We’re changing the way the world builds
Since 2006, Buildertrend has empowered the construction industry to rise above the status quo and radically transform the way it does business. We’re now the leading project management software trusted by builders, remodelers and contractors across the globe.
The Buildertrend story began in 2006 with two brothers and a friend. Dan Houghton, Jeff Dugger and Steve Dugger built the company on a simple belief: There’s a better way to manage construction projects.
From day one, settling for good was never good enough. Our founders realized that’s just what construction pros were doing. Settling. Smart tech was missing. That meant endless opportunity to enlighten the industry with smarter communication, processes and ways to get more done on the job site.
So, what are three ambitious entrepreneurs to do?
Risk it all, of course.
From the basement of an Omaha home, they buckled down and got to work. Together, they created a cloud-based digital platform unlike anything else.
That risk paid off. Today, Buildertrend is the industry gold standard. The bigger the company becomes, the more committed we are to our founding belief – if there’s a better way, we’ll find it. Always.
Meet the trio who
started it all
Meet our co-founders.
Dan Houghton is no stranger to wearing a lot of hats. Industry authority on workplace culture and residential construction. Sought-after speaker. Commercial real-estate investor. Managing director and lead local investor of Union Omaha USL Soccer Team. Board Director of the Omaha Community Foundation, Nebraska Tech Collaborative, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha.
As CEO, co-founder and a member of our board of directors, he’s a busy (and a very motivational) guy. And we haven’t even gotten to his work with Buildertrend. He oversees sales, business development, strategic partnerships, HR, culture and is credited with helping the company expand into the global market.
But when the day is said and done, he puts on his most important hat – all-star husband and dad to his two daughters.
Jeff is the builder of Buildertrend – serving as the original and sole developer for the first five years, and then expanding the Buildertrend Engineering team to what it is today while also serving on the board of directors. With a passion for driving better business with technology, and a knack for problem solving, Jeff continues to provide direction for the company’s software platform.
There’s a reason our cutting-edge platform is the industry leader. From the beginning, Jeff has brought an innovative perspective to building the product and company, one that’s been driven by his more holistic approach and perspective, combining business savvy with technical expertise.
Ever the go-getter, as a collegiate student-athlete and business major, he taught himself web development after picking up a few extra programming courses in college. While in grad school, he started a software consulting company specializing in building industry-specific web platforms for businesses. A few years into growing that business, he co-founded Buildertrend – and the rest is history.
There are overachievers – and then there’s Steve. He’s the kind of guy who competes in Ironman Triathlons for fun.
He’s also the guy who always goes above and beyond for the company. As a co-founder and member of the board of directors, Steve is focused on Buildertrend’s financial success, marketing efforts and operational excellence. His guidance helped Buildertrend experience at least 50 percent growth year-over-year for the past decade.
All this while balancing time spent with his wife and three children. See what we mean about overachieving at overachieving?
The humblest beginnings3 employees
Dan, Jeff and Steve establish Buildertrend in July, and by October they’ve hired their first employee and moved into the company’s first office.
Growing globally5 employees | 17,500 users
We go international by offering our services to construction pros in Canada.
Defying the recession8 employees | 24,000 users
Powering through The Great Recession, we end the year with 80% growth and expand into the remodeling industry.
Records are made to 11 employees, 86,000 users
be broken …
Which is just what we did with our sales. New clients in Australia and New Zealand helped.
Buildertrend goes mobile20 employees | 100,000 users
With the recession behind us, our first app for iOS and Android goes live – one of the first of its kind for the SaaS industry.
Moving on up70 employees | 200,000 users
Growing customer base with the best service and product updates.
Bigger is better300 employees | 530,000
This period was all about gains: billions of dollars in construction projects completed in Buildertrend, another growth spurt of employees and quadrupling our office space with a new headquarters in Omaha.
Delivering more value 400 employees, 700,000 users
with Pro Services
Buildertrend grows its strategic partnerships to offer even more to our customers. New product offerings include Onsite Consulting and Buildertrend University.
The 500 club540 employees | 1 million+ users
We reach the 500-employee milestone, allowing us to better serve our customers. We also dug deep into our company identity, mission, vision and values to reveal a new brand platform that gave us a new look and logo.
2020 and beyond
We were proud to be ranked #1 in our category for Best Places to Work in Omaha for the second consecutive year. We also made Inc. magazine’s annual list of Best Workplaces for 2020, a competitive national ranking.
We put emphasis on three values that guide our every action, our every decision, our reason for being.
Our culture is built on accountability, transparency and a drive to be the best. Together, we never stop improving.
Our platform is cutting edge, forward-thinking and helps our customers solve real problems, delivering real results.
Our customers are our top priority. We are not a vendor; we are a partner in their success. We win together.
Buildertrend by the numbers.
construction pros have used Buildertrend
projects completed in Buildertrend
support available to our customers
countries where Buildertrend has been used
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See what all the buzz is about.
press releaseMay 10, 2022
Buildertrend ranks on Inc. Magazine’s annual Best Workplaces list for 2022
Buildertrend named among top workplaces for third consecutive year, boasting high employee engagement, enhanced benefits and inclusive workplace
press releaseMar 14, 2022
Buildertrend’s platform leads residential construction as the industry undergoes digital transformation, new report by the Association of Professional Builders finds
A leading industry report reveals Buildertrend as the top choice for construction tech, ensuring success against hurdles like material and labor shortages.
press releaseFeb 8, 2022
Buildertrend eagerly rejoins industry at the 2022 International Builders’ Show
Buildertrend returns to the industry-leading conference after a one-year virtual hiatus to engage professional builders at its impressive and interactive booth.
An award-winning team dedicated to yours
Here’s proof you’re getting the best with Buildertrend.
An award-winning team dedicated to yours
Here’s proof you’re getting the best with Buildertrend
Inc. Best Workplaces
Made The ListBest Workplaces
Stevie American Business Awards
Department of the Year 2019, 2020, 2021
Best Places to
WinnerBest Places to Work Omaha 2019, 2020, 2021
Made The ListTechnology Fast 500
WinnerStevie Award for
Department of the Year
Bronze 2019, Silver 2020
Grow your career with us
A job at Buildertrend offers the type of work you’d never compromise on. The kind that really makes a difference. Work that adds up to something meaningful. Something that couldn’t happen anywhere else.
At Buildertrend, people come first – always. Our team isn’t afraid of a challenge and knows anything is possible when we work together. You won’t find a better place to share who you are and see what you can become.