Procore: Construction Management Software
It’s no secret that we love to collaborate. With our clients, our team, and our partners. We have found that it’s how the best solutions are generated. In late 2019, we invested in Procore software to pilot on some internal team members on a select number of projects.
Since then, the software has been rolled out nearly company-wide and we’d like to share what the impact has been for the team, business, and our clients:
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- Our team is able to keep detailed information, in order and in one central location – while retaining all historical information for reference.
- Reduced version confusion among all trades as the most current drawings are available at a click of a button.
- The process of logging information and generating reports is “Quick and Easy.”
- The software is cloud-based so that means it’s portable and available to all members of the project from almost any device (even if it’s offline)!
- This means our team can go job to job and take pictures, log manpower, and make notes on several jobs easily.
- By saving time, our team is able to stay on top of projects and workload without risking overtime and burnout.
“Imagine having all of your hard copies, prints, daily tasks, & reports in the palm of your hand. With Procore’s features, I have endless opportunities to make the day-to-day work load easier.”
“This cloud-based project management platform organizes and reports critical project information to all project stakeholders. Procore allows cost, schedule, safety and contract information to be disseminated in real-time. It provides the project team members the information they need, when they need it.”
By now you’re probably thinking, “What does this mean for me?”
With the use of Procore, we are able to keep information readily available to all trades and this helps to keep the change orders to a minimum and ensure if they do happen, that they’re accurate.
You can have access too!
With access to the platform, you’re able to see drawings, photos, and meeting minutes. This ensures you’re up-to-date with your project without ever needing to leave your office! We know, you’re welcome.
Dan Chamberlin, one of the internal champions of Procore shares, “Procore keeps all drawings, submittals, RFPs immediately available to everyone which keeps errors down, jobs running more efficiently, and saves time on the administrative side!”
Kyle Prince, a driving force when it came to implementing the software, said, “Procore has brought everyone into the same process, keeping projects consistent between Project Managers. It's a great tool for tracking and historical purposes, especially with the Photos tool. Having almost all the main tasks for managers in one place keeps items clean and organized. It shows our clients we're continuing to invest in the changes of the industry, our team, and their project.”
We’re proud of the investments we’ve made – especially those that add value for our clients and our team. Collaboration is core to our process and we’re happy to have a solution that makes our process EVEN MORE collaborative!
Read more about our additional technology investments and team updates below!
Renier Construction is working hard with Crash Champion teams here in Columbus as well as Cleveland. We’ve kicked-off renovations at their East Columbus office and Lewis Center office – we recently wrapped up renovations to their location in Hilliard. Renovations include a unified and updated exterior and interior - see rendering that we shared above – super slick. Renovations also include updated customer touchpoints and drive-thru lanes that will make damage estimating more efficient for both customers and Crash Champions' staff.
And while those projects are underway, we're busy designing a completely new campus that will be located on West Broad Street here in Columbus as well as 4 new sites in Cleveland that will be 7 total buildings!
We'll be sure to share updates as things progress - we're proud of how everything is coming along so far.
Our team is busy over at Byers!
New Audi and Volkswagen Service Center
Earlier this year we were a bit delayed – nope, not because of COVID. Delay was due to Storm System Redesign – but we pushed to wrap underground site utilities to ensure asphalt was down before seasonal shutdown.
The 28,000 square foot service center will also house a service tech and retail parts center. We are racing toward the finish line!
New Porsche Center
Although we’ve had to get creative with sequencing, we’re continuing to push through the work to maintain the schedule. We are excited to see the steel now erected so we can get this beauty “under roof” by the end of the year.
Service Center Reconstruction and Renovation
Performed in multiple phases to allow the business to remain operational, this beauty is well into phase 2. The first phase was demo and removal of part of the existing structure (done and done). We’re in the thick of phase 2 during which the Service Techs will move into the new Audi/VW building.
In addition to phase two, we’re also replacing the existing water service meter – modernizing the 60-year-old system. We’re also designing and adding a New Parts Mezzanine and Updated HVAC system which will provide the auto tech mechanics a space that’s nice and cool!
