Month: January 2020

Residential Construction - Bolt Software

How Today’s Residential Construction Contractors Finish Jobs On Time

In the residential construction industry, the days of chasing paper, digging through file cabinets and scrolling through Rolodexes are over. Everything necessary to schedule jobs, coordinate with other contractors and improve communication with builders now fits in the palm of your hand. With a construction management mobile app, contractors who work with homebuilders can streamline job …

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Project Management - Bolt Software

Best Practices in Residential Construction Project Management for 2020

The residential construction industry is currently experiencing an exponential boom, and a lack of skilled trade professionals means an overabundance of jobs. Among the fastest-growing and most-needed positions in new home construction include electricians, glass installation and repair technicians, masons, plumbers, roofers, and project managers.  While there is a high demand for these positions, demand alone won’t help your construction …

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BOLT Partners with JazzHR to Simplify Recruiting Skilled Contractors

BOLT Software is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with JazzHR, industry-leading recruitment, and applicant tracking solution for small businesses. This integration joins BOLT’s suite of tools including workload reporting and visual status tools, document management, builder system integration, accounting integration, estimating, and more. The partnership allows JazzHR users to leverage BOLT’s time-saving construction-management solution …

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Avoid Paperwork - Bolt Software

How to Stop Wasting Time on Paperwork During New Home Construction

New residential construction jobs generate oceans of paperwork. One project includes requirements, blueprints, work orders, estimates, contracts, checklists, photos, change orders and more. All of that turns into a document management headache that’s both annoying and expensive. In fact, spending just one hour a day dealing with paperwork costs construction companies an average of $9,000 …

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Labor Shortage - Bolt Software

The Labor Shortage: What to do?

Everyone in construction is talking about the shortage of skilled labor and we constantly are asking how we as an industry can close the gap. Many conversations mention well-meaning programs like builder sponsored trade school partnerships with local community colleges, as well as how different trades might create their own school to quickly educate a non-skilled …

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New Home Construction Project Over Budget? 7 Ways to Keep it Profitable

More often than contractors like to admit, cost overruns are a fact of life with new residential construction. Even when everything seems to be going well, unplanned expenses and delays can ambush your job, drag it behind schedule and push it over budget.  But you can keep unnecessary costs at bay by applying the principles …

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Construction Technology - Bolt Software

Top 10 Ways Subcontractors Are Using Technology to Grow Their Business

1. Modern Accounting By modern, I mean that your accounting software should easily give you job costing, and other logical reports at the click of a button. Technology that works is expected in today’s world so don’t settle for an accounting system that doesn’t. At BOLT, we recommend QUICKBOOKS for the average subcontractor. At the time of this …

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