CoConstruct Software


 

CoConstruct is a 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. Users can manage their projects from their tablet or desktop, in in the field with our mobile app.

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 builder's website, phone and online support, unlimited ongoing training, and options to attend an in-person, 2-day training sessions with other CoConstruct users.

 

CoConstruct - Project overview
 
  • CoConstruct - Project overview
    Project overview
  • CoConstruct - Bidding
    Bidding
  • CoConstruct - Estimating
    Estimating
  • CoConstruct - Scheduling
    Scheduling
  • CoConstruct - Selections
    Selections
  • CoConstruct - Multiple devices
    Multiple devices
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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Bren from Engineering
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Coconstruct Review

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So helpful in managing, my accounting job, in communicating and good database function. Providing my needs as always.

Cons

Good only in Big company. Expensive app/software. Would like to see same functionality like as website.

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Tim from Precision Contractors LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Using CoConstruct Construction Management Software

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Customer service is simply stellar. The Tech people get back to me in just a couple of hours with the right answer.

Pros

Flexibility - can do virtually everything we need. And what it can't do, there are work-arounds. it is simple to use and allows you to navigate easily through the system.

Cons

There is a document format that it cannot produce - it may not be their fault. if they could strike a deal with the AIA, it would make my life much simpler.

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Kerry from Inspired Home Builders
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Just into about the first week of this program. Much to learn, looking forward in the training next week with CoConstruct!

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looking forward in coming back from training and applying everything at work:)

Pros

Was totally amazed with all that it offered a business. From accounting, estimating, customer and contractor connection, it truly is an awesome software. Especially after you know how to use it!

Cons

Because its sooo detailed and offers so very much, it definitely is going to be something you need training with. Which on the good side is Y'all offer it!

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Wil from WREEDONE, LLC
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2018

October 2018

CoConstruct's customer support is the new industry-standard!

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Their web-based interface is VERY clean. Plus, they are constantly and systematically updating their product, listening to the feedback of their users. Incredible.

Pros

Hands-down the best customer support I have seen lately...really, they're incredible. Between their web-based knowledge base, their videos, the training coach they assign to you at the start of your enrollment, the customer support you can reach by phone during business hours, the support you can receive via email, AND the support you can receive via email during the weekend, these guys are insane about customer support! This company is going to DOMINATE the market!

Cons

Because of the vast amount of features this product offers, the learning curve is not for the faint of heart. But, their customer is really, the best that I have ever seen for a tech company, so if you're willing to put in the time up-front, you will never look back.

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Corey from Home Builder
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2018

October 2018

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Great product for small company

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Easy to use, love the interaction between the customers. Support was great, anytime we had a question CoConstruct staff had answers. I like how each user can have their own ID and photo.

Cons

The site could be simplified a bit more. There are too many ways to complete a certain task. The notification task weren't as specific as I would have liked.

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Darwin from B & B Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

CoConstruct has truly changed the way we run our company!

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Pros

CoConstruct makes dealing with clients and trades extremely easy! Everything is in one place and easy to find. The schedule is laid out well and is easy to use. The new PO system is the icing on the cake when it comes to tying your estimating in with your purchasing. No need to transfer your data onto an order sheet outside CoConstruct. Just a few clicks and your ordering is done!

Cons

- there isn't an easy and streamlined way (like there is with trades) to communicate with your team.

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Alan from NKCS Inc.
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

This service continues to separate us from others and sells our projects to the clients!

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Pros

The service excels at presenting an open communication dialog with clients. From photos to budgets and schedules, client feel like they always have access and information.

Cons

We do not like the limited information in app form. Therefor we really just use the full version in a web browser on our smaller devices.

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Scott from Reardon Development, LLC
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

CoConstruct Rocks!

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I'm hoping in the near future to work with tech support to get our Quickbooks integrated with CoConstruct. I realize I've only scratched the surface of what this amazing software can do. Speaking of amazing...instead of the many years of having a static schedule that needs constant managing and reworking, but to have CoConstruct's interactive schedule that alerts trades when their work is coming up, and alerts my project managers of when to order materials, etc. is fantastic!

