The way you layout the content will go a long ways toward determining the end result. A lot of people stick "Under Construction" in their site, make a visual design they like, get some compliments, and then just paste a bunch of random sized text in the content fields. Make sure you consider the content as part of the design.
That being said though, while it isn't there yet, unbelievable improvement from the first picture to the most current. You should round up all the web design newbies that you can and teach a class on teachability. That's a ridiculously strong trait in learning this field of work.
you need to do this in a graphics application so it is exactly the right size (keep the original as a copy)
where is the original from? the client? it's poor quality - looks like it was a jpeg too and has some compression artefacts in it (crappy bits) and the silver-grey outlining is poorly done - can you get a better original from them - preferably as an illustrator .ai or a photoshop .psd?
a poor quality logo is going to do nothing to inspire trust or confidence in the whole site or brand
if you can find out the fonts i can recreate it for you if you like
image - mode - RGB color
image - size IF you have a later version of photoshop that gives you the choice of choosing the type of bicubic resizing then choose bicubic sharper, reduction. if not then resize it then use unsharp mask around 40-50 and a radius of about 1.5-2.
Not sure how to resize in Illustrator. It won't let me attach it in here. I can email it to you if you want to see if you can do it. When I export it from illustrator as a psd it makes it transparent and trims whitespace. I need it sized to 200px in width and 100px in height
group everything. make sure you have the Transform palette open
and click the chain icon so lines appear above and below it to indicate that that the dimensions are constrained. type 200px into the width