Creative, responsive, tech savvy and problem solver are a few of the many positive adjectives I can describe my experience working with Chris and his team on redesigning our website. Chris understood where we wanted to go with our site from the very beginning and his execution matched our vision and surpassed our expectations. His understanding of the importance of social networking, SEO and end user navigation was very valuable. Chris is very easy to work with and we are definitely going to continue doing so.
This has been our second site in 4 years with Navega Bem.
OnForce Solar (www.onforcesolar.com)
"Navega Bem" came to our attention through a friends recommendation and from the first meeting they became the perfect partner for our project. They fully understood our requirements and shortly after our first meeting presented us with a design concept that was exactly what we had in mind. Nothing was too much trouble, they always delivered what they promised and all deadlines were met according to what had been previously agreed.
A young but very professional team committed to focusing on the customers needs and showing a genuine interest in helping the customer achieve the required results. From the first moment on we felt that our project was in good hands and that the experience, knowledge and enthusiasm of this young team would show in our new web site.
Sure it did! The new website is performing very well since the first minute. We are now able to route a considerable number of reservations from the tour operators directly to our web site.
Thank you very much to Chris and all Navega Bem team.
Gonçalo Lemos Nunes
Albatroz Beach & Yacht Club (www.albatrozhotel.com)
Thanks to all the team at Navega Bem for their excellent professional work with our website.
All the stages were easy to develop and communication was fast and understanding of our specific needs and budget constraints. We feel we have an excellent website, very up to date in all the new media platforms that will stand the test of time and didn´t break the bank.
All subsequent communication since the site went online has been fast and efficient and all my questions have been patiently explained.
Joomla is very easy to use and makes us independent and fast at making changes, our traffic is up and the website is a great success.
Once again Muito Obrigado.
Partner, Tigre Lda.
Funchal Cottages (www.funchalcottages.co.uk)
First of all, thanks for your great and very professional support from the beginning, the launching up until today, for making our project happen. It is and has been a pleasure to work with you and your team. The co-operation was at all times to our full satisfaction, mainly the always quick and solution orientated communication. We are convinced that with you, the future of our project could be in no better hands.
Before we had a rather frustrating experience with developing our new site, I searched for a new solution and frustration continued, until the day I found Navegabem by searching google and contacted Chris. From the very moment when I received Chris´s very prompt answer and proposal I knew that we had found the right partner. My enthusiasm for the project came back immediately and I felt that Chris and his team shared it and could not wait to start working together. Whilst developing our new site, integrating our specific requirements and wishes we realized the complexity of our project was bigger than we may have imagined at the beginning, but with your great costumer orientated support it was easy to successfully find solutions together. And finally the results are there!
The service, professional skills and creativity, together with the price - performance ratio of navegabem are recommendable without any reservations, and we would have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone else.
Classic & Antique, Sociedade de Mediação Imobiliaria Lda
I had been dreading the process of creating a new web site for a while. My past experience in designing sites had been very frustrating. Generally the webmaster promises much but delivers little. The main issue is the inability to understand or grasp the creative aspect of the project and the end product looks like nothing I ever envisioned. And as far as timing, they also seemed to drag on endlessly without the final product ever taking form.
Researching and discussing my project with various companies did nothing to dispel my dread. It seemed that the main goal of everyone I spoke with was to tell me what they would NOT or could NOT do. Every little change would incur an additional (massive) fee. Besides which, I was not confident at all that anybody really understood the concept and design issues I wanted to implement. I contacted Chris of Navegabem after finding him through Google and received a proposal. Unlike the others, it was a complete proposal which included features such as the marketing of the site after its completion. I felt that here was a company not only interested in creating a site but in seeing it successful AFTER launch. The price was very fair, but what definitely caught my attention was Chris stating that they would work on the site until it was "the way I wanted it to be". I was a bit (very) skeptical....but decided to take the plunge and I am so glad I did.
