With hundreds of high-quality photos and such innovative tools as a virtual “book” about the design/build process, there's something for every homeowner at www.landisconstruction.com.
But the site's goal isn't so much to please everyone as it is to narrow the field to a qualified few. “It saves us a lot of time,” says Ethan Landis, co-owner of Landis Construction, Washington, D.C. “By the time someone contacts us, they usually know they want to work with us.” For instance:
New features are always in the works. Yerko Pallominy, the company's photographer (and also a designer) says one plan is to enhance the “contact” function so that people can attach photos of their home, rather than attempting written descriptions.