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 - 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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Alan from NKCS Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Co-construct has changed the shape of our company and relationships with our clients!

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NA

Pros

Customer communication, organization, scheduling benefits, 24/7 budget tracking at a great price! Customer service is amazing.

Cons

Not having full access to certain areas on the app. I can't add anything else to this for recommendations.

 
 

Grant from Dubs Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Very intuitive software that is easy to learn

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Pros

This software is very easy to learn. It is a great all in one software that anyone can use. The support is great and the implementation was fantastic. And if you can swing it, the CoCamp is completely worth it.

Cons

Now working with a skilled trade company, I wish they could adapt it to be used with specific trades. Also could improve the scheduling by adding hourly options.

 
 

Jill from A&R Construction LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Appreciative

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The support that CoConstruct has provided has been outstanding. I appreciate the fact that I can call or email with any question and they will be right there to answer.

Pros

This system has allowed up to simplify the estimating process on all of our projects. Their are so many options in this program that will be beneficial too all involved.

Cons

I am having to be detailed and thoughtful about the whole process. This change is going to push us to the next level and make our bidding process so much more efficient, but there are a lot of options to put together. It has pushed us to make our company so much better.

 
 

Rob from Master's Builders & Master's Cabinet Works
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Much needed structure

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I'm only ankle deep in the software and it's already paying off!

Pros

It's a one stop portal that does everything in the cloud for every member of my team to see and interact.

Cons

A few of the things that I thought would be a little more intuitive are not. It's not hard to learn, but there is a lot to learn. It's not automatic.

 
 

Matt from MK Homes
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Game changer

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I love the system. It systemizes the building process

Pros

The organization and accessibility of home building information makes the process easy. Makes sharing with others easy.

Cons

minor software things
1) mobile app is good, not great
2) can't complete multiple tasks in schedule

 
 

David from G&L and Sons Renovations
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Exceptional product for managing multiple home remodeling projects at the the same time

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If you are a home remodeler or builder, this software is most like going to save you time and money if you use it the way it was built to be used.

Pros

The scheduling module has helped us make sure that we keep to the projects timeline and at the end compare how we did to what our baseline was at the start of the project. Our clients really like the ability to have a project management tool that allows them to communicate, see overview of the financials, make selections, approve change orders, see pictures, access project files and have a repository for messages in one place. The mobile app is a huge benefit to us because we can update the schedule in the field, see what tasks are due to be completed while at the job site and look at a file when out of the office.

Cons

Would like the ability to know when we have overbooked an employee or sub for the day when preparing and updating the schedule when running multiple projects.

 
 

Marc from Pine Creek Construction, LLC
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

September 2017

Best Construction Software Around

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Pros

Keeps all project data in one place. No more hunting around for selections, messages, client changes, etc. Schedule componet is excellent. Keeps the client informed at all times, what is happening. App is very handy as well. Customer support is unbelievibly fast. Rarley on hold and emails are answered same day.

 
 

Marlon from Concise Construction Ltd
Specialty: Home builder - production
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

The system is user friendly and easy to use.

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Support service is first rate. System is logical and a degree of simplicity and yet allows complexity should you wish to use it to it's fullest potential. The dashboard makes it easy to see what is overdue and needs attention. Great that you have the ability to see what the clients sees as well.

 
 

Ernie from True Line Contracting Ltd.
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

User friendly

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Pros

The format is easy to follow and that our customers can watch what is going on with there house through there log in is exciting for them.

Cons

Some of the updates done to the system do not benefit all users, but I do understand that it has to be rolled out to everyone.

 
 

Sandy from Arete Indus.
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Sharpest Tool in the Box

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I'm looking forward to finding the time and scratch to go to Co-Camp for a some intensive training in order to fully utilize the app's potential.

Pros

Co-Construct as helped me in all aspects with running my business in one package--client management and communication, budgeting and tracking, scheduling and sales. On the sales side, using the application sets me apart from my competition and is a real differentiator in my clients eyes, and I can confidently say my use of it factors into my clients decision making when evaluating proposals. On the business side, I had a spreadsheet that served me well, but with Co-Construct, all the data flows into QB Online in a way the spreadsheet does not. Additionally, if you are a Mac user, you can both use QB Online and do job costing for your projects. Finally, it is a great resource for client management. No longer do I have to worry about things slipping through the cracks when I get a laundry list of items from a client. Now, questions about cabinetry go in the cabinetry section and questions about plumbing go to the plumbing section. (Customer support has also been exceptional.)

Cons

More granular control of what my employee see. It does take a little work to get customers up to speed (but it's worth the effort). More detail in the budget view would help. Also, a better way to handle architects since they occupy a middle ground between "client" and "partner". Overall, the cons are small things that I believe Co-Construct is aware of and will eventually be addressed in future iterations of the application.

 
 

Allen from Al Reed Builders, LLC
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Best bang for your money!!

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I will be using this system over the other because of their pricing structure.
BuilderTrend did not put a lot of thought into their pricing structure so in my opinion the cost outweighs its value.

