BuildBook vs. Buildertrend

Here at BuildBook we believe that project management software should make running your construction business easier. But, we’ve heard from hundreds of builders and remodelers that their project management software is the most frustrating tool in their business.

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That’s because the big-name “all-in-one” project management tools many get stuck using — like Buildertrend — are complicated, clunky, and have way too many features that you and your team don't need.

You need a tool that is as fast and reliable as your trusty notepad but with a few new tricks that save you time and help you impress your clients. BuildBook empowers your team and speeds you up. It has all of the tools you need to get the job done, and none that you don’t.

"I have got to say, BuildBook is SO much easier than Buildertrend. Everything I needed to enter was on one page, whether adding a project, or schedule item or client, I never had to go back and find where to add the info. It's so awesome having what I need right there and self explanatory."
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Why builders choose BuildBook over Buildertrend

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Simple and intuitive design

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Affordable options for any size construction company

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Quick and easy to implement in your business

(Can start immediately)

Education required
(Academy & University)

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Free 1:1 training

$999 fee to attend University
(Travel costs not included)

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No gimmick pricing

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Rates increase after 3 months

Free trial with no upfront payment required

(10-day, no obligations)

Paid rollout plan
(3 months / $99-$299/month)

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Discounted annual plan

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No nagging sales calls

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Marketing & Sales Tools you won’t find in other software
(at least not for free)

Marketing Tools

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Online Public Portfolio

(Included in Free tier)

Website plan required
($199/month)

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Lead Capture

(Included in Free tier)

Core plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Public Photo Collections

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Sales Tools

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Contact Manager

(Included in Free tier)

Core plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Lead Manager

(Included in Free tier)

Core plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Lead Notes

(Included in Free tier)

Core plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Lead To-Do's

(Included in Free tier)

Core plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Lead Files (Docs, Photos)

(Included in Free tier)

Core plan required
(starting at $299/month)

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Lead Enrichment

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Focused on the features that matter most to you

You don’t need a bloated platform that includes everything and the kitchen sink. 

BuildBook’s software is made for residential construction companies who just want to run their projects smoothly, keep everyone on the same page, and provide a top-notch experience that clients tell their friends about.

That’s why, when you compare what features BuildBook offers vs. Buildertrend, all you need to know is that BuildBook gives you everything you need and nothing you don't. 

You spoke, we listened

Most all-in-one construction management platforms like Buildertrend try to pack as many features as they can within their product.

As is the case, when you try to do everything ... you end up not being great at anything.

Rather than building stuff you don't need, we asked builders and remodelers what features truly mattered most to their business and then ruthlessly focused on making them better than anyone else.

BuildBook has every feature you need, and nothing you don't

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Gantt Chart Scheduling

Task Management

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Budget Tracking

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Team and Client Chat

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Client Selections

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Commenting

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Change Orders

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Collaborator Invites

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Client Dashboard

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Daily Logs

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Role-Based Permissions

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File and Photo Sharing

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Mobile App

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Geoff M.

Creative Professional Remodeling

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“It was the simplicity of BuildBook that sold me.”

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Christina B.

Vero Homes

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“It’s absolutely been a lifesaver on this latest remodel. I’m not sure how we did the previous ones without it?!”

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Brady J.

Brady Colt Custom Homes

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“Clients love it, employees find it to be a very useful tool, and I am more organized because of it.”