BuilderTREND Web-Based Construction Software


 

BuilderTREND is a construction management system for home builders and remodelers. It combines project scheduling, project management, customer management, and service management in a single suite. As a Web-based platform, this system can be accessed anywhere with a computer or mobile device. 

BuilderTREND provides pre-sale tools, including a built-in CRM system and quick bids and proposals. Project management tools include scheduling, budgeting and time sheets. Customer management tools include change order and selection management, warranty requests and payment processing.

This system also integrates with other valuable solutions, such as QuickBooks and Xero.

BuilderTREND provides each company with an account manager to provide unlimited training and support. Also included are daily webinars, the BuilderTREND Learning Community, a 24/7 help section and BuilderTREND University.

 

BuilderTREND - Compatibility
 
  • BuilderTREND - Compatibility
    Compatibility
  • BuilderTREND - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • BuilderTREND - iPad view
    iPad view
  • BuilderTREND - Markup plans
    Markup plans
  • BuilderTREND - Mobile app
    Mobile app
  • BuilderTREND - Gantt chart
    Gantt chart
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

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from Grainda Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Excellent tool to bridge the gap between GC, PM, Subs and Customer.

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The user interface is clean and clear. I like the updated view.

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There are some clickable check boxes that are not intuitive and you just have to know where they are.

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Just give it a try, you'll soon find the value it adds to any business that is busy and growing.

 

from Harrell Remodeling
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

I love usinig Builder Trend

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Opportunity to communicate with our team and clients in a timely fashion.

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On the calendar it would be nice to have the option for repeating items (e.g., a meeting that occurs every Tuesday) so that we don't have to enter individually.

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I would suggest that remodeling companies give it a try. It works well for us.

 

from Grandfather Homes, Inc.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Builder Trend meets Bob in Charlotte North Carolina for BBQ.

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It's easy to use. I like that we can upload invoices with each PO, so that we can retrieve them easily if we need to ever look them up again, or for reference. It saves us from going through file cabinets full old invoices. Support team is great.

(Love the logo too. Size medium t-shirt would be a nice addition to my t-shirt collection. Just saying)

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I'd like to see more search functions. For example; a search function that would search for unique invoice numbers, or for a dollar amount.
Sometimes the longer PO #'s get cut off when we sync to Quick Books. And syncing can be slow if you're using a non-cloud based accounting platform like our Quick Books.

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I would recommend it! Your support team has been incredible! I've worked with our personal contact at Builder Trend and he's been awesome. And, I recently had the pleasure to work another person at Builder Trend when my contact was on vacation and he was great too!

 

from Gilbert + Burke
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Smooth & Easy

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The software is very user friendly for staff & clients, it has a very self explanatory interface. BuilderTREND staff have been very helpful & responsive.

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Not being able to move photos easily that have been updated into Daily Logs over to the Album section

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Check out the learning community & live training sections!

 

from Frey Construction & Home Improvement
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Very frequent BuilderTREND user

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The ability to communicate with other employees, clients, and subs in one place! The logs are awesome for communicating with guys in the field

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It would be nice if you could link to-dos to daily logs

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Once everyone in the company gets a hang of it, it's an awesome tool to have. I would recommend getting everyone on board right away and making sure the guys in the field have a way to access the software throughout the day

 

from Ellis Custom Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

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I would only recommend your product if they are NOT my direct competition!!!
Customers love it!

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When it times out and doesn't run properly.
Also, my emails get stuck in people's junk box a lot because of the coding on the email address, then they think that I haven't gotten back with them when I actually have!

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It's very helpful for keeping track of potential customers.

 

from Earl Weaver Contractors LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Builder Trend allows our team to be more coordinated!

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Builder Trend software makes it much easier for our team to stay up to date on To-Do's and Changes on our projects! It also makes it easy for us to keep up to date with the client with Change Orders and Contracts.

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We really have nothing that we don't like. Just ideas for new features to add!

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It's a good idea to have key team members all have a chance to try the software. Builder Trend gives you that opportunity. Our team members gave the software good reviews and so we were a huge step forward in acceptance when we implemented the software.

