CoConstruct Software


 

CoConstruct is a 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, CoConstruct streamlines scheduling, communication, client and subcontractor portals, files, photos, to-dos, time clock, job log, warranty, and more.

CoConstruct 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 CoConstruct 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 CoConstruct users.

 

CoConstruct - All devices
 
  • CoConstruct - All devices
    All devices
  • CoConstruct - Financials
    Financials
  • CoConstruct - Project overview
    Project overview
  • CoConstruct - Tablet - published schedule
    Tablet - published schedule
  • CoConstruct - Multiple devices - time clock
    Multiple devices - time clock
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

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Geoff from The Lifestyle Group, Inc.
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Great tool with a great company constantly innovating and improving!

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Pros

Constant improvements by CoConstruct make it an ever improving product with virtually zero downtime over our years of use!

Cons

There really isn't much not to like honestly. It is a commitment to get it up and rolling, but it is one worth making and it will change your business!

 
 

George from Muehlemann Signature Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

CoConstruct has benefited our Company

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Overall, we are glad we made the switch. The comparsion between BuilderTrend and Construct is close.... We have not use the estimating tools yet as we still use excel. Plan to make the change soon... This could be the tool that sets CoConstruct apart from BuilderTrend....

Pros

The Gantt chart is first rate in scheduling. If you are a MicroSoft project user, this is a perfect fit. Customers seem to like it so far as does the sub Contractor base. We ended up making a switch from BuilderTrend to CoConstruct mostly due to the scheduling features.... BuilderTrend lacked Subtask in the Gantt chart viewing each task as a separate line item. I want to total duration of the foundation installation with each subtask involved. Not just have Foundation as a single task....... outside of those few items, everthing is worked good. I would definitely recommend trying to see if it fits your needs........

Cons

Expensive compared to BuilderTrend but worth the extra for the addtional Gantt functions. No way of tracking sub contractor insurance certificate expirations under the vendor section. CoConstruct said set up as individual "ToDo's". No thank you...... Lastly document management seems a little cumbersome. Requires searching through allot of files to find a files. You can filter by apppling a tag but if the sub doesnt know how you tagged it, the search can be frustrating. That is the feedback we have gotten from the subs.

 
 

Tracy from New Dawn Developments Ltd.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Interactive from site to client

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this is the best construction software I have used so far and would recommend it to others looking for this kind of product.

Pros

I like that everyone associated with the project has access and can comment to all or select parties.

Cons

sometimes there are a lot of comments that might not be pertinent to me and it can become cluttered in my email.

 
 

Gerald from Days Home Solutions
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Coconstruct is the easiest way to take control of any project.

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Customer service has to 100% in any business and with Coconstruct I feel that the customers are put first! If the customer feels involved with the construction process they are more likely to have a great experience and once again Coconstruct allows that to happen. Perfect!

Pros

It's important for everyone involved with a project to be informed. With that said all the tools in Coconstruct make it very easy for everyone to be informed of any issues and updates.

Cons

The fact that more people aren't using this program. But really I have not found any reason why I should have a con with Coconstruct.

 
 

Jordan from Edison Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Easy to use and helpful to control the chaos of building

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Pros

It is easy to get started and using right away.
Lots of useful features to help control scheduling and financials
Keeps everyone on the same page in your company and with using outside trades

Cons

Missing some minor features like automatic weather but have been told it is coming
There is a lot of features so some people may get overwhelmed in the beginning but once you get the hang of things it is easy

 
 

Kerry from Alascorp Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

New user very satisfied after visiting co camp.

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It fits well with standard construction procedures and practices.

Pros

Paperless trail and communication capability with client and partners. Good information about how to use it provided at the co-construct camp.

Cons

Haven't used it enough to discover its limitations. It has templates that might not fit some application but you can build them.

 
 

Darrell from Tailored Construction Group
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Co-Construct review

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Advice to others in construction is that it's a great quality tool and don't hesitate to use it

Pros

Product improvements and updates
Presents my company in a professional manner from first contact with client
Communication clarity between all parties of the build
Great record keeping
Portability of software i.e smartphone
Easy to use
Frees up time to work on business

 
 

Josh from Berghuis Construction LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

CC review

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Pros

Organization of our projects and willingness to adapt and change product to better the experience with builders.

Cons

Implementation is difficult and time-consuming, It took time for our company but if we would try to implement the product now compared to 5 years ago I don't know how we would do it.

