Western Reserve Trust

Western Reserve Trust The fastest-loading website we've ever built.

There hasn't been an independent trust company in Ohio in over 100 years.

So when Western Reserve Trust (WRT) described what they were looking to do as a company, everyone knew the website had to be just as unique.

"As a newly founded company in a high-profile, sophisticated industry, we needed to build a website that would not only accurately reflect our company and its values, but one that would visually set us apart. We knew the “look” we wanted and had much of the content available for a website, but weren’t quite sure how to pull it all together. Dave Skorepa, Aztek’s Chief Creative Officer, and his team of designers and developers, instinctively understood what we wanted and went to work immediately to create a first class website – just like we envisioned - both in appearance and in technical sophistication. The entire process of gathering content, editing, and generally keeping everyone on task was expertly directed by Aztek Production Manager, Tiffany Moyse. Tiffany’s attention to detail ensured that our project was completed within our timeframe and within budget. Tiffany was extraordinarily responsive to the ever-changing deadlines (on our part), managing to service our account flawlessly and with just the right amount of humor!" says Dominic Perry, one of the principals of the Western Reserve Trust Company.

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Aztek's design team had some big expectations to fill. What made it easy was WRT's description of who they were, what they wanted, and the desire to honor their Cleveland Roots. Their team was prepared to assist with content, feedback, and decisions so we could hit a fairly aggressive timeline as well.

The timeline wasn't the only thing that was fast.

The WRT website set a personal best site speed record for Aztek, clocking it at just 1.5 seconds. Now that's fast.

Why should you care about website speed?

Because the speed of your website translates to real money for both you and your visitors. Page speed impacts:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • User Experience - and conversions
  • Page views
  • Data usage - mobile data

Learn more about page speed and site performance.

project components

Every project is different and requires a range of components to accomplish the goals. Here’s what went into this one.


  • Responsive Web Design

  • HTML5

  • CSS3

  • Umbraco CMS
  • .NET
    Microsoft .NET

  • jQuery

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • Google Analytics Implementation
  • Content Strategy
    Content Strategy
“We couldn’t be more pleased with our website and have received nothing but positive feedback from our clients and industry partners. We thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at Aztek and would highly recommend their firm to those looking for a highly creative, professional and very responsive website design company.”
Dominic V. Perry, Principal, Western Reserve Trust Company