Beaver Builder 10 Year Birthday

Beaver Builder Birthday: Celebrating 10 Years of Success!

Heyo! Can you believe it’s been 10 years since we kicked off this wild ride with Beaver Builder? Buckle up as we take a trip down memory lane, and peek into the future together.

How it All Started

Before there was Beaver Builder… there was FastLine Media. A small web design agency run by three tech-loving guys (Billy Young, Justin Busa, and Robby McCullough) in sunny California. Business was good at the time… they created WordPress websites for clients using themes, templates, and custom coding to fit client requests.

But, they realized there has to be a better way of building websites where you don’t have to toggle between the backend of the WordPress admin panel and refreshing to view your changes on the front end.

Customer support requests were a nightmare because clients couldn’t make changes on their own without reaching out to their developers for every little thing.

The guys started dreaming up a tool to revolutionize web design. What if we could make a “front end drag and drop builder” to make building websites faster and easier for agency owners and be intuitive enough for clients to make changes without knowing how to code?

FastLine Page Builder was Born!

In 2014, the guys launched the first page builder plugin for WordPress. It completely changed how websites would be created going forward.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the plugin was not called Beaver Builder at first?

The original name was actually “FastLine Page Builder”!

FastLine Page Builder

At first, things started slow, and as you can imagine the name didn’t catch on.

With the advice of a friend who was an experienced marketer, they needed to change their name to improve their branding and make something that would stand out and be memorable.

Story Behind the Name “Beaver Builder”

Here is a snippet from a blog post written by Robby back in 2015 about the story behind the name:

“Luckily for us though, one of our first customers was a “marketing guy.” He not-so-subtly told us that we had an amazing product, but our marketing sucked. He gave us some great free advice. We took it and it worked! So, we decided to bring him on as a contractor/consultant. On his suggestion, we… completely rebranded our product. He suggested that our name at the time, FastLine Page Builder, didn’t mean anything and that it was kinda “lame.”

Here’s another familiar story: we needed a name. Gosh, it’s hard to name a product. We spent weeks coming up with ideas. Everything depends on the name, and EVERY good name is seemingly taken (especially when you’re talking about getting the .com without paying a mint). We struggled with this for several weeks.

After much frustration, and in an attempt to get the guys to crack a smile, I started thinking about animals that build stuff. Bees build hives. Spiders build webs. Yeah, okay that’s a start. Beavers build dams… beaver build… it alliterates well.. I perked up and jokingly said, “how about Beaver Builder?” We laughed, “hahaha.” It’s funny, but no one will take us seriously with a name like that. But, like school girls, we couldn’t stop giggling about it. It was so fun and memorable. Luckily, compared to a suit-and-tie corporate culture, the WordPress culture is pretty casual and playful. After a bit of debate, we decided to try and pull it off!”

With a new name, and rebranded website, they were ready to take the WordPress world by storm.

10 Years and Almost 10 Million Downloads!

Beaver Builder 10 Million downloads

The company has gone from a small idea in Billy’s garage to powering millions of WordPress sites worldwide.

The founders are all very humble and feel awkward talking about their success… but I don’t mind and am very proud to be part of this global remote team.

But, we wouldn’t be here without the support of the Community. Let’s talk about some of their success stories.

Community Success Stories

Ready for some warm fuzzies? Let’s dive into some Success Stories and see firsthand how Beaver Builder has changed lives and businesses for the better.

From mom-and-pop shops to big-name brands, we’ve got a success tale for every occasion. Spoiler alert: it’s all sunshine and rainbows!

Have you seen some of the sites built with Beaver Builder?

Check out some of the Website Examples that have been created for agencies, blogs, businesses, coaches, courses, colleges, events, podcasts, etc.

Chris Lema was one of many WordPress influencers who recommended Beaver Builder to their community. https://chrislema.com/recommend-beaver-builder/

Over the years the reputation of the company of being a stable, reliable product has stood the test of time and has led us to where we are today.

But, don’t take my word for it… let’s see some reviews from our customers.

Future of Beaver Builder

Hold onto your hats, folks, ’cause the fun’s just getting started! We’ve got big plans brewing, from top-secret projects to game-changing updates.

