I also made my own web site using ‘Serif WebPlus’. If you just want to create an informational web site through which people can contact you, I highly recommend giving it a shot doing it yourself. The programs are made for the novices, and it is so much cheaper in the long run.
I used Moonfruit (www.moonfruit.com). My wife set it up and it was so easy that she did two of them (one for her business as well). This was her first time building a website and she is no expert when it comes to that. I hope this helps.