About Buildertrend

Buildertrend is the leading residential construction management platform. Since 2006, we’ve empowered contractors to take control of projects and bring efficiency, organization and seamless communication to every aspect of their business. Builders can stay on top of costs, supplies, staff and more in one convenient place — and take on more projects without adding paperwork and stress. For over 1 million users across 100 countries, Buildertrend has made it easy to run successful projects and deliver a five-star experience to homeowners.

Each customer has a dedicated team to deliver a personalized, unlimited training experience. Customers also have unlimited access to branding and web services, educational webinars, live chat support and an extensive online help center. For more learning, we host online or in-person conferences for an immersive learning experience, or we offer Onsite Consulting if you prefer for our team to come to you and work side-by-side with your company.

Buildertrend integrates with other solutions such as QuickBooks, Xero and material takeoff tools.

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Buildertrend

Run your entire business from one single platform.

Save time and money through scheduling efficiency.

Never loose money on a botched change order again.

Manage your subcontractors with ease.

Automatic notifications cut down phone calls and emails.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Buildertrend: 105

  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling Software
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Control
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Order Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commercial
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management Software
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management Software
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Portal
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing Software
  • Financial Analysis
  • For AEC Industry
  • GPS
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Incident Reporting
  • Inspection Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Job Costing Software
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Lead Management Software
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Signature Capture
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Permit Management
  • Photo Capture
  • Portfolio Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Project Billing
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Rescheduling
  • Residential
  • Resource Management Software
  • Risk Management Software
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Scheduling Software
  • Staff Calendar
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Warranty Tracking
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,587)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support Software
4.7/5

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Jack
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Welcome into the 21st Century

Reviewed on 2/17/2020

9/10, I haven't had any major problems with the software. Theres not too many glitches, and like I...

9/10, I haven't had any major problems with the software. Theres not too many glitches, and like I said prior if you put the effort into it, it is 100% worth it. No question. Not only that but you have a great support team to back you up, whether you're a techy or not they can really shed some light.

Pros

Phenomenal Software, it should replace everything that a construction company uses. I get that some dont like moving forward to tech, but once you actually put the work into BT to use it, it makes everything so much faster and coordination is top-notch. The fact we can give homeowners access to see whats going on construction wise saves us time and stress. We generally dont need to communicate basic things to them, they can see it for themselves!

Cons

The selections software is still a little bit limited, takes hours of work. Some sort of master template to feed everything would be amazing if it could be implemented in the future. Also the loading glitch, and how I have to "click X" to search another property. Can make going through several properties fast to a chore since it has to refresh so many times.

Response from Buildertrend

Jack, thank you so much for your review and feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to do this. And I'll be sure to pass your feedback along to our Product team.

Jen
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

There are a lot of kinks that need worked out

Reviewed on 6/20/2019

Job costing has been more accurate than using spreadsheets (As long as people bring me receipts and...

Job costing has been more accurate than using spreadsheets (As long as people bring me receipts and clock in to the correct job, which has been a challenge). Customer communication has improved, and thus, customer satisfaction has improved.

Pros

I like the sense of security it provides to our customers since they can log in and see how their job is doing.

Cons

It does everything, but it doesn't do everything WELL. For instance, it does time tracking and GPS tracking.... but it only tells us where our guys are when they clock in and out. It doesn't give us a map of where they went the whole time like T-sheets did, so we have no way of knowing if someone went to the job site, clocked in and then left. It sync's to Quickbooks for payroll, but not correctly. It sends over all of the guys time as Regular time. I have to manually input their hours if I want to pay them for their overtime. It has this Buildertrend Flat Rate Code that nobody can edit or delete and it causes a lot of problems for us. The list goes on..... Whenever I ask them if they can help, I'm told, "Well it doesn't have that feature." Then I ask if they can put in a tech request, but they go on telling me how I should do it online, it will be more effective. That's not right. They should be able to put in a tech request for me and have it be just as effective as if I did it online.

Rick
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Feedback on current satisfaction with BT

Reviewed on 6/14/2019

We are trying to run most of our construction business on BT, and use many parts of it, however the...

We are trying to run most of our construction business on BT, and use many parts of it, however the more we use the more we find things that are not very flexible, and of course if I can't resolve an issue when it arises it costs me much more time to deal with it once you folks are back working...

Pros

It does seem to have considerable functionality... some of which has been very helpful to us

Cons

Where to start. Response time is slow, even when I am connected to fibre. Some of the functionality is hard to use.. For example we are using the leads features, but it seems like we need many clicks to get a decent summary of a lead.... The window where activity is stored is very small...and does not seem expandable... so we can only see 2 or 3 lines of the data at a time....ie no ability to enlarge the window.
Next, I have enrolled in the credit card payments...and was helped initially by a BT specialist....but then was handed off to Wepay. After 2 weeks the account is still not set up. WePay regularly send emails asking me to submit documents I have already submitted.... I do and then the send another email asking for the same documents.... I reply asking to talk to someone...but no one seems interested in talking...only sending confusing emails.....
The hours of the help line seem very limited... As I try to grow my business I need to do considerable admin work after a shift has gone home...but so has buildertrend. Folks on the help line do work hard to resolve issues, but are often not available...for example.... the whole support team seems to be required for the same regular internal meetings... In an ideal world the customer would not have to wait so long for help.

Doug
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Good

Reviewed on 10/28/2022

ok

ok

Pros

seemed easy to learn and preform basic tasks

Cons

seemed like some holes and glitches in the system, would stall out and have to log out to get back into it

Greg
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Great Organizational tool !

Reviewed on 6/18/2019

I love being able to track all purchases and labor against the original proposal. It allows you to...

I love being able to track all purchases and labor against the original proposal. It allows you to learn where you are making money, and where you are losing, so you can adjust from one project to the next. In this way, you can fine tune pricing to be as competitive as possible in the marketplace.

Pros

I like the level of customization available in the software, it allows me to detail my proposals, and make them look the way I want, so they stand out from the competition.
Also love the financials feature, and the schedule, so the client always knows what the project balance is, and what is happening next.

Cons

To fully utilize the software, there is a lot of data to be entered and updated regularly on a large project, which can take a fair bit of time.

Alternatives Considered

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate

Reasons for Switching to Buildertrend

I liked the format and tools better in Buildertrend, and was impressed at how responsive the Buildertrend development team was to changes and updates.
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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 View Pricing Plans
  • 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:

Dropbox Business, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Meta for Business, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Twitter, WordPress, Xero

Buildertrend offers the following support options:

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

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