From the start the process was a re-discovery of what good customer service is. In fact, my business is customer service based but I felt that I was "going back to school" as I watched Chris manage the project. I learned a lot. Responses were immediate - always. Assistance on the part of his team is total, 100% of the time. Issues get resolved on the spot and there is flexibility. Best of all, Chris makes web designing fun and relaxing. I always felt like I was being heard. I actually started to enjoy the whole process which was (very) unexpected. I don't remember ever feeling frustrated or that Chris and his team were taking things in a direction I did not want; and I consider myself a demanding customer. Chris does not take the short cut ever. He will propose what is best for the client/web site even if it takes him more time to implement it. The team is very creative and talented and does not do things in a standardized fashion. The features they came up with are one of a kind. Who wants a web site that looks like everyone else's!
I now have a stellar site - both visually as well as technically. I could not wish for anything to be better. Chris and the team are working daily to market the site and continue to be available to me with any questions I may have or to provide assistance with training. I have already referred Navegabem to some of my friends and recommend them highly.
Distinctive Italy Weddings (www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com)
It has been a real pleasure working with you and your team of professionals. Our new web site is fully in line with our expectations and the exchanges throughout the design phase have been smooth and efficient. The Joomla solution gives us a great flexibility to internally manage the web site: expanding and updating the range of products have required an easy and very short training course. I have already passed along your contact information to partners. Thanks again!
John Aldon, PhD
MILCOTS rugged displays and panels (www.milcots.com)
It was an incredible pleasure working together with you and I have a great respect for your skills. The site is better than I could have dreamed. Thank you from me for all of the initiatives you've taken to make our success your success.
Jan F. Schouten
Khusan International Inc (www.khusan.com)
Thanks to the whole team at Navega Bem for your professionalism, support and continued collaboration.
One of your biggest assets is that once you have developed a website, instead of abandoning a client, you stay at their side improving the project. A clients success is Navega Bem's success. Thank you to everyone.
Casas Valleparaizo (www.valleparaizo.com)
And a message of thanks.
To the Company Navegabem
For their immense value.
Cherish a dream.
The ambition of a site.
The dream took shape
We were all hands on.
These great partners
Were also companions.
The dream grew
The persistence not faded.
The site opened
And ready to be visited.
The audacity won
And... the dream became reality!
Residência de Autonomização (www.residenciadeautonomizacao.com)
To whom it may concern.
Chris Szabo built the first web-site that I ever had. In fact it was one of the first web-sites in Madeira and certainly the first in the Big Game Fishing industry.
This gave me an incredible advantage with an overwhelming worldwide response. That was back in 1996. Now, ten years later Chris has just launched my new site, www.fishmadeira.com The immediate response from clients and friends, old and new has been remarkable. The new technology employed by Chris together with his expertise to build the new site has once again put me way in front in this competitive market place. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris as my first choice for web design and construction. To my mind, he is without equal.
Capt. Peter Bristow
Captain of 'Katherine B' (www.fishmadeira.com)
Dear Mr. Szabo
Our website went online last week. That was from our point of view a 'super - on time delivery'. Navega Bem gave us a transparent budget, an excellent design and stayed within the budget and completion deadline. The website has gone above our expectations in every way. The site is very modern and ordered, has little animation and 'bits and bobs', which keeps the site calm and allows clients to get the information they seek very quickly (book a hotel room).
The recommended CMS Joomla, allows us to quickly make editorial changes to almost every part of our website and Navega Bem gave us adequate training in its use. The technical support from our ISP OrangeWeb has been and is very good indeed. So much so that our complex site has functioned without any problems.
We feel we have been in the hands of professionals and were happy that our new site was developed quickly. In the last days we have had only positive resonance from from everyone about our new website. This has helped us immensely in beginning a new chapter in the history of our hotel.
With these comments we want to thank Navega Bem and OrangeWeb for their totally customer oriented and professionalism service. We recommend this team to anyone contemplating a new, productive and attractive website.
Hotel Hamburg Mitte (www.apartment-hotel.de)
When we began building the site, we could not imagine the enormous and complex task that awaited us. At the end of such a tortuous but exciting journey, it is with immense gratitude and appreciation that we thank the team of Navega Bem Web Design, especially Sara and Marco.
Without your continued support, without your suggestions and without your professionalism, we would not have achieved the amazing end result that is now online. Since the beginning Navega Bem had the understanding that our site had a didactic environment and, as such, several revisions were necessary to achieve the desired objective.
