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Established in 1997 by Greg Susman (formerly a vice-president and construction manager for a luxury custom home builder in Maryland) GS Design, Inc. is a web design and development company located in Northern Baltimore County, MD. We work with small business owners, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, marketing & communications managers, website designers, hosting companies, software developers, and IT professionals to develop practical, unique, cost effective, web-based marketing plans and user-friendly websites, which rank well in search engines and accurately reflect the needs and goals of the people and businesses they represent.

The best Web designers need to balance the creative aspects of visual imagery, written text, digital photography, graphic design, and the ever-changing technical 'standards' of competing technologies, with the amazing complexity of human nature to produce engaging and interactive websites that appeal to a specific audience. With more than 28 years of practical experience designing one-of-a-kind custom websites for a diverse group of clients around the world, we think our work is pretty darn good... but you should judge for yourself.

You are cordially invited to browse our work portfolio, visit our client's web sites, and use the contact link in the menu bar at the top of this page to send a message or give us a phone call to discuss your web presence needs.





see the sites...

The age-old saying that “you never get a second change to make a good first impression” is especially relevant when it pertains to your website, where a potential customer’s first impression of you or your business may develop in 6 seconds or less – of course, that assumes that new customers or potential clients actually find your website during their Internet search.

Producing unique and award-winning websites since 1996, we take pride in our ability to evaluate search terms, write effective copy, create engaging images, and produce page layouts and menu structures that are easy for human visitors to navigate while optimizing the underlying page code for search engines and web browsers.

Here is a sampling of websites created by gs design,inc. in partnership with some very talented people at their respective organizations.



Established in 1997, this residential construction site has been featured in Business Week, Fine Homebuilding & Builder magazines, Martha Stewart's radio program, The Wall Street Journal Online, How to Design and Build Disaster Safe Homes by Cloyd Warnes, From Sand Castles to Dream Houses by Sheri Koones, Chicago's Daily Herald, The New York Public Library Best of the Web, and many other web & print publications.

Skarda and Associates

Structural Engineers & Engineering Design Consultants based in Baltimore, MD. We created their first website in 2000 as a collection of static pages. In 2016, when they wanted to feature more of their projects, we switched to a mobile friendly design using the WordPress content management system.

Arbormasters, Inc.

A family owned tree, shrub, landscape and emergency services company serving Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County and Howard County since 1979.

Hunt Valley Auto Body

Hunt Valley Auto Body

Car & truck collision repair, body shop, paint shop and unibody frame specialists in Baltimore County. Their single page site is mobile friendly and to the point.

McManus Insurance

Local Independent Insurance Agents offering a wide array of insurance policies and specialty coverage to clients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia.

Paul J. Travers

Author, Historian, Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker who's books include 'The Patapsco: Baltimore’s River of History', 'Eyewitness To Infamy: An Oral History of Pearl Harbor' and 'The Cowgirl and The Colts'.

Eichler Enterprises, LLC

Craig Eichler offers executive business consulting & human capital improvement services for public & private companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations.

Elligson Trucking & Coal Supply

Wondering where to find coal for your coal burning stove or coil fired forge? This company in Northern Baltimore County delivers anthracite coal, bituminous 'Blacksmith' coal, and they provide private & contract hauling services.

Spears/Votta & Associates

Consulting engineering firm specializing in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, data networks and telecommunications systems. We produced the SVA website from 1998 through 2018, when the firm was aquired by BALA Engineering

Schuster Concrete

Schuster Concrete is a full service concrete manufacturer & supplier with 7 locations serving greater Baltimore, western Maryland, part of West Virginia & southern PA. We developed their original website in 1997 and hosted it for more than 23 years. In 2021 they moved their website maintenance in house.

Schuster Construction

Schuster Concrete Construction is an award winning, commercial construction company, with multi-million dollar projects in MD, VA, Delaware & PA. We developed their original website and maintained it until 2021 when they moved maintenance in house.

Daniel G. Schuster, Inc.

A business management company that provides administration, finance, human resources, payroll, safety, and technology services. We developed their original website and maintained it until 2021 when they moved hosting and maintenance in house.

Trinmar Contracting

Mechanical Contractors specializing in construction, maintenance and repair of process piping systems, pressure retaining pipe, and ASME code welding and related equipment. The company is no longer operational.

Sea Watch Unit 100

Sea Watch Unit 100

This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, ocean front rental property is located at the Sea Watch in Ocean City, MD. The unit sleeps 12 and features an extra large, full-width, wrap around beach front balcony that is accessible from almost every room in the condo.

Rockville Nursing Home

This non-profit nursing facility in Montgomery County, MD near Washington, DC, provides short and long term care, rehabilitation services, respite care, hospice and palliative care in a comfortable small home atmosphere. The owners have assumed all responsiblity for maintenance of their website.


This is a hobby site reflecting the interests of a family member who collects antique rugbeaters. It is updated as time permits, which shows we are pretty busy with other work;-)

BEANS Coffee Shop Gallery

BEANS Coffee Shop Gallery in Bolsover, UK

BEANS Coffee Shop, Art Gallery, Local Artist Workshop and Art Classes in Bolsover, in the Peak District of Derbyshire, England was developed with Wordpress to allow the owners to update the site themselves. The business was sold in 2017.

Prettyboy Elementary School

Established in 1996, this site included the work of 4th & 5th grade student Computer Club members. It was featured at the 1998 meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Diego, California. Unfortunately, it was discontinued when the Baltimore County school system banned parent volunteer web masters – all of them, not just me;-)

Hardeman, LLC

Hardeman, LLC - Concrete Contractors near Houston, TX

Hardeman was a concrete construction company, located near Houston, Texas that offered a wide variety of concrete place and finish contracting services. They specialized in new construction, formwork, renovation, concrete removal and concrete repair. The business is no longer operational.


This is an experimental development site used for testing new ideas, proposed HTML & CSS code, Word Press themes and plug-ins. It was named after one of the silly sayings we used to call each other in high school... many years ago.

Your New Website...?

Greg's beard before shaving it off in 2014

Your website should tell your story as quickly as possible. It should grab one's attention and encourage visitors to explore the content being offered so they learn about you, your business, and the products or services that you offer. That is exactly what we do - create unique, engaging, user-friendly and cost effective websites, which meet the needs and goals of our clients and quickly become highly ranked in applicable search results.

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gs design, inc.

greg susman - president


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Parkton, MD 21120