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

461 Reviews of Co-construct

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from Varian Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Very user friendly and easy to use. Makes communication easy and flawl

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The user interface is impeccable. This has shaved so much time off my work week, allowing me to take on more projects.

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It's hard to say what I like least, as I honestly love everything about it. If I had to dig deep and find something, I'd say that it can be a slight hassle going back to the job list from a log page but even that isn't bad. Plus, it might be because I'm using the mobile app mostly.

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Take it for a spin. I was apprehensive at first but after using it and playing around for about a week, it was seamless.

 

from Foursquare Builders LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Co-Construct makes collaboration with builders and homeowners painless

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It is an all in one package. I watched the videos. However, looking back I do not feel that I needed to. The software is very user friendly. I have had no problems with it crashing. I have never lost information. Even adding pictures is easy. The best overall feature that keeps me on track is the schedule. I like the option of using different schedule templates that utilize the baseline.

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There is nothing I have had any problems with so far.

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Use Co-Construct. Even though I watched the training videos, I don't feel like I needed them. Everything about Co-Construct is very user friendly. I don't see any need for another software besides financial software for the business.

 

from WMB Builders, Inc.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

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As with any new software, there was (and is) a learning curve. The Co-Construct team work very hard to make this as smooth as possible. Their support is readily available and ongoing.

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There is a lot to learn and old habits do not break easily.

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They make it easy and inexpensive to try the software, so why not give it a try?

 

from Lost Creek Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

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The best part of this product is that we have all of our projects in one spot and not just in my bosses email or head. It makes it easier to get things done much more efficiently. As far as the co-construct company, the support/customer service has gone above and beyond. When I had a unique issue, we talked on the phone & they made a video to show me on co-construct how to do what I needed and sent it to me. Pretty amazing in my book!

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The only thing that I would like to be able to do is to be able to take a project from active to prospect since in the beginning I made a few mistakes in how I assigned things.

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Realize that this product does take significant effort to get set up for your specific business. It is not a quick fix, but it is a good one when you get it all customized to meet your businesses needs. We can see already that is beginning to make a big difference for us, allowing us to take on more projects.

 

from Living Stone Building Company
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Excellent Project Management & Great App!

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I love the collaborative feel of the product. Our clients enjoy using it and being able to reach us via co-construct without worrying that we may miss the message in the en-masse emails of everyday running a business. I also like that I can keep up to date on what we need on a project when my boss is out of the office. She doesn't have to wait to get back and go over the project with me - I can see all the specs/drawings through co-construct. The customer support is top notch too. I had a question and posted it to the help forum - they had an answer email for me within minutes!

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I would love to see even more functionality in the app! We've had some user issues on the client side, but I think that is a generational learning gap more than an actual software flaw. Some of our older clients don't feel the site is as intuitive as I do.

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Watch the demos and videos as that is the best way to learn. This is an all encompassing management tool. It keeps us organized, which makes the project run more smoothly.

 

from NEDS Projects Ltd
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Very impressive. Great product

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To be honest the total package. The software and the support that you provide. Keep it up, you are doing a great job.

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There is nothing that I dislike. See recommendations.

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1. I would like to display the various tasks on the Gantt's graph in different colours. 2. Easy switch between my view and the clients view. I do this to ensure that the righ information is displayed. 3. With the selections a function to copy/ duplicate information would be great. I can then use this to setup costs for the ground floor and first floor or bathroom 1 and 2 without re-typing everything. This is done to keep detail costs and to do detail back costing of the project.

 

from Kellenberger Construction Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Great Product!

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Purchased the software to help manage an addition onto a senior care facility, the consolidation of emails connecting the owners and subcontractor has been awesome. It saves soooooo much time rather than searching through an inbox. Also the job log and photo area is really a hit with the owners.

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The app needs some upgrading. It works really well for photos but other than that I feel that it is difficult to navigate

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I considered and tested three software companies and products, Co-construct's product is very user friendly and easy to navigate, some of the other products claimed to have more "features" but I had some difficulty navigating around the site so I didn't use them.

 

from Brolga Developments & Construction Pty Ltd
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

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The platform is very easy to use. When you need help, the support team is always very helpful and responds very quickly.

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Not much. There are a few things that have come up along the way but when raised with the support team, we have been told that they are in the pipeline to be added in future updates which is fine by us.

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Just give it a try. You won't be disappointed. Play around with the training project.

 

from CQC Home
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Co-construct is a great software program

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It's very easy to use, both from a professional aspect, and as a client. Our clients love that they can access all of their selections, schedules, they can communicate with their team; it's really a great tool that sets us apart from our competition.

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Nothing I can think of. Co-construct is fun and easy to work with.

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Take the time to go through the tutorials, and really learn the system. This will only help you become a Co-construct expert!

 

from Harrow Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Great management tool

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How comprehensive it is. It takes a little bit to get the selections going and we still have a lot of that to do but it can be very powerful.

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Not much to say. We have our own internal issues with using it but form the most part it's great.

