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

442 Reviews of Co-construct

Showing 1-20 of 442

 

from Humber Construction Corporation
Specialty: Design/build firm
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Couldn't be happier

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

Funcionality and support seem to be the strongest. If there ever is an issue I get easy directions in a flash.

Likes Least

I wish I about the program sooner. It would have saved me so much time and money.

Recommendations

It would be helpful to have support links on the project pages for ease of obtaining support while working on a project

 

from Hulbert Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Very pleased with this product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

I love having a central location of all correspondence with clients.

Likes Least

I would love to be able to view pictures in co-construct in a slideshow-like format versus having to click each picture individually.

Recommendations

Highly recommend this product to anyone looking to make correspondence easier.

 

from Murphy Home Builders
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Pros and Cons

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

The ease of send emails to homeowners and vendor through the system so that is provides tracking of messages

Likes Least

The glitches that cause our schedules to not allow modification of dates to the actual dates and tend to push schedules out several months. This prevents assigning vendors to tasks and creates more headache when scheduling and plannign

Recommendations

At this time I do not have any recommendations for others evaluating software like this

 

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

Great software!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

Innovative system, friendly employees, overall good product

Likes Least

Needs to work across more platforms such as Windows Phone

Recommendations

After countless hours of research, we chose to use Co-Construct. We haven't regretted a day since.

 

from Living Stone Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Design/build firm
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

Awesome integration with QuickBooks makes reporting to the client easy

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

I love the way QuickBooks integrates in. Our clients can see real costs real time as we input them. We all - internal and external - can keep up with our budget vs actual in real time. #1 in importance to our accounting department.

Likes Least

Having to re-upload estimates from Co-construct to QuickBooks when there is a change. I would love for the syncing to go back and forth each time.

Recommendations

Talk to the users - not the salespeople!! We use the software day in and day out. Talk to all departments - estimating, accounting, clients, management... make sure it's working for every one.

 

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

Fantastic system for builders and their clients!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

It helps sell the jobs. The ease of communication and transparency it provides in all phases of a project really work.

Likes Least

The mobile app can be a little hard to use at times but they are constantly working on that.

Recommendations

This software is best evaluated by using it in the field as well as in the office.

 

from David Frank Homes LLC
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: Single user Portfolio size: Single user

Brightly laid out with plenty of directions

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

Total communication with clients and partners. We are all on the "same sheet of music" understanding tasks, scheduling, upcoming events, notifications, change orders, reviewing quotes, pictures, and plans. Where have you been Co-Construct. Definitely have less delays in production schedule.

Likes Least

The scheduling needs to have total duration for the project on the Gantt view, top and bottom. Also, incorporating the budget amounts in the scheduling task helps forecast cash needs with clients.

Recommendations

Look no further. Co-Construct has a feature packed client involved communication package that keeps all informed during the construction process.

 

from All Pro Builders Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Co-Construct Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

The message center. It is organized and the whole office is able to see everything.

Likes Least

That the job log does not allow you to select future dates.

Recommendations

What has helped me the most is watching the help videos side by side with my co-construct screen. As a help video takes me through something I pause it and try it for myself. I also like that the videos stay up on the site so if I need a refresher I am able to pull the video back up to review it.

 

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

Great. Good service

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

Love how I can get it on my phone. Customers service is very good and get back to me almost immediately. If they cant answer my emails then they call and go through step by step.

Likes Least

Probably the questions that I have I always have to email someone for an answer.

Recommendations

More training's. I most always have to write a personal email to get information

 

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

Puts everything we need at one location

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

It allows you to be as custom as you want and the best part is that it works with Quick Books.

Likes Least

It does take some time to set up, especially if you do a lot of custom projects.

Recommendations

Look at all the aspects of this software, it truly covers all of the concerns other software does not cover

 

from Rampart Homes, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

The Learning Curve pro's and con's

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

The accessibility makes this product a convenient want to update and review our jobs.

