Former software entrepreneur and construction company CEO has developed a new product that brings speed, beauty, and power to deliver a better way for builders, remodelers and general contractors to run and manage their jobs.
Dallas, TX | February 9, 2021
JobTread announced today the construction industry has a new software solution that is ready for the market. The Company provides end-to-end construction management services to help builders, remodelers, and contractors manage all of their business processes, from pre-construction through to project completion.
JobTread is the latest product to come to market serving the needs of professionals in the construction industry. The platform creates a central location to manage jobs, teams, documents, photos, finances, customers, vendors, sub-contractors, and more. Its budget-first approach creates financial transparency at every stage of a project - mitigating risk and ensuring the project stays on time and on budget.
According to Eric Fortenberry, Founder and CEO of JobTread, "One of the most difficult and time consuming aspects of any job is building a detailed and accurate budget and estimate, so we started with that and made it easier than everything else out there. However, the budget is just the beginning of your project. It creates the foundation for the rest of your job, and that’s the approach JobTread takes to managing your projects."
JobTread is an easy-to-use tool that helps contractors get organized, complete their projects on time, and increase their profits. But what its customers say they love the most about the product is that it gives them back their most valuable resource, their time.
"The majority of software for the construction industry is slow, expensive, and difficult to use. We set out to meet an unaddressed need for the market that will help professionals be more efficient and drive better results for their business. We are doing just that and building the fastest product out there that’s super intuitive to use and at a price business owners can afford," says Fortenberry.
After selling his previous software company, Eric took over as CEO for a general contracting company that managed all types of jobs, from building homes to commercial remodel projects and everything in between. They called him in to help with a variety of problems they were facing including managing customers and vendors, inconsistent job bidding, confusing markup and margin, and not properly managing their receivables and payables. They were also fined thousands of dollars after an insurance audit revealed they were unknowingly sending sub-contractors out to job sites without active Certificates of Insurance.
"What I quickly found out is there were two reasons we didn’t hit our target profit margins," said Fortenberry. "We either misbid the job or we misran the job, and we needed to find a way to make it easy to get that done correctly every time. There’s also a ton of liability out there, and we needed to find a better way to protect ourselves!"
Eric did a comprehensive search to find software that would meet the company’s needs, but quickly discovered the existing products were either slow and clunky, not customizable, or didn’t have the functionality they needed. He also found that most products catered to just one aspect of the market and were not flexible enough to accommodate a variety of needs.
"I realized all the software out there was either outdated or wasn’t able to be tailored to our business so I decided to build something myself," states Fortenberry. "The new product not only helped the company get organized and stay on top of our financials, but it also helped us increase our gross profit by 43%! Once I saw the results, I knew we had built something great."
After successfully implementing the platform and getting the general contracting company back on the right track, Eric left to start JobTread where he has spent the last two years continuing to build out the platform to make it available to the broader market.
“We previously built an enterprise software platform with millions of users, we rehired many of our best players, and we’re doing it all over again for the construction industry. Construction is hard, and you need great software to make it easier. We are ready to deliver,” declares Fortenberry.
JobTread provides end-to-end construction management software to help jobs based businesses more efficiently manage all of their processes, from pre-construction through to project completion. The platform creates a central location to manage jobs, teams, schedules, documents, photos, finances, customers, vendors, sub-contractors, and more all in one place. Its budget-first approach creates financial transparency at every stage of a project, mitigating risk and ensuring the project stays on time and on budget. Get organized, complete your projects on time, and increase your profits with JobTread.
To learn more about JobTread, visit www.jobtread.com or call 972-388-1001.
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