Framing Contractor Software

Goldenseal is business management software for framing contractors and "sticks and bricks" home builders. It's an integrated package that includes estimating software, accounting software and project management software.

Goldenseal is "Swiss army knife" software for any framing subcontractor that needs to run a business-- even if you don't have time to learn accounting. Click here for more about Goldenseal small business software for framing contractors. Click here for software pricing.

Framing Estimating Software

Goldenseal is framing estimation software that provides quick and accurate estimates for residential and light commercial building construction projects.  It includes "smart dimensions" which let you enter a few simple numbers, and get quick quantities for floors, walls, roof rafters or trusses and other framing.

The Goldenseal framing estimator software gives you "whole project" estimates for new construction and additions, and "room by room" estimates for remodeling. It includes built-in labor and material costs for wood framing and metal framing-- including floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, decks and porches, stairs and other framing.

Goldenseal is lumber estimating software that gives you a detailed lumber estimate for each project. You can also get a detailed takeoff for metal framing, fasteners and other framing components.

We developed the framing unit costs and "smart dimensions" for our own use when we were Turtle Creek Carpentry. They gave us quick and accurate framing estimates and lumber estimates, and they'll also work for you! Goldenseal includes easy updating for labor and material costs, so it won't take long to customize the program for your own local pricing and lumber choices.

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Material Takeoffs

Goldenseal is material takeoffs software that creates a material purchase list from any estimate or change order.

You can get a lumber takeoff and a list of other materials for the whole project, or just for items during a date range. One report shows lumber takeoffs grouped together into a bulk order, and another report itemizes them by assembly so you know how each item is used.

The materials takeoffs include lumber or metal framing and fasteners. You can also get a tool list that tells you exactly what to take for each project.

HINT-- To see the materials included in each unit cost, choose Assemblies from the Costs menu. You can use the Find command to locate a specific item.

Job Cost Accounting

Goldenseal is framing business accounting software that tracks expenses and income, so you know how well you are doing on each project. It handles job costing, expense tracking, check writing, project billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. It's all the accounting you need to run a framing subcontractor business.

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Project Billing

The Goldenseal framer software includes specialized billing for draw schedules, progress payments and time-and-materials work. It also handles allowances, change orders and retainage.

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Project Management Tools

Goldenseal project management software helps you to keep track of your projects. It handles appointments, allowances, change orders, project inspections and punch lists.

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Goldenseal is framing scheduling software that tells you when you can finish each job. It calculates the completion date of each item in an estimate, based on the person-hours that are included in the assembly, and the crew size you are using for that work.

Goldenseal calculates each schedule based on your actual working hours. You can add delays of any kind, and you can change the actual start date of any step in the schedule (Goldenseal will automatically adjust the dates for all following items).

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Tool and Equipment Tracking

Goldenseal keeps track of each large tool and piece of construction equipment-- the jobs it is used on, and the person using it. Equipment time is also posted to job costs, and to billing time for time and materials work, allowances or change orders.

Integrated Framing Software

Goldenseal provides many features to run your contracting business, and it puts everything in one place so you won't have to use more than one program. Once you've learned one part of Goldenseal, you'll find that other functions look similar and are easier to learn.

By integrating many functions into one program, Goldenseal also saves you time. For example, once you enter your material purchases, you'll see them automatically in accounts payable, material billing and job costs. They'll also update your estimating unit costs so your future estimates will be more accurate.