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

426 Reviews of Co-construct

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

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I like the way this product helps organize and manage products, and I also like the way that Co-construct always provides helpful tips and emails.

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There are a few little quirks, like not being able to sync a Co-construct schedule to an outside calendar and not being able to update selections from the mobile app, that I'm not the biggest fan of. There are a few aspects of Co-construct that I don't always need, since we are a building/remodeling showroom that not only designs and remodels but sells product as well. However, I understand that Co-construct was made primarily for project management.

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I would highly recommend that you try Co-construct if you are looking for a project management program. I would also recommend that if you choose to use a project management software, you must ensure that every member of your team gives 100% towards learning and implementing the software in day to day life. If everyone isn't committed to using and learning the program, then Co-construct (or any software like this, really) can't be used effectively.

 

from My Boys Contracting
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Co-Construct is a business (ahem...life) saver!

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First off, the ease. Even our least computer literate staff can use the program! Its simple yet mighty. Co-construct took our estimating, communication, and project management wish list and made it a reality. We are so efficient now and our clients think we are even more amazing! And the customer service team is a dream. We have used everything from the initial hand holding to teach us how to use the program to the almost daily...help! I cant figure how to....and like magic, not only do we get a super fast response, they actually help! This program has helped us to increase our business by saving time and making us look good!

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I haven't come across anything yet because any question is answered so quickly and they havebeen improving the product even in the short time we use it.

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Watch the demo and use the support team! They are super and will get you through the initial start up.

 

from Legacy DCS (Homebuilder)
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 51 to 100 users Portfolio size: 51 to 100 users

I'm our Purchasing Manager. I use it to view plans/ specifications.

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It's very intuitive. If you DO have questions, there is a vast number of videos available to help teach you more capabilities of Co-Construct.

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Needs a better way to search, especially in vendor / users section. "Ctrl F" could be replaced with a cleaner way to search.

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List your needs 1st. All your needs. Then explore software, especially Co-Construct.
I've used other products, Co-Construct is especially good at meeting vendors needs. In our business, there are often non-savvy computer users. I set them up, and they run with it. Like stated before, it is intuitive.

 

from Schmid and Rhodes construction
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

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Ease of use and customer service. By far top notch. And they are making every effort to improve on this every single day.

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The learning curve curve to get it rolling it a little more than I expected. Not too bad really but just a little more than I expected.

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It's the best in the niche. Others are trying, but this one is most definitely the best by far. Give it a shot. Really inexpensive to get rolling.

 

from Collamore Built
Specialty: Design/build firm
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Huge time saver

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Co construct has lived up to all its promises. Saves tons of time and clients love it. Whenever we had questions co construct always responded quickly and with knowledgeable answers. They even provide one on one training
It saves so much time just in communications between clients, trade partners, and me and my employees

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There is a learning curve, but I don't have any complaints.

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If you put in some time up front to learn the system out will pay off quickly.

 

from Full Spectrum Building and Services
Specialty: Construction manager
Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users Portfolio size: 6 to 10 users

Awesome business tool!

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I like the fact that the customer can interact with the system so much. The selection items, messages, and photos options are priceless.

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The thing I like least is the budgeting feature. I wish we could edit every line item in the budget instead of only by accounting code.

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Watch all the training videos and use the system frequently.

 

from Cherry Creek Inc.
Specialty: Design/build firm
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Organize, and helps with communication!

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Co-construct has been been extremely helpful in helping us, as a company, communicate to each other and to clients. We are better able to organize and stay on task.

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At this time, we still need to spend more time using Co-construct during the design phase with our clients, for example when we are doing products selections. We have interior designers, such as myself on staff, and we will meet with our clients, weekly or bi-weekly to select products from our company. We do not leave it up our our clients to go out and shop on their own.

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As I starting using co-construct using other elements other then the "To Do list" and Scheduling, I am have more recommendations, but at this time I do not.

 

from Beechworth Building & Construction
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

The help I've been looking for!!

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I like the interface and the client side. The vendor is super helpful and quick with support.

Co-construct is clearly going to help my company be more efficient and profitable.

Being able to put membership up and down based on active jobs is great. Keeps the costs to a minimum.

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The amount of work required to get all your current jobs onto the system!

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To give it a shot.... Even the smallest companies could see great benefits from this software. The cost of the software can be easily built in to your costing as you have a schedule before you start invoicing so you know how long you will need the job active for.

 

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

Great way to micromanage!

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I can micromanage every detail of a project... upload pics and spec sheets of each selection
Also the clear communication it provides for me, the client and the subs. There is no questioning who said what and where OR what selection was made or what it looked like etc.

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Impossible to search for comments when you can't remember where it was placed. A search feature within all the comments/messages of each project would prevent a lot of time being wasted!
I would also like to include images in a message/comment instead of having to update a selection sheet section and upload images.

