About Orion Group
The Orion Group has been serving all areas of business including a specialty in the home remodeling industry since 1996. Our firm has created over 30 Web Design Award-winning websites for numerous clients throughout the years. Our office is located in Sussex, Wisconsin.
Orion Group now serves over 300 clients that cover a broad spectrum of industries, including contractors, manufacturers, and many other types of small businesses. We have the experience required to produce a simple brochure-style web site or a robust e-commerce solution, there is no web site too small or too large.
Orion’s expert web designers and programmers can fulfill anyone’s web site goals. Our seasoned graphic designer can meet all of your print needs, such as brochures, business cards, and signs, as well as your web graphics needs, including custom animations.
If you are looking to optimize your web site in the search engines, you need not look any further. Orion’s experienced search engine marketing department can place you at the top of Google and other search engines and meet your Internet marketing goals.
The Orion Group is ready to answer any question you might have regarding your web site. Stop by our office to ask us how to increase the visibility of your website or to discuss your online marketing goals. Our desire is to help YOU succeed online.
Bill Knoernschild – Owner / Website Sales & Project Management
Bill is a founding partner of the Orion Group. He is most passionate when discussing web technologies and what a good web site can do for your business. His primary accomplishment has been building up a base of over 350 clients during that last 18 years. Bill’s knowledge of the web design industry has evolved through the years since the beginning ~ when ‘Al Gore invented the Internet’. He enjoys working with his team and encourages best practices and high standards for the Orion Group.
Scott Offord – Owner / Director of Internet Marketing
Scott is a managing partner of Orion Group. He creates and manages search engine optimization and pay per click campaigns for our clients. He is certified in Google Analytics and in Google Adwords. Scott focuses on improving the visibility of websites in the search engines. Scott has a background in designing and developing websites using various content management systems. When he’s not optimizing websites, Scott enjoys walking his Great Dane, Squiggles.
Faison Zutavern – Web Developer / Project Manager
Emma Edgar – Web Developer / Project Manager
Emma is a motivated, energetic, and articulate person who works hard, excels in leading projects and enjoys solving problems. She is proficient in researching information while being productive in both team-based and self-managed projects. Emma is eager to learn about new technologies and enjoys learning new programming languages and environments. In 2013, she earned a degree in the Web and Software Developer program at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). At WCTC she was active in the school’s IT club: BIT Connections, where she served as President for the summer and fall semesters in 2012. Emma is excited to start her career as a developer at Orion Group.
Deepak Mahendru – Web Designer
Deepak is a full time contractor with the Orion Group. He has a Masters in Computer Applications from Punjab University in India. Deepak is active in most of Orion’s day-to-day website development projects. He is confident, hard-working and a devoted team player. He has the motivation to take initiative on tasks and to see them through to completion. He successfully leads team projects and ensured important deadlines are met. His excellent communication skills, natural leadership qualities and his deep knowledge in the principles of programming are his most valuable assets.
Russ Offord – Internet Marketing Account Manager
Russ works with Orion Group in managing key processes that advance client SEO strategies including: determining keyword priorities, creation and distribution of content, managing business listings (NAP listings) and analysis of client websites to enhance search engine performance. He enjoys diving deep into a website’s Google Analytics data to discover actionable information that can positively affect business decisions. Armed with a good working knowledge of a broad variety of webmaster skills and a history of hand-coding HTML websites, Russ has a good mix of skills that work together to assist the Orion Group team in helping their clients to succeed online.
Jim Moroney – Internet Marketing Analyst
Jim is enthusiastic about SEO marketing. He’s a left-brain, right-brain kind of guy, having background in both marketing and technical communications. Not surprisingly, Jim is very analytical and detailed oriented. Being very inquisitive, he loves to ask questions. Knowing the right questions to ask, Jim has produced sell sheets, applications success stories, product brochures, marketing videos and online content featuring informative and persuasive copy that resonates with sales prospects. Leveraging this background, Jim’s ready to provide Orion clients with relevant, and keyword rich blogging content driving higher SEO ranking. Outside of Orion, Jim further enjoys festivals, photography, reading, and riding his Trek bike along the back roads of Wisconsin.
Herb Ripka – Internet Marketing Analyst
“Ask a Better Question, Get a Better Answer” is Herb’s motto. He is an Analytical Learner, always trying to find new ways of doing things. He works on a team that gets your company’s website noticed by Google. A former photo retoucher, Herb is interested in the entire marketing/design/communication process. Called a “civic machine”, he spends a lot of his spare time on helping his beloved community of Greendale as a former Cub Scout leader, and current member of the Greendale Lions.
Cathy Kunes – Office Bookkeeper
Cathy has just completed her Associates Degree in Accounting at Moraine Park Technical College where she made the Dean’s List and also is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She has a rich background in office management, bookkeeping, and payroll having worked for various companies in one capacity or another. Cathy is very detailed oriented and enjoys taking on new challenges. When not working, she loves to travel with family and friends, hiking mountains, rafting, baking, making soap, and spending time with the grandchildren.
Chris Aykroid – Graphic Designer
Chris is an accomplished graphic designer. His specialties include creating logos, designing Web sites and print material, as well as creating custom animations for the web. Chris loves learning about how the world works and he shines when given the opportunity to work with clients in bringing clarity and creativity to their marketing message.
Jon Valcq – Web Hosting Server Admin / Tech Support
Jon was hired for a project that involves moving approximately 500 websites over to newer servers. He looks after website hosting, email, and technical support. Most of his work is behind the scenes. Chances are, if you haven’t heard from Jon already, you will in the near future. He graduated from Waukesha County Technical College in December 2012 with an Associates Degree as a Computer Support Specialist with a focus on Networking and Linux Systems. Jon is planning on returning to school in the fall to complete a degree in Network Systems Administration. When he isn’t at work, Jon likes studying computer systems and learning website development. He enjoys outdoor activities including jeeping, trail-riding/hiking, camping, nature-photography, geocaching, and hunting.