Ferguson Trenching Trades Estimated for Actual Costs with HeavyJob

March 18, 2015 Krysten Powers

Do you ever look back at the way things used to be?

Reminiscing about the past can be fun, and it might sometimes make you miss the way things were. 

But Ferguson Trenching in Odenton, Maryland, learned the old way isn't necessarily the best way when they implemented HCSS HeavyJob in 2014.

Before they purchased the project management software, Ferguson Trenching had been using Excel spreadsheets and yellow tablets for job costing and production analysis, if they tracked the job at all.

"Before HeavyJob, we had magical numbers of costs per day," Chief Estimator and Senior Project Manager Christopher Rock said. "Half the time we didn't even know what those numbers were. We needed costing. It was one thing to actually get the job set up in HeavyBid and win, and another to be able to take it to the next step and make a profit on it."

Ferguson has had HeavyBid for a decade, and Rock said they saved days of estimating time by using the software to set up standard cost codes and copy previous estimates. The success of that product led them to HeavyJob.

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