AffordableWeb Design

for small businesses, churches, and

At Dolphin Design Works, we tailor our web design, hosting, and consulting services to meet the unique needs of small businesses and non-profits.

About us

Who we are

My name is Rick Metzler.  I live in Pickerington, Ohio with my wife of 30 years.   I have had a career in IT as a computer programmer for over 35 years in Central Ohio. In the mid-2000s I wanted to learn how to build websites but only as a hobby.  This eventually led to something more than a hobby as I started building sites for local churches, non-profits, and small businesses.

If you are looking for a website for your small business, church, or non-profit but don’t know where to start, I’d love to have a chance to discuss it with you.  

Our process

How we work


Based on our planning discussion, we will provide you with a detailed estimate for your review, ensuring that both parties are aligned with the desired project.


We will offer a template of recommended designs, allowing you to review and approve the ideal look for your project. Once approved, we will promptly begin the design process.


Dolphin Design Works will present the initial draft of the site to the client for their review. Necessary adjustments will be made until you are completely satisfied with the final product.


Once you give your final approval, the website you’ve entrusted to Dolphin Design Works will be poised to launch and go live!

Our work

Past projects


What does a website cost?

Web Hosting


We offer hosting services that offer ample bandwidth and storage capacity to cater to the needs of most websites.

Custom Website

Starting @ $1200

Every project and needs are unique. We specialize in crafting customized websites that are tailored specifically to your requirements. We will collaborate closely with you, ensuring that the end result is a website that perfectly aligns with your vision and meets all of your expectations.


What our clients say


From the moment I reached out to Rick Metzler, I knew I was in good hands. His attention to detail, and dedication to customer satisfaction are unparalleled. Not only did he deliver exactly what I was looking for, but he exceeded my expectations in every way. Thank you for your outstanding work!

Troy Bartos

Working with Rick/Dolphin Design is like sitting down for coffee with a best friend you haven’t seen in years; you just know that they “get you”.   He asks the right questions, and professionally challenges your preconceived ideas all with the goal to make your website look and function as it should. I invite Rick/Dolphin Design to provide input and guidance whenever I’m looking at new software, and especially if I want integration with our website.   I appreciate Rick’s expertise and that he’s constantly learning and sharing his gained knowledge through suggested improvements to our website.

Corinna Bowers
Executive Director

I have used Rick at Dolphin Design Works for multiple website projects, and my expectations for every step of our work together were exceeded. Unlike prior experiences with programmers, Rick is quick to respond to my requests. His quotes are fair, and the end product offered a level of creativity that I didn’t possess. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the folks at Dolphin Design Works

Fernando Crosa
I worked with Rick to develop my website from the ground up.  I found him to be resourceful, knowledgeable, creative, and patient.  He allowed me to direct my vision of the website, but he offered his professional guidance for design and offered options that I was unaware of.
I would recommend him for projects of all scopes, large and small.
Rebecca Bennington

Let’s get started

Get in touch

Discover how Dolphin Design Works can transform your digital footprint. Contact us today for a personalized consultation or to learn more about our tailored web design, hosting, and consulting services designed specifically for small businesses and non-profits.