Pros

What's not to like?! Everything you could possibly need for each project: Financials, Schedule, Specs & Selections, Change Orders, Files & Photos, To-Dos, Messages, Job Log, Warranty, etc) is right at your fingertips 24/7 from your desktop, laptop or phone. Not only a kickass sales tool for wowing potential clients, but a super user-friendly tool to manage your jobs day to day. And on top of all that, their tech support is the best I've ever worked with. Thanks CoConstruct!

Cons

Truthfully, I haven't found anything I don't like yet. The only negative I can point to is that I haven't taken the time to take advantage of all that CoConstruct has to offer. If I could actually set up my work day like the example given in Donny's demo video, my life would be paradise!

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Jesse from Futuro Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Best Management Tool for contractors

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CoConstruct is an easy to use and implement tool for contractors and custom builders. We have tried several of the other competitors and CoConstruct is by far the easiest and best tool out there. With full integration of specifications, budgets and accounting it saves us easily 10+ hours a week of repetitive data entry. It is a fantastic tool for communicating with our clients and subcontractors.

Cons

There is nothing I would classify as a con of using CoConstruct, the support team is always there to help us through a problem if we get stuck and they gave us tremendous support in implementing the product.

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Jeremy from Sherplex
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Good

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Pros

Support perfect
schedule
Clock time employee
Visual dash board
To do list
The warranty list punch list
The picture by type of work

Cons

The accounting part with quickbooks and zero are not perfect.
We don’t have a lot of type of report

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Tim from Innovative Home Design and Construction
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Exactly what I have been missing

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Pros

The product is easy to use, user friendly, and they walk you through the entire program in as many calls/screen shares as needed

Cons

I have not used it enough as of writing this review to have anthing negative to say about the product.

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Jared from Paragon Custom Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

How Did We Manage Without It?

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After reviewing several software options we selected CoConstruct for our Team and we couldn't be happier.

Pros

The overall organization capability has eliminated the need of (4) other platforms that we were constantly working between to keep updated. Now all of our data is in one place and easy to access.

Cons

There is a learning curve and implementation took some time. After getting everyone on board we feel it was well worth it.

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Candice from Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Great Product

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Great Product! I would recommend for any home builder or general contractor

Pros

Communication that it provides you with between you and your client are great. It makes it a great point of reference if the client does not remember their choice or product selection. Also great for change orders. Its instant so the client always remains updated.

Cons

The only con I would say is the variety of tabs, I like quick and simple. Possibly too many options to complete one task.

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Dan from Aramus Ltd
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

System overall is very user friendly and easy to navigate

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I think the software is good and has a lot of great features , the invoicing to clients through quickbooks is the the limiting

Pros

the scheduling being global , our suppliers and contractors are enjoying the access the estimating and selection integration is too a very powerful piece of equipment which our contractor use

Cons

The integration with quick books is very limiting we are unable to progress claim to our clients through this which almost makes us want to not use co construct
I have been told that Quickbooks does not progress claim.
Australian Quickbooks does but the GST can not be altered to 15% from 10%. So no one can use this apart from Australia.
Can you please explain what co construct recommendation is for its accounting software so we can use the system fully.No builder that I know bills a house at the end of the build or in one go.We develop also and our banks require progress payments for work being completed so we can fund the projects along with all our clients requiring claims.
I have been lead around in circles for 2 weeks now trying to get a solution.
Can Co Construct confirm its solution to use all its features

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  Response: Donny, CoConstruct, LLC

Date: September 2018

September 2018

 

Dan -- We're glad the scheduling features are working well for you. Our product team will be in touch to learn more about what you see as some of the limitations in the QuickBooks version for New Zealand. Many of our clients want to move as much of their financial management into CoConstruct, regardless of the capabilities of their accounting system, so we will soon be adding invoicing capabilities, which will then push those invoices into QuickBooks. We want to make sure that will fully satisfy your needs, but I think help is on the way!

