December 19, 1998 VisionFriendly.com was founded as a subsidiary division of Vision Enterprises of Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. The business plan called for the development of easy to navigate visually attractive web sites at an attractive cost.
July 1, 1999 VisionFriendly.com
became independent as Vision Enterprises and VisionFriendly.com
agreed to form two separate companies.
November 1999 VisionFriendly.com web site www.KanelandKnights.org was named the best High School Sports web site in Illinois by the Chicago Sun Times.
2000 VisionFriendly.com started Hosting
web sites with Interland, the number
one hosting service in the nation according to
June 2000 VisionFriendly.com became an Internet service provider with Xlinet to provide ISP services.
July 2000 VisionFriendly.com developed a construction area, an innovative way for clients to keep an eye on the progress of their web site as it is being built with a status report of the progress.
September 2000 VisionFriendly.com became the ISP for Elburn Chamber of Commerce, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and the Aurora Airport. Aurora Mayor Stover even commented, "what a great site Aurora Airport is."
October 2000 VisionFriendly.com became a National ISP.
2001 With over 100 active customers VisionFriendly.com
celebrated two years of business with the purchase
of the latest state of the art Cobalt high speed
server to ensure even better Internet service
for it's clients.
September 2001 VisionFriendly.com developed flexible online E-commerce software package that allows users to easily update their Product Database from anywhere in the world.
October 2001 VisionFriendly.com developed a new concept in e-mails with Hometown E-mails as a way to customize your e-mail address.
December 2001 VisionFriendly.com partnered with MCC Technologies and Blastcomm to offer high-speed Broadband Wireless to both businesses and residential users in Kane County and the Fox Valley area.
2002 VisionFriendly.com implemented Web-based
March 2002 VisionFriendly.com purchases a 2nd Unix server.
November 2002 VisionFriendly.com in partnership with CSI communications opens a technology store, selling all of VisionFriendly.com's services along with cellular phone services.
2003 VisionFriendly.com becomes a .NET company.
March 2003 VisionFriendly.com purchases 2 support SUVs.
April 2003 VisionFriendly.com is proud to introduce Foray Change. Foray Change is a user update package that allows our clients to easily update text and tables on selected pages on their website.
November 2003 VisionFriendly.com becomes a Microsoft partner.
December 2003 VisionFriendly.com becomes 5 years old and adds its fourth Internet server to the server pool.
2004 VisionFriendly.com added 10 new Products to
its arsenal of offerings.
July 2004 VisionFriendly.com added two more support SUV's to its fleet.
2005 VisionFriendly.com moves into a new
office space in Aurora Municipal Airport with
a view of the runway.
June 2005 VisionFriendly.com franchises. Our first office opens in Chicago.
July 2005 VisionFriendly.com introduces web site templates online.
August 2005 VisionFriendly.com licensed the name VisionFriendly as a Trademark and creates a new alias: VFS (VisionFriendly Services)
September 2005 VFS opens a new office in the Smoky Mountains: Asheville, NC.
September 2005 VFS introduces "PTOLive.com," a product (web site) for school parent organizations that allows special school functions to be paid online, saving on time and paperwork.
2006 VFS introduces "Data Depot Pro," a
web based CRM system that simplifies CRM with tools
like one-click on-screen dialing.
February 2006 VFS introduces a professional version of a "Pay Pal like" online Credit Card processing option for small clients. This service, called VFSWebPay.com, makes E-commerce simple and cost attractive.
May 2006 VFS makes a splash at the "Rolling Down the River" business to business expo at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
December 2006 VFS gains national attention when client site The Tie Bar is featured prominently on CNBC.
2007 VisionFriendly.com is featured in
the Elburn Herald Newspaper.
July 2007 VFS adds live video web cast of West Aurora High School football and basketball games to it's list of Internet capabilities TV.sd129.org. Also, provided streaming video of Mount Carmel football games.
August 2007 VisionFriendly.com rolls out its largest website ever - 9,400 pages for the SD129.org West Aurora High School website.
September 2007 VisionFriendly.com adds a 26' fifth wheel trailer to its fleet. Customized to act as a mobile recording studio, with an area to develop full video productions, plus the ability to create live streaming video for the web.
