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Contractor Project Management
and Scheduling Software

A simpler way for trade contractors to schedule and manage jobs for home builders.

Get back time and make more money per job

Say goodbye to paperwork and whiteboards!

Built by the trades for the trades, contractors use Bolt to manage all their jobs in one easy-to-use app. Reduce the number of wasted trips, improve scheduling, and manage all job documents and photos in one spot with Bolt.

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Features

Scheduling8

Project Management6

Estimating1

Reporting2

  • Builder Communication

  • Job Scheduling

  • Job Confirmations

  • Time Tracking

  • Schedule Organization

  • Reschedule Reporting

  • Job Progress Visuals

  • D.R. Horton Vendor Suite Integration

  • Job Folders

  • Document Management

  • Quick Search

  • Job Contracts

  • Material Pull Sheets

  • Accurate Reporting

  • Estimating Templates & Bid Revisions

  • PreBuilt Reports

  • Executive Dashboard

Contractor Scheduling Software

Scheduling8

  • Builder Communication

  • Job Scheduling

  • Job Confirmations

  • Time Tracking

  • Schedule Organization

  • Reschedule Reporting

  • Job Progress Visuals

  • D.R. Horton Vendor Suite Integration

Project Management6

  • Job Folders

  • Document Management

  • Quick Search

  • Job Contracts

  • Material Pull Sheets

  • Accurate Reporting

Estimating1

  • Estimating Templates & Bid Revisions

Reporting2

  • PreBuilt Reports

  • Executive Dashboard

Bolt | Builder Orders

Automatically Populate Builder POs

You work with a lot of builders and get POs in a variety of ways. Maybe you have to log in to each builder portal to view purchase orders or you're sorting through your email inbox to find the latest one that's been sent.

Bolt simplifies the process.

The Builder Communication feature auto-populates the builder's PO in Bolt. You just review the data, make sure it's accurate, and accept it with a click of a button. No more manually typing it in saving you time and reducing data entry errors.

Bolt | Job Scheduling Progress

Simplify Scheduling

Spread the responsibility of keeping accurate schedule dates across multiple employees.

With Bolt, you can view work orders on weekly and monthly calendars, reschedule work orders, automate work order scheduling, from your mobile device and computer.

Bolt | Job Confirmations

Get Job Ready Confirmations

Receive “job ready” confirmations from the builder, eliminating wasted trips to the site.

Confirmation requests can be automatically sent to a builder once a work order has been scheduled. Notify the builder prior to the work order's schedule date so they can confirm or request a new schedule date.

Bolt | Daily Timesheet

Track the Time Spent Per Job

Track time, location, and log specific activity directly to the work assigned to a crew.

With a click of a button, your crew can start tracking the time driving to the job, spent on the job, or even picking up materials. The clock is stopped automatically when a different activity is started—even when tracking time for a different work order.

Bolt | Schedule Organization

You're in Control

Crews only see work assigned to them, and supervisors only see the schedule for their communities.

Bolt gives you control. Define the level of security and permissions users can have so they only see the schedule relevant to them.

Bolt | Reschedule Reporting

Find Out Why Things Move On Your Schedule

Reschedule jobs quickly and gather the reasons why to identify specific areas of improvement.

In Bolt, you can customize the system and add reasons why a job needed to be rescheduled. Use the Reschedule report to understand how many jobs needed to be rescheduled and why. Narrow down to show which work orders, employees, other trade contractors, or builders may have caused the schedule delays.

Bolt | Job Progress Visuals

Know the Job Progress At-a-Glance

Quickly see the current status or progress of a work order based on the color or icon.

Bolt lets you associate a color with a status so you can see quickly what's complete, what's ready for the crew, or in progress. Now you can see the status of your entire schedule at-a-glance.

D.R. Horton Vendor Suite Integration

D.R. Horton Vendor Suite Integration

If you’re working with D.R. Horton, Bolt now gives you an easier way to manage all your jobs.

There is no longer a need to access two systems—get updated scheduling, confirmations, and completion information automatically within Bolt.

The new connection simplifies the process, so your day got a whole lot easier.

Bolt | Job Folders

Eliminate Paper

Online job folders allow ease of access by keeping all the job details in one spot.

No more searching for a paperwork order or plan only to realize it's back at the office. Bolt brings it all together so you and everyone on your team have access to the same information anytime, anywhere.

Bolt | Document Management

Store Accurate Documents

Store job documents, plans, work orders, photos, material pull sheets, and more, all in one spot.

Replace your folders and filing cabinets with Bolt! Quickly add your documents and assign them to different categories for easier access. Preview them so you know you've uploaded the right one.

