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Buildertrend
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Buildertrend Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Buildertrend product overview

Price starts from

499

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Buildertrend?

Buildertrend is the leading residential construction project management software trusted by home builders, remodelers and specialty contractors. Since 2006, we’ve empowered contractors to take control of projects and bring efficiency, organization and seamless communication to their businesses. Builders can manage jobs, sales, finances, materials, client relationships and more on one convenient platform – allowing time to take on more jobs without the added stress.

Key benefits of using Buildertrend

Improved lead management
Streamlined project planning
More efficient job sites
Enhanced estimates and contracts
Accurate financial management

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Chat

Training options

In Person
Documentation
Webinars
Videos
Live Online

Buildertrend pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

1.6K

Starting from

499

Per month

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Buildertrend features

Functionality

4.2

/5

1.6K

Total features

146

19 categories

Most valued features by users

Document Management
Project Tracking
Data Import/Export
Mobile Access
Project Management
For AEC Industry
Multiple Projects
Reporting & Statistics

Buildertrend users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

1.6K

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.76/10
Rating distribution

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10

Pros
Great array of tools to use in making the building process methodical, tools like the documents folder for all project drawings and specification are great. The integration with Xero was a big plus.
It has many great features that streamline communication with trades and help them to get paid on time. It’s a great way to organize multiple projects at a time.
As mentioned above, job costing is such a great thing that can be accomplished. Sending bills out of BT is also a great aspect of the software.
Cons
Unable to autosave to-do's or the daily log is obnoxious. If you accidentally close out the program you lose all data.
This isnt to blame on buildertrend its just we struggle to get our sub contractors to cooperate using our online services.
Our trades hate it because it is hard to use on their phones.

Overall rating contenders

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Bianca B.

Interior Designer

Design, 1-10 employees

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Overall Rating

Buildertrend design/construction office review

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Bianca: Hi, my name is Bianca. I'm an interior designer and I'm giving BuilderTrend a rate five. For...

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Gregg C.

President

Construction, 11-50 employees

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Overall Rating

Important Contractor Tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Gregg C.: I'm Gregg, President, and CEO of a construction company, and I give Buildertrend a four. Buildertrend...

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Stacy R.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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It's not just a project management tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

We have been very pleased!! We have a dedicated team who knows us by name and is always there to help!!

Pros

I implemented my first system for production home building in 1991, so I have a little experience in this area. After trying 2 other competitors on a trial basis, we selected our first choice, BuilderTrend to help us manage our projects. It is customizable and also follows standards which help you efficiently manage your business whether a new builder, remodeler or other home improvement type company. But, the best part has been adoption and the response of customers. We actually remodeled two projects for the same customer while they were out of the country. The communication features in BT facilitated what would not have been possible in the same time frame in the past plus processed payments. Using BuilderTrend has been a great marketing tool to set us apart from the competition.

Cons

Subcontractor use has been our biggest roadblock as it takes more training with some and reminders to get them to use the software.

Vendor response

Stacy, thank you so much for your 5-star review and kind words! We are so happy to hear how well Buildertrend is working for your company.

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Greg M.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Custom Homes experience with Buildertrend

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Scheduling, Logging, Time clocks, to do's ETC are very easy to use and extremely handy/ useful for use as a construction company for various reasons such as keeping a constant flow of action happening on our building sites and in theory there should be no gaps of time on the building site where nobody is working or unable to work, we believe keeping a consistent flow of action on a building site is possible through buildertrend and with nobody having to go out to site to check whats happening on site 90% of the time

Cons

sub contractors don't generally enjoy singing into our computer system every time they want paid or to confirm theyre gonna take action on a job ETC, this isnt to blame on buildertrend its just we struggle to get our sub contractors to cooperate using our online services,

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Miguel H.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Clunky at best.

Reviewed 2 years ago

They tried - nice people. You can’t overcome poor design and development. It has to be built with ease of use being a top priority.

Pros

They are fantastic at marketing their product and putting on a good demo. Strong feature set if you can overcome a lack of flow and common sense usability.

Cons

Packed with features yet ease of use is paid no mind. I was in the software field when everything transitioned to SAS from legacy hardware. The most important factors (high level) are security, down time, make it extremely user friendly, and feature functionality (not at the risk of losing ground on a user friendly interface). Today, if one can’t jump into a software for the first time ever and...

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ESMAEIL H.

Computer & Network Security, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Buildertrend is worth trying and trusting

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

The user interface is distinctive and professionally designed at all levels related to construction operations. It also has a support team that responds quickly to any inquiry and accepts all opinions to improve the quality of work and service.

Cons

If Buildertrend were to offer a free trial period, this would be better for the new user. I also hope to work on accounting programs to move away from simplicity so that things look better

Vendor response

Hi Esmaeil. We're always looking for ways to improve our product, so we really appreciate your feedback. Thank you!

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Christopher H.

Architecture & Planning, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great versatility for GC and also useful for an architectural drafter

Reviewed 5 years ago

We are able to keep track of more jobs easier with Buildertrend. Our production volume was at our limit before searching for online databases and project management software; with Buildertrend we have been able to make our business work significantly more smoothly, and we have information at our fingertips which in the past was like finding a needle in a haystack.

Pros

Buildertrend is a wonderful way to keep track of what is going on. This includes scheduling; creating, recording and sending documentation; organizing projects neatly; and staying aware of finances. It also has a very helpful Leads section, which helps me keep track of prospects from the earliest stage of when I become aware of them. In a word, I would say I appreciate most the organization which Buildertrend offers.

Cons

To be succinct, the user interface (UI) is decent but could use some improvement. The Files section in particular could use some work. I would like it to be versatile and able to navigate easily. An example of improved versatility is being able to access information in a simpler and faster way, such as Windows Explorer offers in how I see and can analyze various folders and files. An example of easy navigation is being able to tile multiple view windows so I can compare file locations across multiple Jobs to keep similar file types in the same locations, and so I could ensure my folders all have identical names across multiple Jobs

Vendor response

Christopher, thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback and review! I have passed your suggestions along to our Product team.

Buildertrend FAQs

How much is BuilderTREND?

BuilderTREND is priced at $99/per month for their Core plan, which will increase to $349/per month after two months. Their Pro plan is priced at $399/per month, which will increase to $599/per month after two months.


How do I use BuilderTREND?

BuilderTREND can be used on mobile and desktop platforms. Users can utilize scheduling capabilities to keep projects on track, centralize file management to manage all documents and files, daily log to document all progress reports, and built-in financial tools to manage bids, estimates, POs, and invoices.


What does BuilderTREND do?

BuilderTREND manages the entire construction process, from bids and estimates to invoicing. BuildTREND provides built-in construction management tools to manage and consolidate the pre-sale process, construction projects, project financials, and customers in one platform.


What is an RFI in BuilderTREND?

An RFI, request for information, is a document that collects written information from vendors, suppliers, or contractors to help project managers decide on the next steps to take. Users can create RFIs in BuilderTREND to simplify communication within the drafting, project assignment, and vendor management processes.


How do I sync BuilderTREND to Quickbooks?

Sync BuilderTREND with Quickbooks via the "Cost Codes" section of BuilderTREND, which can be found in Settings. Cost codes need to have been set up in the "Products and Services" section of Quickbooks prior to this.


Is BuilderTREND free?

No, BuilderTREND does not offer a free plan.


Does BuilderTREND have a desktop app?

No, BuilderTREND does not provide a native desktop app, only a desktop website, However, users can download BuildTREND as a desktop app via WebCatalog.

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