A construction management software designed for home builders, remodelers, specialty and commercial contractors.

Product Overview

Buildertrend is a cloud based construction management software specifically designed for homebuilders, remodelers, and various types of contractors. It streamlines project management by centralizing communication, documentation, and collaboration tools. In 2021 Buildertrend acquired CoConstruct and combined the platforms to create one expanded platform.

Pros

  • User-friendly interface and mobile access
  • Homeowner portal for customer service
  • Strong filtering and reporting tools
  • Large storage space for documents and photos

Cons

  • Non-customizable workflow
  • Print-outs lack project details
  • Limited CRM and marketing tools

Target Market

Home builders, remodelers, specialty residential and commercial contractors.

Buildertrend is a cloud-based project management software widely used in the construction industry. It serves over a million users globally, aiming to improve construction workflows. The software offers various features to enhance project efficiency, such as Estimating, Scheduling, Change Orders, Client Communication, and Document Management.

Buildertrend Key Features

Sales and Lead Management

  • Manage, track, and analyze leads.
  • Create, send, and sign proposals electronically.
  • Calendar and map tools for organizing and visualizing leads.
  • Custom lead integration and marketing campaign tools.

Project Management

  • Comprehensive scheduling with updates and automatic notifications.
  • Daily logs, to-dos, and punch lists for effective communication.
  • Streamlined change order management.
  • Client collaboration on product and design selections.
  • Centralized warranty information and management.
  • Time clock with geofencing for hourly staff.
  • Detailed project specifications documentation.

File and Document Management

  • Unlimited cloud-based storage for documents, photos, and videos.
  • Project-specific management and sharing capabilities.
  • Field access for viewing and uploading directly from job sites.

Messaging and Communication

  • Comments and messaging for collaboration on project elements.
  • Request for Information (RFI) tool.
  • Organized email management per project.
  • Surveys for client feedback throughout the project.

Financial Management

  • Bid management with quick requests and collaborative tools.
  • Estimating and job cost tracking.
  • Purchase and work order management with electronic signatures.
  • Comprehensive budget management and tracking.
  • Invoices, online payments, and payment tracking.
  • Cost Inbox for centralized job costing.

Additional Features

  • Voice-to-text capability for daily logs.
  • Automatic deadline notifications for client selections.
  • Customizable schedule templates and multiple view options.
  • Streamlined warranty request process and reporting tools.

Buildertrend Pricing

Buildertrend’s pricing starts at $499 per month with a promotional rate of $199 for the first month.

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User Reviews of Buildertrend

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on June 14th, 2024 by Anonymous

We did an introductory period with the software and it worked okay. It did the job well enough but there was nothing about it that “wow’d” me. When the trial period was done, we were given the option to continue but the pricing nearly doubled. We have 3 users and the price was nearly $800 per month. I would rate the software a strong “C”. I did not feel it was worth the increased price.

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on May 24th, 2024 by Anonymous

We love how user-friendly the system is. Our team did onsite training for the program and the software has signifcant capabilities. However we have found those capabilities more related to a general contractor. As a custom home builder, we have found the system not able to support many of our day to day activities. My project managers are having to track budgets and allocations of costs on spreadhseets. Though a great system, it has not been the best fit for our specific business.

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on May 24th, 2024 by Anonymous

Buildertrend is very user-friendly. It’s almost fool proof, with all of our staff easily adapting to the system. It also is very user-friendly for our clients seeking to view progress on their projects. We can easily upload 15-20 pictures in a day, assign it to a project, allowing constant visibility and transpareny to the client. The only downfall is the software has gotten very pricey.

The Good…

User-friendly both the internal team and the client

The Bad…

None

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on April 17th, 2023 by Anonymous

It had everything we were looking for from start to finish. We were able to do estimates, project management throughout, tracking… it had kind of everything. It was kind of a whole package. Other software we looked into was just project management or just estimating. You almost had to get two systems and then every additional user cost more money. One payment with unlimited users is better. Support has been good so far. No complaints.

The Good…

All-in-one (estimates, project management)

The Bad…

None

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on April 7th, 2023 by Anonymous

We’ve had some issues with ACH payment processing in recent months. Outside of that, it’s been helpful with managing different projects. We’ve been liking it’s ability to sync with QuickBooks. You can make check payments, enter invoices into Buildertrend and it will send it directly to QuickBooks. The cost codes in Buildertrend will match in QuickBooks.

The Good…

Integration with QuickBooks

The Bad…

Troubles with ACH payment processing

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on March 14th, 2023 by Anonymous

It’s working pretty good. It’s price point in comparison to the big guys is unbeatable. A little wonky sometimes but overall I guess from a scale from 1 to 10 I think we’re at like a 7.5 for satisfaction. Support has been great. They’re really good about answering their calls and emails.

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on December 20th, 2022 by Anonymous

With Buildertrend we were unhappy with the recent price increase, especially as we find ourselves having to creste our own tools outside of the software to have our needs met. We do primarily remodeling work, with multiple projects running at once but the program did not allow us to set multiple tasks across the various sites. We have struggled overall with the scheduling features.

The Good…

None

The Bad…

Scheduling and task managenent is poor.

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on December 25th, 2021 by Anonymous

Good program in many regards. But it’s a dated program, example, there is no “Global search bar” which is a basic standard for most programs. It does sync well with QBO but it’s very non-user friendly as far as making change orders as you can NOT email a change order, but must give a portal for the homeowner to view. It’s basic functions are strong, but it’s just behind the times for what they charge. The newest update they released was rather sudden, and has completely changed the interface. Not for the better I will add. The simple things they could’ve improved Such as global search bar was not in the “upgrade”, and also you cannot see the full view estimate worksheet, you must scroll around to sift information. Frankly, for $500.00/mo I will be leaving their platform. It does not seem they are headed in the right direction, and the part that is most frustrating is they take your feedback, but don’t expect much to happen anytime soon. I would spend money elsewhere.

The Good…

Support is good

The Bad…

The entire platform basically. I thought it would be the silver bullet, I’ve had it for years, finally just as I’m getting good with it, they changed the entire interface on my. Not cool

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on May 3rd, 2019 by Dale Ervin Jr.

We needed something that could manage projects remotely which is what Buildertrend allows us to do. Buildertrend has helped us on a day to day basis. It has helped us manage a project from a customer standpoint. We have everything in one spot so the customer can see schedules photos, updates, everything is accessible in one spot. They can also make payments for the project online.

On the back end, my project managers can see what is going on, sales has their own section to input everything. It’s really made it easy to bring everything into one system that anyone can access,

The proposal feature in Buildertrend is really nice. We used to lose proposals all the time when it was a pen and paper process. The customer can approve things right on the spot and it pings our workers so we know we have another job to handle. From a sales side, it transfers it right into production and into our daily logs and we can message customers and interact with builders as well. Payment is accepted right online so from beginning to end it has a nice workflow.

★★★★★
★★★★★
Submitted on February 27th, 2018 by Anonymous

For custom homebuilders, I would say the program is great and give it a 4 to 5 stars. For us, as a telecommunications contractor, it has deficiencies and is not robust enough. We only have a small number of customers and but perform multiple jobs for them which BuilderTrend isn’t able to manage. I would give it 2 stars from our direct perspective.