Client Testimonials

Here are just a few of the testimonials we have received from our wonderful clients over the years, in random order. Please let us know how we can help you too!

Sechelt & District Chamber of Commerce

Sechelt & District Chamber of Commerce – our client since June 2021

Jim and his team of professionals have taken our Chamber website to new heights. They have made our site look and feel user friendly and more appealing for current members and prospective members alike. Their attention to detail and awareness of security allows me to sleep at night and not be concerned about the security of the site as I know they have it well in hand.

Ed Pednaud, Executive Director
Sechelt & District Chamber of Commerce

Crosby Marine Services

Crosby Marine Services – our client since February 2010

Jim and his team have been taking care of our website needs since the beginning of 2010. Great Bear Web Design built our original website and then also did our website redesign about 10+ years later. They’re always available and happy to help whenever we need them.

We’d highly recommend Great Bear to anyone that wants a great website at the top of Google!

Dan & Janet Crosby
Crosby Marine Services Ltd.

SunCoast Pool & Spa

SunCoast Pool & Spa – our client since January 2023

Dear Jim and team
Great Bear Design

Just a quick shout out from us all here at SunCoast Pool & Spa. Our New and Improved Website has been live for approximately 3 weeks now. We are just loving how well it translates FROM desktop TO mobile devices.

We were initially anxious redoing our website, but you guys made it an absolute walk in the park.

You took our vision of wanting a clean, streamlined, yet informative, easy to navigate website into reality.

Your knowledge and approach made everything streamlined and easy.

You were both consummate professionals.

We look forward to working with your Team on our SunCoast Water Works website.

Shaun Nuttall, Owner – see original letter
SunCoast Pool & Spa

All for Pets – Owner

All for Pets – our client since February 2008

I am writing this letter as a recommendation for Great Bear Web Design with whom our company has been a client for over ten years. During that time they have done a complete job providing internet hosting services and web design. They have kept our site technically maintained and secured. They are knowledgeable in copyright laws and continually use tools to keep our Google ranking high.

When I first used Great Bear’s services they designed our web site, however now I have a stronger vision for our 2nd website and they are able to bring my visions to fruition.

Great Bear is approachable, friendly and honest and do everything with integrity. It has been my pleasure to be a client of theirs.


Erika McLean, Owner
All for Pets, Sechelt BC

Gibsons Dental Centre

Gibsons Dental Centre – our client since Feb. 2013

Jim and all of the rest of the team at Great Bear Design have been wonderful to work with. They really listened to our needs and our feedback to make our website what we imagined. They continue to be very accessible and attentive every time we need something changed too! Highly recommend!


Tracey McLennan, Office Manager
Gibsons Dental Centre

River City Plumbing & Heating

River City Plumbing & Heating Ltd. – our client since January 2009

Hi Jim,

I just want to say thank you, because over the years you have been nothing but helpful and always positive. Starting with Sun Coast Plumbing and Heating Ltd when websites were just starting to be a very purposeful tool and a must for businesses, you guided me through the process showing me what and how to proceed. You changed with the times and let me know how I should also change my marketing strategies. I’ve always been at the top of the Google search list and this has helped my business grow and prosper.

I sold Sun Coast plumbing and moved to a new location in Campbell River. I started a new company, River City Plumbing and Heating Ltd, and you were the first to help me set up my new website when no one else in my trade had a website. It worked great then and still is to this day. I have many compliments on my website and I thank you very much for helping me for the last 20 years.

Thanks again,

Dean Hunt, Owner
River City Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

Artwood Custom Homes

Artwood Custom Homes – our client since August 2013

Thanks for taking care of us since 2013! Also being there for any and all emergencies, many thanks!

Jo – Artwood Custom Homes

DLT Legal Translations

DLT Legal Translation – our client since February 2021

I contacted Jim to work in revamping my website for offering legal translation services. The task was highly complex, as my website operates in a number of different languages and we were obtaining domains in different countries and jurisdictions. The issues were substantive, jurisdictional and linguistic, with some much-wanted SEO thrown in, but Jim and his team were very much up to the task and very pleasant to work with. The website presents much better now and is easier to find.

