I first asked 2 designers that I know to design our website, but the results were not what I was looking for.
They blended standard old designs that were absolutely not sexy. Then, although it was more expensive to go through 99designs, I thought I would give it a try since we had a brochure already designed over 99designs, and I needed a beautiful professionally designed website. And I was amazed with the quality of the work I got. Especially with our chosen designer.