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. Brimming with change makers and risk takers, our team is proud to call the heartland home. Making even the best better – it’s kind of our thing.

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Our story


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 jobsite.

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 an all-in-one, cloud-based 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.

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Meet the trio who
started it all

 

dan

 

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

Yeah, 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. Phew.

But when the day is said and done, he puts on his most important hat: Rock star husband and dad to his two daughters.

 

jeff

 

The architect.

Yep, Jeff is the builder of Buildertrend – serving as the original and sole developer for the first five years. With an affinity for technical problem solving, he continues to provide direction for the company’s software.

There’s a reason our cutting-edge tech is a cut above everything else. Most of the knowledge Jeff used to create Buildertrend was self-taught, even with a bachelor’s degree in applied science in business and a concentration in computer science. Ever the go-getter, he also excelled outside the classroom as a collegiate athlete. He played baseball, football and kept players in line as a referee.

Jeff’s also a connoisseur of fine whiskey – and even started a monthly tasting club in the office. Attendees beware: You better know your bourbon from your scotch.

Today, he brings his competitive spirit and passion to work as he leads a team of 125 in product engineering. When he’s not in the office, catch him at the lake with his wife and two sons.

 

steve

 

There are overachievers, and then there’s Steve. He’s the kind of guy who competes in Ironman and Triathlons for fun. Seriously.

He’s also the guy who always goes above and beyond for the company. As a co-founder and vice president of operations, Steve is focused on Buildertrend’s financial success, marketing efforts and operational excellence. His guidance helped Buildertrend experience at least 50 perfect 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?

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.

Yeah, 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. Phew.

But when the day is said and done, he puts on his most important hat: Rock star husband and dad to his two daughters.

The architect. Yep, Jeff is the builder of Buildertrend – serving as the original and sole developer for the first 5 years, and then building the BT Engineering team to what it is today.  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 and UNO, 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. Seriously.

He’s also the guy who always goes above and beyond for the company. As a co-founder and vice president of operations, 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?

Milestones, memories
& moments

2006

The humblest Beginnings

3 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.

2007

2007

Growing globally

5 employees | 17,500 users

We go international by offering our services to construction pros in Canada.

2008

2008

Defying the recession

8 employees | 24,000 users

Powering through The Great Recession, we end the year with 80 percent growth and expand into the remodeling industry.

2011

2011

Records are made to
be broken …

11 employees, 86,000 users

Which is just what we did with our sales. New clients in Australia and New Zealand helped.

2012

2012

Another app-solutely
great year

20 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.

2014

2014

Moving on up

70 employees | 200,000 users

Growing customer base with the best service and product updates.

2015

2015

Bigger is better

300 employees | 530,000

(2015-2017)
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.

2018

2018

Delivering more value
with Pro Services

400 employees, 700,000 users

Buildertrend grows its strategic partnerships to offer even more to our customers. New product offerings include onsite consulting and Buildertrend University.

2019

2019

The 500 club

540 employees | 1 million+ users

We reach the 500-employee milestone. Yeah, this level of growth is a big deal, 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 also gave us a new look and logo.

2020

2020

2020 and beyond

We’re 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. With a collaborative culture, perks aplenty and a mission to always improve, life really is better here.

Our values

Most companies focus on the bottom line. We don’t want to be like most companies. Instead, we put emphasis on three values that guide our every action, our every decision, our reason for being.

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Team

Our culture is built on accountability, transparency and a drive to be the best. Together, we never stop improving.

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Product

Our platform is cutting edge, forward-thinking and helps our customers solve real problems, delivering real results.

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Customers

Our customers are our top priority. We are not a vendor; we are a partner in their success. We win together.

All-time stats

Buildertrend by the numbers.

1 million

construction pros have used Buildertrend

2-million

projects completed in Buildertrend

support available to our customers

100 plus

countries where Buildertrend has been used

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More than 1 million users have gone from beginner to boss
with Buildertrend. 

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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.

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