Richardson, TX — September 8, 2015 — Systemates, Inc. is excited to announce that its client Source Refrigeration & HVAC has been awarded a 2015 Constructech Gold Vision Award under the Specialty Contractor category. Source was recognized for its exemplary application of technology in their everyday business, utilizing Projectmates web-based construction management software to manage hundreds of its annual projects across the United States.
Steve Bohlman, Director of Operational Excellence for Source, attended the Awards Ceremony held in Schaumburg, Illinois. Industry-leading construction experts from around the nation gathered to see which applicants would be named this year's Bronze, Silver, and Gold Vision Award Winners. Source received the Gold Vision Award.
"Two key challenges for Source Refrigeration & HVAC were a lagging flow of information and the struggle with job turnovers," said Peggy Smedley, Editorial Director for Constructech magazine. "Projectmates from Systemates enables the company to have updated project information, which is integral to keeping the job profitable and on schedule. This is yet another great example of how technology is enabling construction companies to improve business processes."
Once Source discovered how intuitive and simple it is to use Projectmates in the field, the company equipped nearly 200 foremen with iPads for quick access to the software. Called the "mega-app on steroids" by Steve Bohlman, Projectmates allows for lightning-fast communication and information exchange nationwide, which in turn keeps both office and field users constantly on the same page. Due to Projectmates's gentle learning curve, Source has since achieved a 96% compliance rate with Projectmates and manages over 1,000 projects in the software at any given time.
Source has numerous integration points between Projectmates and its accounting software, MS Dynamics. For example, when jobs are set up in MS Dynamics, they are automatically created in Projectmates within one hour so that construction managers and foreman can begin accessing information immediately. This speeds up the turnover process and eliminates double data entry. Budgets are synced nightly so that CMs and foremen can monitor labor and material costs in real time to make sure jobs stay profitable. Before Projectmates, the field would get job cost reports three weeks later, by which time it was too late to steer the job to profitability. Finally, Source has several integration points related to client billing. Field staff, Construction Managers, and Coordinators collaborate in Projectmates to capture and execute proposal requests, change orders, and pay applications and invoices. This has standardized Source's billing process, decreased data entry errors, and helped Source collect money due on contracts and change orders.
Projectmates is committed to excellence and innovation in the construction industry. Highlights of Source's exemplary use of Projectmates include:
- Source has achieved a 96% compliance rate with office and field staff.
- Source has numerous integration points between Projectmates and its accounting software, MS Dynamics. This automates job creation, customer billing, and job cost tracking.
- Nearly 1,000 simultaneous projects are being handled seamlessly on Projectmates now.
- Source has experienced gross margin gains.
- Source has improved customer satisfaction through faster job turnover and schedule completion.
- Composite labor rate has been reduced through better job coordination.
- All employees have greater visibility to job performance, including regional managers and senior management.
About Source Refrigeration & HVACSource is a market leader in the design, installation, maintenance, and optimization of refrigeration & HVAC systems that are critical to the day-to-day success of their many customers. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, the company fields approximately 1,000 service & installation experts and serves more than 2,500 customers. Many of the nation's leading grocery retailers such as Albertsons, 7-Eleven & Walmart rely on Source to manage their refrigeration & HVAC systems.
About ConstructechConstructech is a leading voice and advocate in the use of technology solutions within the construction industry. The company unites construction experts and leaders around the nation by keeping them updated on the latest advances in construction technology through magazines, recognition awards, and gathering events.