Many thanks Jim and Great Bear!

Diana Torrens
DLT Legal Translation Inc.

Kinetic Athletics & Nutrition

Kinetic Athletics & Nutrition – our client since May 2020

(from an email with permission on 7/12/22) Ps. I have a couple of new clients who found me through my website that said they REALLY liked my website and it looks very professional. After looking through other personal trainers sites out there, they said ‘I want her!’ I’ve gotten a lot of inquiries/new clients through my website that my schedule is pretty much full! 😊


Nikki Garland, Owner
Kinetic Athletics & Nutrition

Stevenson Construction

Stevenson Construction – our client since April 2012

The team at Great Bear Design responds quickly to technical questions and revisions and you never have to wait on hold. We appreciate the high level of service.

Mike & Suzette Stevenson, Owners
Stevenson Construction

Kazuna Consulting Inc.

Kazuna Consulting Inc. – our client since May 2022

Great Bear helped Kazuna Consulting conceptualize and launch our website. Of particular help was expanding on provided content material, site organization and visual effects. We’ve received compliments from colleagues and clients alike who found the website visually-appealing and easy to navigate.

Thanks Great Bear.

Matt Joyce, Partner
Kazuna Consulting Inc.

Best Friends Pet Market

Best Friends Pet Market – our client since February 2020

The Great Bear team was fantastic to work with. They were familiar with our business and had great insight. The imagery they chose was excellent and the design is exactly what we wanted. Great Bear’s team worked closely with us on our new logo and provided several mock up versions based on what we showed them that we wanted. They were happy to work with our changes and input and we really love our new logo.

The website is clean and modern and easy to use. We would definitely recommend Great Bear Website Design to anyone looking to get a new website and logo. It was easy and convenient to work with a long-standing local company that understands the Sunshine Coast.

All true, many thanks,

Jeni and Madi
Best Friends Pet Market

Kinetic Athletics & Nutrition

Kinetic Athletics & Nutrition – our client since May 2020

The Great Bear team was very professional yet enthusiastic & easy to work with. They listened to my thoughts & ideas and created a very professional, clean & easy to navigate website.

They are very quick to respond to requests and make revisions as needed… and Jim is also amazing at SEO!

Thank you so much Jim & team for working so hard to create the website I envisioned!


Nikki Garland, Owner
Kinetic Athletics & Nutrition

Pottery by Pam

Pottery by Pam – our client since February 2021

I am thrilled with the website. Everything I wanted changed or added and the things I did not like with the ‘old’ site, you and Jim listened to me and your patience and creativity made it happen.

Thank you.

Pam – Pottery by Pam

FireCare Community Services Association

FireCare Community Services Association – our client since June 2020

Imagination and Enthusiasm; These, I believe, are the two most important qualities any website developer must have. In order to deliver a sublime website, a creator must be interested in your business and how it works. Coming up with something unique and interesting is a fully engaged process. The Great Bear Design crew very much exhibits these important attributes. Their driven, yet friendly approach to crafting our image was a highlight in the start up development for our new business.

– Vern Baker / FireCare

Rolling Earth Farm & Retreat

Rolling Earth Farm – our client since July 2009

Jim and his team care about their customers. They have always been available when we needed them – solving problems and giving us ideas for our website.


Brett Heneke, Co-Owner
Rolling Earth Farm

Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast

Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast – our client since June 2012

HFH SC has been working with Great Bear Web Design since 2012. Most recently, Great Bear completed a cyber security review, web site enhancements and supported our membership program revitalization as part of an overall information system review. From a financial perspective, as a non-profit, we appreciate the strong value proposition offered by Great Bear in supporting our growth. Overall, we are appreciative of the attentive and skillful service received and we are pleased to recommend the company.

