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SEATTLE, March 29, 2016: Nashville, Tenn.-based metal fabrication and installation contractor John W. McDougall Co., Inc. has selected Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum® Construction Software in order to attain a complete, construction-specific software solution that could address the company’s job costing and business analysis needs. Dexter + Chaney, the leader in cloud-based construction ERP software, was the only software provider that delivered everything the company needed, noted John W. McDougall Co., Inc. CFO Marcelle Mallais.

“From my perspective, Dexter + Chaney and its Spectrum product was the only solution that gave us everything that we needed from a construction-based software package—from AP and AR to equipment tracking, purchasing, payroll and so much more,” Mallais said. “This is the optimal choice for us of all construction software packages.”

In business for almost 80 years, John W. McDougall Co., Inc. has been experiencing significant recent growth. The company has 250 employees and revenue in excess of $80 million. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Tennessee, the company has expanded its business in recent years, adding additional offices in Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Utah. Faced with having to upgrade outdated software to keep up with the growth, Mallais said she decided to look at other options available.

Thanks to several peer recommendations, she and her team quickly discovered Spectrum. “I was really impressed with how user-friendly it is,” Mallais said. “The Spectrum Dashboard is exceptional. It’s really intuitive and I can keep the owner of our company happy with up-to-date reports and graphs, charts, and relevant job data that are all easy to understand. A picture can tell 1,000 words and with our previous software, we just didn’t have the type of analytics we needed. I really needed our software to take it to the next level and provide the information visually that people want to see.”

Mallais also touched on Dexter + Chaney’s reputation and attention to detail. During the demo process, she said, Dexter + Chaney’s sales engineers, and its business partner, The Strategies Group, stood out as being the only ones able to address all of her questions and needs and understood exactly what she was looking for. Additionally, a number of peer companies and fellow members of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) referred Mallais to Dexter + Chaney. “Many said the same thing—that if they could go back and redo their accounting systems as well, they would choose Dexter + Chaney.”

About John W. McDougall Co., Inc.:

One of the most respected names in the industrial metal and architectural industries since 1938, John W. McDougall Co., Inc. has more than 78 years of experience in both new construction and retrofit projects.

Architectural Façade Solutions:

Our architectural division fabricates and installs wall panel systems, louvers, sun shades, column covers, canopies and other architectural components in the commercial market. Our work portfolio includes some of the most well-known architectural projects in North America, including Disney World's Spaceship Earth at EPCOT, Nashville’s Music City Center and LSU Tiger Stadium, to name a few. Known for adopting products and technologies in their infancy, John W. McDougall Co., Inc. is a pioneer in improving processes and products including the use of high definition scanning in the measuring and engineering process of wall panel systems.

Industrial Metals:

In the industrial metals market our reputation is based on helping our customers solve difficult problems safely and efficiently. From industrial ductwork, environmental air quality equipment, tanks, paint booths, hoppers, dredges, enclosures, stacks, handrails, supports and everything in between, our diverse history has made us a leader in a vast array of custom industrial metal applications. From planning, budgeting and design to fabrication and installation, we offer complete turnkey solutions.

About Dexter + Chaney:

Dexter + Chaney is the leader in cloud-based construction ERP software and developer of Spectrum® Construction Software. The company has been providing complete construction management software for more than 35 years. From the office to the field, from accounting to project management, Dexter—+—Chaney software is used by more than 1,100 companies. Their clients come from all segments of the industry—heavy/highway and utility, general contractors, electrical, mechanical, and specialty subcontractors—and are companies of all sizes, from locally owned subcontractors to some of the world’s largest construction firms. Dexter—+—Chaney’s web-based software applications allow customers to get work done anywhere using any device with a web browser and without the need to download any software. For more information about Dexter + Chaney’s products and services, contact Wayne Newitts, Marketing Director, Dexter + Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115-2347; phone: 800-875-1400; e-mail:; web: