About Buildertrend

Buildertrend is the No. 1, cloud-based construction project management software trusted by homebuilders, remodelers and specialty contractors. Since 2006, we have empowered the construction industry with a better way to build. More than 1 million users across more than 100 countries have chosen Buildertrend as their preferred platform for real-time collaboration throughout each and every stage of the building process. Our software helps construction professionals complete more projects while reducing delays, eliminating communication errors and increasing customer satisfaction.

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:

$99.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

$99.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Buildertrend

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Features

Total features of Buildertrend: 104

  • 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
  • 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
(1,567)
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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Brian D.
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  • Industry: Renewables & Environment
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Revolutionized my sales follow up

Reviewed on 13/06/2019

I used other CRMs in the past, but love using BuilderTrend. Its simple setup has allowed me to keep...

I used other CRMs in the past, but love using BuilderTrend. Its simple setup has allowed me to keep track of my customers as well as provide better follow up to my clients. I just utilize the Sales section of BuilderTrend, but it has improved my client relationships and increased my overall sales.

Pros

Buildertrend is great--I love using the Activity Calendar and Lead Report to keep track of my follow up with my customers. I can use activity notes to remember what I discussed with customers when we last spoke, and this helps me engage in better dialogue when I follow up with customers. Our installation team loves using the project management feature to keep track of our installs and provide an easy transition from sales to installation.

Cons

The user interface is kind of clunky, especially on the app. Sometimes it is difficult to find stuff and the filters can get annoying.

Response from Buildertrend

Brian, thank you for your review and honest feedback! We love hearing how Buildertrend has helped your company.

Richard C.
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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 9.0 /10

Streamlines so many parts of our business

Reviewed on 30/06/2020

Very good.

If youre going to integrate BT make sure you take it on a section at a time. Dont try...

Very good.

If youre going to integrate BT make sure you take it on a section at a time. Dont try and open up too many sections to your team

These guys have given a lot of thought to the software and it forms an amazing backbone for any client facing construction business. We couldnt last the day without it.

Pros

This software is outstanding in many different areas

We initially purchased it initially to manage our clients selections for new homes and it quickly got integrated elsewhere to the point its the backbone of many of our processes

We use this now to manage client change order (it pays for itself on this alone every month) selections, materials ordering from site, daily logs, H&S management, RFI's for the design team and photo storage and programming to name but a few

We couldn't go back to the old ways of doing many of these

There are a lot of different features and you'll certainly find many that'll make it worth your while to use

Oh and the customer support is ace

Cons

Overall roll out is great and intuitive but you do need to comit to integrating BT to your business and this takes time and effort. THis is a software that gives back 10 fold what you put in, but it does need your comittment.

Alternatives Considered

Procore and BuilderStorm

Reasons for Switching to Buildertrend

Client facing elements are superb Best fit for our size of business wide host of services

Response from Buildertrend

Richard, thank you so much for your honest review and feedback! We appreciate you sharing how Buildertrend works for Appletree Estates, and we feel so lucky to have you as customers.

Heather W.
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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
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Left after software "upgrade"

Reviewed on 22/06/2022

90% of customer service associates were amazing. Very friendly, helpful and fun to work with. I...

90% of customer service associates were amazing. Very friendly, helpful and fun to work with. I will miss working with their team.

Pros

I used to like how the software was formatted with categories and subcategories. Uploading photos was easy to do.
When we saw what the new format was going to be, we immediately researched new software products and choose UDA Construction Online.

Cons

Scheduling
New upgrade - one no longer has the ability to organize the estimate.
Each line item went to quick books versus categories/subcategories
Can't see which items have PO's or not
They would do software changes mid day during the middle of the week
Entering data was a total pain

Alternatives Considered

CoConstruct

Reasons for Switching to Buildertrend

We initially choose BuilderTrend because it was NOT coconstruct. But then BT bought CC and it became a mess
Jaroth M.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

BuilderTREND to work good

Reviewed on 30/04/2022

I really like this software

I really like this software

Pros

I really like that you can learn how to use it in a easy way, you can use the functions and the tools really good and you can use the templates that helps you too much.

