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Overview

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Work simpler. Our construction management platform empowers contractors to take control of projects and bring efficiency,...

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NOW: Starting @ $49/m for the WHOLE company, Contractor Foreman is the most affordable solution for small and medium sized...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

99

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

49

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

1.5K

5

4

3

2

1

1K

453

85

18

7

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

4.5

542

5

4

3

2

1

322

177

28

6

9

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

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.

Pros

Integration process was surprisingly painless, mobile app is great. The ease of creating, submitting, approving, and logging change orders on mobile is excellent.
It helps to be able to track the progress of project either simple or complex. It helps each residents builders to have direct report and access to projects progress.
Support has been amazing as well as all the friendly staff. Very personable and knowledgeable.

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.

Cons

Also the estimating inputting seems to be a struggle. Maybe its that we are new but going from Estimate to SOV to whatever is next is a struggle and we still dont have it down.
Difficult to set up and use. Integration and transferring from screen to screen and phase to phase crazy.
Very rude customer service. Huge mistake trying this company.
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Key features

  • Total features105
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Budget Control
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commercial
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Database
  • Contractor Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Portal
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • For AEC Industry
  • For HVAC Companies
  • For Plumbing Industry
  • GPS
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Incident Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Industrial Safety Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Lead Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Signature Capture
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • Occupational Health Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Permit Management
  • Photo Capture
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Portfolio Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Qualification Tracking
  • Quality Control
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Rescheduling
  • Residential
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Warranty Tracking
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features102
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Budget Control
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commercial
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Database
  • Contractor Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Portal
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • For AEC Industry
  • For HVAC Companies
  • For Plumbing Industry
  • GPS
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Incident Management
  • Incident Reporting
  • Industrial Safety Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Lead Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Signature Capture
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • Occupational Health Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Permit Management
  • Photo Capture
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Portfolio Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Qualification Tracking
  • Quality Control
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Rescheduling
  • Residential
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Scheduling
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Warranty Tracking
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations19
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Construction Cloud
  • Box
  • DocuSign
  • Dropbox Business
  • FOUNDATION
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • OneDrive
  • ProEst
  • Procore
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Revit
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations4
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Construction Cloud
  • Box
  • DocuSign
  • Dropbox Business
  • FOUNDATION
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • OneDrive
  • ProEst
  • Procore
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • Revit
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  • Xero
  • Zapier

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Melinda A.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Buildertrend

Great feedback

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Easy to use for the contractor, subcontractor and buyer

Cons

Lack of features for the subcontractor. Need more report options.

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Eric C.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Product

Reviewed 3 years ago

When fully customized and implemented, there is no better tool a construction contractor or service industry contractor could use...

Pros

Enjoy the ease of use, and overall capabilities.

Cons

That we are so busy at the time we are trying to implement and customize. Too busy so implementation has stalled.

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Scott L.

Construction,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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HVAC Project management

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

Time Clock feature saves us a lot of money and is more accurate

Cons

The Bid/Proposal feature could be upgraded to fit sub contractor needs better

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Anthony C.

Real Estate, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent experience. Easy to learn and very functional

Reviewed 5 years ago

I would recommend this product to anyone looking for construction management software.

Pros

Very easy to use and can keep track of multiple jobs very effectively. Contractor management superb.

Cons

The facility to have location based project management (like Vico does) along side the function based

Vendor response

Anthony - Thanks you for recommending us to everyone! Let's chat more about your ideas. Our team will reach out.

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Ashley S.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Calendar feature is nic

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I like the dependencies between tasks on the template. It makes it easy to adjust the overall schedule.

Cons

The templates stays in the month you made it - so you have to click back months and months to make edits. If a contractor is added to a project and then you no longer use that contractor, you can't delete them from the software.

Vendor response

Ashley, thank you for taking the time to give us your honest review! I will pass your feedback along. Thanks again!

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Paxton L.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Buildertrend review

Reviewed 4 years ago

We have been happy with the software and our clients are impressed that all the information is at their fingertips.