Likes Least

There are IT hang-ups that could be addressed. Rushing through doesn't work and I'm always in a crunch for time. If I exit prior to saving updates I would like to see a prompt from every screen that asks if I'm sure; in my case maybe two prompts. Also, because we are such a custom remodeler, our clients don't select from any list we could provide, they come up with their own selected items and we make them work in their project or we advise them to try something different so we can only use general categories and not specific pictures of items for them to select.

Recommendations

Use it for a year and see if it works for you. We are a very custom remodeling management company. We write a client's scope of work and then hire the subcontractors who can complete the job. We can't do a selection list that would be used on multiple jobs so each list may never be seen again however, I've found it to be helpful that I can at least use general categories even though I've needed to update selections for each client.

 

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

Project Mangers opinion of Co-Construct

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

The mobility of this software is very valuable for my job. I need to be able to access the software from job sites, my vehicle and client meetings on the fly. This software gives the ability to do so, oh and it keeps mr linked to the office and on schedule!

Likes Least

I would like there to be some kind of way to quickly see a comment that is not a text or email. I'm color blind and the red/green icons are hard to differentiate. Text messages come too often and I dint push emails because of the quantity received in a day. I don't have a fix but would be helpful to have something that pops up on the home screen to tell if there is a waiting message.

Recommendations

It only works if you use it! Get to know the software and use it. It takes a few months but worth it.

 

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

Best Tool In Our Toolbox

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

Co-construct is easy-to-use and they have fantastic customer support! It has improved our communication amongst our team as well as clients 1000 fold. We love it and our clients love it. We now have everything documented in one-place and we have been able to better serve our clients.

Likes Least

At this time, we cannot think of thing we do not like about Co-construct or their team.

Recommendations

Co-construct was very easy to set up. Our implementation person was very knowledgeable and answered our questions thoroughly. Co-construct has great training videos also. We suggest watching the selections, scheduling and budgets training videos before meeting with your implementation person. This will help you ask better questions and use your implementation training time to its fullest. We were up and going in two days - if you have your building process documented then it will take you even less time. Co-construct's templates make it easy for you to get started from scratch.

 

from Creekside Homes Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Size of portfolio: 2 to 5 users Portfolio size: 2 to 5 users

Simple and Self Explanatory

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

The frequent additions as well as video webinars that explain how to grow in your everyday business as well as how to develop and maintain efficiency.

Likes Least

I don't like the fact that I have to add up my hours and specifically remember to switch to overtime; we live in a fast pace world and I have to clock in and out of several different jobs frequently as apposed to trying to add up my minutes to find out when I should be payed overtime or not.. Co Construct would do leaps and bounds to automatically calculate each persons time for the week and be personally able to install (depending on location) when overtime is due

Recommendations

I liked my answer above however. This service does work well
I don't like the fact that I have to add up my hours and specifically remember to switch to overtime; we live in a fast pace world and I have to clock in and out of several different jobs frequently as apposed to trying to add up my minutes to find out when I should be payed overtime or not.. Co Construct would do leaps and bounds to automatically calculate each persons time for the week and be personally able to install (depending on location) when overtime is due

 

from Plantation Building Corp.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Size of portfolio: 11 to 20 users Portfolio size: 11 to 20 users

We wouldn't do what we do with out it!!!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

All the bottle necks in building can be minimized.

Likes Least

It's a little confusing if you don't have someone to show you or if you don't watch the videos. Watching the videos.

Recommendations

Give it time our company has been using it for years...and we learn something cool everything day.

 

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

An effective way to interact with the customer

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

I like that it channels questions from the customer to the appropriate person with out constantly barraging the owner of the company with constant questions and demands.

Likes Least

While I do like the time clock feature and use it as the office manager and payroll person, what I wish it would do is keep track of overtime laws for my state (California) and I wish it would automatically start figuring overtime once a worker reached 8 hours of work. I have to manually go in and edit my workers time to manually back down his time to 8 hours and then add time for overtime.

Recommendations

Its easy to use and has great functionality on your portable devices as well.

 

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

Co-construct Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support

N/A

Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

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!

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support
Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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

Recommendations

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

Custom home holder

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Ease-of-use
Ease-of-use
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support

N/A

Likes Best

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

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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.

 
 
Write a Review