 
 

S. from Dale Sauer Homes
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Co-Construct Review

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Support is exceptional. Always quick and very friendly. I've never had a bad experience with support.

Pros

Very nice to have all documents in a location where everyone can view them. Very handy to have a place where everyone can comment on items instead of emailing each other.

Cons

A few functions that could be better. Support keeps track of these and makes a "wish list" which I assume they will try to implement as soon as possible.

 
 

Arthur from Ben Krahn Homes Ltd.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Simplicity in versatility

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Pros

The fact that the communication with the client and the partners can all happen within Co-Construct is the best. Our clients love the fact that they can review the project schedule, the financial summary, progress pictures and much more from the comfort of their smartphone!

Cons

I wish it would be able to sync with the cloud service i use to save all my documents too. I don't like to upload the documents as i already have a process for that.

 
 

Michael from Property Rehab Solutions
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

May 2017

May 2017

New software for business

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I like the program but it is not as easy to grasp as I anticipated as I don't have the time to immerse myself into the program as some owners may since I am in the field on jobs most of the time and customer support is not available in the evenings when I get to the office.

Pros

The scheduling capability that helps in setting up subs and the ability to create to-do's with photos for the subs.

Cons

The change orders are time consuming and have duplicity in the system and there is still some issues with exporting updates to QuickBooks without losing progress billing information.

 
 

Rhonda from St. Pierre Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Excellent Customer Service training on the spot

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Wish they had a little more education on setting up and synching up with Quickbooks so that everything flows. Classes focus more on the construction end and very little on the administration end.

Pros

User Friendly after you learn the process. Webinars and specific videos for training, then telephone call to customer service for clarification and walk through :)

Cons

Constant learning process as you utilize more of the features. Lots of different areas of with different steps.

 
 

Will from 3Stone Buildings
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Efficient Project Management

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So far, the best system that I have worked with (have tried a few before, including SAP)

Pros

Ease to use, no need to download softwares, excellent workability on both iPad & iPhone - brilliant!

Cons

Due to being reliant on our Internet, sometimes the page crashes - but I do see this as our problem!

 
 

Alisa from Icon Construction Group
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Excellent service!

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Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

The customer service is just about the best I have had the pleasure of working with. The reps, techs, etc, are all extremely knowledgeable and I appreciate that they are so responsive.
The program itself is user friendly and I have yet to come across anything I would consider problematic. The training videos they provide are informative and answer any questions that I may have.

Cons

I did not find any "Cons" with this.

 
 

Steven from Contracting/management
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

April 2017

April 2017

My team at co construct

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It's a great software to have. Once you acclimate to the program, your work will be much easier to handle. Again, I want to thank my coach at co construct for constantly emailing me on reminders. I'm busy throughout the day, and when I finally sit down at the end of the day, I breeze through my phone and see that my coach is reminding me of certain tasks that I must follow up on. When we have our conference call, I can ask her anything pertaining to the software and she will educate and guide me through the process. She is always ready to answer any question that I have. That alone is huge

Pros

The assistance you receive from the co construct team. Really AWESOME!!
They help stay on top of your game.

Cons

So far none. Every time I ask a certain question pertain to the software, they have the right answer for me Always!!

 
 

Dusty from Jordan Building & Design, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

April 2017

April 2017

Great Experience with Co-Construct

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Value for Money

Everything from support, to sales, implementation coaching, and even co-camp were great. Outstanding company!

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Would like to be able to track job costs inside the program without QuickBooks.

 
 

Monarcha from Adventure in Building, Inc.
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

April 2017

April 2017

Customer Service - they get it.

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Founder and CEO really gets the "customer service" aspect of his company and stresses it at every level. All the staff were extremely nice and helpful while attending "camp". Lunch at "camp" was delicious. The follow up after camp has been consistent. I'm just getting into it's use but am looking forward to it.

Pros

Just getting into it but the only product of this kind that had an on-site hand-holding "camp" to learn by doing in a group setting. Intuitive use, even for the "older" non-computer generation use.

Cons

Many features are available ( a "pro" and not a "con") however "camp" time limit only allowed a fraction of the capabilities of the product to be demonstrated. Still benefitted from the "camp" experience.

 
 

John from Constructing Spaces
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Smooth Introduction

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Currently in the early stages of adjustment to this software but have already developed a comfort level and sense of trust with the system. I have learned a lot in the course of a week and I am confident that Co-Construct is providing the framework necessary to manage projects properly.

