Buildertrend Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
Buildertrend is a cloud-based construction project management software for homebuilders, remodelers and specialty contractors. In a single software platform, users are able to communicate, collaborate, and document all their building and construction activities. It works across devices and throughout the work cycle, from beginning to end. Users have easy access to modern tools that help them land more jobs, create more accurate estimates, manage projects from office to jobsite, utilize better processes for bigger margins, and engage fully and satisfactorily with customers.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Pre-Sale Process – Buildertrend users are able to send bid requests quickly using the software in a paperless and cost-efficient way. They can create accurate estimates from collected data across projects, and generate professional-looking proposals. They can save and re-use proposals, create catalogs, and get signatures using mobile apps. Other features include lead management/CRM, mass marketing campaigns, and automated drip-email campaigns. Users can also create customer logins that store sales presentations and show customer reviews on the website.
- Project Management – This construction software can store daily logs that include voice-to-text capabilities, document job notes, and allows for easy shooting of photos on the jobsite. The To-do feature, which is accessible on the field via mobile apps, can be used to assign tasks, hold subs accountable, and give alerts on completion of tasks. For documentation and collaboration, users can share progression photos and annotated blueprints, with version history. Other features include custom schedule templates, automatic schedule shifts and notification, multiple views, secure comment threads searchable by topic, and features for warranty, plan markup, and trade partners.
- Financial Tools, Customer Management, Integrations, and more – Buildertrend also has features for job costing, invoicing, and accepting and sending payments. It has integration with QuickBooks and Xero for accounting, PayPal and WePay for online payments, and social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Users can use the time clock with geofencing for time entry, provide custom reporting, and export to accounting software. It has features for purchase orders, lien wavers, and change orders. For customer management, it can send and analyze surveys, provide selection approvals, and coordinate them with schedules. Native mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices are available. The company also provides professional services and training, with its Onsite Consulting and BT University.
Buildertrend now offers unlimited projects for $299/month for 3 users. Users include employees of the contracted clients. All subcontractors and clients are included at no additional charge. Additional users are $39/month. For larger business requirements, those interested can directly ask for a custom quote. There are no setup fees or need to enter into a long-term contract. There are no additional costs for product updates or new features. Customers may cancel their subscription within 30 days for a full refund.
Social Network Presence
Buildertrend is ideal for the home building, remodeling, specialty contracting and commercial construction industries. It is valuable to construction managers, residential remodelers, and design/build firms that work on projects from small to large. The platform can be used by contractor firms of all sizes.
Some of their Clients
Clients include J. Lane Construction, Percario General Contractors, ARC Construction Company, Transform Construction, and Transitions Remodeling.
Jesse Lane described Buildertrend as easy to use and with amazing functionality. He mentioned that the construction PM’s team is extremely knowledgeable about all the features of their software.
Evan Nichols stated that the Buildertrend is a great company with an innovative product. He also stated that in deciding to go with this construction project management application, it has paid for itself 10 times over with the time they have saved by using it.
Rick Drevet stated that Buildertrend documentation and communication features are the best that he has ever seen. He described the scheduling as simple to use, and access to the software for crews, sub contractors, and customers is great.
Buildertrend serves the residential construction industry specifically, since most other applications are designed for large commercial construction firms. It is highly ranked by its more than 780,000 customers across 70-plus countries around the world. Over 1.6 million projects have been completed and delivered successfully using the software, with an estimated project value of more than $116.5 million. It has consistently received top awards as a residential construction application from Constructech from 2009 to 2019. Customers can pay for only the users they need. And customer support is responsive 24 by 7 by 365 days.
Buildertrend Solutions Inc. is a privately held computer software company with headquarters in Omaha, NE, USA. It was founded in 2006 by brothers Jeff and Steve Dugger and friend Dan Houghton. Jeff is the Executive Vice President of Technology, Steve is the EVP of Operations, and Dan is the EVP of Sales. The business started to turn a profit just three months after they launched. The company has since become the most widely used cloud system in residential construction. They now employ over 400 employees, with the same commitment to find a better way, and to treat people well, from customers to co-workers, consistently cultivating trust and celebrating improvement.