Everything you need to know about creating, managing, invoicing, and ultimately reducing change orders in construction
Everything you need to know about construction management and becoming a construction project manager — including information on degrees, salary, and more.
October 21, 2021
Learn about the most common construction calculations and what construction calculators you should use to solve them
October 4, 2021
Learn the best strategies for managing your client communications before, during, and after a construction project to avoid confusion and conflict
September 15, 2021
The essential guide to understanding and creating construction schedules and the benefits of using construction scheduling software
August 31, 2021
Learn how to prepare a construction budget, why they are important, what costs to include, and the common mistakes to avoid.
August 25, 2021
Learn the top reasons why construction management software is a must-have for residential home builders and remodelers and how to select the right platform for your construction business
August 19, 2021
Everything you need to know about Construction Task Management and how to use it effectively to run better projects
August 18, 2021
Discover exactly what to do to help your home building or remodeling website rank in search engines with this helpful guide.
August 13, 2021
By setting expectations and using the right tools, managing selections for clients can be an enjoyable part of running your projects.
July 2, 2021
The pros and cons of the 3 most popular construction contracts – fixed-fee, cost-plus management fee, cost-plus percentage
June 28, 2021
Understand what a construction punch list is, how it’s used, and the components needed to create one. Everything you need to know about a punch list along with a free template for creating your own.
June 14, 2021
Welcome to a new kind of all-in-one construction software that is fast and powerful, but simple to use, with the most important features you need to run better projects.
April 28, 2021
How to capture more positive reviews and use them to reach more home building and remodeling clients
April 9, 2021
Home builders and remodelers share their thoughts, hopes, and concerns about the Buildertrend & CoConstruct acquisition
March 8, 2021
Buildertrend announced today that they have acquired CoConstruct.
February 24, 2021
We asked 100's of home builders and remodelers how to improve project management software. This is what they said ...
February 19, 2021
Construction business expert, Shawn Van Dyke, lays out a simple roadmap to create happy clients on every project
February 10, 2021
We’re breaking down how to use your Portfolio to differentiate your business from all the rest and ultimately get more new customers.
February 5, 2021
Here are the most important components of a killer contractor website.
January 29, 2021
The story behind the growth and success of Brady Colt Custom Homes
January 19, 2021
If you thought 2020 was crazy, check out our predictions for what 2021 has in store for the construction industry.
December 30, 2020
Although 2020 presented challenges, we've seen firsthand how resilient the construction industry is and what an awesome community it is to be a part of.
December 28, 2020
Part 3 of confessions from a first-time contractor just getting started: What else could possibly go wrong?
November 4, 2020
Marketing, sales, and project tools to improve your client's experience, from first impression to final payment.
October 20, 2020
Part 2 of confessions from a first-time contractor just getting started: More delays and big mistakes 😕
October 2, 2020
These are the questions you need to ask to quickly determine if a potential project or client is right for your construction business.
October 1, 2020
Part 1 of confessions from a first-time contractor just getting started: Expensive mistakes and hard lessons learned on my first project.
September 14, 2020
What you need to know before signing an expensive annual contract with Houzz Pro, HomeAdvisor or Angi. And, what you can do instead.
August 19, 2020
The 2021 top tricks, tips, and advice to generating leads and new clients on Instagram from the home builders and remodelers who do it best.
June 26, 2020
Everything a builder or remodeler needs to know to create amazing photos — even with your phone — that impress new potential clients.
May 20, 2020
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the BuildBook web app and a new app redesign! Your account is now available everywhere you are.
May 7, 2020
If you want to win more clients, you need a great portfolio to showcase your work. Here are the most important things you need to consider.
May 4, 2020
What's the difference between push versus pull marketing? And, which one should home builders and remodelers use to market their construction business?
April 22, 2020
In construction, clients are looking for more than just quality craftsmanship. The key to happiness is hidden in these 4 essential things.
April 15, 2020
Announcing a program to help residential construction companies negatively impacted by the current disruption caused by COVID-19.
March 26, 2020
Did you know that there is a way to double the revenue in your construction business that won't cost you a dime? We're going to show you how.
March 10, 2020
Last month we brought you our biggest release of the year. Now, less than 30 days later, we’re bringing you our biggest release EVER!
January 20, 2020
BuildBook 1.8 is our biggest release of the year - and there is much more to come in early 2020!
December 16, 2019
Major improvements to BuildBook web, post and photo editing, enhanced tasks, and more.
October 2, 2019
When I met the BuildBook team, I realized they had the focus and technology to solve one of our industry's biggest challenges.
Shawn Van Dyke
July 26, 2019
Simple Search. Advanced Filtering. Photos in Comments. Read on to learn about all of the new goodies in BuildBook v1.5.
June 7, 2019
Maintain clarity in your communications to take control of your workweek and do more of what you love.
May 25, 2019
The key to success, and less aggravation, is being reliable for your team and your clients.
If you’re a home builder, your picture of success is fairly simple: you want to keep clients happy and win more business.
Since our launch at IBS last month, there’s been a ton of action at BuildBook. We're really excited about all the progress and wanted...
March 26, 2019
JLC Live New England 2019 is almost here. Here is our preview of some of the sessions we're excited to attend.
March 21, 2019
We officially launched BuildBook at #IBS2019 and are so humbled by the warm welcome from the global building community.
March 2, 2019
Investing time and energy in building healthy client relationships can help you navigate any problem with integrity and fairness.
December 19, 2018
The backstory of BuildBook - where we came from, where we are, and where we're going.
October 31, 2018
BuildBook and Floor & Decor have teamed up on PRO Premier Rewards. Learn about all of the benefits of joining the Program.
September 17, 2021
Step-by-step instructions on how to create a construction project qualification calculator with a free template in Google Sheets
August 5, 2021
Step-by-step instructions on how to create a construction punch list with a free template in Google Sheets
July 26, 2021
Step-by-step instructions on how to create a construction budget with a free template in Google Sheets
July 8, 2021
Looking to cancel your Buildertrend account? Here are the simple steps you should take that will remove any headaches and save you time and money.
March 12, 2021
The website template you choose for your business and how you set it up should represent who you are, the work you specialize in, and should be easy for consumers to get in touch and open a conversation.
December 23, 2020
Discover the three types of construction schedule templates, which one is right for you, and how to find or create one of your own
December 21, 2020
Step-by-step instructions on how to start a construction schedule with a free template in Google Sheets
December 18, 2020
5 simple steps to create a residential or commercial construction schedule template or Gantt chart in Excel or Google Sheets
December 17, 2020
Step-by-step instructions on how to start a construction schedule with a free template in Excel
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