Midwest Concrete went from scratch pads to iPads® and never looked back. Today, the firm has more control and access to manage projects in real time.
Located near Kansas City, MO the large Concrete Contractor began researching construction management software to address five business needs. Top on their list was rolling out technology that was easy to adopt and simple to use. “Implementation and adoption of eSUB was relatively simple and easy because the platform is designed for subcontractors,” said Mr. Silvestro, head of Commercial Sales for Midwest Concrete.
From gaining control of projects to making information accessible between the headquarters and jobsites, the large Concrete Construction firm needed to increase its competitive edge. Mobile and cloud technology helps Midwest Concrete protect its profits and mitigate risks.
“We looked at GC Project Management platforms, and they fell short on the capabilities and high costs. We preferred eSUB because they understood subs like no other software company.” - Joe Silvestro, head of Commercial Sales
MIDWEST TOP 5 BUSINESS NEEDS:
eSUB surpasses General Contractor Project Management-based solutions by giving Midwest the ability to manage its business workflows, teams, documents, files, and job costing to actuals. Material tracking and schedules (team members are shared among multiple local projects) were crucial business needs. Tracking all communications, files and field activity are crucial for protecting the subcontractor’s profits as they help build for general contractors, owners and architects.
GAIN MORE CONTROL OF ALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Midwest Concrete needed to eliminate guess work on existing and future projects. “With eSUB, we have the ability to monitor and track actual progress against estimates. We know exactly if we are on time, behind schedule, and what the cause effect of any lost time was. The efficiency and accuracy helps us better manage and control every project, as well bid and plan for future similar projects,” said Mr. Silvesto.
TRACK FILES AND ACTIVITIES EFFICIENTLY
Having mobile devices in the field ensures greater documentation on the jobsite and accuracy of information being shared between the field and office. Providing information to the jobsite. eSUB's two-way email integration enables Midwest to store all information for a specific project. All files and email communications are easily tracked and available in the cloud. eSUB’s cloud-hosted centralized database houses all relevant information on all of the projects that Midwest works on and always accessible. “We’ve eliminated the days of searching for lost documents, lost receipts, notes, field reports, time cards, and so forth, said Mr. Silvestro.
PROVIDE REAL-TIME INFORMATION TO THE JOBSITE
eSUB’s cloud-based document control platform creates a virtual directory, so field staff have access to all current plans and files. There is no longer the need to send Excel spreadsheets back and forth. eSUB’s database stores and indexes all data by project/date/time. Everyone at the jobsite and office knows exactly where all documentation is virtually located by project. “We’ve saved hundreds of hours in administrative time. All information is available to all employees regardless of their location and as they travel around to different jobsites,” said Mr. Silvesto.
ENHANCING RISK MANAGEMENT AND AVOIDING CLAIMS
eSUB’s Field Notes, Daily Reports and other daily documentation to CYOB help Midwest get paid for everything that they do. eSUB makes it easy enough for Midwest to document everything pertinent to the project and the work performed; helping Midwest get paid and protect itself.
As deadlines begin to loom closer and closer, it can be more and more challenging to keep up with the documentation. eSUB’s capturing of data is so simple that it becomes easy for Midwest to capture every detail of the work they are doing.
eSUB's Correspondence Toolbox has different forms to protect Midwest of unexpected delays or project changes. “eSUB's Documentation Control establishes greater transparency of the work we do for the General Contractor – their Project Manager and Superintendents, no matter where they are located, we can deliver timely and appropriately documented work for quicker approvals to mitigate any confusion. Midwest prides itself on having great relationships with the GC, Owner, and Architects,” said Mr. Silvesto.
eSUB has over 30 years of history of assisting subcontractors to get paid for the work that they do. Now we have incorporated all of those processes and best practices into a software platform for you. eSUB is designed to help subcontractors maximize profits.
ABOUT MIDWEST CONCRETE LLC
Midwest Concrete LLC is a second generation company. We have the experience of the past that has shaped us and a vision for the future that includes controlled growth, a culture of learning new technology and processes, and a dedicated team that strives for complete customer satisfaction.