I quit Buildertrend with Ryan Hay Oakman Building Company

Episode 46

This week we are joined by Buildertrend user Ryan Hay. Ryan is the owner of Oakman Building Company based in Austin, Texas. Tom and Paul talk to Ryan about his Buildertrend journey, roadblocks included. Listen to the full episode to hear Ryan’s experience with Buildertrend and why he believes it’s a necessity for his company.


Ryan Hay signed up for Buildertrend in April 2018 but after nearly a year, he canceled his subscription. About seven months later, Ryan and his team had a meeting about their processes when a project manager said, “Let’s go back to Buildertrend, but let’s do it right.”


  • Integrate one thing at a time. Going in guns blazing it not ideal, because you and your staff can quickly become overwhelmed by all the features.
  • Get buy-in from your employees. Ryan did this by explaining to his workers that they will ultimately be the ones who benefit from Buildertrend. He also included them in the conversations regarding their processes.
  • Put in the time. Ryan said if you put in the work on the front end, you will reap the benefits for years to come on the backend.
  • Go to Buildertrend University. BTU is a great way to learn the ins and outs of the software, plus you get to network and have one-on-one time with your coach.


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