Pros

Pricing structure makes the most sense which in the end is cheaper than others and does pretty much the same things just in a different way.
Customer support is awesome!! They want to help and it shows.

Cons

No data base in which stores items according to accounting codes, descriptions and pricing so whan you have to add something you have to comeup with it all on the fly.

 
 

Jeff from Graulich Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great software all around.

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Pros

Ease of use, the elevation of communication between clients and subs. I have only ever used Sage Timberline in the past and CC is LEAPS and BOUNDS better.

Cons

Mobile app could be a lot better. Lack of notifications, always hove to log in when opened, no schedule updates...

 
 

Patricia from Whole Nine Yards
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Newbie

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The videos are most helpful and easy to use. The customer service is very friendly and helpful. I have called a couple of times and everything I needed to know was explained in laymen terms...Thank God!!

Pros

The communication between software is awesome. User friendly and the color coding makes it easy to find what you're looking for.

 
 

Licia from SG Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Exactly what I was looking for.

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Watched the company profile and was very impressed. Looks like a great place to work.
Thank you
CoConstruct

Pros

Considering the amount of features offered, it's very easy to use and get up and running right away.
Instructional videos are really great. My coach as been very knowledgeable, professional and prompt with promised emails or additional help.
We needed one program to pull together all of the plans, specs, emails, photos, texts and calendar into one place. We also needed a good, easy to use but complete, estimating and budgeting option that follows national standards. It will be great to offer our clients an easy to use, at a glance profile of their project.

Cons

Don't really have a con yet.
Maybe a little snappier look to the App? (But the functionality is great - love the logo for CoConstruct too).

 
 

Daniel from Castle Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

All in one hardware store.

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I'm still trying different things but i'm very satisfied with co construct and how it will free me up some time.

Pros

The ease of sharing the information to your team members and sub contractors.
How well it connects the different templates.

 
 

Gio from OPAC Bahamas
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Co-Construct Review

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All Good

Pros

Very Easy to use and presentable to clients. I am writing this sentence to meet the minimum character requirement.

Cons

Client oriented. Needs some components to conform better to builder/developer side (Clientless applications)

 
 

Jackelyn from Authority Heating
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Controler

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Pros

Great way to schedule and create estimates in matter of minutes. It's easy to use and they have a lot of useful videos if you forget something.

Cons

Time tracking feature needs to be better. Currently you can't see the amount of hours in a project and the budgeted hours.

 
 

Michael from Cypress Pointe Custom Homes
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

CoConstruct Software/Database

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This is absolutely amazing! My customers and subs love this software!! Project management has never been easier and more manageable! Everything is automated! This has really put me over my competition!!

Cons

The change order portion does not allow for a deductive change order. We all hate them but they are a fact of life. I have to manually make a deductive change order on excel or ms word. Other than that everything else is great!

 
 

Andrew from Matera Builders Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great addition to the business.

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Pros

QuickBooks integration with the desktop and online version, ease of use, the coaching sessions to help you get started, and great pricing.

Cons

There were very few features of the program that was not yet there yet, that would make the system better for us personally and probably for other companies. For example, their could of have been an option for a adding a billing address as well as a second address instead of a second address line.

 
 

Joe from Dilsheimer Homes LLC
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Co-Construct Awesome!!

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Just started using the system and already see the value in communication throughout the entire organization. If one of the subs did something outside of spec you can take a picture circle the error and send it to the sub. On the spot not calling them and trading phone calls etc

Pros

Ease of use, support to get started. loaded full of features, everything in one system. Communications with trade customer and team members is a breeze. Getting bids from the trade are a breeze.

Cons

Haven't found any yet. It has so many strong features I have been so impressed with the improvement to our business that I have not focused on the cons

 
 
 
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Dave from LIDA Homes Inc.

September 2017

September 2017

We have been using CoConstruct now for three years. It has completely revolutionized our business.

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We have doubled our gross sales each year for the last three years. We tried Builder Trend and I struggled with using it so we switched to co construct. This was one of the best decisions I ever made to develop and grow our business.

Personally, it takes me a while to figure out and understand computer software programs. Not only is co construct easy to use, but the tech support team is incredible. They are always there to answer any questions our team may have. Co construct tech support, compared to other software companies tech support, is not even on the same playing field. They will do whatever it takes to help you succeed from setting up your first project to helping you with your schedule and selection templates. We just completely revamped our schedule and selection templates and tech support was right there with us three years later.

Cons

Would like to see even more builder network events. They do monthly builder webinars that are great best practice sharing on how the best builders are leveraging CoConstruct to improve their business.

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

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.

Cons

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.

Source: GetApp
 

Dennis from Williams Construction
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Best in class implementation and support.

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Builder network and templates.

Pros

These guys know custom builders. They speak our language and understand how our business works. They make it easy to bring your manual process into their system. I have saved hours each week using CoConstruct and my clients love it.

Cons

None that I can find so far. They are adding new features as fast as I can think of them. Their builder network webinars are great for learning from other builders.

Source: Capterra
 

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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Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

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.

Product Quality

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.

Pros

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Cons

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Source: GetApp