Bolt | Quick Search

The Answer Is Seconds Away

Find answers you need within seconds from either the app or browser.

Stop wasting time frantically searching your folders for the job information you need. Bolt lets you find job specific information within seconds.

Bolt | Job Contracts

Make Sure You're Getting Paid for the Work You Do

Keep billing and purchase orders organized with Bolt. All job contracts are stored in one place, that way you know exactly what you're getting paid to do.

Use contracts to request purchase orders and invoice builders. Preconfigured before the job starts, include base, structural option, or extras added throughout the construction process.

Contracts can be assigned to work orders and require approval before a PO is sent or work is scheduled. If another trade damages your work, send a purchase order to the builder prior to making that extra trip

Bolt | Material Pull Sheets

Material Pull Sheets

Assembly and parts are organized into the specific pull sheets.

Once awarded and in production, easily look at your schedule and see accurate pull sheet quantities for the work on your upcoming schedule. These pull sheets reflect the estimate, structural options, and design center extras that the homeowner selected.

Bolt | Reports Overview

Is Your Project Profitable?

Understanding whether your job is profitable is critical and accessing this information quickly is important to making better decisions.

In Bolt, Profit and Loss reports are just a click away and are calculated using invoiced totals and accurate material and labor costs.

Bolt Estimates

Estimating Templates & Bid Revisions

Bolt software helps you manage a large volume of bids, update costs, and send accurate materials to the job site, all from your mobile device.

  • Templates: Use pre-built estimate templates multiple times to produce a high volume of bids. Templates make it easy to adjust quantities or remove the parts/assemblies for the new bid.
  • Material Pull Sheets: Once awarded and in production, easily look at your schedule and see accurate pull sheet quantities for the work on your upcoming schedule.
  • Labor Pay Customization: Create an estimate using a different method than you pay your crews. Estimate your jobs based on the projected labor hours it may take to complete, but then pay a flat, square footage, linear footage, or percentage to your crews in production.
  • Bid Revisions: Revise estimates and options with speed and accuracy. Bolt will track previous revisions, show you an audit history of what changed, as well as let you control when these revisions will start to apply to jobs that are in production.
  • Track Progress: Quickly see the status of each estimate. Estimates pending, reviewed, submitted, awarded, or lost can be filtered for reporting and follow-up.
  • Options & Extras: Create and organize structural options and design center extras.
Bolt | Reports

Get Timesheet, Crew Pay, and Status Reports

  • Productivity: See why you're making trips back to jobsites. Find out who’s responsible for the punch list items you're making a return trip to the job to fix. Use this data to improve efficiency.
  • Schedule: Use status reports to see specific work orders that meet your customized criteria. A great example would be if you want to see which work orders are ready for material to be pulled for tomorrow’s jobs, you can easily generate that information with a few clicks.
  • Sales: See invoicing and revenue related reports. See generic forecasting of revenue, and work loads.
  • Crews: View crew timesheets, approve flat rate pay, and manage the batch you are submitting to payroll.
Bolt | Dashboard Insights

Get the Insight You Need for Your Business

Bolt Insights is a business intelligence, reporting, and dashboard service that gives you insights into the performance of your company—in real-time.

Simple to set up, you can customize the key business metrics you want to see and drill-down to get deeper insight into your business. View per job profit and loss, employee productivity, identify wasted trips, and problem areas.

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Simplify Scheduling and Project Management

Simplify Your Processes and Be More Profitable

Still chasing papers and using whiteboards to run your business?

Imagine your supervisors leaving the office with just an iPad® and measuring tape. Bolt stores all job information in one system, accessible on any device. Whether they are in the field or the office, everyone can see the same information.

Bolt simplifies project management, scheduling, and estimating for your entire team. And with Bolt Insights, profit and loss reporting is one click away.

Minimize dry-runs and wasted trips and start earning more money on every job with Bolt.

Bolt | Owners & General Managers

Improve cross-team communication

You need to make sure all jobs are completed on time and budget—and done to a high standard.

Managing crews, making sure the house is ready for work, and keeping your builders happy is a lot to juggle. Nobody wants another wasted trip to the job site.

Bolt lets you accurately track contracts and easily report on any outstanding purchase orders. Job information is 5 seconds away, and you can store all of your job details, work order history, plans and documents, photos, contracts, purchase orders, material pull sheets, and estimates in one spot.

Keep your builders and crews accountable with Bolt.

Bolt | Field Supervisors

Improve scheduling and crew management

Making sure the schedules are accurate is a never-ending task. You have a lot of information to communicate to a LOT of people with every little change that is made.

