CoConstruct vs. Contractor Foreman

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoConstruct
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
CoConstruct, from Buildertrend since the November 2021 acquisition, is a custom builder & remodeler software. It allows users to enter data once and have that information flow through the estimate, specs, selections, bids, proposals, change orders, and budgets, including to and from QuickBooks. In addition, CoConstruct includes scheduling and 3-way communication between builder, client, and trade partners. Everything is captured via email and texting. Login isn't required for…
$49
per month
Contractor Foreman
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Contractor Foreman is an online construction management software for contractors and boasts users among contractors in more than 75 countries.
$588
per year
Pricing
CoConstructContractor Foreman
Editions & Modules
Ramp
$49
per month
Plus 5
$299
per month
Plus 10
$399
per month
Plus 15
$499
per month
Basic
$588
per year
Standard
$948
per year
Plus
$1,497
per year
Pro
$1,990
per year
Unlimited
$2,988
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoConstructContractor Foreman
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCoConstruct pricing is based on active job sites that have client access online, which means it is adaptable to builders & remodelers businesses. This means that there are an unlimited amount of projects available for estimates and proposals, so that customers only pay when they win a contract. Also built into the pricing are a myriad of services: a dedicated implementation coach, free estimate & scheduling templates based on industry best practices from successful builders and the NAHB, unlimited storage and users, software branded with the customer's logo, unlimited amount of warranty projects, and unlimited phone & email support. The vendor offers a money-back guarantee that is good for the first 90 days of service.Plans are based on features and licenses needed. Plus, Pro, and Unlimited plans include a 100-day money back guarantee.
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Contractor Foreman
Chose Contractor Foreman
I've used Buildertrend and Conconstruct near daily for a little over 10 years. They were both pretty solid. But the price kept going up without much value being added to the software. As they grew, they didn't upgrade with the growth, so the sites became slower.

