Project Description

J.R. Webb & Son

Web design from a blank canvas

Web design, photography & content writing

Way back in 1932, Jack Webb, went from one decorating job to the next on his trusty bicycle with a ladder securely attached to the side. Fast-forward nearly nine decades, J.R. Webb & Son (1932) Ltd has established an outstanding reputation for Painting and Decorating across a range of large scale products throughout Auckland and beyond.

Current owners, Jim Dennis and Peter Jolliffe, deeply value the rich history of J.R. Webb. They see their role as custodians of the J.R. Webb & Son legacy. One way to protect a company’s history is to document its successes. They’ve turned to Hart Design for modern website design and content creation (crafting words and images for the web).

Most website design projects have a starting point: an old website, a product catalogue or brochure. For J.R. Webb, we were presented with a totally blank canvas. Our creative team started with writing copy for the new website.

We sat down with J. R. Webb Director Peter Jolliffe to interview him about the company’s history and where they sit in today’s painting and decorating scene. We learned about the high-profile projects they’d been a part of over the years. Peter explained the emerging environmental and technological advances in their industry.

That time spent with Peter gave us valuable insight into his company. From there, we crafted the J.R. Webb & Son story, spread across eight core website pages.