ContractQuest releases building association software

“In a bid that greatly expands the value of benefits state and local building associations provide to members, ContractQuest announced the immediate availability of Contractor’s Wizard estimating software, CTools project management software application and BiznBox no headache Internet appliance.ContractQuest, located in Tacoma, provides wireless and PC-based workgroup tools and online communities to associations.Commercial homebuilders, accessing ContractQuest software through their state and local building association web sites, are empowered with unprecedented control over the marketing, budgeting, and management processes.ContractQuest’s goal is to give associations the easiest-to-use, simplest-to-manage and most cost-effective tools to hand to their members, said ContractQuest president and COO, Jon Taber.The company’s software tool, Contractor’s Wizard, provides a revolutionary new way for homebuilders to form solid estimates and job quotes from a desktop computer by tracking where money was made and lost during a job.We provide the builder with a tool that could pay for itself in a month, said Taber. Even first time users find Contractor’s Wizard easy to handle. It was built by a contractor to simplify the insurmountable job costing process.The average Contractor’s Wizard user lowered labor costs and increased profits by 10 percent while successfully winning 10 percent to 20 percent more contracts, Parkway Enterprises saved 35 percent in labor costs during the first year it used the Contractor’s Wizard.I am not sure how I ever would have learned about estimating without the Contractor’s Wizard, said Parkway Enterprises, Inc. administrator, Mary Lacey. I tried other programs, but none were as easy to use or as helpful.ContractQuest’s software application, CTools, enables contractors to instantly communicate project changes and avoid scheduling conflicts with subcontractors and homeowners, share CAD drawings, and post and bid on local or national jobs online. CTools negates miscommunication of specifications between the builder, homeowner and contractor to increase efficiency and accuracy on the job site.BiznBox, ContractQuest’s total small business solution, provides a color-coded Internet appliance with no headache setup and maintenance to builders who have never used or do not own a computer. BiznBox offers Microsoft and Peachtree software applications and stores files on privately hosted data space with the same security standards used in the defense industry.We are providing the builder with an inexpensive way to use the best software available on the market, said Taber. Even builders that do not own a computer can take advantage of this opportunity. We want to help associations introduce builders to technology.The launch of Contractors Wizard, CTools and BiznBox into the homebuilding industry comes as a suite of produces released this week by ContractQuest directly to homebuilding associations.Their website is: “