About 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.

More than one million users across over 100 countries have chosen Buildertrend as their preferred platform for real-time collaboration throughout the building process. Our software helps construction professionals complete more projects while reducing delays, eliminating costly errors and increasing customer satisfaction.

Buildertrend also provides each customer with the option of unlimited training as well as integrations with other valuable software like QuickBooks, Xero, HubSpot, Salesforce, Gusto, The Home Depot’s Pro Xtra loyalty program and GreenSky.

To learn more about Buildertrend, visit buildertrend.com and @buildertrend.


Key benefits of Buildertrend

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


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(1 628)
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4,3/5
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Ease of Use
4,3/5
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Stacy
Stacy
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

It's not just a project management tool

Reviewed on 2019/02/13

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

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.

Response from Buildertrend

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.

Arthur
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Arthur's BT experience at TCON Homes

Reviewed on 2020/02/13

It is helping in changing the culture at TCON Homes. It is a bit hard to explain for construction...

It is helping in changing the culture at TCON Homes. It is a bit hard to explain for construction people that planning is more cost effective than starting smashing walls because you are aggregating value doing physical labour.

Pros

Communication of job progress with subcontractors, client portal, upload photos, variatin and owner invoices.

Cons

There is no taxes *yet.
No milestones schedule items, but maybe not needed.
Hope one day I can see To-dos on Gantt chart (not as a extra line, but a floating point).

Alternatives Considered

Procore

Reasons for Choosing Buildertrend

BT gives a framework to operate and TCON needed one. It helped me with my arguments to change the estimate software as well. We got Planswift, now we moved to CostX and it is saving time and helping me to standardise products as their workbooks are really powerful.

Switched From

Microsoft Project

Reasons for Switching to Buildertrend

BT changed fees plans. Honestly, it was confusing and too expensive to use for few projects per year. We are a small company with 4-6 projects per year focusing on growth to be able to build up to 8-10 per year.
Ethan
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Could Be a Great Solution for a General Contractor with Large Projects

Reviewed on 2018/07/17

Overall, BuilderTrend seems like it could be a good solution for companies that build homes or do...

Overall, BuilderTrend seems like it could be a good solution for companies that build homes or do other large projects like that with subcontractors. It definitely is not designed for companies that do small jobs or many jobs with one client. Be ready with questions when meeting with your BT rep during your 90 day trail time. Have them show you how things are done so you understand how it works 100%. There were a few features that were promised to us, but then when we asked more specific questions, it turned out that those things were not as promised. However, probably a great tool for a general contractor needing to stay organized and wanting to stay transparent to clients!

Pros

- Time tracking with overtime automatically calculated.
- Job costing with custom jobs/types. Can generate reports so you can see effectiveness of employees.
- Different views for job schedule which can be nice - calendar, agenda, gantt.
- Can store unlimited photos, videos, and documents. All are organized in folders and can be shared with the client easily.
- Can assign multiple employees to jobs as well as subcontractors and their prices and information.
- It will show your current costs, so you can see how much the job is costing the client in real time.
- Most everything is customizable and template based.
- You are assigned a specific rep from BT that will answer all questions and do live training with you - Very helpful.
- There are a fair amount of videos available online from other users who are also using the software.
- Effective for companies that deal with large jobs with many moving parts and subcontractors.
- Client portal for each job that includes notes, pictures, videos, progress, invoices, etc. This all can be hidden from clients as well and customized to how much information you are wanting to share.

Cons

- Calendar feature doesn't allow you to drag and drop jobs or scheduled items and also allow clients to view it. You can either drag and drop or have it be viewable to clients. This is fairly simple to switch back and forth, but it adds extra steps.
- App is not user friendly for employees or technicians. There are too many buttons to press.
- This software only works well for companies that handle large jobs that are long term with many elements.
- To-do's are fairly simple and not well designed. Great that you can add photos, videos, docs to each checklist item. But there's only 1 checkbox per item, no title for the item, and no way to make the to-do list required for employees.
- If you don't press "save" after uploading photos/videos or writing notes, they will disappear and you can easily erase notes. No window that reminds you to save work before moving on.
- Extremely job-based. You must chose the job and then you can view schedule, clock in, add notes, complete checklist, etc. Not easy to view all jobs at same time.
- No line items for invoices.
- Client portal is set up to be job-based and not client-based. That means every job will have to have a different username for the client to log into.
- Overtime that is automatically calculated doesn't automatically calculate a higher rate on the client's budget.
- Learning curve is overall fairly steep. As a fast learner and pretty technically able, it took me a while to figure out how the software worked. Not super intuitive.
- Not a very updated or attractive look.

Response from Buildertrend

Ethan, we very much appreciate your detailed feedback! We would love to have a member of our Product Team contact you to hear more of how we can make Buildertrend a fit for your industry. Thanks again!

Norman
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Advantages and disadvantages of using Buildertrend in construction

Reviewed on 2023/11/29

Pros

-easy project management
-it saves costs
-it improves communication

Cons

-not user friendly to others
-not to handle multiple users
-data entry takes time

Response from Buildertrend

Thanks for the feedback, Norman. We're constantly working to improve our product. We hope you find it more user friendly in the future!

Greg
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Custom Homes experience with Buildertrend

Reviewed on 2020/02/04

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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Buildertrend FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Buildertrend.

Buildertrend offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Buildertrend has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Buildertrend supports the following languages:

English

Buildertrend supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Buildertrend integrates with the following applications:

CUBIT, Clear Estimates, Contractor's Office, Dropbox Business, Gmail, Google Calendar, Gusto, HubSpot CMS Hub, Meta for Business, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Pinterest, Pipedrive, PlanSwift, PrebuiltML, ProEst, Quickbooks Online, SoftPlan, Twitter/X, Xero, eTakeoff

Buildertrend offers the following support options:

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

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