About Rob (our founder)

A Little Bit About Rob

Hello my name is Rob Bury and I LOVE the internet.  I built my first website in 2001 and it was love at first launch.  In 2004 I virtually locked myself in my home office for 3 1/2 years, for (often) 12-16 hour days, 6-7 days per week.  Why?  I wanted NEEDED to learn everything I could about web programming, web design, web development and SEO.  I had a passion to educate homeowners how to ‘not’ get ripped-off by unscrupulous siding contractors.  It’s been a long road, but with over 3 million visitors later… I accomplished my task.  I’ve done various projects in the interim and now I do Web Design, Web Development and SEO with a focus primarily on WordPress websites.  I really enjoy problem solving with a positive approach and being creative… I feel blessed and honored to be able to say, “I love what I do.”


Rob’s Credentials

  • 21+ years as an Entrepreneur
    • last 12+ years as a Solopreneur
  • 20+ years in Desktop Publishing, Photoshop & Illustrator
    • Photoshop – Expert Level
  • 19+ years in target Marketing / Advertising with a personal and positive approach
  • 16+ years as a Webmaster
    • 12+ years using LAMP stack
  • 16+ years hand-coding HTML, CSS
    • Dreamweaver – Expert Level
  • 14+ years SEO / Digital Marketing
    • numerous #1 SERP rankings and tons of Top 10’s
  • 12+ years programming in PHP & MySQL
    • I created an entire contractor referral network from scratch.
      • 16,000 users as of November 2012
  • 8+ years developing websites via WordPress
    • Including custom programming, plugins and major modifications
      • all without affecting WordPress core programming

Testimonials

Michael Grinder, President MGA:

Robert Bury is a man of quiet passion, dedicated to understanding not just what the client wants but also what they need. He operates very systematically – checking in on whether the initial agreement is still in place and they are pleased with the pending results. His thoughtful brightness and dogged persistence is outstanding. I would totally endorse him.
A grateful client,
Michael Grinder
President MGA

Theresa Potratz, Marketing Coordinator at Portland Roasting Coffee

Rob’s enthusiasm and drive to create positive change is contagious! He is always the first person to offer help, or assistance in any project. Rob is a patient and gifted teacher, when it comes to helping the rest of the team learn about what it takes to create the best website possible.
Working with him, inspires me to better results, as it does the rest of the team!

Doug Williams, President at Doug Williams Digital Marketing

Robert is extremely thorough and very competent in planning and getting websites created. Very personable and good understanding of web strategies.

Todd M Bowlsby, Director xRM1 North America:

Robert is one of those phenomenal individuals that can do anything he puts his powerful mind to. I have seen him single-handily develop over 70 Websites, multiple databases, and a fantastic business with nothing more than his sheer determination and unmitigated thirst for knowledge. His adamant practice of integrity in both his personal and professional life set him apart from many on this planet, and his immense enthusiasm for life makes him a pleasure and joy to be around and work with. I not only recommend Robert, but praise him for his accomplishments thus far and those I know are still in his bright future.

Crystal Boldt, Realtor at Century 21:

I can’t say enough about the service that Robert, the Owner of Driving Designs, has provided me over the past 6-7 years. From his initial encouragement that inspired me to finally develop a website for my business to getting it ranked at the top for the top keyword search phrases to designing my business cards from scratch – he is truly a master. He stays on top of playing the search engine game that keeps him at the forefront. His unique and creative style & design clearly sets him apart from the rest as well. I continue to receive compliments regarding the fresh look and excellent content, layout, ranking etc.. that Robert has completed for me. Not to mention that my business over doubled as a direct result of the website. I can honestly say that my website truly stands out in its industry. Robert spends a great deal of time studying, and reviewing new techniques to constantly improve and stay ahead of the game.. I highly recommend him for Web Design and Search Engine Optimization. I have passed his name on to others that have had used him and had absolute success as well.