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Buildertrend is cloud-based construction project management software for homebuilders, remodelers, commercial contractors, and specialty contractors. A centralized platform enables users to communicate, collaborate, and document all building and construction activities across desktops, tablets, smartphones, and operating systems.

We found the platform to provide end-to-end construction project management functionality, allowing teams to build more accurate project scopes, create better estimates, streamline processes for bigger margins, and engage customers fully.

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Buildertrend: Features and Strengths

Sales Process

Buildertrend includes built-in sales tools. In addition to CRM features to improve lead management, its lead tracker and lead activities tools let users create, capture, and close prospective projects. Users can gather leads from a web page, import existing leads from Excel, and quickly add new leads using the mobile app.

The platform also allows users to build and deliver custom proposals. Teams can launch email marketing campaigns with email templates and custom messages. The software can also send email blasts and automate email campaigns to respond quickly to leads.


Project Management

Buildertrend supports team collaboration, accurate timelines, and real-time reporting. Daily Logs enable users to document and share information with internal teams, subcontractors, and clients. The web application can also automatically send notifications, create notes with using voice-to-text, and record weather updates that can impact project progress.

Built-in tools are included to create and manage change orders, capture electronic signatures, and process online payments. The Schedules tool lets users keep track of jobs via Gantt or calendar view, with sync to other calendar apps. Other features are Selections to provide clients the chance to choose online, Time Clock for simple clock-in and -out, payroll reports, task management with To-Dos, and an electronic Warranty feature.

Financial Tools, Communication, Apps, and More

Buildertrend includes financial tools to track cash flow and manage budgets. The Bids functionality lets users create, compare, send, and store bid requests in a central location. Its Bills and Purchase Orders simplify approval tracking, PO status and processing, and invoicing. It also has a Budgets, Estimates, Takeoff, Work in Progress report, customer invoicing, online payment processing, and integration with QuickBooks and Xero.

The platform facilitates and streamlines communication among team members, subcontractors, and clients, in order to simplifies subcontractor management with trade partners. Customer Portal helps deliver customer service and satisfaction. Documents and Photos features provide easy file sharing. Finally, Buildertrend centralizes all project-related correspondence with email integration, job-specific comments, and phone notifications.

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Buildertrend Pricing

Buildertrend pricing is available in 3 packages depending on a company’s requirements and needed features. Users can choose to pay monthly or annually. Every package includes access to Buildertrend Learning Academy online training courses and role-based certifications, 24/7 Help Center support, and seamless integrations to popular software tools.

Buildertrend’s monthly pricing offers two months of introductory pricing before adjusting upward to the normal pricing structure.

The Essential package at $339/month when paid annually is ideal for teams getting started with software or focusing on project management and communication. The Advanced package at $699/month paid annually includes all features from Essential with the addition of tools to create estimates and manage finances. The Complete package at $999 /month paid annually includes all features to help companies centralize complex processes such as selections and RFIs in one platform.

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Who Uses Buildertrend?

Buildertrend is ideal for home builders, remodelers, commercial contractors, and specialty contractors in need of a construction project management software to connect teams, improve project efficiency, and increase profitability. Customers include Knez Homes, CRC Builders, City Homes, Emergent Construction, Renovations by Garman, GreenHalo Builds, Vaughan + Co, Tass Construction, and Krueger Brothers Construction.

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Buildertrend Supported Language

Buildertrend currently supports English only.

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Case Studies

Ryan Jenkins is the project supervisor of a custom home construction company based in Sydney. With the goal of providing high-end, quality work for all clients, the company measures its success by making sure clients as well as next-door neighbors are happy. When tracking projects in Excel is not feasible anymore, the company chose Buildertrend to provide information for all of their jobs in one place with access for those involved. Features such as Schedule, To-Do’s, and Customer Portal now enable Ryan’s team to manage up to 8 projects simultaneously.

Matthew Krueger and Michael Krueger are brothers and co-owners of a Colorado Springs specialty contracting company that started in roofing. As more referrals came, clients also requested additional services outside of roofing jobs. As the owners and their team learn and train to expand their services, they also began looking for a system to manage a broadening list of projects. Buildertrend and its built-in features of payment processing, daily logs, and change orders provide online payment processing and real-time communication that makes the company more efficient.

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Why Choose Buildertrend?

Buildertrend provides the technology and software platform that help today’s builders and contractors manage projects, processes, partners, and profits with a centralized and highly accessible digital solution. It allows teams and companies to be more organized and capable so they can handle more jobs, perform better, and impress more clients with quality work, which translates to increased revenue and business growth.

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Company Info

Buildertrend is a privately held software company with headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded in 2006 by Dan Houghton, Jeff Dugger, and Steve Dugger with a belief that there is a better way to manage construction projects. While many then in the construction industry settled for what is available, Buildertrend found the opportunity to incorporate smarter communication, processes, and ways to get things done. Today, the company provides project management software trusted by builders, remodelers, and contractors worldwide.

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