BuildBook vs. Buildertrend

Buildbook vs Buildertrend

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We believe that project management software should make running your construction business easier. But many custom home builders and remodelers have told us that their project management software is the most frustrating toll in their business.

That’s because other big-name “all-in-one” project management tools are too complicated, clunky, and have way too many features that you and your team simply don't need.

You need a tool that is as fast and reliable as your trusty notepad but with the features that save you time and help you impress your clients. BuildBook empowers your team and speeds you up with the tools you need to get the job done.

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"I have got to say, BuildBook is SO much easier than Buildertrend. Everything I needed to enter was on one page, whether adding a project, or schedule item or client, I never had to go back and find where to add the info. It's so awesome having what I need right there and self-explanatory."
- Daniel Penn, Penn's Construction and Cabinets
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Why builders prefer BuildBook over Buildertrend

(Based on feedback and survey data we gathered from custom home builders and remodelers familiar with both products)*
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Benefits

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Modern design that's quick to learn and easy to understand

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Easy to use immediately without training

(No training needed)

Custom onboarding plan and dedicated trainer (recommended)

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Additional training recommended to unlock full product potential

No additional training needed

2-day user conference
($999/person plus travel costs)

Affordable options for any size construction company

Either $299 or $499/month
(after introductory period)

Starts at $79/month
(with annual discount)

One price for the entire length of your subscription

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Rate increase after 2-month introductory period

Free trial with no upfront payment required

(10-day, no obligations)

Paid 2-month introductory period
(Between $99-$299 /month)

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Discounted annual plan

(20% discount)

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Sales approach

High touch
(Repeated phone calls)

Low touch
(Available when needed)

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"If I mention Buildertrend under my breath they call me, if I think about Buildertrend they call me, if I make dinner they call me, if I ask them to not call me ... they call me."
- Jeremy Stubbs, Craftsman Renovations
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BuildBook is focused on the features that matter most to you

You don’t need a bloated platform that includes everything and the kitchen sink. 

BuildBook’s software is made for residential construction companies who just want to run their projects smoothly, keep everyone on the same page, and provide a top-notch experience that clients tell their friends about.

That’s why, when you compare the features of BuildBook with other tools, all you need to know is that BuildBook gives you everything you need and nothing you don't. 

What builders are looking for in project management software

You spoke, we listened

Most all-in-one construction management platforms try to pack as many features as they can within their product.

As is the case, when you try to do everything ... you end up not being great at anything.

Rather than building tools you don't need, we asked builders and remodelers what features truly mattered most to their business and then ruthlessly focused on making them better than anyone else.

BuildBook has every feature you need, and nothing you don't

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Gantt Chart Scheduling

Task Management

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Budget Tracking

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Team and Client Chat

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Client Selections

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Commenting

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Change Orders

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Collaborator Invites

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Client Dashboard

Client Invites

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Daily Logs

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Role-Based Permissions

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File and Photo Sharing

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Mobile App

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Sales & Marketing Tools you won’t find in other software
(at least not for free)

Marketing Tools

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Online Public Portfolio

(Included in Free tier)

"Website" plan required
($199/month)

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Lead Capture

(Included in Free tier)

"Core" plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Public Photo Collections

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Sales Tools

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Contact Manager

(Included in Free tier)

"Core" plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Lead Manager

(Included in Free tier)

"Core" plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Lead Notes

(Included in Free tier)

"Core" plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Lead To-Do's

(Included in Free tier)

"Core" plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Lead Files (Docs, Photos)

(Included in Free tier)

"Core" plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Automated Lead Enrichment

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* Pricing, feature and plan descriptions are as publicly described by vendor as of the date of this publication.
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Why builders ♥ using BuildBook

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Geoff M.

REVEL Design | Build

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“It was the simplicity of BuildBook that sold me.”

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Christina B.

Vero Homes

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“It’s absolutely been a lifesaver on this latest remodel. I’m not sure how we did the previous ones without it?!”

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Brady J.

Brady Colt Custom Homes

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“Clients love it, employees find it to be a very useful tool, and I am more organized because of it.”