

    In addition to providing a great end result, Derek was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with throughout the process. He is knowledgeable, responsive and goes the extra mile to ensure his client's satisfaction. Highly recommended!

  • 5/5 stars February 22, 2012

    Working with ZBoltDesigns has been a great experience. I wanted to create a website with a unique design but didn't know where to begin with development. Within a few emails, ZBoltDesigns knew exactly what I needed, how long it would take to develop, and delivered a quality product all at a reasonable price. We have never met in person or talked on the phone but I wouldn't trust my web design with anyone else. ZBoltDesigns has developed two sites for me and currently working on a third, and I would highly recommend their services.

  • 5/5 stars February 22, 2012

    ZBolt does not only design, its lead web desinger, Derek is also creative. That creativity along with his intelligence makes for a very valuable partner in web based efforts. While it is not a designer's job to totally conceptualize what you may want on the web it is helpful to have someone willing to do the research and make valuable contributions.

  • 5/5 stars February 21, 2012

    ZBolt Designs recently did my website. First let me say, the thought of even beginning a project this big seemed like such a daunting task but ZBolt made the process seem effortless. Right from the get go, they prepared a project quote that was quite comprehensive, soon to follow, was a phone consult with lots of time for questions and answers. Once work began, we started brainstorming and bounced ideas off of each other and the thing that impressed me most was the fact that they "listened" to my input and implemented many of my ideas. I've worked with "larger" website design companies and hands down, ZBolt Designs was by far the easiest company to work with. Another thing I must point out that at any time, if I had a question or concern about anything at all, I was able to pick up the phone and speak with Derek. He always returned my text messages, emails and phone calls. ZBolt also set up my facebook and twitter page and even gave me "lessons" on how to move around in the programs. Such attention to detail and a personal approach....made me feel very comfortable and confident through this entire process. We're so happy with the end result and rest assured, will absolutely recommend this company to family, friends and professionals alike! Thanks so much.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Website design, mobile website design, e-commerce web design, search engine optimization and content management solutions for the web and mobile devices.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. biodermamullicahill.com is a website I recently completed for a Spa in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.
scimedic.com is a website I recently built for a product manufacturer in Frederick, Maryland.
kuehlphoto.com is a website I built for a photographer located in Chicago, Illinois.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Ask plenty of questions and make sure you feel comfortable with who you are going to hire and what their process is.

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