Goldenseal Home Builder Software

Goldenseal is "one stop" home builder software-- it includes everything you need to run the business end of your construction business.

The Goldenseal home building software is designed specifically for custom home builders and developers (the same program also works for general contractors and remodelers).

Goldenseal includes all of the following:

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Building Cost Estimating Software

Goldenseal is building estimator software that calculates the cost of building single family homes, multi-family projects or light commercial jobs. You can use it for simple rough estimates, for "what if" planning, or for a detailed final proposal. 

Goldenseal handles the complete range of building construction costs. You can use it to estimate hard construction costs, site development costs and all types of "soft costs" such as building permits, contingencies, cost escalation, risk allowances, overhead and profit.

The Goldenseal home builder software includes "smart dimensions" which convert simple measurements into actual purchase quantities. It's a real time saver when creating building estimates for new construction, additions or remodeling projects. You can enter dimensions for the whole project at once, or "room by room".

The Goldenseal estimating software includes over 2000 construction assemblies and unit costs, based on our experience as Turtle Creek Carpentry. They cover new construction, additions, remodeling and repairs. It is easy to change any of the building costs or add more items.

Goldenseal keeps all of your past building estimates in a database with easy access to any record, so it is easy to find historical data when doing preliminary building estimates.

If you do projects with similar or identical units, Goldenseal lets you create templates for your most common buildings, and custom assemblies for your most common building options. That way you can produce accurate construction cost estimates in just a few minutes.

If you do custom or "high-end" work, Goldenseal will handle any size project, and as much detail as you need. You can use it for all types of home building estimates.

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Home Builder Accounting Software

Goldenseal is home builder accounting software that helps you to track expenses and income. It takes care of your general bookkeeping, and keeps track of job costs for each building. You can itemize costs by cost category and subcategory, and also by location (which you can use for lot numbers, phases, or any other purpose).

The Goldenseal home building software is a complete accounting package which also handles project billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. It was designed specifically for construction companies that need subcontractor insurance tracking, worker's comp by category, draw schedule and progress payment billing, allowances, change orders, and other construction-specific features.

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Home Builder Scheduling Software

Goldenseal is builder scheduling software that tells you when you can finish each job, so you can tell clients "how long" as well as "how much". .

Goldenseal 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 building 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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Home Builder Contracts and Spec Writing Software

The Goldenseal homebuilder software keeps track of contracts with your customers and subcontractors.

It also writes contracts for you, by automatically converting your estimates into construction specifications. It does that by looking up a description for each unit cost, and then using text substitutions to fill in prices and quantities for each item.

You can use specs as a simple project "scope of work", or you can combine them with additional clauses to create a complete set of construction contracts and subcontracts for the project.

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Home Builder Project Management Software

Goldenseal is home builder project management software that helps you to manage your projects. It handles allowances, change orders, project logs, punch lists and other project paperwork.

You can also use Goldenseal for project inspections-- it includes a "check off" format for inspections you make at completion of excavation, foundations, framing and wallboard. You can track completion of any items that fail inspection, so you can see at a glance what still needs to be done before work can move ahead to the next stage.

Goldenseal will help you to manage every aspect of home construction.

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Competitive Bid Tracking Software

Goldenseal is bid tracking software that handles your subcontractor bids. You can use it to log in the progress on each quote-- when you sent it out, and what you have received already.

Goldenseal lets you start each bid with an approximate price, and then replace it with firm bids as you receive them from your subcontractors. When you enter a bid, Goldenseal automatically chooses the lowest bid and uses it in the estimate.

Subcontractor Insurance Tracking

The Goldenseal home building software tracks insurance expiration for subcontractors. To enter expirations, choose Subcontractors from the Accounts menu, locate the subcontractor record, and type in expiration dates for their worker's comp and liability policies.

When you pay subcontractor bills you can skip payment to subcontractors with expired insurance, pay them anyhow, or pay them with a percentage withholding.

Equipment Tracking Software

Goldenseal keeps track of each piece of equipmen that you lease or own. Simply choose Equipment Hours from the Costs menu, then click the New button to enter the jobs it is used on, the hours it is used, and the person using it. Equipment time is posted to job costs, and to billable time for time and materials work, allowances or change orders.

Goldenseal also tracks maintenance costs for equipment.

Builder Management Software

Goldenseal is construction business management software-- it includes a database of customers and prospects, with contact information, "how did you hear about us" details and other useful info.

When you talk to customers or possible buyers, just click a button and you can see past phone calls, appointments and sales for them. Use the Print Forms command to print mailing labels, envelopes or other forms for any group of customers or prospects.

Goldenseal also helps you to keep track of appointments, calls, company policies, problems, to-do lists and vendors. It's one of the best all-purpose builder programs for running a construction business.

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