Texas planrooms have been the bright spot in the construction industry for the last period of time. With continued grow in the state and job prospects continuing to grow.
This is offering a great opportunity to builders in Texas to outsource some of the lower level work to contractors in other areas still willing to work.
“I have found PlanSwift runs without difficulty, is friendly, and find it fairly easy to navigate.”-Greater Electric Texas / Pat Swanson
One of the easiest to outsource is the estimating of jobs. With programs such as PlanSwift, contractors can send their plans to others quickly and easily. Then when the work is done, they can receive the finished work again quickly with PlanSwift Send Plans features.
Texas contractors can choose between two great models for this work.
- Have the outsourcers digitize the plans and mark the areas and counts. This is the simplest of processes but does take a lot of time. By having somebody else do this first part it removes the low reward work from the process but leaves the contractor with all the moneymaking choices.
- Option 2 is to allow the outsources to do all the work and provide back a completed takeoff and estimate. This greatly reduces the time involved but does transfer some of the responsibly to others.
The challenge now for many contractors is the need to estimate a large number of jobs to get a few. This estimating can take a lot of time, which could be put to other uses.
“I wanted to write you and express my feelings about PlanSwift. When I first found an advertisement for PlanSwift in a construction journal, I thought ,” great “, another estimating software. I have tried similar products in the past, and nothing has really stuck. Either too complicated, setup takes too long or moving through the platform has not improved my speed. I have always resorted back to hard line drawings which I am more comfortable with. I started to close the journal, when I noticed there was a free trial. That’s when I spent the time to go on the website and I learned a lot more. The video instructions that you supplied were better than any higher priced software that I used before. I was up and running in one night. Since the free trial and your support, I have purchased it. It is very reasonable. I have increased my efficiency in producing bids and I think that is improving as I have the time to watch the videos. I am not being solicited to write this letter, I just wanted to tell you and a few old timers that might see this, that this software is very (very!) user friendly. Thanks again for your support, Best Regards.”-Tedco Corp. / Ted Lewis
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This is one more reason why PlanSwift works so well with Texas Planrooms to reduce the time it takes to complete estimates and takeoffs.