BuildBook Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

BuildBook

Construction management tool for home builders & remodelers

4.6/5 (20 reviews)

BuildBook overview

What is BuildBook?

BuildBook gives residential home builders and remodelers simple, powerful tools to attract better clients, win better projects and deliver an exceptional client experience every time.

Marketing tools to showcase your work and capture the right leads. Sales tools to track, manage and quickly qualify your leads to win better projects. Project tools to manage, track and communicate every project detail to increase client happiness.

The result: Happier clients, more profits and less stress.
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Pricing

Starting from
$79/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
BuildBook screenshot: One place to send all new leads. Portfolio's are simple to create and easy to keep updated and designed to turn any visitor into a potential client. BuildBook Product Tour v1BuildBook screenshot: Every lead, from every source, all in one place. With a built in lead management system, you'll never miss out on new opportunities.BuildBook screenshot: Simple project messaging that your clients and team will love. Track and communicate job progress all in one place. BuildBook screenshot: Capture, tag, and organize every photo, video and doc by project for everyone to see. Make sure your client and team stay informed. BuildBook screenshot: Track client selections, change orders, punch lists, and more. With project Schedule you, your team and clients will always know what’s on deck.

BuildBook user reviews

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Geoff McClelland

Useful and Intuitive Project Management App

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-03-06
Review Source: Capterra

This has been a great product and we are just recently fully implementing it. We are impressed with not only the current features, but all the updates the Buildbook team constantly rolls out.

Pros
I love the quick integration with Dropbox for uploading files. Our systems have heavily been based over the last 3 years on a grab and go of files in Dropbox for my team. The software acts as a great holding for those, as well providing an intuitive communication platform both internally with my team and externally with our clients.

Cons
This software is relatively new and because of that they are constantly making it better. At the moment, the only little weakness that currently affects our team "divide and conquer" approach to numerous types of lists. Whether it be punch lists, or product selection, I would love the ability to assign the tasks to multiple people and then have an acknowledgement of who checked it off (for accountability).

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rilee Bouwkamp

Build Book Review

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-03-09
Review Source: Capterra

I think our initial on boarding process overall went very well for us. Again, the BuildBook team was extremely responsive.

Pros
I like the social media feel of the application which make its easy to use and easy to follow. When something does need to be reviewed or looked back upon, it's still easy to go back and find a picture or document that I'm looking for.

Cons
Like any other app, there are bugs that cause some issues in the functionality but the Build Book team was super responsive and pushed out new updates very quickly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Daniel Nagy

Sleek, but not there yet

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-07
Review Source: Capterra

I used this hoping to have a functional communication platform for me, my clients, and my subtrades. Instead, I got an expensive way to post pictures and an annoying app that sometimes doesn't work, and lacks any real communication guts Without being able to tag people to get their attention, then it's really not that great.

Pros
The branding is great, and it's an easy sell to customers. The customer support is easy and they get back to you right away.

Cons
No tagging. #1 Poor notifications. App glitches Inability to set it up for my clients remotely Only works on mobile User interface could be better

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Ryan McElroy

Great Product

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-03-03
Review Source: Capterra

The idea to have all communications flow into one app is simple, yet very efficient. In collaboration with our processes that were in already in place, the implementation of BuildBook has increased our productivity, which means increased our bottom line. All while satisfying the customer with no added expenses directed toward them.

Pros
Given multiple features to disperse to our internal team and our clients, BuildBook has proven to be well worth the investment. We have had nothing but positive feedback from our clients and the designers that we work with. They love the daily update posts that we require, which describes the work that was done that day and what is on tap for the next. The option to embed photos into your posts have made change orders easier to document and gain acceptance. The documents tab has all of the necessary information that the crews in the field need to efficiently complete the project.

Cons
There are no dire needs throughout the platform. The only suggestion would be have a spreadsheet option in the documents tab that would allow all parties, or selected few, to edit right there in BuildBook. I have noticed that the older clients are not as willing or able to adapt to the learning curve of the app.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bob Chen

Fantastic project tracking tool

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-20
Review Source: Capterra

The whole idea of this app is being able to improve communication between team members and our customers. Being able to see the multiple projects, see its status, communicate solutions, and answer customer’s questions. The idea extends to the team that created the app, the team at Buildbook. If there’s one thing I can say about them, its that they have excellent communication and customer service!

Pros
Being able to see progress on every project, and directly communicate and comment on individual project posts along with the home owner/customer

Cons
Still a few bugs here and there. One of the more consistent bugs is our team will run into problems uploading photos. But the Buildbook team is so responsive and prompt to address our feedback and squash those bugs. Even our feedback regarding certain requests to improve the user interface gets addressed!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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BuildBook pricing

Starting from
$79/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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BuildBook is simple to learn, easy to integrate in your business and 100% free to try. With multiple plans to choose from, the platform is accessible for any size construction business:

Free Plan: Best for any contractor looking to simplify their marketing and sales: $0
Solo Plan: Best for small teams looking for a full suite of construction software: $79/month
Team Plan: Best for growing companies that need tools for the whole team: $149/month
Unlimited Plan: Best for established companies that want to continue to improve: $299/month

BuildBook features

Activity Dashboard
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management

API (53 other apps)
Accounting Integration (46 other apps)
Activity Tracking (55 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (47 other apps)
Bid Management (59 other apps)
Data Import/Export (57 other apps)
Job Costing (54 other apps)
Project Estimating (48 other apps)
Third Party Integration (50 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for BuildBook

Key features of BuildBook

  • Change Orders
  • Contractors
  • Purchase Orders
  • Residential
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Benefits

- Create a beautiful public Portfolio in minutes so you can show off your latest work and turn warm leads into paying clients with Portfolios.
- Manage, access and track every lead, from every source, all in one place with Lead Manager.
- Get instant access to detailed info on each lead with just their email and physical address with Automated Lead Analysis.
- Communicate with clients, team members, and subs during projects with a simple messaging platform that keeps everyone up-to-date and everything in one place.
- Capture, tag, and organize by project every photo, video and doc to keep you, your team and your clients informed.
- Keep projects on task by tracking client selections, change orders, punch lists, and more with Tasks.
- Schedule project milestones, tasks and sub-tasks so you and your clients always know what’s on deck for the next day, week, or month.