Your attitude of spontaneous creativity, allowed an environment of empathy, which greatly facilitated the ongoing exchange of ideas and opinions, which have greatly influenced the final outcome.
Dr. Miguel da Nóbrega
Clínica de São Lourenço (www.clinicasaolourenco.com)
Thanks to the Navega Bem Team, I have been able to develop a high performing Real Estate CMS multi language web site. They had all the skill to customize it as per my wishes. I also remark a strong after sales support by the programmers. I can sincerely recommend this cost effective company.
Fabio Ferrari, managing partner
Sequoia Consulting Real Estate
We would like to express our complete satisafction with the web design services of the 'Navega Bem' team that have been given to our company. Over the course of the whole project, from the conception of the site to its programing and post publishing support, we could always count on the professionalism and dynamic of the complete team. A special thank you to Sara, Lisete and Marco for their excellent attention!
Homes-Trading Real Estate (www.homes-trading.co.uk)
Guys at Navegabem were great to work with, always ready to come out of their way and work towards the best possible solution for us. Our site looks great but it also has good functionality and offers numerous possibilities for further development. They offer truly excellent support and are always there when you need them.
Marketing & Sales Manager (www.properproperty.ru)
I cannot be more satisfied with the web site design service provided by 'Navegabem'. They're very creative and professional yet they treat their customer very personally. During requirement collection and problem diagnosis, Chris often offered to call me and talk to me on the phone directly. The quality of work is more than at a satisfied level. They always do more than what is asked for.
On top of flawless execution, they offer unbeatable after-sales support that truly impressed me, while other design houses seems to abandon their customers after project delivery. They might not be the cheapest design company, but the 'Return of Investment' can be well justified and you definitely get what you pay for.
Finally, I must not forget to give you the props for delivering on time while maintaining the quality of deliverables.
Best Brothers Ltd, Hong Kong (www.dealsniper.com)
I would like to personally thank you and the Navega Bem team for a job well done. You have provided us with an exceptional online presence that clearly separates OnForce Solar from its competitors. We have found you and your staff to be professional, meticulous and most of all true experts at your craft. Working with Navega Bem has genuinely been a pleasure. We look forward to utilizing your services for all of our ongoing web initiatives.
Thanks again for everything.
CEO, OnForce Solar, Inc. New York (www.onforcesolar.com/)
Just a short note to thank you and your team for the huge improvement of our traffic stats.
Reach up 336%
Rank up 5.5mil
Page views up 623%
Keep up the good work,
James Barry Seymour
Summerplace Guesthouse (www.hotelsummerplacemadeira.com/)
Having known Chris Szabo since 1996, when it was time to re-design our new website we could only have thought of Chris and his experienced team - Navega Bem.
Having followed his work for several years we knew we could only expect the best. His experience, the quality of his work, the innovative ideas, were not only met but also exceeded our expectations.
It has been a real pleasure working with Navega Bem, a company that understands our requirements, flexible when necessary and continuously producing work of a consistently high quality.
Madeira Explorers (www.madeira-levada-walks.com)
I am amazed with your work. Honestly, it is spectacular. As I always say, things have to be 'WOW' instead of ordinary. Your production has lots of 'WOW!!!'. Congratulations.
Dear Mr. Szabo
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the problem free cooperation regarding the newdevelopment of our web site.
The realisation of our wishes, and your suggestions for the construction of the site, from both the visual and the informative content - was done smoothly and in a short period of time. The result is an attractive presentation of our product, that allows us to be competitive on the world wide web.
Further, within a short time you have been able to place our web site in an advantageous position in the search engines. which has led to a clear increase in online bookings.
We look forward to working with you further in this uncomplicated way and remain yours with best regards,
Apart Hotel Hamburg Hamm (www.apartment-hotel.de)
I have always admired Chris Szabo's work ever since the late 90's when he was involved in some of the design for the original Palheiro Estate websites. Some 10 years later we have had the opportunity to work together again with Chris and his new company 'Navega Bem' who have been able to draw on their considerable commercial experience as both designers and operators.
The results are web sites that are easy to use, simple to manage, dynamic, and most importantly are set up to sell.
In a very short space of time the general traffic is up and our google rankings have increased significantly.
Palheiro Golf (www.palheirogolf.com)