Geauga Mechanical Reduces Duplicate Data Entry & Cost Overruns with eSUB Cloud
Ohio-based mechanical contractor keeps projects on track and recoups 750+ office hours annually through eSUB Cloud’s project management and time tracking software.
“Nothing did all of the things we were looking for,” recalls Craig Berman, CEO of Geauga Mechanical, which specializes in design/build construction of energy-efficient mechanical systems. The company used a sophisticated formula for assessing job data but lacked a system for collecting time sheets and allocating hours in the field to specific job codes and phases. This put them at risk of underestimating how much time was required for each task.
“There was always a bit of confusion in the field as to task codes. A lot of stuff got dumped into ‘duct installation’ even if it was something else. It was all going into one big bucket.”
The pandemic made an inefficient system even more tedious. It was clunky and left hours reported in a way that made job costing imprecise. “There was always a bit of confusion in the field as to task codes,” Berman said. “A lot of stuff got dumped into ‘duct installation’ even if it was something else. It was all going into one big bucket.”
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After a year into their eSUB transition, the full value of the system came into play for Berman and the rest of the team at Geauga. The wealth of project data available has provided better visibility into productivity and job costing – and doing it in a lot less time.
“eSUB is a pretty good indicator, early on, of how we’re doing. We had been using the same formula, but the data we were getting was not that great. Now we can trust that the data is more accurate. With a high level of accuracy, we can see how we are doing on each task.”
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About eSUB Construction Software
Developed exclusively for commercial subcontractors, eSUB Cloud delivers a mobile and cloud-based construction project management platform. Create, store, access, and analyze all your data, documents, and activities from any device or location. eSUB Cloud’s comprehensive platform includes applications for managing submittals, change orders, RFIs, daily reports, field notes, POs, correspondence, time cards and more, while also integrating with accounting, design and drawing management solutions. As such, eSUB serves as an early warning system to prevent jobs from going off track, which reduces profit fade and, instantly find documentation in eSUB helps protect you against free work, mediation and litigation.