Mark Powell, CEO
Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast
April, 2020

Accurate House Inspections

Accurate House Inspections – our client since October 2016

Great Bear Web Design has been a huge help in providing me with an excellent Web Site and has proven many times over to be a powerful marketing tool for my company Accurate House Inspections. This is my 2nd website with Great Bear, and they have been a delight to work with in designing the site and also keeping it running smoothly over the years.

I highly recommend Great Bear Web Design to anyone looking for a really great Web Site.

Laurie Lacovetsky, Owner
Accurate House Inspections

All for Pets – Store Manager

All for Pets – our client since February 2008

Love! Love! Love!
What a fantastic evolution!

Michelle Stephens-Gibson, Store Manager
All for Pets, Sechelt BC

140 Legion Bar & Grill

140 Legion Bar & Grill – our client since June 2021

The 140 Legion Bar & Grill would like to provide a Testimonial of Appreciation to the team of Great Bear Web Design for the development of our new website and online store. We now have a greatly refreshed site and online store for purchasing Legion merchandise. Jim and his team provide very professional and helpful information to guide us for the website build. If anyone is looking for a new website the 140 Legion Bar & Grill would highly recommend that you contact them as you will be pleased with their services.

Larry Hamblin, President

New Hope Chiropractic

New Hope Chiropractic – our client since April 2008

I have worked with Great Bear Web Design for over the many years I have been in practice with my wife here on the Sunshine Coast. We hired Great Bear to create and manage our website for our chiropractic clinic. I am completely satisfied and happy with the work they have done and continue to do. They were very helpful in the design process and helped us create our vision for what we wanted to accomplish.

They have been very thorough with their ongoing support and management and have kept our site up to date with security, SEO, etc. Their exemplary work helps me focus on my patients and my clinic and I don’t have to worry about what’s happening with our online presence. I recommend Great Bear Design 100%!


Dr. Ron Pashkewych, BSc, DC
New Hope Chiropractic Inc.

Howe Sound Pharmacy

Howe Sound Pharmacy – our client since February 2018

We reached out to Great Bear Web Design approximately two years ago to help update an aging website. Not only did they do an amazing job, they also listened very closely to what made our pharmacy unique and tailored the site to attract new patients and customers. They have now become our “go to”  for marketing and putting the whole package together to work seamlessly. I could not be more pleased. They have now become a permanent fixture on our team.

Chris Juozaitis, Owner
Howe Sound Pharmacy Ltd.

GM Projects

GM Projects – our client from February 2008 thru retirement in 2023

G.M. Projects is very pleased with the web site that Jim and the Great Bear Web Design Team created for our company. We have had many compliments for our site and have many clients that found our company as a result.

The Team at Great Bear Design have been incredibly supportive of us through the years we have worked with them. We started working with them in 2008, since then they have done a mobile responsive re-design and updated our graphics and photographs. The tech support has been so helpful. Our company has greatly appreciated the help from The Great Bear Team.

Gary McPhie
President, Designer & Home Builder

G.M. Projects, Ltd.

Len Wrays Moving & Storage

Len Wrays Moving and Storage – our client since April 2019

I am over the moon happy with the results of our new website. It looks beautiful, flows smoothly and the quote request option built in couldn’t perform any better.

Kudos to Great Bear Web Design for a successful endeavour.

Brian Soanes, Owner
Len Wrays Moving and Storage

Darrin Goss Real Estate

Darrin Goss Real Estate – our client since February 2016

Great Bear Design has been very thoughtful and patient helping me with the building and designing of my website. They have many years of experience and understand the technical aspects that need to be addressed when building a site. I’d recommend their services to anyone needing a more personable approach.

Thank you,

Darrin Goss
Royal LePage Sussex Realty

Wagman and Sons Excavating

Wagman and Sons Excavating – our client since January 2011

Many years ago when we wanted to expand our business advertising, we had no idea how to make a web page. We liked the name of a web designer Great Bear Web Design and decided to talk to Jim. Great Bear Web Design was extremely helpful in setting us up and making the page the way we liked it. They helped us decide on wording and little details that has really helped us attract customers.

