Over a Decade of Experience
Cate Urban, Owner of Urban Web Renovations, has supported and implemented the redesign and relaunch of numerous websites since 2006. She is fluent in html code and has managed sites on DreamWeaver, Drupal, GoDaddy, Joomla, Mura, Ruby on Rails, Wix, and WordPress. She has led social media messaging and campaigns across dozens of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
From building awareness to attracting customers and donors, Cate knows effective online messaging and marketing.
Below is a small selection of recent projects with a few reviews from satisfied customers.
"Cate revamped our website that needed a complete makeover, and gave it a beautiful, classic, sleek new look. It is now much easier to navigate, and showcases our business in a way that we never thought was possible. She really highlighted what we do, and who we are as a brand. I look forward to working with her again in the future. She was very open and responsive to what we were trying to accomplish, and transformed our vision into a much more user-friendly website."
Cafe Kindred | Falls Church, VA
fundRISING is a new initiative to help nonprofits overcome chronic challenges that impede their potential and/or help position them for dramatic growth. Their seasoned nonprofit professionals have a combined 40 years of experience that marries fundraising leadership with a distinct capacity-building approach. They provide clients important operational support and direction, as well as, help clients build a culture where fundraising is not only understood - but embraced.
fundRISING | DC Metro Area
Awakened Dreams Coaching
"Cate, It was great to meet with you yesterday to finalize my website and have you train me on maintaining it. You have been so creative, knowledgeable, helpful and patient as I discovered exactly where I want my business to go now and how my website would represent that vision. You had great ideas for me to consider and I’m so grateful for how quickly you created my vision and made the little changes along the way. I’m excited to continue to work with you and my business grows. "
Awakened Dreams Coaching | Burke, VA
Handy Eats, formerly Plated Perfection, is much more than a food blog. The owner's dream is to cook for a living, but in the meantime, why not blog about it and start offering meal services? Urban Web Renovations provided a new website, original logo design, content management, search engine optimization (SEO) and business card design.
Handy Eats | Arlington, VA
Heron Greenesmith is a thoughtful, innovative policy attorney with a passion for equality and progressive values. Her personal blog features her advocacy efforts, speaking engagements, academic articles, essays, and even some fiction.
Heron Greenesmith | Boston, Massachusetts
DC Global Planning
"Urban Web Renovations exceeded my expectations! Cate patiently and clearly described the different platforms, layouts, and color schemes for my new site. She has a great eye for design and with her guidance, creating my new website was seamless. Beyond website design, she provided me with social media coaching including a useful check list and glossary to make the best use of the many social media platforms out there. I now feel empowered to maximize DC Global Planning's online presence."
DC Global Planning | Derwood, MD
Bright Choice Pressure Washing
Bright Choice Pressure Washing is the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland metro area's Premier Provider of top quality Pressure Washing and Exterior Cleaning services. Urban Web Renovations provided Bright Choice with an updated site, retouched graphics and search engine optimization.
"The website has the professional look I was seeking. Well done thank you!"
Bright Choice Pressure Washing | Alexandria, VA
On August 1, 2017, at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, Cate Urban led a skills-building workshop on "Effective Messaging: Building Clients, Inspiring Constituents, and Strengthening Allies through Social Media." This session provided clear strategies and tactics for effective social media communications, including distinguishing the various platforms, sharing best and worst practices in social media outreach, and providing access to free online tools that Fellows can use to continue to build their knowledge of and capacity to meaningfully engage their customers, constituents or community using social media.
Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit | Washington, DC
Social Media Seminar
WordPress Tutoring Session
"If you want to create a personal or business blog, Cate is the perfect tutor. She is technically superb, personable, and can cover much ground in a short amount of time. I learned more in one hour than the several hours I tried to learn WordPress on my own. She covered my questions and then taught me many more helpful things."
Carmel | Tutoree | Alexandria, VA