Maybe not faster than a locomotive, but we are pretty super! We leverage templates & themes, content management systems, open source add-ons, pre-written seftware, to build sites quickly - with more features - for less. Because your site will be built from existing pieces we both win!
Think of it like this... nowadays if you told a builder that you wanted a house built and they said "Great! I'll start chopping down trees right now!" You would probably look for a new builder that used existing tools and pre-made materials. The same goes for many website designers today that want to custom code or start a website design from scratch. You probably should look for a new designer. Custom coded sites tend to have more errors, be less secure, more expensive, and cause a miriad of headaches down the road.
Savvy website designers will build websites using as many existing pre-made components and tools as possible and we just happen to be savvy!