Our team is busy over at Germain as well! We are wrapping up the Volkswagen remodel, finished the temporary Hyundai facility, started construction on the major Hyundai remodel, AND started construction on the Germain Mazda West Service Building and new Showroom.
We'll be sure to share updates in our next newsletter but in the meantime, watch our social channels for in-progress shots - we'll even share some of the cool temporary office boxes that Germain is leveraging - called “ootBox”.
Until then, take a look at one of the "fun" things we've been up to on their campus:
|We really do want our clients to be happy with their facilities. When Toyota West asked us to install a fish tank IN their showroom, we had to do it up right! We installed a 100 gallon, freshwater tank that features matte black panels that won't show smudges from little (and big!) hands. We love how it turned out.|
|We're so pleased to have been awarded Best Places to Work! Our team had fun on Wednesday at the luncheon where we celebrated right alongside team Architectural Alliance - who was also named Best Places to Work. We're proud to work with a like-minded organization that also believes in and supports culture and growth among the team. Cheers!|
|Best Places to Work|
We’ll say it again! We’re a “BEST PLACES TO WORK!” We’re thrilled that once again our team has included us among the best when it comes to places to work here in Columbus. This is our 4th win and we’re humbled, grateful and oh so proud!
|We’re Growing to Better Serve Our Clients|
|Please welcome the following new employees to team Renier:|
Bill Kimpel, Project Executive
Bill Kimpel recently joined the Renier team as a Project Executive focusing on developing relationships with new and existing clients through his experience and passion for projects from idea to completion. Bill brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with over 23 years of experience in the industry. He’s worked on projects covering multiple industries including recreation, education, entertainment & hospitality, in addition to retail and office. Through the years, Bill’s led numerous projects large and small in all phases, from conception, through estimation, into construction & ultimately to project completion.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Technology with a dual major in Architectural Studies and Construction Management from Bowling Green State University, along with OSHA 30 hour certification and First Aid and CPR training. He volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House charities and is also a Franklinton Reading Tutor in the schools. In his free time, he enjoys remodeling his home, cooking, vacationing with his family, and helping others. Bill currently resides in Utica, Ohio with his wife and three children. Welcome, Bill!
Matt Vanderpool, Project Manager, Renier Custom Construction
We’re are pleased to announce that earlier this fall, Matt Vanderpool joined the Renier team as a Project Manager. As a Project Manager, Matt’s focus is complete management of the project from design to the final punch list. This includes all meetings (with owners, as well as subcontractors and fellow Renier team members), managing both the project schedule and budget ensuring both remain on track. He also manages communications with the on-site Superintendent to address any concerns that may arise.
With over 16 years of experience in the industry, including 10 years of owning his own company specializing in various exterior & interior upgrades, room additions, and full rehabs of properties, he offers a wealth of knowledge and skills that add to the team. Matt also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The University of the Virgin Islands.
Matt is a US Army veteran where he was a Combat Engineer serving in multiple locations including 14 months in IRAQ. He ended his military career as a Sergeant E-5 and was awarded a Bronze Star for his achievements!! He remains actively involved with his local VFW organization.
Matt and his wife of 15 years both grew up in northern Ohio in the small town of Willard where they met in high school. They have 3 children, ages 5, 3 & 1, and reside in Pickerington. He says his greatest achievement is his family & spending time with them, which was the impetus for closing his business.
Scott Tubbs, Project Manager
Team Renier is pleased to announce that Scott Tubbs has joined Renier Construction as a Project Manager. While multitasking on projects is normal for Scott, his initial focus is on new construction as well as tenant improvement projects. As a Project Manager, he oversees all project management functions from project design through to completion, including budget, schedule, subcontractor management, job site safety as well as supervision and direction at the Jobsite with the onsite superintendent.
Scott brings a lifetime of experience in the construction industry to the team, including running his own construction company for 20 years. He began his career in the industry as a carpenter and has worked through multiple positions including project superintendent, project manager, and ultimately company owner. Additionally, Scott holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Franklin University as well as a Construction Management degree from Columbus State.
