Yardstick Services has extensive experience building and managing WordPress websites. WordPress is not used as just a blogging platform anymore; it has evolved into one of the most common CMS options for websites. We’ve researched all the major plugins and have a solution to almost all development requirements. Because WordPress has multiple themes and plugins, it’s easy to customize your WordPress site to make it look and function the way you like.
Consider your web design your handshake or fist bump; either way it’s the first impression to introduce your products and services and establish your business as professional and credible. Contact us today and let Yardstick Services help ensure that your business model is conveyed accurately — increasing traffic and sales.
We care about our new clients as passionately as our long-term clients who have been along for the ride since the company’s inception. Our web designers consistently endeavour to develop relationships built on trust and personalized attention and boldly commit to our client’s success.
Our clients traverse a wide-range of industries and our cross-functional team has grown organically to fill individual specialists’ roles to meet the challenges of design, development, and marketing in pursuit of project solutions.
Our web design specialists can create both a beautiful looking website and effectively resolve bugs and develop new features. At Yardstick Services, our diverse crew is innovative, agile professionals, who each possess a strong knowledge base and experience in their respective fields, which you can access at a fraction of the cost of hiring one individual in-house.
Located 23 kilometres east of Vancouver in the northeast sector of Metro Vancouver, Coquitlam is the largest of the Tri-Cities, which includes Port Moody and Port Coquitlam. The City is positioned north of the Fraser River and lies between Burnaby to the west and the Pitt River to the east, residing as the sixth largest municipality in BC.
With a rising population of over 144,000, Coquitlam is also one of the fastest growing communities in the Lower Mainland, as reflected in recently released Statistics Canada numbers; the community grew 9.8% from 126,804 residents in 2011 to 138,284 in 2016. Population estimates predict there will be 176,000 by 2021 and 224,000 by 2041.
Residents choose Coquitlam for many factors, which contribute to a quality of life and lifestyle that is highly revered. According to the 2016 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, 98% of residents say they have a good quality of life in Coquitlam, which is considered a diverse and active city, connected through excellent transportation and communication networks.
Coquitlam’s diversified local economy provides businesses with excellent access to labour, transportation and markets. The City’s ever increasing business community is driving job creation and economic growth within the major sectors of professional services, retail & wholesale trade, manufacturing, technology, public administration, transportation, and construction. Coquitlam has invested in modern infrastructure that continues to pave the way for commercial, industrial, and residential growth.
From the early ’80s, the beginning days of development along the Austin corridor, to expansion in the Westwood Plateau, Burke Mountain, and Coquitlam Centre, the city has always been growing. The densification of Coquitlam Centre has been ongoing since the early 2000s, and will continue. However, the Coquitlam neighbourhoods positioned to experience a massive change in density are Burquitlam, and Lougheed.
West Coquitlam is poised to become one of the most important transit hubs in Metro Vancouver over the next decade and beyond. The new SkyTrain Evergreen line, which launched in December 2016, opened up major possibilities in Coquitlam and the condo market, with construction well underway in the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan. Higher-density high-rise development will be centred around the SkyTrain stations and along North Road, and medium-density homes (such as townhouses, row homes and 4-plexes) are being developed further away. Up to 9,000 to 10,000 new homes are anticipated in the area over the next 20 to 25 years, well past 2037. The current Coquitlam MLS stats indicate an average house price of $815,162. As of November 2017, Coquitlam housing data shows median days on the market for a home is 21 days.
The City embraces its multicultural makeup, including their French-Canadian and aboriginal heritage recognized in Maillardville, Coquitlam’s oldest and most historic neighbourhood. The Maillardville Neighbourhood Plan provides a contemporary vision for new growth and reinvestment. The redevelopment includes a walkable, high-density mixed use Neighbourhood Centre, unique residential districts, new commercial and growth opportunities and a variety of cultural and recreational activities.
Outdoor recreation abounds in Coquitlam, which is surrounded by a rich natural landscape with over 80 parks and natural areas including: Coquitlam River Park, Town Centre Park, Mundy Park, Minnekhada Regional Park, and Colony Farm Regional Park and Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park (among the two largest). Coquitlam’s extensive multi-purpose trails make it easy for hikers and cyclists to explore; Burke Mountain and Eagle Mountain are home to the West Coast style of riding that the North Shore and Squamish are famous for.
In 2009, the City of Coquitlam was awarded with the Cultural Capital of Canada designation for recognizing the important contribution of culture to community identity, quality of life, and economic development. Supporting business success, Coquitlam has streamlined processes and is committed to the continuous improvement of the business environment to foster business growth.
Yardstick actively serves numerous Coquitlam businesses in varied industries, employing best practices in order to develop robust websites and execute cost-effective digital marketing campaigns for our clients.
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