HandBuiltBrands is 100% focused on your growth. We work closely with awesome businesses and people to understand where they are right now, where they want to go, and how to get there. We exist to help your business reach its fullest potential.
We’ve developed three programs to enable your success.
Each one was forged from a combination of experience and a true passion for providing our clients with the very best tools and resources. Much of our development has come from building our own business, making us intimately familiar with the struggles and needs your business faces each day and year. Our goal is to make your growth as turnkey and as efficient as possible.
Like most businesses, we’ve developed our success over time, with constantly working at and improving the services and methods we use to better enhance the end result we provide to our clients. From this dedication comes the best possible product to enable your growth.
Our programs are designed with purpose in mind. And, they interlink in what we call the flywheel. Each one of our programs helps the others work better and enhances experiences customers have.
Our custom 3D animation services work incredibly to help your sales team sell, but they also enhance the way your website looks and draws people in. They also help with search engine rankings, allowing people to find you easier.
When we couple this program with our custom designed websites, it helps improve the impression every person who visits your site has of your company. It’s where we started building our business. We’re constantly trying to perfect the process to ensure that building your business’s first impression online (your website) is as turnkey as possible.
Our custom development of your website gives you important options – take a look at our Roadmap, Design/Development, and Management packages. Each one helps lessen the burden of managing your own site while providing you with as little friction as possible.
It gets your website visitor to where they need to be to take action.
Our third program is the Google Maps Boost. It takes all of these components. But, perhaps the most impressive component about it is its ability to drive profitable, highly targeted people to your website and works quickly to turn them into customers.
Our flywheel strategy links all three of these components, drawing in your customers and providing you with the most turnkey operation for your company.
HandBuiltBrands loves building businesses, and we enjoy working closely with our clients. With a passion for helping people, we firmly believe what we do is helping to better businesses and individuals. Our distributed team is dedicated to each of our client’s successes. And, each member of our team is committed to our core values.
At HandBuiltBrands, our core values come down to:
Persistence, hard worker and resourcefulness
Impact per dollar
Fun to work with
We also value these core values in our clients. We aim to work with clients who share our passions, interests, and values.
Our founder, Matt, started our company in 2013 with a vision to accomplish several things.
We aim to do work that matters and makes a dent in the world.
We wanted to do something that we were good at (duh)
We also aimed to build a company that provides the lifestyle we desired, especially with a strong passion for wanting to remain family oriented.
We wanted to work to build a company capable of providing the income desired.
HandBuiltBrands is very careful about the people we bring in to work with us. Though we value skilled and talented professionals, every other core value is equally important. Each one contributes to the value we bring to our customers and how effective we are at growing their business.
Our company has streamlined its services to ensure we are always providing the very best level of workmanship in these areas. We have simplified because we are dedicated to being the best in these areas. Yet, we are growing, and we continue to tap into new areas to fit client needs.
We continue to work to build our company and enhance our programs to meet our clients’ needs. We are always looking for new, innovative, and exciting opportunities to further grow our clients’ companies. Our goal is to help your business reach your goals.
Hi, I’m Matt Marquart, and I founded HandBuiltBrands.
I intended HandBuiltBrands to be a generalist agency. We wanted to work on any type of project, at any time, for anyone. I assembled a great creative services and digital marketing team, and we were exactly what I intended us to be.
But I noticed something. Of the 50 different services we were providing, we were really good at a handful of them.
So, we made a decision to simplify.
A lot of people call that step “specialization,” but I think that’ll only be applicable if we ever got to 1 thing. It might end up being all these things as one thing. But until the day where we don’t have an “and” in what we do, I’m gonna say that this process is a simplification.
These foundational programs are the always evolving products of passion. We love doing these and can do them all day, every day. And we think that we are better at performing these for our customers than anyone else in the world.
I came into marketing very honestly. My dad was a big believer in marketing and helped launch very successful consumer brands in the U.S. He passed that to the rest of us.
In High School journalism, I fell into the role of advertising manager. In college, I didn’t fall in love, I chose to “step into love” with advertising my freshman year. And I saw a path for myself. I enjoy/ed it. It’s fun, and I’m ok being the black sheep at like every family get together.
I worked for several great advertising agencies, JWT and Love Advertising in Houston.
During the same week in 2013, I finished the Rice MBA program, resigned from my job and started HandBuiltBrands. Oh and we moved houses that week too.
My wife and I have 4 girls, and we’re living the dream. If you ask me how we’re doing, that’s probably what I’ll say.
If you’re looking to embark into a career like this one
If you’re looking for help explaining your product/business/service
If you’re just looking to get more views (and more money)
Email me. I’d love to hear from you.
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We have a whole category of “Culture” articles that are
1. How we operate (also a good bit of how I operate)
2. The tools we use
3. Stuff we believe it.
The “name” of our blog is “The Grand Experiment,” which how I personally view all of this.
In my opinion, everything in the Culture area is a must-read article if you’re looking to learn more about HandBuiltBrands, but if you want the favorite articles, it’s these:
We love what we do and hope that that comes through.
All of this is all done in a spirit of continuous improvement. But the fork of that is that all of us are really in a mode of lifestyle design.
Yeah we’re always driven for our clients’ growth. And we’re driven for our own growth too. We believe those are absolutely not mutually exclusive.
This is me asking you. When can we start?
Because we love meeting people with amazing products.
And we love doing this.