Justin recently wrote a post about some things we’re working on, and some of the plans we have for the future of Beaver Builder.

If you haven’t read the post here are some of the highlights:

  • Box Module Multiple Backgrounds
  • Loop Builder Module
  • Dynamic Global Content
  • Modules Without Wrappers
  • Top-Level Container Modules
  • New JavaScript Module API
  • Modules as Blocks
  • Block Theme
  • and More…

Here are some teasers for you to check out.

Box Module Mulitple Backgrounds

Loop Builder Module

Think of us as your friendly neighborhood web-building superheroes, here to save the day with our pixel-perfect powers.

Stay tuned, ’cause the best is yet to come!

Special Birthday Sale

Here is a quick video from our team and community wishing you all a Happy Birthday!

To celebrate our 10-year anniversary we wanted to offer a special birthday sale.

Ready to join the bash? From April 2nd to 30th, we’re offering 20% discount on all Beaver Builder plans, Beaver Themer, and Assistant Pro.

It’s our way of saying thanks for supporting us throughout the years. So grab your confetti cannon and let’s make some magic!

Learn more about this offer here: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/birthday-sale/

Wrapping Up

As we raise our glasses to the last decade, we want to raise a toast to you, our incredible community. Here’s to a future filled with more laughs, more love, and more jaw-dropping websites than ever before.

Cheers to ten years of Beaver Builder brilliance!

Ready to join the fun? Share your favorite Beaver Builder memories and let’s keep the party going in the comments below!

Don’t forget to follow us on social media for all the latest updates and shenanigans. Let’s make some web-building magic together!

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About Anthony Tran

Anthony Tran is the Marketing Director for Beaver Builder. Before working with the company he managed a WordPress web design agency. He loves Starbucks iced coffee, watching NBA basketball, and catching the latest blockbuster movie.

34 Comments

  1. Chad Lane on April 2, 2024 at 9:03 am

    Happy Birthday!



    • Anthony Tran on April 2, 2024 at 10:54 am

      Thank you Chad!



  2. Lance on April 2, 2024 at 11:39 am

    Long time user here, since 2018. Happy to be part of the ride 🙂 BB beats all other page builders out the water!



    • Anthony Tran on April 2, 2024 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you Lance we appreciate your support and feedback



  3. Jim on April 2, 2024 at 11:43 am

    Happy birthday to the great Beaver Builder team. It’s been my go to tool for building web sites since I first learned about it back in the 2010s. I am cheering you on as you make improvements and add new capabilities. All the best for an even more successful next decade.



    • Anthony Tran on April 2, 2024 at 4:02 pm

      Cheers Jim to an amazing decade and for more to come in years ahead!



  4. Susan Metoxen on April 2, 2024 at 12:03 pm

    I first heard about Beaver Builder from an agency I was subcontracting to. They thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. They talked me into giving it a try, and I fell in love with it. Beaver Themer is amazing and makes it possible to do some really cool things without jumping into custom template pages. When I have had questions or needed service, the staff have been very personable. I strongly prefer Beaver Builder over other page builders…it is just more intuitive. Happy Birthday and thank you for an awesome product.



    • Anthony Tran on April 2, 2024 at 4:01 pm

      Yay so glad to hear BB and Beaver Themer has helped you Susan



  5. Oliver on April 2, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    Happy birthday! Really enjoying your product for over 6 years now. First in an agency I worked for and since the beginning of my freelancing it had to be Beaver Builder.

    Keep pushing and kind regards from Germany 🙂



    • Anthony Tran on April 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm

      That’s so awesome to hear that we have been part of your agency and freelancing business Oliver.



  6. Jean-Francois Arseneault on April 2, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    We originally chose BB because you were the only builder to think about developers, and not only shiny/slow UI. Years later, it’s still the case… so glad we bet on you guys!



    • Anthony Tran on April 2, 2024 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you Jean-Francois! We’re not going anywhere… you can count on us 😎



  7. Eric on April 2, 2024 at 1:38 pm

    We started working with BB in April 2015. I can’t imagine building a website without BB. We’ve had to work with other page builders at times – and they are just not the same. BB just works – with ZERO problems.

    Way to go BB team! We really appreciate all the effort and time you have put into the builder!!