Pros

Support staff, can't say enough about them. Fluidity, the software syncs my communication efforts between all stakeholders perfectly, on both my computer and my smartphone.

Cons

Perhaps it could be a bit more stylish, but I wouldn't sacrifice functionality if it came to that.

 
 

Bryan from Hjellming construction
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Informative, simple, fun

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Co camp was incredible and it was great to meet the people behind it all. Co construct has come along ways in 10+ years. My rep is a pro.

Pros

Ease of use and customer support are amazing. It is very easy to get ahold of the co consruct team.

Cons

There really is not something I don't like about the software. Everything makes sense and works very well.

 
 

Martha from Trick Construction, LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Processes and Procedures

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I have come to the conclusion that Co-Construct is NOT a piece of software; Co-Construct is a comprehensive, enterprise-wide, process solution. Our business is crazy busy which lead us to react to every situation without the time to manage situations in advance. Of course, that leads to customer dissatisfaction, money leaking through the cracks, Superintendents without clear specifications, thus many re-works (read $$$). Co-Construct is in the process of quieting that all down. It has caused us to think through the Co-Construct implementation and the all the processes and procedures surrounding each customer home. EUREKA!

Pros

All-encompassing systemic approach that positively impacts the entire business and the entire construction process.

Cons

It is complex and takes a hero/believer in the company to be the the one Co-Construct voice. The setup can be intimidating and time consuming. I think so people become overwhelmed and just don't use it. I'd suggest "Co-Construct Implementer's" to work with each business during the set up process - if for no other reason that to keep the builder motivated.

 
 
 
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Travis from G Family Construction

February 2017

February 2017

Functional and Intuitive Construction Management Software

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My company has recently chosen to implement a construction management software program in order to take our company to the next level. After researching the market, we found Co Construct to be the program most well suited to our needs. While is may not be as flashy as some of the other products, the functionality and ease of use surpassed all other products. If you would like a an extremely functional, builder designed, project management system to streamline your small residential contracting company, this is for you.

Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Superior Exterior

January 2016

January 2016

Happy Clients

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Excellent platform. Everything you need to successfully manage a project clearly organized in one place.
It has improved our customer service, shortened project cycles, reduced call backs, improved team and subcontractor performance.

When we share our process with prospective clients. It immediately separates us from our competitors.

Virtually eliminates miscommunication with everyone involved with the project.

Increases company profits.

Source: Capterra
 

Blair from Legacy Restorations, Inc.

June 2015

June 2015

Best. Construction Software. Ever.

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Clearly the developers are builders because every time we have a question or think we've found a hole in the product, we are pointed to the answer, which already exists! I honestly can't think of a negative; the handful of times we've had questions have all been immediately answered and resolved. Test drive it for at least a week and USE THE HELP SECTION. Search for your topic, and it will be there.

Source: Capterra
 

Christine from MainStreet Design Build

April 2014

April 2014

More efficient, even on design/build projects

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We are a residential design/build firm that manages renovation projects from initial concept through final construction. Prior to Co-construct, we managed all selections via Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and did all of our scheduling through Microsoft Project. This was a nightmare because every job had to be created independently, and the information was extremely difficult to share with our clients.

We have now been using Co-construct for several years and it has changed the way we do business. We upload every single client into Co-construct and manage their project from start through warranty via the online software.

Every time we have had an issue, concern or question, the Co-construct team has been very quick to help solve or rectify or create a solution! I would highly recommend this product.

Source: Capterra
 

Chad from Yost Construction

April 2014

April 2014

Makes building pleasant for clients

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I'm a small residential custom home builder and remodeler, starting in Mississippi, and now in Wyoming. The market has been incredibly competitive, people are wanting work done for the bottom dollar, and I haven't been willing to sacrifice quality to get there. So many people have a bad taste in their mouth for contractors because of price over-runs or miscommunications.

I've been thinking for awhile that I need to find some kind of niche or something that I don't have to sell my product or work on price only. I have an estimating program (Bob's Basic System), but as far as selections, schedule, communicating, etc., I have not had any software and it's been a lot of calling, emailing, and other communication.

I stumbled upon Co-construct not even looking for a management software, and it caught my interest because I was starting a project for a couple that live in Chicago. I see Co-construct possibly becoming my niche. I have a vision of making home-building or remodeling a pleasant experience for the customer and not a sour one. I still have a lot of learning to do, but I've been impressed how easy it was to get the basics of it. The company's support is awesome. They truly want you to catch on to it and get the most out of it.

