Co-construct Software


 

Co-construct is robust web and mobile-based project, financial, and client management system for custom home builders and remodelers. It is the only single-entry estimating system that allows each user to enter a piece of information once, and have that data flow directly from the estimate, specifications, selections, bids, change orders, budgets, and to and from QuickBooks – with no double entry.

In addition to the fully integrated financial system, Co-construct streamlines scheduling, communication, client and subcontractor portals, files, photos, to-dos, time clock, job log, warranty, and more.

Co-construct provides builders unlimited, no-charge projects for use with prospects, estimating, and bidding. Each builder only pays for the number of projects currently under construction.

The Co-construct subscription includes a dedicated implementation coach, custom branding to match the a builders website, phone and online support, unlimited ongoing training, and options to attend an in-person, 2-day training sessions with other Co-construct users.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

408 Reviews of Co-construct

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from Huffman Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Shopped a lot of systems!!! Confident I made the right choice!

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Ability to keep all communication in one place for everyone to see. No more was it in an email, a text from the wife...husband... or a group text!

Completely web based, so it works on PC, mac, iPads, tablets, etc.

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Scaleable costs per project & no long term commitment.

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Get your process, vendors, schedules, selections, options, anything you may have already organized electronically, and take advantage of the help in loading into co-consturct.

 

from JKC, Inc.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Very good, just getting started but I love what I see so far.

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Vendor and management are proactive and forward thinking.

Product is the best we found as you know every operation is different and we all have our unique way of doing things, Co-Construct fits us the best.

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Would love it to allow for importing/exporting .xls forms into the system since that is how we currently package out proposals.

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Look at each step/part of your operation analyzing each team members strengths and weaknesses and how you process your proposals/ bids, so that you can intelligently compare what you do and how Co-construct handles that process.

From your teams stand point an "in take" sheet that converts the modules of your software to bite size chunks with real world examples...i.e if you communicate with your clients like this.... our software will allow you to do that by x & y plus we offer this benefit as well.

 

from Milestone Building Solutions
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Fairly new to the product

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It is an excellent overall tool for managing and tracking the home building process

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The front end loading of projects and project information is time consuming

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If you're going to try it - you have to commit to it and go all in

 

from Mike Stevens Homes, Inc
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Homeowners are loving the real time connection with their jobs.

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Of all the things I like about this program, ease of use is #1.

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If there is a downside, maybe some of the reports are a little redundant but I like lots of information.

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Ease of use is key for your homeowners, as everyone is not computer savvy.

 

from Toupin Construction
Specialty: Design/build firm
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

An easy program to get up and running with the basics.

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I like the response time from the people at Co-construct when I've had a question or problem to work out. They have been very timely in getting back to me. Co-construct is a great way for our construction business to organize many jobs at once and communicate with everyone in the office. Additionally, it is a digital record of all that transpired.

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Sometimes when I'm in selections view for a particular project and I want to go to a different project, Co-construct doesn't always allow me to type in the new projects name in the scroll down box. Sometimes the down arrow is there and allows me to click and search for another name/address and sometimes it isn't. When it isn't I then have to go back to Main Menu and find the particular project by scrolling down to its location. It might be helpful to have a box on the dashboard to type in a particular project's name instead of having to scroll through all the projects we're working on (our list can be long). Then it would take you there immediately. I also have had difficulty adding categories and having them save in the Add Selection view. The new category will be there while I've created, added and saved it, but when I go to another page and come back again it's gone.

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Get used to the program, use the tutorials, ask questions.

  Response: Donny, Co-construct, LLC

Date: February 2016

February 2016

 

Robin -- Thanks for the heads-up. We're putting in a fix this weekend to address the occasional time where the drop-down menu for switching a project doesn't allow you to search by name. Our project grouping feature may also be of use to you for quickly getting to a project, among a long list of jobs. We'll follow up with you with more detail.

 

from Ticknor Construction
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Project manager, Estimator

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I like that you can make this program work as hard as you want it to. If you want to go detailed you can. Or you can water it down.

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I would like a schedule for internal man power that has a clean and simple interface that we could easily manipulate via phone app.

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Call sales dept. and talk to a human about the software

 

from Noble Classic Homes, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Great software.

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User friendly. Great reminder of upcoming events.

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Just a learning curve of what can and can't be done.

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Watch the online training. Everyone involved needs to use software for max efficiency.

 

from Woodharbor Kitchen and Bath
Specialty: Design/build firm
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

New Co-construct user

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This product makes ease of communication between field carpenters, designers, and clients so much easier! The feature that allows the uploading of pictures to show daily progress saves us tons of time having to go to customer's home for progress walkthroughs. The punch card option also is handy for our carpenters as they can go to and from their jobsites daily without having to stop by the showroom to fill out time card information. Overall, a very happy customer here!

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I really can't think of anything to be improved upon at this time. I'm very happy with the product.

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If you're a business that values efficiency within your workplace, Co-construct is for you. It allows seamless communication between the three major contacts in any project; the designer, the homeowner, and the carpenter. It's easy to use and saves everyone a lot of time, as you can even update waivers, calendars, etc. for customers to review, making them feel more at ease and in the loop.

 

from Innova Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

This product has been a very helpful tool in my work life.

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The ability to have all the information needed in one place and the ability to have all conversations between vendors and trades documented.

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There is very little i dislike with this product. The newest interface has been a bit of a learning curve, miss some functions from the older version.

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I have used many other Builder software programs and this is by far the best I have used.

 

from Avalon Project
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

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I can work with the clients directly on this portal to share information.