If you’re using whiteboards and filing cabinets of paper, it can be tough to stay organized.

Bolt makes scheduling easy; quickly change schedules and communicate that to your crew or builder. Create and manage your constantly changing schedule from your laptop or mobile device allowing you to prevent wasted trips to the job, easily supervise the work assigned to crews, and do the job right on the first trip.

Improve how you schedule jobs, reduce back-and-forth trips, and manage more tasks during the phases of new home construction with Bolt.

Bolt | Schedulers

Owners and General Managers

INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND PROFITABILITY

Simplify Your Processes and Be More Profitable

Still chasing papers and using whiteboards to run your business?

Imagine your supervisors leaving the office with just an iPad® and measuring tape. Bolt stores all job information in one system, accessible on any device. Whether they are in the field or the office, everyone can see the same information.

Bolt simplifies project management, scheduling, and estimating for your entire team. And with Bolt Insights, profit and loss reporting is one click away.

Minimize dry-runs and wasted trips and start earning more money on every job with Bolt.

Bolt | Owners & General Managers

Field Supervisors

GET TIME BACK IN YOUR DAY

Improve cross-team communication

You need to make sure all jobs are completed on time and budget—and done to a high standard.

Managing crews, making sure the house is ready for work, and keeping your builders happy is a lot to juggle. Nobody wants another wasted trip to the job site.

Bolt lets you accurately track contracts and easily report on any outstanding purchase orders. Job information is 5 seconds away, and you can store all of your job details, work order history, plans and documents, photos, contracts, purchase orders, material pull sheets, and estimates in one spot.

Keep your builders and crews accountable with Bolt.

Bolt | Field Supervisors

Schedulers

KEEP EVERYONE ON TRACK

Improve scheduling and crew management

Making sure the schedules are accurate is a never-ending task. You have a lot of information to communicate to a LOT of people with every little change that is made.

If you’re using whiteboards and filing cabinets of paper, it can be tough to stay organized.

Bolt makes scheduling easy; quickly change schedules and communicate that to your crew or builder. Create and manage your constantly changing schedule from your laptop or mobile device allowing you to prevent wasted trips to the job, easily supervise the work assigned to crews, and do the job right on the first trip.

Improve how you schedule jobs, reduce back-and-forth trips, and manage more tasks during the phases of new home construction with Bolt.

Bolt | Schedulers

See Bolt In Action!

Watch our 5-minute demo video and find out how Bolt can help improve scheduling, reduce wasted trips, and give you time back in your day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Bolt from my phone or tablet?
Yes! Bolt even works without internet access for those pesky communities that have no cell coverage. Bolt is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. It’s hosted securely in the same way that companies like Dow Jones, Netflix, and McDonalds host their data.
What type of builder portals or systems does Bolt integrate with?
Get this…we’ve estimated that builders typically communicate scheduling information using 5 to 15 sources, such as text, email, phone, fax, exclusive scheduling systems, etc. Bolt is constantly evolving into a highly integrated system, and we have integrations in place to help automate the data entry process, regardless of the source of the data.
What does the typical Bolt customer look like?
Do you get purchase orders and schedule dates sent to you from a residential builder? If so, you’re probably wondering how to handle a high volume of constantly changing schedule dates, chasing inaccurate purchase orders around the office, and wondering what you have to do to stop wasting trips to the jobsite. If that’s you, we can help you add up to $100 of profit and revenue to each job you do with just a few features in Bolt.
What is the price of Bolt?
Forget complicated pricing. Our pricing is simple but customized to fit your needs. Our team will help you pick which products you need, then we will help you identify how many subscriptions to get and who in your company would be using those subscriptions. On average, for every $1 that you spend on your Bolt subscription, we can show you how to receive a $23 return on that investment.
Can I use Bolt to get live feedback from my field crew?
Sure thing! Any status changes, pictures, notes, and more that are made in the field instantly update what you see from your mobile app and office computer.
How long will it take to get my team up and running?
How fast do you want to get up and running? Typically, we can implement and train your team in a 2-4 week period.

How Bolt Helps Contractors Like You

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We now have eliminated rooms full of cabinets, are able to access important information instantly, and are attracting younger talent that would have found our previous systems archaic.

IES RESIDENTIAL, INC.


The ease of use and simple formatting allows our least-likely employees the opportunity for success. I highly recommend this program for any subcontractor looking for a single source of operations. Clearly the best option available.

STRADA ELECTRIC


We used to shuffle hundreds of papers from the office to the field and back…now we are completely paperless and can keep a better pulse on the day-to-day operations.

