Residential contractor software solutions that cater to your business
Whether your electrical business is built primarily around working with builders on new residential construction projects or providing in-field service for residential service calls, you need a mobile solution that matches your unique daily workflows. Below is a comparison chart for you to identify your business matched to the appropriate software solution.
Which solution is best for you?
|Bolt for Trade Contractors
|ThermoGrid for Service Contractors
|Do you primarily work with builders on new residential construction projects?
|Do you need to create a contract to track extra POs that can then be sent to a home builder?
|Do you need to manage a constantly changing schedule with a home builder?
|Do you primarily perform service and installation for residential or commercial customers?
|Do you need to schedule and dispatch field technicians to jobs?
|Do you directly invoice homeowners for completed jobs?
Mobile Trade Contractor Software
Bolt all your project tools together. Bolt was built for the trades by the trades in residential new construction. It provides electrical contractors with project management and scheduling functionality to manage their business, reduce wasted trips, and track and collect extra purchase orders.
Invest in your future
Imagine a future where your business operates like a well-oiled machine, efficiently handling higher volumes of work without increasing your workload. It's time to invest in the future of your business and stop thinking about the short-term. Bolt, our revolutionary scheduling and job management software, is designed to streamline your processes and enable you to achieve higher levels of productivity without overburdening your team.
We understand it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of day-to-day operations. But here's a crucial question to ponder: Is being busy holding you back from realizing your business's true potential? Read here to learn more.
Bolt trade contractor software
Bolt is web and mobile software made for small to large trade contractors in the new residential construction industry. Built by a trade contractor for trade contractors, it’s a simpler way to plan, schedule, and manage jobs for home builders.
Important software capabilities for trade contractors
Create and manage project schedules from a centralized platform to ensure all team members can access the most up-to-date schedule.
Streamline and optimize job management processes to effectively manage their projects, tasks, resources, and client relationships.
Gain real-time access to job details, and other important documents directly from your mobile devices whether on or off the job site.
Manage all aspects of your job. Define tasks, allocate resources, and establish timelines to ensure tasks are completed on time.
Accurately estimate the costs of your projects, create detailed bids, and allocate resources to effectively manage your jobs.
Enable real-time information sharing and streamlined collaboration for efficient and effective communication with all parties.
Streamline handling, organization, and collaboration of documents to reduce errors and improve documentation processes.
Generate accurate and comprehensive reports to gain insights into job performance to make informed decisions on your business.
Maintain and enhance the quality of your work, ensure compliance with industry standards, and improve customer satisfaction.
Watch Bolt simplify scheduling & project management
IES Residential trades paper for mobile job scheduling
It can be difficult to leap into new technology, but Bolt made the transition easier for IES Residential with its native mobile app and user-friendly interface.
The blueprint for your future business success
Embracing technology, like scheduling software and mobile solutions, will optimize your operations. While investing in continuous learning and training to keep up with evolving building codes, safety practices, and sustainable construction techniques will help you deliver exceptional results.
Use technology to overcome your biggest challenges
Labor shortages, technology adoption, building codes and regulations, safety protocols, supply-chain disruptions, and customer satisfaction are top-of-mind for electrical contractors. By leveraging the right technology, you can stand apart from your competition.
The power of mobile technology for trade contractors
Having to over-rely on manual and paper-based processes has plagued trade contractors for decades. We built our mobile solution to deliver improved mobility, real-time information access, streamlined collaboration, efficient task management, and increased productivity and data accuracy.
Get insights from industry experts who have been there
We know the challenges you face every day because we have been there. We developed Bolt to specifically address these challenges and empower electrical contractors to thrive through automation.
“We chose Bolt for our business because it makes managing all our jobs so much easier, and being able to clearly communicate in Spanish or English is the icing on the cake!”
Electrical Contractor FAQs
What are the business challenges faced by electrical contractors in the residential construction industry?
There are several common challenges they encounter:
- Electrical contractors face challenges in standing out among numerous competitors. Differentiating their services and demonstrating value to clients is crucial for success.
- Accurately estimating job costs and determining competitive pricing can be challenging. They must consider factors such as materials, labor, equipment, and overhead costs while ensuring their bids are attractive to clients and profitable for their business.
- Coordinating electrical installations within the larger construction project timeline can be complex. Delays in construction or changes to job schedules can impact their ability to complete work on time, leading to potential financial penalties or client dissatisfaction.
How can business owners address the challenge of finding skilled electricians for their jobs?
Consider establishing relationships with local trade schools, technical colleges, and apprenticeship programs to recruit talent. Offer competitive compensation packages and opportunities for professional growth. Actively participate in industry events and job fairs to network with potential candidates. Emphasize your company's positive work environment, training programs, and commitment to employee development to attract and retain skilled electricians.
What steps can electrical contractors take to integrate sustainable and energy-efficient practices into their projects?
Stay informed about the latest green building standards and energy codes.
- Incorporate energy-efficient lighting fixtures, appliances, and HVAC systems into your designs
- Explore renewable energy options such as solar panels or geothermal systems
- Educate clients about the benefits of sustainable solutions and provide them with options that align with their sustainability goals
- Collaborate with other trades to ensure seamless integration of energy-efficient systems
What challenges do electrical contractors face when working with builders on new home construction projects?
Changing Project Specifications: Builders may modify project specifications and plans during the construction process, leading to adjustments in electrical work. These changes can impact timelines, material requirements, and labor allocation, requiring electrical contractors to adapt quickly while managing costs and ensuring code compliance.
Tight Schedules and Deadlines: Builders often operate on tight construction schedules to meet project deadlines. Electrical contractors must align their work with the overall project timeline and coordinate closely with other trades to avoid delays and keep the construction progress on track.
Budget Constraints: Builders often work within strict budget constraints. Electrical contractors need to balance the client's budget limitations while delivering quality electrical installations. Finding cost-effective solutions, managing material costs, and optimizing labor efficiency is critical in these situations.
How can software benefit electrical contractors that work on new home construction jobs?
Software solutions offer numerous benefits to electrical contractors, including streamlined project management, efficient scheduling, task tracking, and job management, accurate estimating and bidding, improved communication and collaboration with other contractors and stakeholders, document management, and better reporting.
Is electrician software available that combines scheduling, estimating, job confirmations, and time tracking in one solution?
Yes, software such as Bolt, provides these critical software capabilities to efficiently managing your business:
- Scheduling: Efficiently assign and track tasks, manage project timelines, allocate resources, and communicate with team members.
- Estimating: Assists in estimating material quantities, labor hours, and associated expenses to provide clients with accurate and competitive pricing.
- Job confirmations: Generate and send professional job confirmation documents to clients, outlining project details, costs, and terms, which clients can review and approve.
- Time tracking: Accurately track work hours, improve productivity, and streamline payroll processes.
Learn how L&M Electric used Bolt to go paperless and save tens of thousands of dollars annually!
Bolt Trade 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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Owners face the challenge of efficiently managing and optimizing their financial performance per scheduled jobs.
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Are you ready to take your electrical contracting business to the next level? Don't miss out on the opportunity to transform your operations with our mobile software solution, Bolt.