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Could use some aesthetic upgrades. But functions well.

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Start off using this on a small project. Its an easy interface to use but starting off large can confuse the initial process of getting to know the interface.

 

from Liebrum Construction LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Absolutely the best thing that has happened to my business

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The product is virtually (no pun intended) flawless! Co construct has redefined my daily rushing around and endless phone calling, to having all the information I need in one place and tracking every dollar spent on each job. This service is irreplaceable.

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Here isn't much to not like. The system is always in great working order and if something is not working like I think it should, the customer support is really quick (same day or same hour typically) to respond.

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Look for the best fit for your company. This product works in my custom home model, but may not work if you build the cookie cutter homes in droves.

 

from Superior Exterior
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Size of portfolio: 21 to 50 users Portfolio size: 21 to 50 users

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All project information and communication organized in one place.
Co-Construct provides excellent customer service and training.
It separates us from competitors.
Clients like see their project's progress. Clients clearly understand their project responsibilities and when they are due.

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Excellent platform. We have not found any downside.

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Use this platform it will transform your business. It will improve customer service, give you a competitive edge in your market, increase your teams productivity, shorten project cycle, reduce misunderstands, shorten warranty items and punch lists. The process allows you to instantly capture project modification. You profit margin will improve.

 

from Studio4
Specialty: Design/build firm
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Easy, Intuitive Product that has been well designed!

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Ease of use, they thought of everything. Not missing anything that I would think could be useful as a software.

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Can't think of anything at the moment, unless the software could help me get our clients to make quicker decisions. Haha.

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View the tutorials and you will be up and running fast!

 

from Hawks Hollow Builders
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

We have used Co-Cobstruct for over e years.

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The adaptiveness of the system to handle selections, scheduling and change orders throughout the project.

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The current format of the time card does not give enough flexibility in its current format.

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This is a very user friendly system. Homeowners and trade partners alike love it.

 

from Weaver Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Easy to use scheduling program

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The ease of use is great. It's very user friendly.

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I would like to see it be a little easier to update or delete current job specific schedules

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Editing job specific schedules or updating existing schedules with template changes should be evaluated.

 

from LL Custom Contracting
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

A Perfect Fit!

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The interface is very user friendly and covers all aspect of the job. The customer support that is given goes above and beyond what we expected!

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I wouldn't change a thing, I wish I had something like this to control all aspects of my life!

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I highly recommend co-construct, we looked at several other software programs and nothing was as dead on as co-construct to our needs.

 

from NW Home Renovation
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

So much better and less expensive than the alternative

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Scheduling is so easy with Co-Construct. The best part is being able to use the schedule to tell employees where (as in which job site) to be at each day. In addition, the schedule report for each employee helps with auditing employee hours.

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The estimating and financial integration with Quickbooks online isn't perfect. For now, we don't need the integration so we simply aren't using it.

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Go with Co-Construct. The other options simply aren't worth it.

 

from Construction Finishes, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

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This business is much less office and far more job-site. Consequently, running the jobs on the administration side of things can be hard to schedule, organize and maintain. Speaking as the administrative assistant for a construction company, I am so grateful that this product is in our hands. I don't get to see what's going on with each job, I don't have in-person communication with clients, nor do I spend much time working with our subcontractors in-person. This program easily allows me to keep a strong grasp on the scheduling and organization of our jobs, keep an open dialogue with everyone involved and it allows me to stay informed on what is going on with each site. Not to mention, it's very straight forward and user friendly for everyone. On top of it, I sincerely appreciate the time and effort the team makes in always trying to better the product and take our suggestions into consideration, as well as taking time to talk with us any time we need assistance or have something to contribute.

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I think the mobile app could definitely use some tweaking/time. While it's very nice to have an app that is easy to access, there are far less features. What you can do (adding, editing, etc.) is all extremely limited on the mobile app. I just wish there was more time put into improving the app instead of so much work on the web version.

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I would say, first and foremost.......approach this software knowing that there is a bit of a learning curve and it's more than meats the eye. The more time you spend with it, the more videos you watch, the more features you will learn and be able to apply to your business. It's all very user friendly. But the initial review might not fully showcase what all there is to offer. So give it a fair shot. The other thing I can suggest is to not hesitate to contact this company with questions. The team is very eager to work with you. So be it a webinar, conference call, or email, their support staff will answer any questions you have, take every suggestion into consideration, and do it all with a VERY positive and approachable attitude.

 

from B&B Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Great Product!

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Co-Construct is a project management system that allows clients and businesses communicate effectively and efficiently about the progress of their projects. Co-Construct provides everything needed to help clients and businesses gain the best experience in tracking financials, expenses & approvals, and a messaging system. Clients and businesses can communicate everything that is needed to know about the progress of their project.

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There is nothing to not like about this product or vendor.

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If other businesses are looking for a new way to manage their projects, Co-Construct is the answer!

 

from Hillcrest Homes of Keowee
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Love this product!

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I like how I can communicate with Client, Vendor, Trade, and even my boss with ease. Since I am very much into documentation and organization, I feel this software takes all of it into account. Nothing gets lost like it might in an email chain. Also I being a female in a male dominated business is challenging enough yet this tool has helped me earn respect.

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Well I am new to using this product (6 months) yet I have had a few issues with the use of the app on my iPad. Yet I have to note - I haven't emailed the great support staff to get advice. I have been too busy in the field with the 10,000 sf home I am managing.

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Take time to go through their great video tutorial. It is an easy software to get familiar with and use with ease. It's not at all intimidating.

 
 
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