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Getting homeowners on board is difficult. Our company builds homes that are very different from each other and everything is always changing. It does get difficult to keep track of that but that's the nature of the business and the software can keep that straight. However when your the only person in town using the product it does make it difficult to get all the subs and partners to use and stay on top of the software. Some are less savvy than others as well.

 

from Southwind Builders Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

daily interaction with prospects, current customers and sub-c's

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The software is user friendly for non techie and techie subscribers alike



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the connection between co-construct and our AP system is a bit cumbersome. May be just us though.

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Take the time to learn all of the uses. Set up a trial job to use internally to work out all the specifications etc.... prior to launching it on new customers.

 

from Barnett Construction LTD
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Co-Construct is an amazingly helpful tool. It brings everything you

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Co-construct allows you so much latitude it's crazy! you can mould each job to the particular client and their specific needs, communication is centralized and can be specific to any part of the job making it simple to find information and communicate with the client, you can keep track of important budget information and share with the client your progress and where the costs are sitting the entire way through, you are notified about everything you choose which is amazing. all the info you need is at your finger tips in a moment. Adjustments to the build schedule are easy to make and filter through to the entire job making the process understandable and reliable. You can set todo's for yourself or some one else very easily. you can load and share files, invoices, quotes for review, photos of progress at the job site. I could go on and on, but the short of it is..... Co-construct rocks!!

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their is very little that i do not like about co-construct. If there was one area i would like to see some imporvement it would be in the todo section. I feel like they could be a little more detailed. In the set up it would be nice to be able to assign a date for the todo, and also updating the todo with notes on progress. I may just not have been using them long enough. I worked for Edward Jones for 7 years and have to say they have amazing software for todo and task tracking. You might like to pick their brains if you can.

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Look at all the training videos. Review them. Speak to a co-construct representative. And throughly research your alternatives. I have used nothing that can compare in this industry.

 

from WMB Builders, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Co-Construct for dummies - me

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I like the training and support. I have joked that software developers show give their product away and then charge big bucks to teach us how to implement and use the program. Co-Construct goes a step further by only charging a reasonable monthly fee per project. So lots of help getting me up and running plus a reasonable fee = a big win for the user!

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I am a small custom home and remodeling contractor. Many of my projects are unique for my Company. Having said that, it would be nice to have a larger template bases to draw from, if only to check for cost items that we may have overlooked. Perhaps an organization of users into a group could supply this kind of help.

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I recommend everyone give it a try. I feel sure you will like it.

 

from Eric and Eric Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

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Customer service is on the ball and gets our problems solved quickly

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The customer area is very limited. We should be able to enter in MORE customer information in the set up screen and have it save that info into contacts. You need to add a messenger that can be general message and not sent to everyone's email.

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The software is fantastic thus far. It is definitely worth getting. The customer service and transition team is extremely helpful. As anything there is a learning curve so be prepared to make a few mistakes and lose a couple customers out of the gate.

 

from Eric & Eric Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Co Construct has helped our company grow expenencially in a short time

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The cohesive information between our office, field crews and clients. Almost eliminates mistakes with ordering by incorporating the vendor in the project.

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The alerts to updates should be a number encompassed on the app logo.

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The software works perfectly for small to medium size businesses.

 

from Eric and Eric Inc,
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Great software!

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I most like the ease of use. It is incredibly easy to get started with this program. I also like how things can easily be consolidated and discussed with clients right on this program.

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I do not like the fact that I can not upload a new selection item that is created in an individual job to the master selection template after I have created it for a specific job.

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Take a minute to look over the training and recommendations on setting up the selection template. It will save time and keep you from having to change things a million times down the road.

 

from Mike Kerwin Homes, LLC
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

A+++ Life changing for unorganized supervisors

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I love the ease of use, the way evrything flows from one document to the next and as far as teh Co-Construct team they are amazing! They are reachable all the time and are able toquickly solve any concerns or answer any questions you have.

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I struggled at first with fitting my current documents to the correct template within Co-Construct as we carry open jobs on the balnce sheet which can be a little backwards, we are still fairly new however after a little tweaking on my part and a lot of help from Co-Constructs point of contact we have our templates complete.

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TRY IT! YOU JUST HAVE TO TRY IT! Co-Construct offers a class that runs over the course of a couple days and it is worth every penny spent. You learn how to work in the sytem and how to set things up and most iportantly you build a network of peers that are going through the same process.

 

from STEL Builders
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

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Support is awesome, the weekly emails are actually helpful, and it is a great way to get organized.

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Its a new software that I think could use a lot of additional features.

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It is what it is! Still being developed, and I'm excited to see changes.

 

from Constructive Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

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Everything all in one place, client communication, selections, schedule and budget with access 24/7

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Nothing that I can think of, meets all requirements!

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Lots of information already provided with weekly emails to keep you up date with changes, hints and tips.

 

from Humber Construction Corporation
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Couldn't be happier

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

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

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

 
 
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