Champions for Local Business

We are creative, forward-thinking problem solvers

We’ve helped Richmond, VA businesses sharpen their identities and market their brands through custom website design, logo and graphic design, voice-driven copywriting and SEO services for over 16 years.

Defined by a dedication to local Richmond business

Jim Thomas began Key Web Concepts with the mindset of connecting local companies to types of digital marketing that would be more efficient and economical than traditional advertising channels.

About Our Founder

Jim is a native of Peru, New York, a small town in the Adirondack mountains of Northern NY. He studied Graphic Design and Art Education at the University of Buffalo, followed by post-graduate studies at the University of Florida – Gainesville.

Jim began his career as a freelance graphic designer while teaching art in the public high schools of Buffalo, New York and Richmond, VA.

After moving to Virginia in 1994, Jim continued to teach art until 2001, when he was hired as a Marketing Director, IT Director and Web Designer at an engineering firm in Chesterfield, VA. In the spring of 2006, he launched Key Web Concepts, Inc.

We’ve come a long way over the years

Our steady growth over the past 16 years is the result of building websites that blend professional graphic design and organic search engine optimization with each company’s unique business goals.  In September of 2020, Key Web Concepts was purchased by NTS, a national leader in networking and security.  The addition of Key Web Concepts to the NTS family has benefited both companies in growing our marketshare and service offerings throughout the entire United States.

We’ve built over 1,000 websites, designed graphics for hundreds of companies and grown with the companies that we’ve served.

Our dedication continues to guide us

We wouldn’t be who we are without a passion for local business. Even if our size and capabilities grow, we’ll continue to use our guiding principles to navigate how to best serve you.

No matter who’s on staff, who’s away on vacation or who works on your specific project, our commitment to you remains constant. Small non-profit or mid-sized engineering firm, you can expect that we’ll be on your side, championing your success.

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