Why Choose Merlin?

A Great Custom Website at an Exceptional Value

Merlin SITEWORKS was born from the belief that effective internet communications don’t have to break your budget.


Our goal is to help you reflect who you are to your constituents and effectively communicate with them, within your budget. That’s how we create exceptional value.


Value – relative worth, merit, or importance; equivalent worth or return 


Exceptional – unusually excellent; superior


Custom: - no cookie-cutter websites here. Every site we deliver is designed for your unique marketing goals and requirements, leveraging our database and coding expertise.


Our experience in business and non-profit management, as well as information and internet technology, is a unique blend that allows us to create exceptional value for you in constructing your internet communication platform.


You don’t need a site that amazes your tech-savvy friends but leaves your staff baffled and wondering. You want a site that is inviting and informative to all your key stakeholders, and one that you can manage and update as your organization grows forward.


Our sites are built on a leading Content Management System that is both powerful and easy to use for making content updates.  We include a custom Users Guide and a hands-on training session so that you’ll be ready to enjoy making your own website updates, with no special tools or HTML skills required.


We have extensive Database Management experience and can create custom solutions that leverage online management of centralized data, reporting, and rendering dynamic web pages based on the always up-to-date data.  Our innovative Online Service Hours System is an example of this, but we leverage this database experience in many of our website custom features.


We’re confident that as you get to know us, you’ll come to appreciate how working with Merlin SITEWORKS will be both an enjoyable process and a wise decision for your organization.


Who we are:

Jim brings to Merlin his many years of experience in marketing and organization strategy / planning, combined with effective information systems design experience and successes. Jim founded and built a successful central Ohio transportation and logistics business, FST Logistics, in the 1990s, and he is currently President of the award-winning non-profit Furniture Bank of Central Ohio (since 2004). Jim enjoys investing his evening and weekend time in partnership with Mark to create websites of real value for small to mid-sized organizations.


You can count on Jim to carefully inquire about and listen to your own organization’s marketing focus, strategy and communication methods / style / needs. Delivering for you a website and set of internet communication tools that meets and even exceeds your needs is his and Merlin’s goal.


Mark has been a respected member of a software engineering management team for more than 20 years, and by day he currently leads a global team of software architects and systems engineers. Mark has exceptional skills in complex systems analysis and design, as well as current methodogies and technologies for internet website design and development. Mark has created and maintained websites for a number of non-profit organizations in recent years, and has a demonstrated ability to translate a client’s needs into an effective tool that meets their needs now and well into the future.


You will find Mark very committed to meeting your website needs, along with providing for you a secure, reliable and inviting communication tool that will represent your organization enviably.