BuilderTREND is a cloud-based project management software for home builders and remodelers. It helps builders communicate with subcontractors regarding the tasks and building process while allowing clients to see and check wherever they may be how their home is getting built and how much it is costing them so far. It has features that are very helpful for custom home builders such as managing selections and change orders. It is also an integrated system able to replace multiple programs usually used by construction professionals for creating proposals, managing schedules and to-do lists, and tracking change orders.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Business Pre-Sale – BuilderTREND has features to help get new business. It has lead management function that enables user to easily create and track leads and convert them to a new project. Creating proposals and bids is simpler, being able to refer to historical data to ensure estimates are accurate. Users can go online through their mobile phones and tablets and send these documents quickly even when they are out of the office. Successful proposals can be saved and be re-used for future business.
- Project Management – This construction project management software has all the features to cover all the stages of the build life cycle. It has the all-important scheduling tool that shifts automatically when changes are made. It can send notifications to keep everyone involved updated. It has to-do lists that can be assigned easily to different persons and a daily log to track jobs that can be shared to all parties. It has a timesheet function for easy log in and out, even through mobile phones. It can manage purchase orders to reduce possibility of errors and lapses as well as document and photo storage and annotation. It also has real-time commenting features and private messaging.
- Customer Management – It is a home builder and remodeler software that is also an end-to-end business application designed with happy customer as the outcome of every project. It takes the stress out by having features that simplify change order creation. It has a selections function that integrates with the schedule and costing plans. It also automates warranty management and customer feedback. All features can be accessed with native iOS and Android devices that also has voice-to-text capability. They also offer website development and hosting service for builders and remodelers.
BuilderTREND construction project management software offers a flexible pricing plan that is determined by the type of jobs and the number of jobs started, either on a monthly or yearly basis. At 1 project per year that includes for unlimited users, file storage, email and phone support, and training sessions, with marketing materials and access to its online University, price starts at $99 per month. 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.
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BuilderTREND is for production and custom home builders, remodelers, design/build firms and specialty contractors. It is very helpful for construction and project managers in collaborating with subcontractors, trade partners, suppliers, and clients.
Some of their Clients
Client information is not available at the website. The software is being used in more than 30 countries that include Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Latvia and the Bahamas. About half of their clients are from Nebraska.
Steve Taft of ADC Custom Homes stated that the software really changed the way they do their business. He found it really valuable especially in tracking change orders, revising the original scope, in generating leads and in notifying clients. They were able to sell more projects.
The home building industry is bouncing back, and the market is showing positive signs for business. BuilderTREND is a consistent award-winning software that has proven track record. It is an integrated business solution for home builders and remodelers that have the right features incorporated through the feedback of actual users.
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 survived the housing industry crash. After conditions started to improve in the last two years, they found themselves as a leader in the industry, with customers in over 30 countries.