SEATTLE, June 10, 2014: Kindred Construction Ltd., a general contractor and construction management company based in Vancouver, BC, has selected Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum® Construction Software for its accounting, business management and project management. The selection of Spectrum allows Kindred to replace an older accounting software system, while tying in important operations and project management functionality into one integrated, web-based solution.
Laurence Glancy, Kindred’s controller, said his company undertook a vigorous software search that included a 10-person software task force.
“We really liked the approach Dexter + Chaney took,” Glancy said. (Dexter + Chaney co-founder and CEO) John Chaney himself came up for one of the demos. We began to get a good sense after those first couple of demos that Dexter + Chaney was a company we could see ourselves working with for the long haul. Spectrum was above and beyond what we had seen from other vendors.”
Glancy said he and his team were impressed with Spectrum’s interface and how user friendly it was. “We loved the dashboard and how you can set it up to provide employees throughout our company with pertinent information on projects and the business as a whole. That information is right there in front of them with the dashboard.”
That ability to quickly deliver accurate project information was key to Kindred’s desire to tie together operations and accounting, said Tavis Craik, CPA, CMA with Key Business Solutions, a Canadian business partner with Dexter + Chaney, who also assisted with the sale. “Having critical project information easily accessible from anywhere will dramatically improve their operations. Kindred understood it needed to get full control of its business and Spectrum was a natural fit.”
“We are excited for the opportunity to provide Kindred Construction with the software they need to effectively manage its steadily-growing business,” Chaney added. “I saw first-hand Kindred’s dedication to tackling complex business management issues and Spectrum can provide the tools to take the company to the next level.”
ABOUT KINDRED CONSTRUCTION LTD.
Founded in 1980, Kindred Construction Ltd. has operated as a full-service construction, project manager, and general contractor primarily in the B.C. Lower Mainland and Whistler/Sea-to-Sky construction markets. The company has successfully completed numerous construction projects in several market sectors, including but not limited to high-end custom homes, commercial and institutional, building interiors and heritage restorations. Individual project values typically range from $250,000 to over $30 million.
ABOUT KEY BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LTD.
Key Business Solutions Ltd. is a Canadian business partner with Dexter + Chaney, Inc. The company sells and supports Dexter + Chaney’s browser-based Spectrum® Construction Software. Key Business Solutions consists of two partners, Tavis Craik, CPA, CMA and Kena Campbell. Both Tavis and Kena are veteran software consultants in the construction industry. The two partners combined have over 50 years accounting experience and over 35 years' experience working in the construction industry. During their years as software consultants, Tavis and Kena successfully managed over 70 clients through the implementation of construction accounting and project management software.
ABOUT DEXTER + CHANEY
Dexter + Chaney has been providing complete construction management software for more than 34 years. From the office to the field, from accounting to project management, Dexter + Chaney software is used by more than 1,000 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, visit: www.dexterchaney.com.