Source: Capterra
 

Vince from Vincent Longo Custom Builders

April 2014

April 2014

Paving the way for expansion

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I am a small/boutique luxury builder in Atlanta, GA. My main focus has been on building mansions and estates. I work with a unique set of clients that are very discerning about the fine details of their home, and equally discerning about how I run my business and the construction process. I made it my goal to find a highly functional program which was also easy to use and "good looking" to take our image and professionalism to another level.

We previously used our own hybrid creation that included spreadsheets, three-part printed selection guides and handwritten change orders. With the economy in the tank and competition fierce, I needed a system to take my company to another level and become heads and shoulders above my competition. Co-construct was it.

I have been using Co-construct for about two years and have really enjoyed it. The implementation was easy and their step by step instruction, help database, and ongoing webcasts made it even easier. I went in with the realistic idea that it will take work to make it perfect but the old saying rules: garbage in, garbage out.

Currently my team of Co-Construct users consists yours truly, however I can see how easy it will be to add new employees to utilize the system effectively. Every time I needed help with a question, it has been answered promptly and with the utmost care.

The one huge benefit for me is simple: I would like to expand my company during this evident housing recovery. I would like to increase my volume and start building more moderately priced homes, which is exciting but has a lot of unknowns. I truly believe that if I had not implemented Co-construct in my business I would not even be thinking about expanding my company right now. The truth is that Co-construct has provided me and my company a spectacular platform, built on process and procedures that can be rolled out in a professional manner thus making it easy to expand.

Many thanks to Co-construct, it is the best!

Source: Capterra
 

Owen = from Gardner Construction

April 2014

April 2014

We're now *ahead* of schedule and selling more

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I was just like every other builder out there, I am competitive on price, I provide a good product and we have good service, but that all usually goes haywire the moment we start to get too busy and then I cant keep up with the paperwork, our quality suffers and I end up with upset and confused clients.

Prior to co-construct I used a regular Microsoft Gantt chart for our schedules which, when we first gave it to a client it looks great but after one or two changes it still looks the same, even if I am keeping up with my extensions of time. The client still only looks at the end completion date and I rarely updated the completion date on the Gantt chart. What this meant is that we had clients who still believed they were moving in on the initial completion date. This just created confusion and anger with the clients.

The other thing we would do is let the clients take control of their selections, and as usual, they wouldn't pick them until the last moment and we would lose our tradesmen that we had booked in as we wouldn't have the gear for them to start.

Since we started using Co-construct we have been running ahead of schedule and have been giving all of our clients deadlines for choices. We have happy clients across the board and they all comment on how easy it is to use, I even have an 75 year old lady who is using it and loves it.
It has become a great sales pitch when selling to new customers and we have been winning more projects because of it.

I will never go back to our old system and I can only suggest if you are serious about building a strong reputable company then Co-construct would be the first thing I would implement.

Co-construct where were you 15 years ago!

Source: Capterra
 

Aaron from Titan Homes

April 2014

April 2014

Service goes above and beyond

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I'm not sure I want to write a glowing review for Co-Construct. I don't want my competition knowing about them!

All kidding aside. Co-Construct is a hugely valuable tool for our company. We've been using it for a couple of years now, and I can't imagine how we would do without it at this point. We've had double digit growth over the past year and we anticipate that to continue for quite some time and Co-Construct continues to become more valuable.

I think one of the things I like the most about Co-Construct is their customer service. A lot of times, you buy this expensive software package and when you need help figuring something out, good luck. Not with Co-Construct. Donny and crew go above and beyond to make sure it works the way it's supposed to and if it isn't, they want to know about it.

After every home is completed and during our homeowner orientation, we ask them about the system. 100% of our customers have praised our system and said that it was one of the reasons why they would recommend us to anyone they know. Many of them have said that they have no idea how they would have been able to manage all of their selections without it.

Give the guys at Co-Construct a try. I think you'll find the same thing my team and I have found - they will become an integral part of your building experience.

Source: Capterra
 

Cam from Lexis Homes

April 2014

April 2014

Cuts out mistakes

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For us, the biggest benefit of Co-construct is that it helps minimize mistakes and miscommunication. We tell our clients that whatever is approved in Co-construct is what is going to happen on the job site. Therefore, regardless of what was said previously via email or verbal communication, everyone is aware that the Co-construct approvals trump everything!

