Our Verdict…

We like Contractor Foreman’s financial tracking and project management modules robust. We also liked its customizable, security-driven dashboards and commitment to improvement via user feedback.

It’s also flexible, conforming to companies’ workflows and processes. Contractor Foreman is the only construction management software that offers full integration and two way data flows with QuickBooks Online and Desktop.

9.2
Our Rating
based on our expert editorial analysis
9.3
User Rating
based on 14 user reviews
Best for: Contractor Foreman is best for small companies (10-50 employees) to medium-sized businesses (50-500 employees). It’s a good fit for residential and light commercial projects and numerous construction businesses, from subcontractors to general contractors.
Pros:
  • 100 day money back guarantee
  • Integrates with 50+ other systems
  • Residential and commercial
  • Customizable, security-driven dashboards
  • Affordable and feature rich
Cons:
  • Manual data uploads for certain financial platforms
  • High learning curve
Starting Price
$49 /month
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What Is Contractor Foreman?

Designed to bring efficiency to bid management, job costing, and client interaction, Contractor Foreman is a cloud-based construction management software accessible from anywhere - a boon for field staff and supervisors.

We sat down with one of Contractor Foreman’s co-founders for a demo of this comprehensive construction management software.

Pros Cons
  • Customizable and security-driven dashboards.
  • Frequent updates driven by user feedback.
  • Affordable and feature rich.
  • Manual data uploads for certain financial platforms.
  • Deep feature set may pose learning curve.

Our Ratings

Usability - 8.3 User-friendly, customizable dashboards; easy-to-navigate system; sheer volume of functionalities might present a learning curve to new users.
Support - 10 Offers weekly group training, email, and 24/7 live chat support; provides robust in-app guidance with training videos for each module; rolls out frequent updates based on user feedback.
Scalability - 8.5 Integrates with popular financial tools such as QuickBooks and Gusto; does not integrate with certain financial platforms like Sage; offers iOS and Android mobile apps.
Security - 10 Granular, role-based security setup and customizable permissions; includes security roles for Administrator, Laborer, Estimator, Project Manager; can also create custom roles.
Value - 10 Delivers high value for price with frequent updates, strong customer support, and extensive feature set; includes functionalities for change orders, purchase orders, work orders, estimates, submittals, etc.
Performance - 9 Performs well across a range of functionalities, from bid management to generating customizable reports; some modules load slowly as users input data.
Key Features - 9 Provides custom PDF templates, geofence time clock capabilities, pre-loaded safety topics; delivers drag-and-drop crew scheduling and robust report drilldown; users cite some issues with scheduling features and limited CRM capabilities.

Who Uses Contractor Foreman?

In our assessment, we found Contractor Foreman to be a versatile tool that meets the needs of a wide spectrum of construction businesses, from subcontractors to general contractors. It particularly shines for small to medium-sized trade and general contractors well over 20 to 30 million in revenue. It’s well-suited to residential, public works, and commercial projects.

What Features Are Missing?

Streamlined integration with financial platforms: Manually uploading CSV files for integration with certain financial platforms, such as Sage, can be cumbersome and time-consuming. However, Contractor Foreman is the only construction management platform that offers full integration and two way data flows with QuickBooks Online and Desktop.

Pricing Plans

The software comes with different pricing plans to accommodate different company sizes, with the Plus plan being the most popular. Contractor Foreman charges per company, not per user or project, and offers a 30-day free trial.

Plan Pricing Features
Standard (3 Users) $49/month billed annually; (No quarterly plan available)
  • Basic project management
  • Basic financials
  • Basic documents management
  • Time cards and calendar
Plan (8 Users) $87/month billed annually; $133/month billed quarterly Includes Standard features and:
  • Full project management
  • Advanced financials
  • Leads manager
  • Crew schedule
  • Enhanced documents management
Pro (15 Users) $123/month billed annually; $189/month billed quarterly Includes Plus features and:
  • AIA style invoicing
  • Retainage and retention held
  • QuickBooks Desktop integration
Unlimited $148/month billed annually; $228/month billed quarterly Includes Pro features and:
  • Unlimited user access

Alternatives

Procore
Procore Screenshot
Price Range
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Starting Price
$375/month
Client OS
Web
Deployment
Cloud Hosted
What We Like
Automates emails, document sharing, and photo archiving
Customizable reporting
Full construction management solution
What We Don’t Like
Custom pricing model means limited price data available.
Learning curve for new users means training is required
Sage Construction Management
Sage Construction Management Screenshot
Price Range
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Starting Price
$20/user/month
Client OS
iOS, Android, Web
Deployment
Cloud Hosted
What We Like
Can integrate with existing accounting software
Newer and user-friendly interface
Competitive pricing
What We Don’t Like
Integrations may require additional cost
Buildertrend
Buildertrend Screenshot
Price Range
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Starting Price
$499/month
Client OS
iOS, Android, Web
Deployment
Cloud Hosted
What We Like
User-friendly interface and mobile access
Homeowner portal for customer service
Strong filtering and reporting tools
What We Don’t Like
Non-customizable workflow
Print-outs lack project details
Limited CRM and marketing tools

Summary

We found Contractor Foreman to be a strong construction management solution for its customizable dashboards, granular security setup, and frequent updates based on user feedback. The ease of creating custom fields for report generation and a robust in-app guidance system only add to the overall user experience.