December 2007 VisionFriendly.com enters the Video production arena announcing the creation of VisionFriendly Studios.
2008 VisionFriendly.com wins the Media
Achievement Award for "Honoring Excellence
in Media", with it's new Video website located
April 2008 VisionFriendly.com builds its 1,000th website!
May 2008 VisionFriendly.com was identified as one of The Ten Most Dependable™ Web Designers of the Central U.S. by Goldline Research and published in Entrepreneur Magazine. View Article
September 2008 On Labor Day VisionFriendly.com moved to its new location at 651 Prairie Pointe Drive in Yorkville.
November 2008 10th Anniversary and Open House celebration. Click Here for Video.
January 2009 VisionFriendly.com introduces its "Education Division".
May 2009 VFS introduces Mobile Responsive Website options.
June 2009 VisionFriendly.com introduces Social Media Marketing Services.
December 2009 VisionFriendly.com rolls out its new Responsive Website.
February 2010 VisionFriendly.com adds 6 new Products and 4 new Services providing our customers a selection of 16 Products and 20 Services.
April 2011 VisionFriendly.com creates a new subsidiary; VisionFriendly Studios Inc., which specializes in video productions for live event streaming and online playback.
August 2011 VisionFriendly.com is given the "Best of Yorkville: Web Design & Development Award."
June 2012 VisionFriendly.com moved to its newest location at 1245 E. Diehl Road, Suite 307 in Naperville, IL. The larger location supports state-of-the-art servers, along with two new and modern conference rooms with a panoramic view of the Freedom Drive area. The new home was designed and built to create an efficient working environment between the various departments needed to manage today's Internet world.
August 2012 VisionFriendly.com acquires Balta Design of St. Charles. Balta Design is known for its graphic designs and attractive websites. VisionFriendly.com adds improved customer support, in-house E-commerce packages, in-house web development expertise and SEO options. Balta Design also provides VisionFriendly presence in the St. Charles/Elgin area.
July 2013 VisionFriendly.com announces two NEW e-commerce packages. VisionFriendly's V-Commerce Package is based on nopCommerce which is ASP.Net MVC 4.0 based having a MS SQL 2012 backend database. VisionFriendly's FriendlyCommerce Package is WooCommerce based, which is popular for WordPress solutions.
December 2013 VisionFriendly.com celebrates its 15 year anniversary - now with 17 web servers.
July 2014 VisionFriendly.com may be the only US Company that has its own Island! VisionFriendly Island is located in Palm Bay Florida. A full presentation can be found on the www.ThelakesAtWaterstone.com homepage.
December 2015 VisionFriendly.com Christmas Party at Top Golf Naperville. Click the photo to watch the video!
April 2016 The VisionFriendly team had a blast at the Kane County Cougars game!
May 2016 A little research and development on this beautiful day with one of our new advertising and marketing tools.. Drones! We had fun capturing drone footage of the VisionFriendly.com office!
December 2016 Company outing at Maggiano to celebration the completion of some big technology upgrades.
February 2017 Acquisition of Airbase1.
February 2017 Thank you to the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Members and Guests for attending our business after hours networking event last Tuesday! We really appreciate everyone coming out.
April 2017 Acquisition of Design & Promote.
December 2017 December 2017 - Vizimage Production LLC, visited VisionFriendly.com to do one of their ground-breaking 3D Virtual Tours, creating an interactive 3D model of our office. Visit our office and check out the cool Dollhouse View feature now!
January 2018 Team outing at Main Event our team celebrated the holiday season together at Main Event playing arcade games, bowling, and laser tag. A little competition among family and friends while enjoying the success of hard work and building awesome websites. We love food, fun and fueling up the VisionFriendly.com team for an even stronger 2018.
April 2018 For the 3rd year in a row, VisionFriendly.com is thrilled to be recognized by Clutch.co as being one of the top Chicago Web Design and Digital Design companies!
August 2018 We said goodbye to the long-loved VisionFriendly.com SUV, wrecking it in the Monster Mayhem Trailer Race at the Dirt Oval Route 66 Raceway!
November 2018 VisionFriendly.com is listed as one of the top 3 web designers in Naperville, IL.