    • Anthony Tran on April 2, 2024 at 3:58 pm

      2015! You are one of the originals Eric. Thanks for the many years supporting BB 😊



  8. Craig Paterson on April 2, 2024 at 2:24 pm

    Happy 10th Birthday to the Beaver Builder Team 🎉. And thanks for including my testimonial! Here’s to many more years of the best page builder!



    • Anthony Tran on April 2, 2024 at 3:56 pm

      We appreciate your kind words Craig!



  9. Michael on April 2, 2024 at 11:45 pm

    Congrats guys!



    • Robby McCullough on April 3, 2024 at 8:37 am

      Hey Michael! Thanks so much for the comment.



  10. Colin Cartwright on April 3, 2024 at 11:45 am

    Congratulations, Billy, Justin, Robby and the BB team! I remember those early days of the Fastline Page Builder before the transition to Beaver Builder very fondly. I remember recording all the training videos in the early days and I think I am one of your longest users. Finding Beaver Builder was one of the highlights of my life and I appreciate everything you have done over the past 10 years. Looking forward to seeing where you will be in another 10 years.

    Keep up the amazing work and support, my friends!

    Cheers,

    Colin



    • Robby McCullough on April 3, 2024 at 12:58 pm

      Hey Colin! Great to hear from you. That feels both like so long ago but also only yesterday. 🙂 Hope you’re doing well.



  11. Michael on April 3, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Fantastic achievement guys. Happy Birthday!



  12. scott on April 4, 2024 at 10:10 am

    super cool. Nice job. I want a BB hoodie. Please release shop.



  13. Scott S on April 4, 2024 at 10:58 am

    Been such a great and reliable product. The support has always been amazing.

    Thank you so much for this great workhorse tool.



  14. David on April 5, 2024 at 3:16 am

    I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these new features.

    Congratulations!



  15. Jennifer DeRosa on April 6, 2024 at 9:51 am

    We are so thankful you created Beaver Builder for so many of us web developers and small business owners! Happy Birthday, and here’s to the next 10 years! BB is the BEST!



    • Anthony Tran on April 8, 2024 at 1:38 pm

      Thank you Jennifer! Congrats on your new “Building DIY Websites for Dummies” book.



  16. Gaurav on April 8, 2024 at 5:25 am

    Happy 10th birthday, Beaver Builder! 🎉 What an incredible journey it’s been. From its inception to now, Beaver Builder has truly revolutionized the way we build websites with its intuitive interface and powerful features. Cheers to a decade of innovation, growth, and success! Here’s to many more years of empowering web developers and designers worldwide. Congratulations on this milestone achievement



    • Anthony Tran on April 8, 2024 at 1:36 pm

      Thank you for the birthday wishes Gaurav.



  17. Jacob philips on April 10, 2024 at 5:39 am

    Congratulations guys, you are a great team of innovation. Keep rocking



  18. Robby McCullough on April 11, 2024 at 10:19 am

    Thanks, Jacob!



  19. Fasila S on April 12, 2024 at 1:22 pm

    Congratulations on a decade of success and innovation in the world of website building.



  20. Patricia Nevaeh on April 13, 2024 at 5:59 pm

    Congratulations to Beaver Builder on reaching its 10th anniversary! 🎉 It is truly remarkable to witness the tremendous growth and progress you have made since your humble beginnings at FastLine Media. Your transformation from a modest web design agency to a trailblazer in web design with the pioneering page builder plugin for WordPress is undeniably inspiring. Here’s to countless more years of achievements and groundbreaking ideas! 🚀 #BeaverBuilder #10YearsStrong #WebDesignEvolution #InnovationCelebration.



  21. saurabh chandrakar mahadev on April 15, 2024 at 9:58 am

    Indeed, it’s remarkable how a small team’s vision and dedication can lead to such a significant impact in the digital landscape. The story behind Beaver Builder’s evolution is a testament to the human drive for innovation and problem-solving.



  22. East 360 on April 16, 2024 at 3:45 am

    Congratulations to Beaver Builder for completing ten years in business 🎉 ! Seeing the enormous development and advancement you have made from your modest beginnings at the East 360 food website is very amazing.



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