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The product is really beautiful and easy to use. The interface is very intuitive and easily navigated.

 

from Wood Street Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Awesome program for any type of general contractor

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The ability to coordinate with customers in real time and track expenses and change orders.

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It takes a little coaching with some customers, but in the end is worth the extra time.

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IF you hate tracking change orders and want a better way to define specifications with your customers than this product is waht you need.

 

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

Extremely Satisfied Home Builder

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It is extremely user friendly, and the interface is very user friendly for our clients. The Vendors is great to work with.

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So far there isn't anything that we dislike, every aspect of our experience has been great.

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Compare pricing, understand your clientele and look for the best product to suit them.

 

from Dream Home Building and Design
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Excellent experience using with Co-Construct.

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Easy to navigate through all the projects and communicating with fellow employees.

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Nothing I dislike. Very simple to use and have access to.

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No recommendations. I'm very satisfied the way it is.

 

from Stellar Remodeling and Design
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Co-Construct is an excellent tool that offers strong organization.

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It's absolutely fantastic to capture all important documentation, communication, and scheduling for each project we have within one software program. Bid requests to vendors are so easy. An added bonus is timekeeping and bidding templates. Everything under one convenient umbrella!

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I would love it if there was a way to make multiple versions of a bid for a customer to compare them. Often times, a customer wants to compare two cabinetry product lines or see what a quick swap or elimination would save them.

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Use Co-construct for literally everything. You have to throw yourself in full speed when you start out, as if it's you're only form of communication. Stop emails and texts, keep everything here. You'll get used to it much faster and see the benefits if you just go for it!

 

from Prana Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Design/build firm
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Great customer relations product

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The fact that I can stay on top of all the many costs and I don't end up eating or surprising clients

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the mobile app could be easier. I have tried using it several times unsuccessfully

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If you want happy client and clean change orders and allowance this is the product for you.

  Response: Donny, Co-construct, LLC

Date: February 2016

February 2016

 

David -- We're glad you're loving Co-construct for both protecting your margins and making your clients happy. We'll have our support team follow up with you about the mobile app. The mobile app can make what you already like about Co-construct, better, with photo uploads from the field, checking change orders and selections, updating the schedule and to-dos, and more. We'll make sure you're getting the most from that, too.

 

from Superior Walls Alberta
Specialty: Engineer
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Easy to use software.

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The software is easy to use and files are easy to browse. I like how the files are just located in one place so that all the staff are viewing the same files.

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I can't add a superseded folder under files so I can move the superseded files and organize the current files view. I'm getting notification on the delay in schedule on something that does not pertain to me.

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Just start using it to get familiarize using the software.

 

from Green Mountain Construction
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Learning As I Go - Support Team is Amazing!

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Co-construct's ability to keep everything in one place for each job is definitely it's biggest advantage, in my opinion. Their support staff is tremendously helpful too.

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Co-construct's in-person training might be very beneficial, but it is also very expensive.

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Unless you're willing to pay for Co-camp, be prepared to limp along with help from Co-construct's support staff as you teach yourself and tailor the program to fit your business.

  Response: Donny, Co-construct, LLC

Date: February 2016

February 2016

 

Jessica -- We'll be in touch to make sure you're aware of all of the no-cost resources we have available to our clients, such as a personal implementation coach, custom site branding, and data entry. Our live, 2-day, in person Co-camp training sessions are great, but we have thousands of successfully implemented builders who got going without the optional live training. So, we'll make sure you have what you need to be successful on the system.

 

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

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Facilitates communication with all groups involved in decision making and implementation.

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Generates a lot of emails, pertinent info almost hidden in the middle of lengthy forms.

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I haven't tried anything else, but I've had good luck with coconstuct.

 

from Superior Walls Alberta
Specialty: Concrete
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

It's been very good overall but does have it's limitations

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The scheduling is great as well as being able to add every document regarding the project to be able to see anytime online

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Not being able to have "client" projects for all of my projects and having to use the "no client project"

Not being able to fully delete projects that were cancelled

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If you are a builder which is obviously who the software was specifically designed, you will find it a very important tool but if you are a contractor trying to use t it has it limitations. It's not as versatile as it could be.

  Response: Donny, Co-construct, LLC

Date: February 2016

February 2016

 

Scott -- Thanks for the post, and we'll follow up with you to make sure you're on the right pricing plan. Co-construct has some unique pricing that allows our builders to add unlimited, full-featured projects, at no cost, when they don't have a need for clients to access it (like for spec homes, cabinet shop projects, smaller side projects, rental properties, etc...). If you had a higher number of projects with client access, then that could affect your price, but we should check it out to make sure you're on the right plan so you can make the most of it.

 

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.

Recommendations

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.

 
 
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