Great Bear Web Design does an excellent job of keeping an eye on our webpages to make sure it’s running properly all the time. I would definitely recommend them to any prospective person looking for great service and interesting ideas on building a web page.

Dennis and Mickey Wagman
Wagman and Sons Excavating Ltd.

Sound Construction Ltd.

Sound Construction Ltd. – our client from Feb. 2017 thru retirement Sept. 2022

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The Great Bear Design team has recently worked with me to produce a really great website. I found that working with them was a very good experience and the website has made a huge improvement to my business.

I would have no trouble recommending Jim and the team at Great Bear Design to anyone looking for quality design and effective marketing!

Laurie @ Sound Construction Ltd.

Total Maintenance Team

Total Maintenance Team – our client since January 2016

Hello Jim & Great Bear team,

I am just now realizing the amazing work that you are both doing for keeping me ranked so high on Google. The feedback I am getting, not to mention the amount of website hits that 90 percent turn into is keeping my business thriving. I need to address your accomplishments on a forum for all to view – you guys rock. In the last two or three months the amount of work the website has generated is mind boggling and so many people want to write all positive reviews but I do not know how to go about that.

I know you asked me a while ago to write something about Great Bear Web Design, if you could forward a format to use I would appreciate it, so I can pay it forward with you guys. My company would be not existing without the site and Google ratings, so again you have been awesome and keeping my business thriving, pls let me know how I can help generating a letter of recommendation for your company.

Thx, David

David Cargo, Owner
Total Maintenance Team

InSightful Visions

InSightful Visions – our client since November 2016

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on behalf of both of you and the website services your company Great Bear Design provides to InSightful Visions.

We transferred our old outdated and hard to manage website over to Great Bear Design about two years ago. In the transition and update Great Bear was dedicated to learning about our company to understand who we are in order to best design and represent us.

I truly appreciate their integrity and honesty. We receive monthly stats, test for emails and have had wonderful reviews on the ease and design of our site from our clientele. One in particular lady was so impressed by what she saw she left her long term place of service to come to us and was absolutely delighted that everything our website portrayed, we were!

Being a person in business I know that life is full of unexpected challenges at time, especially on the Homefront. I have witnessed Great Bear deal with this just like you and me, and never drop the ball or skip a beat.

I can only highly recommend their services and the quality of their work.


Susan Ferron, Owner
InSightful Visions

Homestead Sheepskin Products

Homestead Sheepskin Products – our client since June 2010

Homestead Sheepskin is very happy with the website Jim and his team have created. The tech support has been quick and helpful. We would totally recommend them.

Jeanne Morgan, Owner
Homestead Sheepskin Products

Total Maintenance Team

Total Maintenance Team – our client since January 2016 (1st Testimonial)

I started Total Maintenance approximately three and a half years ago. I knew I needed to advertise, so I tried social media, news papers and finally got Jim to build a website for the company. They were very thorough in deciding what would best suit me and to generate the highest volume of interest to direct customers to me. Their web design, hosting, and monthly statistics truly has grown my business beyond my expectations.

For anyone who wants to succeed Great Bear Design is an opportunity for you to thrive at your business.


David Cargo, Owner
Total Maintenance Team

Tasters Oil & Vinegars

Tasters Oil & Vinegars – our client since January 2018

Hi Jim,

I just want to say thank you for your great service. It makes such a difference when you are dealing with web sites, graphic designs and not to mention little hic-cups with the search engines – you need to rely on the professionals. Both of you are one in a million.

Your prompt attention and friendly nature makes it all quite easy to deal with.

Thank you again for your prompt attention to all my computer needs.

Patrick, Owner
Tasters Oil and Vinegars, Sechelt BC ***NOTE: We did ‘not’ design or build Patrick’s website, however we manage it for him in our ongoing Website Technical & Security Maintenance.