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Features
CoConstructContractor Foreman
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Contractor Foreman
7.8
17 Ratings
1% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings9.117 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.45 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Contractor Foreman
6.7
4 Ratings
12% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.54 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Contractor Foreman
7.6
2 Ratings
0% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.62 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Contractor Foreman
8.9
24 Ratings
10% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.123 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.923 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.821 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings8.920 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Contractor Foreman
8.9
25 Ratings
18% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings9.115 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings9.723 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings9.525 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings9.919 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings9.222 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings9.217 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings9.120 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings8.525 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings9.314 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings9.323 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings9.223 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
CoConstruct
-
Ratings
Contractor Foreman
9.2
23 Ratings
12% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings7.62 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings9.522 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings9.418 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings9.719 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings9.720 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoConstructContractor Foreman
Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(14 ratings)
9.3
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(10 ratings)
8.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoConstructContractor Foreman
Likelihood to Recommend
Buildertrend
Having the ability to completely manage a project from start to finish with one app is super helpful. The time reporting feature (when it works correctly) is a nice added bonus as it allows employees to switch from one task to another on the same project or to another project and task with ease, aiding in the accounting process of the total project. This was helpful for running analytics to see where we were spending too much time on certain tasks, thus allowing us to assess any training needs.
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Contractor Foreman
In this case, CF is the best of the 'OK so far' category in my mind. NONE of the software available today gets close to a truly effective, user friendly GUI and functionality set. I have used 7 different systems over the years, with the top 4 big names having the largest hours operating. Most have less functionality, others are severely overpriced and under featured. Still others are so complicated you need an entire IT department to implement them. Contractor Foreman does much of what it does the absolute best for the money, meaning this is probably the best value for construction management software I'm aware of. I believe I can say with confidence, that if CF does it, it strives to do it well, and continues to strive to get it better. Picking a feature or two that excels is rather pointless in a company with that outlook. THAT is a company I can get behind...
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Pros
Buildertrend
  • The integration of all aspects needed to run a remodeling company efficiently: project scheduling and management, financial planning and customer service. Since it’s an all-in-one suite and cloud-based, it enables our team to keep track of all our projects in real-time. Communication breakdown is the last thing we want, so being on the same page is not only desirable but makes for the best possible relationship with our clients.
  • Product education - We like how CoConstruct helps new users and get them to start using the tool right away. The dashboard resource materials are incredibly useful. We don’t have to spend a lot of time training new hires on the system and onboarding new clients.
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Contractor Foreman
  • Estimates
  • Project management
  • Lead management - tracking where they are in the funnel and having web lead automatically pull into the system.
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Cons
Buildertrend
  • Internal Communication - CoConstruct lacks the ability to tag-team members for internal communication using @mentions or any other means. This has been crippling for us and forced us to use alternative software for communicating among our team members.
  • Pipeline Management - CoConstruct's lead-tracking system feels clunky and hard to navigate and doesn't provide a pipeline view that's easy to navigate. We have moved our Pipeline Management outside of CoConstruct to make it easier for our sales team to track leads.
  • CRM - CoConstruct doesn't offer anything for customer follow-up after projects are completed. This, in addition to the lack of an effective pipeline system, has led to our decision to use Hubspot as our CRM. Moving projects into CoConstruct for Design and back our after Production.
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Contractor Foreman
  • Some of the modules like checklists and forms are confusing and hard to use
  • some of the training videos or versions of an old outdated version of the software
  • Would like to see a more efficent way of creating a submittal log generated from a specification book
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Likelihood to Renew
Buildertrend
No answers on this topic
Contractor Foreman
Eliminated the need for our team to log into multiple systems to do their jobs which aligns to our Lean approach
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Support Rating
Buildertrend
The support staff is brilliant; they don't operate on Australian time, so you can't just dial up support when you need it. The response times are quick, and the staff is knowledgeable. They are also well versed in most of the differences between buildings in the US and the building in Australasia. Despite their funny accents and strange use of the English language, we get by just fine!
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Contractor Foreman
I rarely give anyone a 9 or 10 rating for service. The main reason for this rating is Contractor Foreman's dedication to improvement. To be completely frank, CF has fallen down on their tech help with me several times, but I am an exceptionally difficult user to service as I tend to use a product up to it's limits and want more. CF has actually addressed these wants several times (after waits that seemed interminable, but were actually pretty damn fast in the reality of software development)
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Alternatives Considered
Buildertrend
Products like Procore and PlanGrid are geared towards projects with huge projects teams, multiple stakeholders and dozens of subcontractors. CoConstruct can be used for projects big and small (value) and also with small project teams or large projects teams. For small partial renovation or addition projects CoConstruct is a good more cost effective option.
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Contractor Foreman
I've used Buildertrend and Conconstruct near daily for a little over 10 years. They were both pretty solid. But the price kept going up without much value being added to the software. As they grew, they didn't upgrade with the growth, so the sites became slower. Contractor Forman has all the functionality of the others, and several other tools that they don't. There are several tools our company doesn't even use yet that look great. It's not perfect, and the learning curve due to its increased capability is a bit of a challenge. But overall, it is superior in every way that mattered to us, and more affordable.
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Return on Investment
Buildertrend
  • It made time recording much easier and much more reliable
  • With its GPS feature, we would be able to track when an employee left a job to help ensure accurate time recording
  • Having the ability to give the homeowners their own custom home building app to watch the progress helped to put us ahead of the game in the industry
  • Running job cost reports as easily as CoConstruct allows helped to curb some of our administrative fees
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Contractor Foreman
  • We don't have to double enter our job information anymore (estimates, bills, labor hours) to show employees what they need to see. Specific access within Contractor Foreman does that for us.
  • It's taken us longer to learn how Contractor Foreman works within itself than we thought it would, so implementation is taking a little longer than ideal. However, we have been learning a lot along the way about the easiest ways to use the workflow that Contractor Foreman has.
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ScreenShots

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Contractor Foreman Screenshots

Screenshot of The client portal that lets customers to stay in the loop and know what is going on during all phases of the project.Screenshot of The custom dashboard which allows users to see the data that matters most to them.Screenshot of Stats that keep users informed to help them make use of data.Screenshot of The lead manager, that helps close deals without letting leads fall through the cracks.Screenshot of the Files & Photos screen, where making up plans can be done with Contractor Foreman.Screenshot of Time Cards, that display who is where and what they are doing.