Case Studies

HGC Construction, Cincinnati

By integrating ProEst with Viewpoint, HGC has been rewarded with more accurate estimating, standardized workflow and one-click job setup for project management.

Company:
HGC Construction
Cincinnati, OH
Full Service General Contractor
Founded in 1931
Annual Revenues: $40M
Number of employees: approximately 150
Number of estimates each year: 200-250

logo-hgc

Challenge:
To find a database-driven estimating program that automates tedious, paper-based processes and integrates with Viewpoint Construction Software to support the company’s project management efforts.

Solution:
ProEst estimating and digital takeoff software

Results:

  • User-friendly estimating system with a very affordable price point
  • A SQL database centralizes estimate access/storage and makes it easy to group items by CSI code
  • Integration with Viewpoint automates job setup and supports project management
  • Transferring detailed cost breakdowns to Viewpoint is a ‘huge time-saver’ that eliminates manual data entry mistakes
  • Built-in digital takeoffs save time and remove ‘guesswork,’ especially on collaborative estimates
  • Ability to create professional reports and proposals on-demand improves customer service
  • Estimated to actual cost comparisons support the ability to refine estimating accuracy over time
  • Responsive ProEst support team consistently resolves reported issues in a timely manner
  • Standardized estimating processes ensure consistence results that portray a unified HGC team to project owners

“With a couple of clicks, we can go from estimate in ProEst to job setup in Viewpoint. On a large job, it used to take at least half a day to set up a project in our accounting system. Now, complete setup, including the estimate transfer, is done in less than an hour.” 

Harry Frondorf, Cost Engineer
HGC Construction