Pros

Buildertrend offers a comprehensive platform for us as a general contractor to communicate with our clients, sub contractors and suppliers.

Cons

random minor bugs that my sub contractors face when trying to find documents for projects, but yet are available on my end.

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Daniel S.

Construction,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Contractor Organization Tool

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Scheduling, ToDo Lists. Cloud based so accessible from every computer, device.

Cons

Needs ability to store larger files in it's folders. Needs a better tracking solution for tracking sub contractor insurance.

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Henry P.

Architecture & Planning, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Builder-trend for Construction

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great software for the jobs at hand and communicating with the contractor in the field.

Pros

Easy to use and download/upload the submittals and RFI's.

Cons

All is good, the software us easy to use and there is nothing not to like.

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Delmas G.

Design, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Builder Trend helps us keep our jobs together!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Builder Trend is easy to use. They have done a good job of continuing to fix pain points and add new features. The Payments work well for many customers.

Cons

This is a minor thing, but i wish for the ability to have the contractor and the customer sign Proposals.

Vendor response

Delmas – thank you for the feedback! I will have your Buildertrend Coach reach out to you to chat more about our capabilities with signatures on proposals. Thanks again!

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Arie L.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Buildertrend

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall it has improved our client and contractor communication. The clients in particular love it.

Pros

The ability for clients and contractors to see the information relevant to them on each project. Everyone is kept informed via the regular updates from the project manager. Clients also know where they are at financially based on the payments they have made and how any variations affect the total cost of the project.

Cons

Currently GST is not catered for so we can't use it effectively for purchase orders and running the project financials through Buildertrend.

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Tyler J.

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Reviewed 10 years ago

BuilderTrend is a fantastic tool for a contractor to use for their operations, client relations, budgeting, marketing, and estimating. I am on buildertrend everyday looking at estimates, checking the calendar, and uploading pictures for clients. I have found that buildertrend gives a contractor the ability to have everything they need to successfully run a construction company. I have found that buildertrend is an indispensable tool that every contractor should be utilizing.

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Adam N.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Reviewed 3 years ago

It’s a really good tool. I have never been a foreman before and with the schedule that has been out in place for me, helps control the flow of the process to build the house.

Pros

I really like the depth you can go with the program. We communicate through the whole company and sub contractors through the program. It’s not to difficult to use. It’s easy to maneuver through the schedules, daily logs, and to dos.

Cons

It would be easier if there was a send button to the sub contractors when I change the schedule and it doesn’t send out the new dates until I have adjusted the entire schedule. Subs will contact me because they get multiple notifications of different dates because I have to adjust it Murillo times before it’s set, because multiple items are linked to each other.

Vendor response

Adam - thank you for your honest feedback and 5-star review! We truly appreciate it.

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Delmas G.

11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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BuilderTrend is very user friendly

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

It helps us keep our office and field connected with job information. Works well on smart phones and tablets. Allows for good job lookup after the job is complete.

Cons

I would like for the contracts to prompt the customer and the contractor for a signature. Currently it only asks the customer for the signature.

Vendor response

Delmas, thank you for your 5-star review! We’re so happy to hear how well Buildertrend is working for your company. I will pass your feedback on to our team too.

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Brian J.

Construction,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Organized and satisfied

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

The team at builder trend are always available to help get the system set up to your needs. It is the best overall project management software with the best pricing we could find.

Cons

It is a little complex getting set up and takes dedicated time to really make it work especially if you are not specifically a building contractor.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Robust Software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall- if you are a builder it would be great. If you are a specialty contractor or remodeler, there are better options.

Pros

This is good software for a builder but my company does remodeling. I liked the idea of the product but it just didn't work for smaller projects. Very robust.

Cons

Too many features and not simple to use. Great for long projects but not good for projects that take 2 weeks or less.

Vendor response

Thank you for your honest review and feedback! We appreciate your honesty, and I've passed your feedback along to our team.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Commercial Real Estate, 51-200 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great management software for small construction company

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

BuilderTrend has very many great features that are in demand by construction companies. The platform is neat and customizing it to your needs does not seem like an impossible task.