 
 

Mary from Kinning Design Build
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Valuable Tool

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Co-Construct has been a valuable tool for our custom home building business. The software is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. We like the job costing features, how it streamlines the bidding process, and that it integrates with our accounting program. Our customers like being able to make their selections, see their budget and communicating with us all in the same place. And Co-construct tech support is quick to respond to any issues and take note of features that would be useful to us in the future.

Pros

*User friendly
*Easy to navigate
*Integrates with our accounting program
*Customers like the ease of communication through the software

Cons

Not many cons for us. The software works great for our needs.

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Thomas from ESP Developments
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Using Coconstruct is awesome!

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I have looked at other systems and always come back to cocon due to the features and ease of use.

Pros

I can keep all information for each project in one place. Including contracts, specifications, variations and all communication.
Our clients love the fact that they can access the info anywhere and at anytime.
We love it because there is little or no confusion resulting in less disputes.

Cons

Its expensive for smaller jobs.
I would like to see a contract period reconciler to keep track of the contract period, extensions of time and variations extensions of time. We currently do this manually.

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Jennifer from Nox Construction and Development, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Client Management

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Pros

CoConstruct removes the "gray area" often used by clients to negotiate free services. The software pays for itself by removing this drain on project profitability.

Cons

The product takes some initial time to set up. It makes you really think about your business operating style.

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Scott from Avalon Business Partners Remodeling
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Business Tone-Setter

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I think implementing use of Co-Construct has been instrumental in helping to establish the culture of our company - both for our staff and with our clients!

Pros

Co-Construct helps us be more efficient in so many different ways from start (spec sheets, templates, estimating, etc.) to finish and everything in between (expense tracking/accounting, job scheduling/progression, employee tracking, office-field-client communication, etc.). And along the way, it has all the "dummy alarms" to help overcome the natural forgetfulness we experience when things become very busy.

Cons

The customizability of the program as well as the helpful responsiveness of the customer support staff make it very difficult to identify any shortcomings in Co-Construct.

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Mitchell Darrell from ABC Construction & Remodelning of Florida, LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

General Contractor

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I have only begun to use this software, but it began saving us time immediately. Time=Dollars

Pros

information deployment. Less cost and time to get changes and work assignments to subs and employees. Real time info from my project managers with photos and schedule updates from the job sites. Mobile!!

Cons

I DON'T KNOW. I haven't found anything that hasn't worked for us. Maybe because I had to pay for it? Only kidding about the cost part. It is worth the money.

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Dan from Mod Haus Group
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

We are a small custom builder and spec home builder

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Any small builder looking to up their company operations and their client interface should consider. We continue to grow with COCONSTRUCT and have dedicated a staff member to giving weekly classes to our team on better practices with the system.

Pros

The tracking of our projects with all divisions of the company. The ability for the client to participate in many areas creates an environment that is healthy for both parties in the transaction. Gives them true clarity to what is and is going to happen on their project.

Cons

Lack of all access on tablets or phones. We are wanting our field guys to have tablets instead of laptops but everyone claims limited function.

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  Response: Donny, CoConstruct, LLC

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Dan -- Thanks for being dedicated to learning more and more about CoConstruct so you can make the most of it. We'll reach out to you directly about the mobile app to see if there's some training we can offer, since we have a whole set of field-focused mobile app (for phone and tablet) features, including time clock, job logs, photos (which you can draw on), schedules, client/trade communication, and even letting your PMs track budget-to-actuals. I suspect that your field guys are busy and may not have seen some of the announcements about our latest features. So, we'll make sure you have the info you need to take advantage of it!

 
 
 
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Tina from Honor Built Homes
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

So interactive and customizable yet amazingly affordable!

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We are a home builder and we use this platform as our foundation with every client. We track the progress of construction from start to end along with all building documents, forms, pricing, quoting, plans, and more. We could not function the way we do without this software.

