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How Costanza Builders is using ProjectTeam
Customer stories are a great way to learn more about how other companies are utilizing ProjectTeam on their projects. These conversations are helpful for new companies exploring software options as well as existing ProjectTeam customers that want to learn more about what others are doing.
This customer story comes from John of Costanza Builders in Mt Laurel Township, NJ. Costanza Builders have been using ProjectTeam since mid-2019.
What is your company and what do they do?
My company is Costanza Builders. We are a family-owned fourth-generation general contractor and construction manager located in Southern New Jersey. We work within the tri-state area of NJ-PA-DE.
We perform all site development and building construction work on each project and employ subcontractors to perform all trade work. We also provide engineering services associated with our projects. Our mission is to provide professional service and top-quality construction for our clients.
We work in the private sector building commercial and multi-family residential projects. The projects we build include low and high-rise residential apartments and a range of commercial project types including office buildings, biotech-lab & medical facilities, fitness & health facilities, hospitality & banquet facilities, retirement & assisted living, and specialty buildings for entertainment, sports, vehicle parking, etc.
What did you use for project management software before using ProjectTeam?
We used Meridian Prolog exclusively for project management before ProjectTeam. In addition we use other software tools for accounting, estimating, engineering, scheduling, along with MS Office programs.
What features in ProjectTeam do you use most often?
We use all of the ProjectTeam standard forms on all of our projects as well as some custom forms. We also use reports extensively as well as all communication/sharing features.
The forms provide ultimate flexibility and have powerful organizational tools such as filtering and searching. Forms also provide us with real-time document sharing and access on mobile devices (such as by tablets and smartphones).
ProjectTeam form types are built for the entire construction team (both internal to our company and external for clients, architect-engineers and subcontractors). Forms are setup for specific staff functions and data management. Forms and data can all be related (cross-referenced) and shared by your project staff, on projects or company-wide. Forms can also be organized as favorites, so each user can access their most frequently used forms quickly.
A related and extremely powerful feature is all the data created with forms can be viewed in “log” format and printed directly from the log. Log views show rows of data organized in columns where each column heading is a field within the form. Each user can show or hide the column headings they want to see and then sort, filter and print.
Two other favorite features of ProjectTeam include the ability to customize any form (collect & share specific types of data) and create custom reports. All custom form fields have extensive security and sharing options.
How has your experience with ProjectTeam been?
Overall, we have been very pleased with the software. It has all the functions and flexibility we need and provides our company with the cutting edge “cloud based” services needed to meet today’s demanding construction schedules and for control and sharing of construction documents and data.
The product and service teams have been great and they're always friendly. The ProjectTeam services team has been exceptionally prompt and responsive to our needs. They are very service oriented and really know and care about their customers.
What would your general recommendation be to someone looking at ProjectTeam for their new construction software?
The ProjectTeam platform is comprehensive and has many features but is also user friendly. It can be used as is with standard forms or customized to meet unique needs. In our case, we needed many custom reports (which can be DIY with some learning or provided by ProjectTeam). Like most software, it's best to have a dedicated person or persons to be the system administrator for job setups, customization, sharing setup, etc.
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