Cons

It seems to be a great software for a very small construction company or contractor but was not a great fit for a small company with many large size projects.

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Reggie W.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Buildertrend review

Reviewed 6 years ago

I like the ease of the software and robust cloud based service makes it easy to access information anywhere!

Pros

The assistance, ease of use and integration with QuickBooks.

Cons

The CRM could be more balanced between customer focused vs sales/lead focus, Hard to support multiple construction projects in multiple states. unable to set time zone based on project and contractor/employee.

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Cody A.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Reviewed 2 years ago

Buildertrend has made the company I work for much more efficient and organized. I don't know how we operated before Buildertrend.

Pros

This platform brings loads of organization with the features it offers. This is a great way to help keep the contractor, sub-contractors, employees, and homeowner on the same page. This app leads us to use less paper.

Cons

Buildertrend offers a massive amount of features and it can be very complicated to learn about those features. Then once someone learns how to use the features it is difficult to pass that knowledge onto other people or new employees.

Vendor response

Thank you for your feedback, Cody! We truly appreciate it and are so happy to hear that it's made Carlson Projects more efficient.

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Rebecca J.

Design,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lives up to the hype!

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

This is a great communication tool. With all the information you put in, it is easy to pick it up from the other side for our contractors and trades. The schedule is a fantastic way for everyone to see what is going on with each job. With the scheduled items, you can attach notes and files, notify a contractor of an upcoming task or notify a contractor that they are no longer required for the job. It keeps record of all correspondence, this eliminates the need for having to save down into desktop files.

Cons

It is hard to fault, many of the issues I have experienced, the service team are quick to fix or review.

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Kalmish F.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good product and great value for its price

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Keeps tabs on the progress of all projects also tracks insurance certificates and expiration. provides great ease on bidding process and compares all bids on one platform.

Cons

Intigration with quickbooks is poor, does not intergrate estimates. also does not have a tab to record meeting minutes. as a commercial contractor we would also need AIA billing which is not provided by Buidertrend

Vendor response

Kalmish - Thanks for the feedback. Your coach will reach out to show you how you can do your Meeting Minutes in Daily Logs and get your feedback on new features you are looking for. Thanks for posting.

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Danielle K.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great all in one product

Reviewed 6 years ago

We use builder trend as a subcontractor, and it's a great way for the General contractor to keep us updated from estimating a new projects to changes throughout an existing project.

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Brian C.

Construction,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great product, has room for improvement

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

The daily logs are super easy to report and great for to log photos and weather.

Cons

Tracking costs is not user friendly. You have to create a "dummy sub" to submit a bid for a contractor that doesnt use builder trend. I should be able to input the data and have it simply track that.

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Kari S.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Favorite product

Reviewed 4 years ago

I really enjoy using Builder Trend and the fact that if you are unsure of things you can ask or check out tutorials they have an awesome "help" portal

Pros

Ease of Use- User Friendly Has a setting for everything- to give Employees all access or access to just features they will use Notifications for everything Great customer to contractor communication features that can be used Can customize how things are views Great Customer Care

Cons

Can be overwhelming with settings and notifications if you are not sure how to use the program or don't have time to understand the program

Vendor response

Kari, thank you for your 5-star review! We truly appreciate it.

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Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Perfect for small to mid size contractors

Reviewed 3 years ago

As a Real Estate Developer/Contractor, I have not found another software application that comes as close as Buildertrend to being ideal for what we actually need. Despite the export/import and integration functions, it does

Pros

Without a doubt, the best thing about Buildertrend is the ability to have clients log in and view progress through logs and pictures. It saves everyone involved time and frustration! It also as a CRM function built-in which is a nice touch.

Cons

It is on the expensive side and can be glitchy. Hopefully, they will continue squashing the bugs! Despite the export/import and integration functions, it does not play nicely with other programs.

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Katya G.

Design,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Builder Trend Software Engagement

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

BuilderTrend allows all team members on a project to have one source to communicate with each other. If a contractor is in the field and needs a questions answered about a material specification, they can view it from their smart phone and get the information without delay.

