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.
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
|Standard (3 Users)
|$49/month billed annually; (No quarterly plan available)
|Plan (8 Users)
|$87/month billed annually; $133/month billed quarterly
|Includes Standard features and:
|Pro (15 Users)
|$123/month billed annually; $189/month billed quarterly
|Includes Plus features and:
|$148/month billed annually; $228/month billed quarterly
|Includes Pro features and:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great scheduling and dispatching features
The price but I paid the price for using it
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
User friendly. It runs with the big dogs of software like procore. It has alot of features and they are improving always.
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.