COREY CONSTRUCTION


Find out how much you can add to your bottom line using Bolt.

Momentum


Bolt allows us to focus more on managing and rebuilding our reputation of quality electrical workmanship to levels we never imagined.

L&M ELECTRIC


We are so organized that our supervisors now walk out of the office with just an iPad and measuring tape.

C & B ELECTRIC


We use Bolt every day on the job site, connecting our field managers in real-time, and were able to implement very quickly.

TUCSON PLUMBING & HEATING


I never had experience using technology in the field. I found Bolt easy to use.

UNITED MIRROR AND GLASS


Bolt Integrates with Popular Accounting and Payroll Software

Whether you use QuickBooks, Sage 300CRE, Viewpoint Spectrum, ADP, or others, Bolt's built-in integrations make it simple to exchange important information.

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Scheduling, project management, and estimating software for the trades. Bolt helps all mechanical and specialty contractors work more efficiently.

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  • Painting
  • Flooring
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Bolt About Us Industry Leader Technology

How the first iPad inspired a new solution for trade contractors to manage their business more efficiently.

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Let’s admit it; if you’re a trade contractor working for regional or national homebuilders, you have been overlooked, underserved, and overworked until now.

Finally, a system built by the trades for the trades.

Trade contractors that work for regional or national homebuilders often must pay for and use builder portals that serve little to no value to the actual trade contractor other than a way for them to access purchase orders and potentially inaccurate schedule dates. These trade contractors didn’t get the choice; builders told them, "if you want the work, you will pay for the portal." Once implemented, the builder may often call with or email information and not even use the portal they require the trades to purchase.

Just a few years ago, the tide started to turn. A new generation of business owners and employees started flooding into the industry. This generation grew up using smartphones, expecting access to information in the palm of their hand. A small group of them banded together and created what we now know as Bolt software.

They realized that the speed of new technology was going to require them to adapt or die. They wanted to build software designed for the trades working for multiple regional or national home builders and solve the pains that only these trades experience.

What are these pains? Being unable to go home and have dinner with your family because you're still at the shop putting paperwork orders into clipboards for your crews in the morning. Getting a call on a Saturday from the builder because a new homeowner is upset and you're in trouble for causing a warranty issue only to spend 3 hours to find out another trade caused it. Questioning the schedule dates or purchase order totals that the builder gives you and hiring employees to validate their accuracy. Making wasted trips to the job because the builder said the previous trade would finish in time for you to start, and they have not.

If this story hits home, then it's time to increase the quality of your life for you and your employees by looking into Bolt. To learn how Bolt can help transform your new home construction business, contact us today.

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NCT Plumbing

Hear how Scotty Kidd, owner of NCT Plumbing has leveraged Bolt trade contractor software to make scheduling easier, increase profitability, and give him more time back in his day.

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L&M Electric

Learn how L&M Electric used Bolt to go paperless and save tens of thousands of dollars annually!

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Go Paperless!

4 Steps to Building a Paperless Residential Construction Business.

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Bolt Contractor Software

Stop chasing papers! Built for the trades by the trades, learn how Bolt can help you manage your business more efficiently.

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Feature Comparison Chart

Want to know how Bolt stacks up to the competition? Download the fact sheet to find out.

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How Bolt Improves Builder-Trade Relations

Learn how Bolt improves communication and helps you maintain quality builder-trade relationships.

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Transitioning Management to the Next Generation

How L & M Electric transitioned the management of their business to the next generation

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Systemize a Multi Branch Business

In this episode we'll hear how Kevin Lee, CEO of L&M Electric systemizes a multi branch business

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Making Your Bed

Conversation with Kevin Lee, CEO of L&M Electric. Making your bed - how it impacts daily construction

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Moving away from whiteboards

How L&M Electric went from whiteboards to attempting to build their own scheduling systems

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Scheduling Options for the Trades

Conversation with Kevin Lee, CEO of L&M Electric. What other scheduling options are out there for trade contractors to consider?

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Getting Internal Buy-in for New Software

Conversation with Kevin Lee, CEO of L&M Electric. How to get internal buy-in when rolling out a new software to your construction business.

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Bolt's Impact on L&M Electric

Conversation with Kevin Lee, CEO of L&M Electric. How Bolt Has Made an Impact on L&M Electric

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Measuring Success with Bolt

Conversation with Kevin Lee, CEO of L&M Electric. Measuring success with Bolt

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Measuring ROI

Conversation with Kevin Lee, CEO of L&M Electric. Measuring ROI with BOLT

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