Cons

I would prefer if the program had a more seamlessly integrated area to create to do lists for each project. The current to do list does not allow for enough customization for each project.

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Riley C.

Construction, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Good Value!

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

It has everything I need for managing my projects

Cons

The workflow can be confusing to understand. I wish it was set up more like Buildertrend.

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David G.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Contractor Foreman Implementation

Reviewed 2 years ago

I’ve used Procore, Buildertrend Smartsheet, and I think CF is competitive

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Bid Manager hasn’t reviewable PDF s or notifications that bids have been sent . I don’t know what my vendors and sub trades are receiving

Vendor response

Hi David. We can help you with the notifications. It's likely a setting disabled. Please email support@contractorforeman.com

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Meghan M.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Contractor Foreman

Reviewed 2 months ago

Overall, we have enjoyed starting to use the software and the biggest selling point was the lower cost to the similar program, Buildertrend.

Pros

Our business is construction and we liked that this software focuses primarily on that industry. It offers many tools we need a daily basis (job management, calendar, time cards, job estimating, proposals, and budgeting) and integrates with Quickbooks online which was very important for our company.

Cons

So far we've noticed some of the integration pieces have been a little clunky. Like not showing the cover page in the PDF of a proposal. Job cost codes have also been a bit challenging as the system doesn't like to let you use your own but rather the built-in suggestions.

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Chris M.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Small GC Likes Software!

Reviewed 5 months ago

Overall my experience has been good. I have used a plethora of other software like BuilderTrend, UDA Construction Suite, CoConstruct, BuildBook etc. And hands down think Contractor Foreman has the most bang for the buck.

Pros

I liked how it was easy to set up and integrate with QB.

Cons

The features that I would like to see improved most are the document markup feature. If it was more like bluebeam that would be wonderful. Additionally if the client portal was a little more dressed up and not so "dos" that would also be helpful but it gets the job done.

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Paul R.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Changed my business for the better

Reviewed a year ago

This software is just as powerful as the big names (procore, buildertrend) and cost much less. Every month there's a massive list of new and improved features, and the product really does get better each time. I'd like to see time cards a little more user friendly as my hourly guys constantly forget to clock in and out, and it's a bit of a hassle to make corrections.

Pros

Extremely customizable, gives the ability to create either very detailed specific estimates (line item) or lump sum with a single click. GPS tracked time punches, group chat, real time photo uploads, customer portals.

Cons

Confusing and needlessly complicated time cards, gps only tracks at punches and does not ping employees, PDF estimates could be a tad prettier.

Vendor response

Thanks Paul for the awesome reviews. To help with time cards, we do have click-in and clock-out reminders. We also have the ability to automatically insert a break as well as the ability to clock out automatically after a certain amount of time. To enable these options, go to Time Cards > Settings. Thanks again and we appreciate your great feedback.

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JESSICA B.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Jr. J

Reviewed 2 years ago

I think you have a great software with tons of potential and it is very all encompassing, I think you could charge a lot more for the software with some enhancement to the user interface online and in app as well as adding those abilities to time track any type of order but most of all the one thing above all else that keeps you from being able to charge more is the lack of integration training and...

Pros

You have a lot of features built into one place.

Cons

Not very user friendly, wording and descriptions for permissions for example are confusing, app user interface could be simplified for field techs, should be able to have a customer with multiple locations and the biggest feature that is missing is the ability to require time tracking on work orders and change orders. Also hate that you cannot create a service ticket with an item from an estimate or sov. Also, hate that you cannot create estimates, invoices, payments, change orders, work orders, po's, bills, expenses or add subcontractors through the project summary unless one has already been created outside of the summary.

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Thank you Jessica for the feedback. Will you please send me additional details bout the Con's you mentioned? support@contractorforeman.com. It's difficult for a service provider to provide live phone support that is able to answer your call when you answer without charging as much as our providers do. Most of our customers do not need that level of service so we work to keep the price low by offering live chat support and email support even during the evening and weekends.