Our Experience

We're serious and enthusiastic about your business regardless of what industry you're working in, and aware of the challenges business owners face.

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Free Consultations

We offer free consultations and proposals anywhere in the nation in order to get the ball rolling on your website project.

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Service Area

While we are located in the Chicago area, we visit prospects nationwide without making a big deal out of it. We go where the work is.

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GUIDING PRINCIPLES

It has not been a cakewalk building a web development firm that is debt-free and profitable every year since 1999. We did it by sticking to the basics:

  • Quality of Graphic Design
  • Accuracy of Text Content
  • Speed of Development
  • Ease of Maintenance
  • Expandability
  • Custom Features Are Programmed To Order
  • Friendly Service
  • 100% Hosting Uptime Guarantee
  • Industry Standard Development and Hosting Tools
  • Use of Full-Time, Experienced, USA-based Staff
  • All Images And Software Are Licensed

OUR MAIN SERVICES

Distant Horizon Internet is a web site development and e-commerce consulting firm based in Mokena, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago. We were founded in June of 1999, making us one of the longest continuously running web site development and hosting companies in Chicagoland. The mission of our company is to be the obvious choice for web design, hosting, search engine optimization and e-commerce for small and mid-sized businesses.

Web Site Turnaround

We can fix your bad website or create a brand new presence for your business.

Search Engine Performance

We improve your rankings for the keywords most relevant to your business.

Pay-Per-Click Setup

We setup and optimize pay per click advertising such as Google Adwords and Yahoo Search Marketing.

Domain Acquisition

We consult on the importance of and acquire the best domain name for your business.

Shopping Cart Integration

We optimize shopping cart web sites for visitor traffic and conversion rates.

Ongoing Maintenance

In addition to self-maintainability options, changes for clients can be done within 24 hours.

TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

Distant Horizon is a Microsoft web site development shop. All web sites work off the basis of HTML coding. To that, we add in ASP (Active Server Pages) Microsoft SQL databases and Microsoft .NET, the latest generation of Microsoft's web application development tools.

We own our own Chicago web hosting operation based out of the Equinix data center located in downtown Chicago which we limit to Windows servers with the exception of self-managed co-located servers.

  • Brandon Wilson

    CEO, Distant Horizon Facebook LinkedIn

    I was early to the internet, seeing it for the first time at Oxford in 1994, building my first web site in 1996 and cruising the south suburbs selling small business web design in 1997 out of the bedroom I grew up in! From the beginning I had a strong sense of quality and a love for sales and consulting, but I quickly realized that building web sites involved multiple skillsets, including skills I didn't personally have! With this in mind, I started Distant Horizon in 1999 in a small apartment in LaGrange, Illinois and never looked back (or down) for fifteen years. In July of 2008 we had 16 full-time employees and went live with 22 web sites in one month. There are bigger web site development firms and there may even be better web site development firms, but you will never find better, more talented and more ethical people than those I've associated myself with at Distant Horizon. I'm proud to say that I am still in touch with almost everyone that has ever worked for me, and I consider our family of staff and "alumni" to be one of the greatest rewards of a lifetime of self-employment.

    Over the last several years, I've started and run several additional businesses, and due to my entrepreneurial exploits experienced the Great Recession in all its three dimensional glory. And thank God I did, it kept me from becoming a bore! So here I am now, 42 years old, with 17 years and 700 or so web sites of experience. What I bring to each project is an enthusiasm for your business and an appreciation of what it took to get it where it is today. While strategizing with you about the future, I'll be right with you on passion and drive - but I'll try to watch out for you based on our many past experiences so that your money is well spent and your risks are proportional to the potential rewards. The web is such a powerful and useful tool. It is my pleasure to use the latest internet technologies for the benefit of your business.