Source: Capterra
 

Chris from CMM Construction

April 2014

April 2014

Works for my clients and team

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We have been using co construct for over 5 years and it has helped us expand what we can do in a day by 10 fold. We use it to manage our vendors; as a sales tool to set ourselves apart from the competition; and to keep a positive continuing relationship with our clients. It works! The system is easy for our clients to use and so they use it. The whole co-construct team is excellent at resolving problems, and listening to our requests. Things we see we need from the software are implemented in a thoughtful and complete way.

Source: Capterra
 

Sera from Hawks Hollow Builders

April 2014

April 2014

Great for selections and communication

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We have been building homes, remodeling, and custom cabinetry for 40 years. We are exclusively a custom shop and have never built the same house twice. I decided to switch to Co-construct from another similar system a few years ago.

This system has transformed the way we interact with clients and our trade partners. We were able to meet an extremely difficult deadline for one of our best clients, primarily because of the schedule in Co-construct. Through it, we were able to keep in constant communication with the trades, as far as adjustments to their start dates. I have never before found a scheduling software with so much power and flexibility at the same time.

The selections part of the software is now our specifications document, as well as the selections options information to clients, all in the same place!! I have been searching for a long time for something to hold all of the information that goes into a building a home. I finally have it. I am able to share a great deal of information with clients about what makes us a better builder. For example, I have photos and literature uploaded onto our template regarding the superior sub-floor product that we use. Clients can choose to read this information or skip past it. Each day that I am asked a question from the field, it gets added to the selections template. Yesterday I added asking which side of the sink does the client desire the garbage disposal to be placed. It's these kinds of details that, when added together, can create greater efficiencies and thus profit!

In all my years in the industry I have never worked with a software company that works so hard to continuously improve it's product ever! Most softwares will send out a minor tweak here and there, and occasionally a big upgrade. Not these guys. I am constantly delighted in surprise of the continuous stream of well thought out upgrades to a system that already seems amazing! As long as you aren't one of my competitors, I highly recommend Co-construct!

Source: Capterra
 

Mike from Element Construction

March 2014

March 2014

Not bad for semi-custom building- not great for fully custom.

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The software is a good fit for semi-custom builders. It was sold to us as a fit for fully custom work, but it's not suited for that. The whole system is built around specification sheets. The idea is that you can build it once with your standard options, have your client click on choices, and all is entered. Problem is, in a company like ours, there is no standard. Every job is different. The specification sheets are very time intensive to build, so it makes no sense to draw up a new one for every job- it's just not built to do that (they admitted that it's not).
This is all fine- it wasn't a good fit for us. The reason I'm not likely to recommend it to others is that they are unclear about their money back guarantee. The guarantee says that you have to use the system on an actual job, with an actual client, to qualify for the money back guarantee. It doesn't say anything else. I used the system on an actual job with an actual client, but they refused to comply with their agreement since I met with my client in person (I was even able to document this for them) rather than having them sign in separately. It made no sense for them to sign in separately since I never had a fully functioning database to show them (again, it didn't work for our company). Even though my client and I put about 8 hours in to building specifications together (I spent probably another 30 or so alone), they said that I didn't do it the way they want. I told them they need to clear up their requirements or not have a money back guarantee. I'm curious how many others have been taken on this.

Source: Capterra
 

Cville Builder

March 2014

March 2014

Good for semi-custom but not custom.

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Product Quality
Quality

The software is a good fit for semi-custom builders. It was sold to us as a fit for fully custom work, but it's not suited for that. The whole system is built around specification sheets. The idea is that you can build it once with your standard options, have your client click on choices, and all is entered. Problem is, in a company like ours, there is no standard. Every job is different. The specification sheets are very time intensive to build, so it makes no sense to draw up a new one for every job- it's just not built to do that (they admitted that it's not).
This is all fine- it wasn't a good fit for us. The reason I'm not likely to recommend it to others is that they are not clear about their money back guarantee. The guarantee says that you have to use the system on an actual job, with an actual client, to qualify for the money back guarantee. It doesn't say anything else. I used the system on an actual job with an actual client, but they refused to comply with their agreement since I met with my client in person (I was even able to document this for them) rather than having them sign in separately. It made no sense for them to sign in separately since I never had a fully functioning database to show them (again, it didn't work for our company). Even though my client and I put about 8 hours in to building specifications together (I spent probably another 30 or so alone), they said that I didn't do it the way they want. I told them they need to clear up their requirements or not have a money back guarantee. I'm curious how many others have been taken on this.

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Source: GetApp