How BuildStar Eliminated
the Laborious Hours of Invoicing,
Paperwork and Complex
Spreadsheets for One User
Brad Marshall, Owner of Brad Marshall Homes
“BuildStar has been with me from the beginning. …. And if my back was against the wall and someone made me pick and choose, BuildStar is going to be there until the end.” — Brad M.
Brad M. has been using BuildStar for about 15 years.He and his team build custom homes, but have had various construction companies over the years.
BuildStar has been there for each of them and has made it easy to move from company to company without any hassle.
Before BuildStar, the struggle was real for Brad and his team…
They used a spreadsheet to document all their information. Doing things that way required them to keep everything on their computers in the office.
They did a lot of printing and filling out documents. They’d have to get those documents to their clients in either paper form or scanned and emailed to them. It was a lot of extra work. Until they started using BuildStar software, they didn’t have the option to have cloud-based documentation that they could see anywhere or anytime.
Now BuildStar handles everything from end to end, from estimating all the way to paying bills. Life is so much simpler with BuildStar.
Brad M. said, “when I decided to use BuildStar, I was a small company working out of my house. I did my homework before and other platforms required a lot more investment than BuildStar. …. I was able to contact BuildStar directly, something I can still do to this day, to get feedback or guidance on the app. It’s refreshing to have the hands-on [help] from BuildStar staff.”
One of the immediate benefits Brad enjoyed about BuildStar was the approval process of invoicing.
The workflow of invoice approvals was like magic for him because he had multiple projects with various superintendents going on and had it not been for the simplicity of it, he wouldn’t have saved a tremendous amount of laborious hours with invoicing. Brad loved how much easier things became by using BuildStar.
“It gave me a lighter workload. It made me more comfortable as a business owner.”
Now Brad has the time to spend growing his business.
BuildStar allows him and his company to stay lean from a staffing point of view. He’s been able to cut down on staff roles and get more construction projects.
With just a couple more projects per year than before, it easily means anywhere from $600,000-$2,000,000 more for his company.
“We chose the right platform”, Brad said. “BuildStar has been with me from the beginning. …And if my back was against the wall and someone made me pick and choose, BuildStar is going to be there until the end.”