December 19, 2011


What are people saying about Middle Ear Media? The following testimonials were written by our clients about their experience with us.

Obadiah is incredibly knowledgeable and is very easy to work with.

I highly recommend his services to anyone looking for high quality work done in a professional and timely manner.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Travis Swanson
Travis Swanson Music

Obadiah Metivier at Middle Ear Media made the process of creating my website as easy as possible. It was a task I had put off for years as I am not very adept at computer technology and so I approached it with great trepidation.

Early in the process, he presented me with a series of questions that helped us identify exactly what I was looking for, and he was very careful to ensure that I understood and agreed, with all the decisions that needed to be made.

I was impressed by his attention to detail and his ability to translate my often jumbled ideas, and I am very pleased with the results.

He was also very flexible when it came to making appointments, which was important to me as I live out of town and have a very erratic schedule!

Ishpeming, Michigan

Victoria Jungwirth
Wilderness Herbs

We chose Middle Ear Media initially for the impressive website portfolio & design work, both of which we needed. We needed a website to gain a presence for our unique store, and design assistance for our logo and advertising needs. This was a process that I knew very little about, and knew I would need plenty of help planning and executing.

My expectations were not only met, but far exceeded by professionalism, communication, timeliness, design and most important, education to guide me through the process of planning and maintaining our website. Obadiah got us up and running in a very timely manner working closely with us through the process, and still takes the time to help us meet our needs while we grow.

We are very happy with Middle Ear Media.

Marquette, Michigan

Jamie Strand
White's Party Store

Working with Middle Ear Media has been an eye opening experience. They were able to show us where our website was old and outdated and implemented a plan to fix it. We are now able to easily view our website on any media device, and navigate more efficiently. The overall image they came up with is amazing.

We would highly recommend Middle Ear Media to anyone. We like to keep our business local, and the price and quality of the work they did is beyond comparison with the commercial competitors out there.

Thanks for all the great work!

Marquette, Michigan

Grace Cohen
Superior Eye Health and Vision Therapy Center

I had been using a template-built site for my kids and family music web presence; the content was there but presentation was dull and wonky.

Obadiah took my concepts and crafted a fresh user-friendly site that has the right feel for my brand. I'm confident he'll be there to help grow my online presence and will have imaginative solutions as my website evolves.

Marquette, Michigan

Jeff Krebs
Papa Crow

Middle Ear Media has provided website design and web monitoring for the Cedar Tree Institute for the last ten years. Obadiah's work has been extraordinary.

His knowledge of how to best make use of internet services and his creative instincts and competence have helped our small nonprofit organization establish a reputation that continues to draw commendations from diverse sectors of the public including the United States Forest Service and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

He is a true wizard.

Marquette, Michigan

Jon Magnuson
The Cedar Tree Institute

My name is John Jungwirth. My partner and I live in the bush of the U.P. and are computer illiterate. To make ends meet, we juggle several micro businesses. When it was time for an upgrade, I sat down with Obadiah of Middle Ear Media. I'm artistic and wanted a 100% handmade website, so he figured that out.

People tell me it's fabulous. It's generating interest and beginning to pay itself off.

Our thanks to the “wiz”.

Ishpeming, Michigan

John Jungwirth
Ishpeming Birchbark Canoes

I am so happy I stumbled upon Middle Ear Media through the Marquette grapevine. Obadiah is very thoughtful, timely and fun to work with. He went the extra mile on our behalf, and YDWP is thankful and very happy with the result.

Our site is now more apt to draw attention from our existing and prospective donor network. It has great functions and delightful details.

We appreciate all of your hard work.

Marquette, Michigan

Mindy Otto
Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve

We at Dead River Coffee called on Obadiah at Middle Ear Media for a web design consult after looking over a number of locally owned web sites and asking for the opinions of people we trust. The experience of working together has been good to say the least.

