Contractor's Office Construction Software


 

Contractor's Office was developed exclusively to handle the needs of contractors in a variety of industries. The software can satisfy the requirements of commercial and residential contractors across multiple trades. The breadth of trades that Contractor's Office can serve is impressive. A sampling of trades supported include paving, plumbing, sitework, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, concrete, general contractors, and real estate developers.

The software combines applications for estimating, bid management, project scheduling, project management, customer management, and accounting into a single system. Construction firms can purchase the applications for takeoff by itself but estimating, customer management, project tracking and bid management must be purchased as part of the suite. There are additional modules for accounting and job scheduling.

The software helps construction firms present their estimates in a more professional manner by generating detailed estimate documents whenever a bid is placed on a project. Once a bid is accepted, Contractor's Office helps firms keep the bid profitable by monitoring and comparing the project's actual cost to the budget set for the project. Once a job is complete and it comes time to bill a client, accounting allows for flexible invoicing provides functionality for clients to be billed all at once or on a payment schedule. AIA billing as available on a percent complete basis.

The software targets the smaller side of construction contracting firms, aiming at businesses with $5 million or less in annual revenue. The software can be purchased either for a flat rate or firms can pay a monthly fee. There is also flexibility to decide which operating system you want to install the software on Contractor's Office is compatible with Microsoft and Mac.

 

Contractor's Office - Contact Screen
 
  • Contractor's Office - Contact Screen
    Contact Screen
  • Contractor's Office - Jobs / Open Tasks
    Jobs / Open Tasks
  • Contractor's Office - Database Item
    Database Item
  • Contractor's Office - Detail Database
    Detail Database
  • Contractor's Office - Estimate
    Estimate
  • Contractor's Office - Work View
    Work View
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8

12 Reviews of Contractor's Office

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from CPRE
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Excellent and Cost Effective

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My company has had a great experience with this! Very efficient product!

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The cost is great for what you get!

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Takes some time to get used to

 
 

from Gyptech
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Decent Software

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this software combines properly the required applications to manage different constructions activities. The staff that is not really familiarised with the software have a low learning curve but sometimes it gets messy due to the lack of more clear menus.

Also, it will be great if they could include export and import option to Excel.

Pros

easy to use, low learning curve, if you know how to read it properly, you can do a good job classification and progress tracking,

Cons

it will help to have more clear menus and improve the colours in the software.

Advice to Others

it not to expensive and it provides a general good service.

 
 

from mattbeth construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Decent Product

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It's easy to use with a low learning curve.

Likes Least

It's inconvenient to have to move from residential to commercial to find the things you need. It's difficult to sync with QuickBooks.

Recommendations

Check for ease of compatibility with QuickBooks. Find something that you can use across multiple platforms.

 
 

from PC&D
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Great for my business

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It speeds up our estimate process!

Likes Least

Because the software is so complete, it does take a very long time to learn all the aspects of it.

Recommendations

Make sure you use it long enough to understand all it does.

 
 

from Ralph G Paslay Custom Homes
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

I have been a user for over sever years and continue to pay for the updates.

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Flexibility is the key. I can create anything I need with the program.

Likes Least

The database must be updated and kept current for accuracy.

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Work with it. It is very difficult to master a program with a test drive. Every time I create a new application, I learn how to do more.

 
 

from Eco Construction Services LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Not happy at all with this software

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The only good thing I can say is that they do get back to you if you have a issue, but that is almost every time I open the program.

Likes Least

Issues or errors pop up very often.

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There are others out there that will do the same thing for just a little more money. I have had issues where the system cut a thousand dollars off an estimate when I turned into a quote to send to the customer. I am glad I caught it. That was just one problem I came across that they fixed. There have been several more. I am not a programmer; I work in construction. I was patient with the issues they were having, and it seemed I was the one finding them. They are always updating it. I even got an email explaining how it was the charger on my computer that was causing the issues. I just wonder if they are always fixing errors.

 
 

from Todd Hunt Contracting

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I am not very computer literate and I was reluctant to proceed with a computer-based estimating system. What a difference! It's cut my time spent on estimates to a fraction of the time it used to take and has made me more profitable by being so complete.

Customers have commented on how professional my estimates are, and has a result I have more net sales. I also have had great help on the few times I have needed it. Byron has walked me through on a couple of things I didn't understand.

I would say Priosoft is the most valuable tool I own.

 

from TDA Construction

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I am very happy with the product. I think it would be awesome if it could link to Planswift in the future.

 

from A&L Remodeling Inc.

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Great, easy-to-learn software. Support is really good and always helpful.

 

from Combs Custom Builders

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I use Contractors Office 6.1 and have for 3 or 4 years now. The learning curve was difficult but I had good help from Byron.

I am pleased with the software but I do have some suggestions.

1) My customers find the work descriptions in the quotes to be confusing and disjointed, meaning that I have to spend more time explaining them or retyping all of the descriptions.

2) I would like to see totals for each item in the quote. Instead of a total at the bottom of each section. That way when I make changes the customer can see just how the change has affected the price. They can see the cost for each item in a section for instance that fancy garden door in the Window and Door section. I do like the fact that the markup is hidden in the quote, however.

3) I don't seem to be able to update now. The usual link is gone from the (About) area.

 

from RPL Properties Inc.

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Contractor's Office 6.0 has helped me turn quotes into profit for the last few years. Each quote has become easier and easier to complete. I need to add the accounting module to my existing software. Sometimes an error message pops up and I'll have to close out and reopen the program, but for the most part it's great.

 

from Trademark Construction LLC

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We run a home remodeling business with an 8 person crew. All the time we like to have the best materials to run our business, like software, computers etc. We have used Contractor's Office for 2 years. It's an easy to learn tool, and you can make professional look estimates quick. The only thing about this software is when you get updates, you get problems when you run the software, and different kinds of errors. Support is OK though.

 
 
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