Top moments from Buildertrend on the Road in Atlanta

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On May 3, Buildertrend on the Road made its first stop in Atlanta! This one-day regional conference brought inspiration and education to our Atlanta-area customers, which included home builders, remodelers, commercial builders and pool builders.

Our customers learned that future of the industry is technology – and they left knowing how to best use Buildertrend’s software.

Construction tech helps our builders be the best when it comes to project efficiency, money savings and client communication. Buildertrend on the Road taught them to master our project management software to achieve these goals and stay competitive in the market.

Check out our top three moments from our builder conference in Atlanta.

1. Great insights from industry leaders

A highlight of Buildertrend on the Road was hearing from industry leaders. Their expertise covered everything from supply shortages and builder groups to the benefits of adopting construction tech and how to improve the client experience. Here’s what our featured speakers had to say:

Dan Houghton, Buildertrend CEO

  • Key takeaway: Buildertrend is here to help you get better when it comes to how you run your construction business.
  • Our construction management software can help builders streamline processes, track financials, schedule jobs and communicate with clients – all in one convenient place.

Brian Pavlick, CBUSA VP of Operations

  • Key takeaway: Builders have the buying power to leverage better deals for their businesses.
  • CBUSA helps builders find better products for a better price. This group purchasing organization holds suppliers accountable, so you get your materials faster. This is key during the supply shortage the construction industry is seeing right now.

Dan and Emily Clark, owners of Clark & Co. Homes

  • Key takeaway: If you build it, they (clients) will come.
  • Dan and Emily of Clark & Co. Homes shared the wins and struggles of running a business together for the past 20 years. They also talked about the client experience and how to make the building process smoother for the builder and homeowner.

2. Helpful tips from education sessions

Our classroom-style training courses covered topics like project planning, financial management and construction estimate creation. We shared our best tips, demonstrated best practices in Buildertrend and encouraged attendees to ask our presenters questions.

Streamlined project planning

  • What this course featured: how to create accurate project timelines, deliver information to the right people and document liabilities and reduce risk.
  • Key takeaway: We showed how project management and file management features can save you valuable time and move your business toward a more efficient workflow.

Enhanced estimates & contracts

  • What this course featured: how to consistently deliver high-quality estimates, systemize your bidding process and master our new and improved Estimate feature.
  • Key takeaway: The key to creating an organized standard operating procedure is by using effective cost code and catalog management.

Accurate financial management

  • What this course featured: how to track expenses, decrease budget overages, streamline client invoicing and manage your change order process.
  • Key takeaway: Keeping a clean budget is one of the foundational items for construction companies.

3. More ways to maximize your business

Attendees walked away with more ideas on how they can improve their business – whether they found inspiration from our software experts or from other builders. At the all-day expo, attendees had the chance to talk to our team, learn about our Professional Services and get access to upcoming offers.

Networking opportunities

  • Being a Buildertrend customer comes with several perks, including the ability to learn from other like-minded builders in the business. Event attendees were able to interact with their peers in classes, at the happy hour, during breaks and at the scheduled meals.
  • We always encourage our builders to network with each other. Especially with a regional event like this, you could find contractors working in your area who you could learn from.
  • Our Buildertrend Champions were also present to speak to their pain points and give tips on how to make the most of Buildertrend. These customers are builders just like you who have successfully mastered the program.

Buildertrend Professional Services

  • Our Onsite Consulting, Financial Services, Pro Websites and Custom Reporting teams were available to answer questions at the expo. These services can take your business to the next level and make your life easier when it comes to tracking finances, building your website, having accurate reporting and more. Still have questions? Contact us today!

How to register for our next Buildertrend on the Road

Our first Buildertrend on the Road of 2022 was a hit for our customers, and we can’t wait to offer this conference in Denver later this year! Check here for more information about our upcoming stop in Denver.

About The Author

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Lizzie Long Lizzie Long is a Content Specialist at Buildertrend.

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