Our requests of Middle Ear Media were both very specific and very vague. All were handled with aplomb and grace. When a request could not be fulfilled within the confines of the budget or the state of the art, the reasons were explained and alternatives suggested to accomplish the desired goal or effect.

We asked for a fully functional web site we could “grow into” and alter to fit as we polished our skills. Middle Ear Media provided us with what we wanted, well within our budget, and has followed up with help and suggestions as we move along.

Marquette, Michigan

Theo McCracken
Dead River Coffee

Thank you for cre­at­ing a beau­ti­ful web­site for me. It’s def­i­nitely helped bring in a lot of busi­ness for me. I’ve got­ten a lot of com­pli­ments from cus­tomers, friends and also a rep. for, which I think helped me get fea­tured on their site!

Thank you for helping me along the process of my websites. I appreciate your patience with all my emails, questions, meeting my requests & preferences, making website changes, corrections, giving me artistic expression in my websites along with giving it a professional appearance.

I’m also grateful for your flexibility of giving me access to my site to make changes. The two websites you created for me were so close to what I wanted, right down to almost the exact color of the website background and the overall themes. You address and continue to work with my concerns as quickly as possible.

Thank you again!

Appleton, Wisconsin

Parnee Frederick, LMT, LPN
Breathe Revolution Studio

Obadiah did a great job on my website! I have received numerous positive comments on it and I have found it easy to work with. Obadiah also provided ongoing help when I asked for it and has made it very easy to maintain my website.

Thank you very much!

Marquette, Michigan

Mike Potts
Tamarack Custom Builders

Think of a professionally designed website as an investment.

I hired Middle Ear Media to develop my website so that I could have a professional looking, functional, and modern website to represent me.

I am an expert in my field and build a professional product in a market that is highly competitive. The work Obadiah has done is functional and modern, but more importantly, portrays me as a professional. You can have the same representation.


Layton, Utah

Ethan Spaulding

We are very pleased with our website. It is exactly how we wanted it.

Obadiah was very efficient and was able to get our website up and running very fast. Our website is professional and easy to navigate. We have already received many compliments. I would highly recommend Middle Ear Media.

Marquette, Michigan

Ljubitza Ghiardi
Che Bello

I’ve worked with several web developers, and I’m very impressed with Middle Ear Media’s attention to detail, the quality of their work, and their speed. Their approach of gathering input in a thorough questionnaire to better understand customer needs and how the website will be used is a practice more developers should apply.

When I chose Middle Ear Media for my latest business website I was under a severe time crunch, so there was no margin for error as we approached the target date. I was concerned, as I had become accustomed to excessive delays arising from a general lack of attention to detail among web developers. Many are competent artists but poor at execution. I had no such issues with Middle Ear Media. They delivered quality work on schedule and on budget.

I strongly recommend Middle Ear Media to other business owners who need a professional, thoughtful, thorough and efficient web developer.

Marquette, Michigan

Chuck Goudy
Sisu Spine, LLC

Middle Ear Media handled the evite design for Escanaba’s class of 1994 twentieth reunion.

The information and graphics were presented in a precise, logical fashion that should really draw our classmates in.

I recommend Middle Ear Media.

Escanaba, Michigan

Barbi Nebel
Class of 1994 Reunion Commity

I have total confidence in Obadiah’s creativity and how he is able to translate that, from the often small amount of material that I provide him, into something that is exactly what I’m looking for.

And most important for me, is that his ideas are always functional and appropriate. It makes me excited every time I see the things he comes up with.

Ishpeming, Michigan

Aaron Kippola
Aaron Kippola

Working with Obadiah has been a pleasant and rewarding experience. Our team explained to him what kind of look and feel we wanted to convey on our website, and he was able to provide us with exactly what we wanted.

The ease of navigability on the site is exceptional, and the simplicity of the design makes the transition from page to page very quick. Middle Ear Media’s response time is also very fast, so making changes and updates is quick and efficient.

Thanks Obadiah for providing a great website for our league!

Marquette, Michigan

Amy Lakanen
Dead River Derby