GHBA Remodelers Council: Home remodeling software helps homeowners, too

By Sheila Ortega, Divine Renovation
Published 12:00 am CDT, Sunday, June 23, 2019

With practically everyone using cell phones and electronic devices to get their information quickly and conveniently, many home remodeling contractors are also keeping up with the trend to go digital.

There are countless construction software programs and online platforms available for remodelers and builders to streamline their project management. These programs help to organize the planning, coordination and control of the various tasks required for a remodeling job. It puts project information at the remodeler’s fingertips and improves efficiency by keeping the project information in one place.

The homeowner benefits from working with a builder or remodeler who uses construction project management software for their team. Homeowners can sign on to a centralized location for everything related to their home. They can send/ receive messages, review and approve invoices or proposals from vendors, pick out their paint color and tile selections, see uploaded pictures or videos of their project, look over daily logs posted on their job profile, make requests for changes to the scope, pay their bills and generally follow the progress of their project in a timely manner.

In addition, construction project management software programs have apps available to install on mobile devices so info about your project can be obtained while you are on the go.

This allows for effective communication between you and your remodeler, lessens costly delays, keeps control of all documents in a secure manner and improves quality. Builders and homeowners enjoy a smoother remodeling process resulting in a more successful remodeling experience for both parties.

Technology is not only helping remodelers integrate all data in one place where clients have more convenient access to their project accounting and progress, it is helping the community preserve its natural resources by cutting down paper consumption and prevents poisonous gas formed by the combustion of fossil fuels such as gasoline through lessening unnecessary commutes.

If builders and remodelers can support improved productivity as well as environmental health, then going digital seems like one step toward progress.

This article was provided by a member of the Remodelers Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association. The Remodelers Council is dedicated to promoting professionalism and public awareness of the remodeling profession through education, certification and service to the Houston community. To reach the author directly, email info@divinerenovation.com. For information on this article, please contact Lorraine Hart at lorraine@idealconsulting.net. To join the council or to find a professional remodeler in your area, please visit ghba.org.