When not at work, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife Crystal and their three children ages 14, 12, and 10. Scott enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping, and is also active as a volunteer with the Madison County 4H program. Additionally, he has enjoyed building a small hobby farm with his family to include beef steers, a jersey cow, horses, and goats. Scott enjoys being active in the community and coaches both travel baseball and basketball. Welcome, Scott!!
Josh Gardy, Assistant Project Manager
Joshua Gardy recently joined Team Renier as an Assistant Project Manager. With a background of over six years in the industry combined with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology from The University of Akron, Josh adds knowledge & experience to his projects. Throughout his career, he has worked on very large projects which adds a specialized skill set to the team.
As an Assistant Project Manager, he works in combination with the Project Manager & Superintendent to track & ensure the construction schedule is maintained, along with supporting the Project Manager on RFI’s, submittals, evaluations, and attend all meetings & prepare minutes accordingly. He also coordinates with subcontractors, architects, and design team members on project questions as they arise, and updates drawings as the projects progress. Josh is OSHA 30 hour certified and is trained in first aid, CPR and AED.
Joshua is originally from Phoenix and moved to Columbus in the early 2000s. He attended Westerville Central High School where he lettered in four sports. When not working he enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, and fishing, as well as basketball & softball. He is a big sports fan and an avid follower of Ohio State football as well as the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Cardinals. Welcome to the team, Josh!
Welcome Back, George Katzenberger
George has worked on loads of projects for Renier all over the Midwest and south, and we are grateful to have him rejoin the team. As a Project Superintendent, he is the face of Renier on-site and is a terrific representative of our devotion to Integrity in our work.
Here’s a quick pic of him busy on the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Corporate Headquarters project in Indianapolis IN. Welcome back George!
Joshua Cox, Project Superintendent
Renier welcomed Joshua Cox to our team in October as a Project Superintendent. Josh works on-site at project locations and is currently working on a project in Louisville, KY. As the full-time on-site Superintendent, he manages the project schedule and all subcontractors on-site, addressing & making adjustments as the project progresses -- all requiring superior time management skills. In addition, he ensures that all workers on the job are adhering to OSHA safety protocols.
Josh brings over ten years of experience in the construction industry with him where he’s worked on a multitude of projects covering multiple industries. He studied Electronics Engineering at Sinclair Community College in Dayton. Additionally, he holds certification from the Builder’s Exchange of Central Ohio in Project Management, as well as Estimating and Bid Preparation. Josh is also a volunteer with Keep Columbus Beautiful. Outside of work, Josh enjoys traveling, camping and fishing – and primitive construction (building without electricity or power equipment!!). Originally from Eaton, Ohio, he now resides in Dublin, Ohio. Welcome, Josh!!
Patrick Bintz, Project Superintendent
We’re pleased to welcome Patrick Bintz Jr. to Team Renier. Patrick joined Renier as a Project Superintendent where he is the on-site contact for Renier. In this capacity, he supervises all subcontractors and their work, maintains the job schedule & budget, ensures all safety protocols are being followed and meets daily with the numerous companies, Renier personal, and the client.
Patrick has over 10 years of experience in the industry and has worked for several contractors as a Project Supervisor. He attended Zane State where he studied general business and holds OSHA 30 hour certification.
Patrick is from Zanesville and currently resides there with his wife Michelle and their five children. In his free time, he enjoys coaching youth sports including football and baseball. Welcome, Patrick!
We love where we work! In the spirit of giving and gratitude, Team Renier provided, unloaded & served Thanksgiving Eve dinner to the residents of the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio. The Ronald McDonald House provides the comforts of home for families of children hospitalized in Columbus.
Construction Management software isn’t the only area where we’ve invested to ensure our client experience continues to be top-notch.Take a peek at our new 3D camera technology. This tool will be leveraged during multiple phases of our process for different projects. Think tenant improvements and remodeling discussions with various partners and clients to clients who are thinking of purchasing a building or even tenant improvement work - better yet, potentially leveraged for a walkthrough of completed punch list work… the options really are endless and we are so excited for the possibilities.
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