Certain financial platforms like Sage require manual data uploads. However, Contractor Foreman integrates fully with QuickBooks Online and Desktop. The platform’s affordability and extensive functionalities make it an appealing choice.

Where Contractor Foreman stands out is in delivering an abundance of features at an accessible price point, making it an excellent option for small to medium-sized trade and general contractors.

Contractor Foreman
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Contractor Foreman is one of the most budget-friendly options in construction management. It’s a cloud-based software that brings efficiency to job costing, bid management, and client interactions.
Price Range
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Starting Price
$49/month
Client OS
iOS, Android, Web
Deployment
Cloud Hosted

User Reviews of Contractor Foreman

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Submitted on June 28th, 2023 by Nicole S

We found Contractor Foreman pretty interesting when we demoed it. They were a lot different from our current system and had many features that would be helpful for our Windows and Door business.

We really liked the organization of the program and how you are able to see all of your projects and not lose track of what project is what. The scheduling capabilities on it were great to help our team stay on top of their current projects.

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Submitted on June 28th, 2023 by Anonymous

Contractor Foreman had a great and easy to use system. But as we are a larger commercial roofing sub-contractor, we felt that it was not the best fit. They were more geared towards smaller construction companies.

While we liked the system it was not the best fit for our operations. But could be for other smaller companies.

★★★★★
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Submitted on April 18th, 2023 by Corey Lunt

I was a big fan of Contractor Foreman. I loved their scheduling and dispatching modules which were easy to use and edit. I really thought we were going to go with this system but ended up going with another system. It is able to connect with Quickbooks and for the price it really impressed me.

The Good…

Great scheduling and dispatching features

The Bad…

None

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Submitted on February 9th, 2023 by Anonymous

Terrible

The Good…

The price but I paid the price for using it

The Bad…

Terrible product. Very hard to use. When I tried to invoke the money-back guarantee, they refused it on a very minor technicality. They could have informed me of the issue but instead, they went ahead and canceled my account. When I escalated it to the CEO, he also acted extremely cheaply. The customer service rep threatened me with a lawsuit if I wrote a bad review and so no wonder you don’t see that many bad reviews for it.

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Submitted on April 21st, 2021 by Jordan Savage

Amazing software for construction companies. I got it mostly for the scheduling but now use it for estimates, invoices, change orders, punch lists, and pretty much every other aspect of project management. This software is so inexpensive that I would never have believed that it could do so much.

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Submitted on April 21st, 2021 by Jason McGuire

We’ve solved time theft. It’s transformed our estimating and to-do list of estimates and following up with clients. I love the time card functions especially since it’s been updated. This will save you the cost of the program alone. Very easy to use and save files and photos to review. To-do list is great. We complete projects from 15 — 100k and it’s been a great help for us. Highly recommend this product.

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Submitted on April 21st, 2021 by Matt Kuehn

They obviously designed it for the average person to use effectively without a massive learning curve. The cost is a no-brainer compared to the competition.

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Submitted on April 21st, 2021 by Brent Collins

We are a subcontractor that performs concrete work like curbs and sidewalks. We needed a paperless system that would allow our foreman to fill out daily logs and site information, as well as time sheets. We looked at many programs but none of them had the straightforward basic style of form filling that we needed, and if they did, those programs were $400-$1k per month! Contractor Foreman is, essentially, a construction / contractor management software that streamlines daily tasks. The good part about this program is that it has so many features that any business can mold their current workflow or process to the one in Contractor Foreman by finding the right tools in the application.

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Submitted on April 21st, 2021 by Jim Critzer

Overall experience is this has allowed us to cancel Tsheets, we are currently entertaining cancelling QB online (we use desktop as well). Communication issues with the field, the clients, the office become integrated into 1 place also allowing for miscommunication. change orders, punch lists, estimating, job costing…etc. again to be integrated into 1 place. Love the software!! The functionality of the software is unmatched at the price point. Tried countless other software programs/apps to only be missing more than 1 piece we needed or the price point was so far out of our budget. Contractor Foreman offers the biggest bang for the buck, has allowed us to cancel other apps and bring everything into 1 application. Project Management, Time Clock, Budgeting, Job Costing…etc. Constant updates and upgrades!

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Submitted on April 21st, 2021 by Ron Livingston

This software does pretty much everything you need it to do. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. I tried several different applications and ConstructionForeman is and was by far the easiest to use and delivered alot more bang for the buck!

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Submitted on April 21st, 2021 by David Vaughn

Best scheduling functionality with or without MS Project files we have seen after reviewing three other project management systems. Project Foreman’s functionality far exceeds our driving need to share files effectively. The customer support is outstanding. The guys at Contractor Foreman are fully committed to making thier system the best.

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Submitted on April 21st, 2021 by Jack Vice

The ability of being a one-stop shop for all our project management files for our crew foremen is excellent. Fortunately the customer support team is extremely responsive and very helpful.

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Submitted on April 21st, 2021 by Levi Ostlund

User friendly. It runs with the big dogs of software like procore. It has alot of features and they are improving always.

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Submitted on April 21st, 2021 by Michael Rubinstein

I like the ease of use and the flexibility of the software. I really like that everything is completely adjustable and if something is missing the development team is really attentive to the suggestions and new options or features. Its always being updated and improved and has a great deal of options and features that are very helpful.