Cons

I don't like that some templates didn't work properly and you can't use the functions and tools correctly and it may cause that the experience using this software can be bad.

Jesse A.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Now that our company has grown, this program meets our needs better

Reviewed on 21/02/2020

Last year when we first were shown the program we decided not to go forward. Now our that our...

Last year when we first were shown the program we decided not to go forward. Now our that our company has grown, we see that BuilderTrend will be crucial for keeping ourselves and our crews organized. The rocky portions of the software do not outway the usefulness to our company. There is a learning curve and a lot of things to iron out as we implement it, but I can see it being a huge asset compared to other programs once we nail it down. On top of that, I know their team will keep improving the features and adding more features to a program that is already rich with features.

Pros

The best feature in this program is communication and scheduling. Also, where other programs have to borrow from many 3rd party programs to achieve their functions, this program is able to incorporate all in one. We are using it for every step of the construction process, from sales to estimates, to job management and scheduling and invoicing. Other neat features include requesting bids to subs and vendors within the program, financing for customers, interactive and customize-able selections for customers within the program. There are other features not mentioned in this review as well. The main point is that this program offers all management needs for builders and contractors, and the software team continues to update and add features according to the requests and needs of those who are using the program.
Also, where competitors charge extra for each user, this company includes unlimited users in their package, as well as unlimited subs and vendors. Some of the functions you would have to pay extra for in other programs like scheduling for crew etc. are included in their main package. Therefore the price, and what you get for your money is way better.

Cons

This software is a little more difficult to learn than other competing programs, due to it's complexity and depth of features. At times it's a bit overwhelming, though that is to be expected with the level of depth. Also some other programs have a general appearance which makes the program more inviting and user friendly. That being said, we still moved forward with this program because of the need for more features without having to pay all the extra money.
One feature they really need to improve is their proposal builder. They have good formatting options and cost codes/ item catalogs where you can build price lists within the system, but when you add items into the estimate or create a big template, when you want to go and edit info like quantities etc. you have to go through an ocean of items that are not clearly formatted (they have a worksheet tab for editing items, and a format tab for grouping and changing layout for final appearance, but the worksheet portion is unformatted, and in the format section you cannot delete items or change them at all. Therefore I found the proposal functions to be a bit rocky to deal with. However, buildertrend users can vote on improvements for the program and so there is at least light at the end of the tunnel.

Alternatives Considered

Procore

Reasons for Choosing Buildertrend

Acculynx is more user friendly in general, but for all the features we need for our growing company we have to pay so much more. Every project manager we hire adds more and more to the cost of having the program, and payment is required for subs to join the program, as well as our crew. All the features we want will keep tacking up the price. If it weren't for this, we may have been able to find a way to keep using Acculynx. BuilderTrend has more to offer at a reasonable price that doesn't keep climbing.

Switched From

AccuLynx

Reasons for Switching to Buildertrend

BuilderTrend seemed to offer everything that Procore offered. There may have been slight differences between the two programs, but procore didn't offer anything revolutionary over buildertrend, and instead seemed to offer similar ways of reaching the same end results. In the end I think buildertrend offered more functions, and used less 3rd parties to do so. However, I have not extensively tested procore, and therefore I do not know all the depths of their software. We found buildertrend first and didn't see any obvious reason why we should switch, so we didn't.

Response from Buildertrend

Jesse, thank you so much for your honest review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us such detailed feedback and I will be sure to pass it on to our Product team. Thank you again!

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Buildertrend FAQs

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Buildertrend offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $99.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

During your first two months, pay only $99/mo for the Core Plan or $399/mo for the Pro Plan. Your monthly rate will then increase to $349/mo or $599/mo, respectively.

Buildertrend has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 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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