Pros

I love that there are already existing premade templates but that I can easily customize them. I love that I can engage with both my clients and vendors in this platform. It's a place that holds all of the information for each project in one place from contracts, to plans, to change orders, invoices, pdf's, and more.

Cons

There is so much in the program it can seem a little overwhelming at first, but once you get in there and realize how effective this can make you, your team, and your company, it is worth exploring and ensuring you use every aspect of the platform.

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Co Construct has been a godsend

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Overall I am satisfied. It has many features that have proven useful over the time period in which we have used it. We are looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for this already feature jam-packed software.

Pros

Absolutely everything about this product perfectly fits our needs. It has every feature we were looking for, and THEN some! The to do list is a life saver for one, And coordinating schedules works seamlessly. I love having the option to share files, and have a quick way to channel information promptly.

Cons

I think that the only thing that could use some work is sharing files and photos. It needs to be more streamlined. One of the guys could not get it to work. A tool tip would have been good for him to view to explain things in more detail.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

I love using this app while my house is being built.

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This app is so helpful - I can see the schedule of what is being done daily on my house, I can correspond with the builder, I can see how money has been spent thus far on the house, it allows you to see everything you have picked out for your house. It has a tab for Schedule, Finances, Spec & Selections, Change Orders, To Do , Warranty.

Cons

I have not found anything that I dislike about this program. I will update in the future if I find anything i like least about this software.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Great app for Construction Software

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This application is very easy to use, the user interface is fantastic and have a lot of functions, great customer support.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Amy from KE Flatwork

February 2018

February 2018

IT's an okay program not really for us.

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The customer support and service is great, always super helpful and clear.
works well for large projects ,size

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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). It also needs a better search engine like builder trend

Review Source: Capterra
 

Parker from Drake Homes LLC

February 2018

February 2018

Have had a very positive experience. The company is extremely responsive, I highly recommend

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The customer support is one of the best parts about the company, they are extremely responsive and will always do what they can to solve your problems and get you started using their software and start making the building process smoother.

Cons

It is hard getting started in CoConstruct and knowing where to start. I think its all part of the game, but it is just hard getting started, once the ball is rolling, things get easier.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chad from Storybook Builders
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2017

August 2017

Truly understand the customer

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The software was build with the contractor in mind. It is not just a bunch of good tools that work well. It is a well orchestrated machine that all works together to improve your company and life as a contractor

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2017

August 2017

I'm a Client - I find it confusing

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I like that the contractor is responsive. I like that my conversations are documented. I like that the software is fast.

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It makes a simple process more complicated. Perhaps the contractor doesn't use it to its full potential or perhaps I am missing some key instructions that would help. I've used it now for about 2 months on a daily basis and it is not getting any less confusing. For example, in the financials tab I see things like framing, demo, etc... My contractor has not filled those in....his bad. However, he has filled in stuff like allowances for appliances but there isn't an entry for his overhead. So is it rolled in to his allowance or is it separate. Once again, difficult to tell and therefore confusing if I need to know where to cut back.

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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.

Review 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.

Review 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.

Review 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.

Review 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.

Review 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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: CoConstruct, CoConstruct, LLC

Date: April 2014

April 2014

 

We're sorry when our system isn't a good fit for one of our clients. Co-construct was specifically designed for custom contractors, and even when no two jobs are the same, we believe that there always exists some possibility for reuse. That's how we bring efficiency to even the most custom projects. Unfortunately, this builder decided to take a different path than suggested by our support team.

Regarding the guarantee... our one request is to use the system with one client, on a real project, for a month. Custom building is all about communication, and for that to happen, both builders and clients need access.

Unfortunately, he did not give his client a login, despite multiple follow-ups from our support team. Since he chose not to use the system with the client, we do not feel that he made a good faith effort to meet the one condition of the guarantee. But, even then, we don't require long term contracts, so the customer was still able to cancel his subscription with no penalty.

 
 
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