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J. Blanton Plumbing

Case Study - J. Blanton Plumbing

How do you showcase the ideals of an old school Chicago family-run business in a digital world?

That was the opportunity Geek took on when we began working with J. Blanton Plumbing, a plumbing and HVAC company based on Chicago’s North Side.

The answer? Stay authentic, stay real, and stay engaged with the community.

Since taking on their business, Geek has created a comprehensive digital presence for J. Blanton, including web design, content creation, social media, and email marketing.

Our team designed a clean, easy-to-use website that highlights the company’s mission and presents customers with a simple, direct call to action. We also maintain an active content marketing campaign for this Chicago staple, including a constantly-updating blog, a bi-weekly newsletter, and a multi-platform social media presence, all crafted with the company’s one-of-a-kind voice in mind.

And the results have been astounding. Every week, we see a ton of engagement with the company’s content on Facebook and Twitter, and the site’s organic and direct traffic show consistent, steady growth.

By taking on the company’s digital needs across the board, we helped free up J. Blanton’s talented craftsmen to do what they do best: Go out into the community and take care of the people of Chicago.

Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).