 

from Direct Build
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Excellent customer service and always looking to upgrade functionality

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It is a comprehensive program for project management, and they are always improving and adding functionality as the market demands.

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I have no complaints, but it would be nice if there was a full CRM program to interface with it.

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Be sure a get a free demo of any software you are considering buying. By trying it out you will uncover the things most critical to your business.

 

from Distinctive Custom Cabinets
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

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User Friendly. Still learning the capabilities of this product. Great for keeping track of punch lists on jobs.

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You can't print pictures out with the to-dos. Only thing I don't like.

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Check out all utilities of this product. Still learning everything that this product is capable of doing.

 

from cABINETS eXTAORDINAIRE
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

i USE IT FOR LEAD INFO AND SCHEDULES

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I can access my jobs anytime anywhere my phone. Love that my clients have access

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I cant seem to get the filters to stay and have to search for my leads every time i log in

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I have none at this time

 

from Zehnder Homes, Inc.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Love BuilderTrend!

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Everyone is on the same page since it is cloud based. Helps keep employees, subs and clients organized.

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It can be occasionally slow.

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Use BuilderTrend. It will make your job easier and allow you to build more homes with the same amount of employees.

 

from Burton Builder, LLC
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Decent product. Need Desktop software to speed up user interface.

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Access to information, schedules, PO's, etc. in the field is great.

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working on a desktop through web portal is EXTREMELY slow

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needs desktop software to speed up user interface in office.

 

from Harbor Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

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Keeps everything in one place and makes daily logs easy to see.

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There have been some issues adding photos at times on an older Ipad my superintendent uses. Could be the software on the Ipad.

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Get your subs and clients used to using the approval tools and it can expedite a lot of different areas of jobs.

 

from Loudermilk Homes
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Builder Trend Mon-Fri

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Makes our jobs easier. It is great to have the app always on hand. It makes our jobs more organized.

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Sometimes there is bugs and sometimes it can be slow.

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If you are a builder it's a must tool for your business.

 

from Carlisle Classic Homes
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

This product is amazing!

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The product allows great communication between everyone involved keeping everyone on the same page.

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Nothing! The website and the app are both intuitive and pretty easy to use

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It can be an extremely powerful tool that can streamline your interactions with clients from taking payments to uploading photos or approving change orders on the spot!

 

from DC Construction Services, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Game changer for our business

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Intuitive, Efficient, and User Friendly. It is very user friendly and allows me to streamline my processes, allow management to see progress of jobs quickly. Allowing management to see pictures in real time is great. Pictures are a huge part of our operations and it lets me view what is going on that day at the job site. I personally utilize all aspects of the calendar feature more than anything on the app.

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It would meet my needs 100% if it was geared towards Contractors not just Home Builders.

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This is a great tool and I did a lot of research before making the transition. It was an easy decision, however you need to have the proper staff in place to manage the system. It is only as good as the person(s) managing the software.

 

from Carlisle Classic Homes
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Builder Trend has made a great product to manage our projects.

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The ease of use with both the desk top and mobile app. The picture upload feature couldn't be easier.

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I wish it had drag and drop changing of the schedule in the calendar feature

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If your looking for a program that provides a good interface between the field, office staff and client. Look no further.

 

from Finished Basement Company
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

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Everything in one spot for the PM, Designer and client.

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It does not provide metrics. Measurement of results. There should be a macro where you can view jobs on time. Overall GM performance and Daily logs being hit.

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It required a very hands on management of your team for it to be effective. It is challenging in a culture of empowerment where there is no micromanagement style.

 

from Every Trade Building Services Pty Ltd
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

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I like most is that you get immediate photos and information on the job and also on our employees.

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I think your program requires some improvements to make it more user friendly. I think your program should allow subscribers a say in how they need things to work, BuilderTrend should be able to offer each and every client it's own individual setup within the programme which can be edited and amended to suit the clients requirements.

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Look at all your options before committing to any product or programme.

 

from Creative Metals, LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

This software truly fits our needs here.

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Although I have not used all of the features, what I do use it for is very simple and easy to use.

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I have not figured out how to delete a scheduled run on the calender

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If you are in the building business or related business to try it!

 
 
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