Hard Dollar EOS(TM) (Estimating Office System) and Hard Dollar PXS(TM) (Project Execution System) were identified as the technologies that enabled Blois to realize the positive impact of automating the bidding and estimating, and project management processes. "Our clients know better than anyone how competitive this industry is and that the pressure to work more efficiently is increasing," said Brad Barth, senior vice president, product management for Hard Dollar Corporation. "Our goal is to help infrastructure contractors capture more profit, so we're pleased to make a difference at Blois Construction."
"This award recognizes our determination to support our great employees with the best technology available, and it's great to get affirmation that we are succeeding in this effort," said Jim Blois, co-president of Blois Construction. Blois Construction was founded in 1965 with one backhoe, one laborer, and a well-stocked inventory of pencils and paper. Today the company uses technology to manage all of its projects. As a result, it has experienced growth every year for the last five years, and continues to grow at a rate of ten percent. "We've found that technology is a necessity if you're going to provide quality service for your clients and if you're going to be profitable in this industry. If you look behind the scenes at Blois, you'll find that we are using technology to drive every single job. It has certainly been a major contributor to our success."
ConstrucTECH magazine is the leading publication on construction technology. It is a key resource to help industry professionals understand how technology solutions can improve the building processes, and positively impact return on investment. It is committed to helping companies make sound technology decisions and improve bottom-line results. "Blois Construction, working in conjunction with Hard Dollar, was clearly able to achieve its vision gaining immediate access to critical project data to make faster decisions in a timely and a more accurate manner. In the end, accountability has been improved which has led to improved profitability, something many contractors seek to achieve. Blois has proven that with the right technology tools, it can improve bottom line results," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director for Constructech.
About Hard Dollar Corporation
Founded in 1989 by construction industry veterans, Hard Dollar Corporation is the world's leading provider of integrated cost estimating and project management software systems for infrastructure construction contractors. Hard Dollar systems are deployed today by thousands of users to manage billions of dollars worth of transportation, water and sewer, heavy civil, environmental remediation, power and industrial projects every month. The company is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Additional information is available at www.harddollar.com .
About Blois Construction, Inc.
Founded in California in 1965, Blois Construction specializes in underground pipeline and has built its reputation on completing deep and difficult jobs of all kinds, and meeting tight schedules on large, complex projects. The company is recognized for its expertise in sewer, utilities, storm drain, concrete, pump stations, treatment plants and mechanical projects. Additional information about Blois is available at www.bloisconstruction.com .
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