Electric Co-ops Are Our Thing

See “cooperative” in our name? You won’t have to teach us the co-op business, because crafting electric cooperative websites is all we do. But that focus is just the start because we’re also on a mission to humanize web design with one blanket philosophy: People make websites. That means a people-first approach to creating your site, building trust and rapport at the same time.

Your website has a job to do

Simply introducing yourself online is no longer enough. Most of the people you serve will never see your lobby or use your drive-thru. Relationship building requires your member-owners to introduce themselves to you through your website, which then demands an ongoing, two-way flow of information to increase consumer satisfaction and support your marketing goals.

Because no co-op should go it alone

Whether you want us to start from scratch or have us migrate your existing content and build a new website from there, we do the heavy lifting.

Applying our deep level of electric cooperative knowledge to build smart co-op websites is a discipline unto itself, so we stick to that. Cooperative Inc. is built on two decades of co-op/agency experience, so we’re keenly aware of what makes an effective online presence and which specific co-op programs and services are required. Working from rural Aiken County, we also understand the information members seek because we're electric co-op consumers ourselves.

With over 20 years of electric cooperative web design experience under our belts, our personalized approach, and exclusive focus on electric cooperatives, equip us to create stunning results.

Who we help and how

  • Exclusive concentration on the electric cooperative industry
  • Well-established understanding of electric cooperative products and services
  • Shared intelligence from electric cooperatives
  • Ongoing support and continuous improvement

Electric cooperatives seek our expertise when they are:

  • Too busy servicing member-owners to effectively provide superior digital services
  • In need of a responsive website to accommodate mobile users across all devices
  • Anxious to speed up the long, complex web accessibility process
  • Looking to better showcase programs and services
  • Concerned their website no longer drives the brand forward (uses a pre-designed theme)
  • Frustrated because their website is too time-consuming to update and difficult to manage
  • Looking to get the benefits of a commercial website, sometimes with limited resources

We’re always thinking about you, for the moment and for the future

We’re passionate about the role electric cooperatives play in the everyday lives of so many, so we’re always on the lookout for products, services, and initiatives that could make a real and immediate impact on you and your members. Very often, you’ll find us bringing up suggestions for improvements, changes, and cutting-edge initiatives.

Design expertise and copywriting skills provide a solid foundation

Since your online plan begins with the obvious — a great website — we come armed with top-notch credentials in web development. From design and interactivity to clear, concise messaging and user-friendly optimization, our web projects are always laser-focused on function while not overlooking the importance of form.

There is nothing prefabricated about what we do

The websites we build are tailor-made to reflect the culture, philosophy, and image of your cooperative membership, management, and team.

Ownership and self-reliance

Everything we build for you belongs to you, and everything we create can be edited, changed, or even ejected as your needs grow and change. While we hope you will continue to work with us on realizing your site goals for the long haul, you should also be aware that your site comes with a built-in content management system that can be used by your staff or designated technical folks to make alterations ranging from the simple tweak to extensive edits to the implementation of new features. Whether we’re doing the work or you are, the possibilities provided by your site’s content management system are endless.

Convivial camaraderie and white glove service

We want to know who you are, and we want you to know who we are. We will all be partners when it comes to your website, so communicating, understanding and honesty are as invaluable as almost any other project asset. When we’re all on the same page, your site’s development, launch, and long-term health will be as smooth as possible.

Our goal is to do the best job we can for the clients who have entrusted us with an incredibly important aspect of their business, not on stacking up projects or the big bucks. We don’t overfill our calendar, take on more than we can handle, or sacrifice quality of work for quantity. That’s not in your best interest or ours. Dedication to your project is of the utmost importance to us. It’s how we do business.

Electric Cooperative Web Design is Challenging. We Get It Right.

Little River Electric Cooperative

Tricia M. Smith


“Cooperative Inc. has been a lifesaver. When we started our new website project, I was anxious. I didn’t know where to begin. Thankfully, these guys already knew what I needed, making it easy for me to fill in the missing pieces. They really did their homework on our cooperative to create a site that is inviting, user-friendly, and most important, easy for me to maintain. The turnaround time from the moment I submit an update is impressive. Not only do they provide expeditious service, but they also offer suggestions and remind me to send new files when I forget. It’s like having a team working just for me. I appreciate the relationship I have with Cooperative Inc., and I look forward to working with them for years to come.”

Lynches River Electric Cooperative

Tyson Blanton


“I have had the pleasure of working with Cooperative Inc. on not one, not two, but THREE separate web projects. In each project, they have made the process as easy and seamless as possible from start to finish with organization, clarity, attention to detail, and overall talent in website design. Time and again, I’m the most impressed with their ability to break down complex technical issues in a way that someone with little to no technical experience can easily understand and respond to. If I could think of a fourth project to work with Cooperative Inc. again, I would start it today without any hesitation.”

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Joyce Baker


“... Cooperative Inc.’s expertise has made our website not only an essential communications tool but also an attractive extension of our programs and services. They impress me time and time again ...easy to work with, responds quickly, and enabled us to achieve a wide array of member services ...a creative genius, technical guru, marvelously organized, and perfection personified.”

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Jan Bonnette


“You have sincerely cared and consistently placed what’s best for our company and our members as your top priorities. Your vast knowledge, creativity, and personalized customer service have been impeccable. We couldn’t ask for a better team player in the creation, design, and maintenance of our web site... you’re relentless in suggesting ways to drive people to our site while incorporating the importance that we place on person-to-person relationships.”

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Marian McLemore, APR, CCC


“[There's] a continuous desire for innovation, balanced with business requirements and member expectations. Twenty years of experience with electric cooperatives make Cooperative Inc. uniquely equipped to understand the needs of co-ops. They know what to do without being told. The new CCA website is leaps and bounds better than its predecessor. You did a fantastic job bringing it forward.”