Builder Magazine recently released its annual “Builder 100” and I’m delighted to share that four Box construction customers landed in the top 40! Congratulations to:
- Lennar Corp. (#3)
- Meritage Homes Corp. (#9)
- Shea Homes (#19)
- Mungo Co. (#37)
According to the write up that accompanied the list, builder sentiment is positive about prospects for the remainder of this year and next. In fact, Meritage’s business in northern California was up 100 percent last year! That said, though the market is improving, builders shared that it’s “still tough to make money.”
In an industry where margins are thin, cloud services like Box can help drive dollars to the bottom line. Whether it’s as simple as being smarter about sharing sales and marketing materials or completely transforming the way bid files are shared with subs and suppliers, residential and commercial construction companies can run leaner by replacing legacy IT and paper systems with the Cloud.
Consider this: Dunn Building reduced their bid costs by 75% in the first year alone with Box. By making every bid file available from the Cloud, they slashed paper and printing costs, allowing subs and suppliers to access plans and quotes electronically using any device. Webcor estimates they’re saving $50,000 to $80,000 per project with Box. How? By making plans via Box and PlanGrid available on iPads, and being smarter about how their guys access information on the job site.
By all reports, the building industry should continue to see positive growth and stronger gains. Keep your edge by running leaner with Cloud services instead of old file servers and binders full of paper. Check out the details here.
If you’ll be at AIA this week, stop by booth #3704 and say hello. I’ll show you how easy it is to replace legacy technologies with the Cloud and integrate with applications like PlanGrid and GTeam from Gehry Technologies.