PHOENIX, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix, Arizona, also known as The Valley of the Sun, has been a hot bed of construction activity for the last two decades. Known for innovation and its uniquely collaborative outlook, the Phoenix market was one of the first targeted by Textura Corporation. "We recognized early the importance of the Phoenix market and wanted to have a long-term presence there. This led us to open our first regional office in Phoenix in 2006 to support our clients there," said Patrick Allin, Chairman and CEO, Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry.
Textura currently has 45 general contractors and 3,100 subcontractors as clients in Arizona. They have used Textura's Construction Payment Management system to handle invoicing, lien waivers, compliance and payment on 1,400 projects worth nearly $7 B in construction value.
Textura became known in the Valley by presenting its solutions and listening to feedback. Textura also become an active member of key associations such as the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) and the Arizona Builder's Alliance (ABA). In six years the company has become the standard for construction payment management throughout the Valley and much of the Southwest.
"Here in the Valley, Textura has become a household name. It seems like everyone has worked with, or at least heard of, them. They continue to be active in our association, serving on several committees, the Board of Directors and last year were our presenting sponsor for our 25th Anniversary celebration," commented Jim Bracy, CCIFP, CFO, Wholesale Floors and Past President, CFMA Valley of the Sun Chapter.
Pat Allin responded, "The Phoenix market has long been vital to the success of our business and we appreciate the support we have received over the last six years. We were happy to have the opportunity to give back." Michelle Grider, Phoenix-based Textura Client Services Manager, added "We are honored to be a part of such a close-knit construction community. It's been incredible to see the growth we've experienced in such a short time due largely to an accepting and forward-thinking group. In just a few short years we went from being unknown to having over 3,100 Arizona organizations using our solutions."
"When Gilbane decided to move forward with implementing Textura nationwide, I saw it as a great opportunity to standardize our processes and reduce risk. It was an easy decision to use Phoenix as one of our first regions because almost all of our subcontractors were already familiar with the system and most had used it with another GC," stated John Yena, Senior Regional Controller, Gilbane Building Company.
Marj Weber, CCIFP, CFO, Irontree Construction, Inc., uses the CPM system as a subcontractor and added "Textura is a great program for the construction industry and I wish all general contractors would use it. The ease of billing saves me a tremendous amount of time. I look forward to working with a general contractor when I know they will be using Textura."
"Having a local office in town has made a big difference for us in terms of implementation – we consider our Textura representatives to be an extension of our team. They provide excellent customer service and because they work with so many contractors and know the market, they can provide insights and best practices to help us improve our processes," stated Scott Dombrowski, President, W.E. O'Neil Phoenix.
"We've been using Textura for 4 years and it just makes sense. Using the system has empowered our Project Managers to take ownership of the billing process and created efficiencies within our accounting group. We see the benefits on projects of all sizes, from small TI projects to large, ground up dormitories" said Jessica Erts, Controller, hardison/downey construction, inc.
Dennis Barber, Vice President, CORE Construction, Inc. concluded, "The automation that Textura brings to the construction payment process allows us to pay our subcontractors faster. We are proud to say that CORE was the first General Contractor to start using Textura in 2005."
At CORE Construction, we build with more than concrete, steel and glass. We also build strong, long-lasting relationships based on mutual respect, trust and integrity. Through these relationships, we have been finding solutions that add value to construction projects in markets across the nation since 1937.
When you partner with CORE Construction, you are working with a family-owned company with six regional offices and a history that reaches back over 70 years. You will benefit from the experience, commitment, integrity and innovation of some of the brightest professionals the industry has to offer. These CORE values are evident in every level of our company and are a part of everything we do.
About Gilbane Building Company
One of the nation's oldest builders, Gilbane was founded in 1873 by William Gilbane as a family-run construction firm in Providence, Rhode Island. Today, fourth generation members of the Gilbane family lead the company. The firm, with more than $4 billion of work-in-place annually, is now one of the leading providers of CM and related services in several major construction markets.
About hardison/downey construction, inc.
Founded in 1985, hardison/downey's commercial building expertise includes student housing, senior living and multi-family projects, as well as Class A office, back office, retail, banking, restaurant, resort, manufacturing, high-tech, medical, laboratory, and industrial distribution.
About Irontree Construction
You rarely notice plumbing and piping systems once a building is complete. However, their proper design, installation, and functionality play an integral role in the ultimate success of your project. It takes experience and design expertise along with adherence to budgets, schedules, and quality standards, to satisfy the demands of today's construction market.
Since 1978, Irontree Construction, Inc. has been meeting these criteria for more than 1,000 diverse projects throughout Arizona. Our portfolio of schools, health care facilities, prisons, restaurants, manufacturing plants, government facilities, and tenant improvements include large- and small-scale projects, ranging in value from $1,000 to $5 million. The majority of these are the result of repeat business and client referrals, the sure sign of customers' satisfaction.
About W.E. O'Neil Construction Company
Established in 1925, W.E. O'Neil Construction Company has flourished into an award winning and nationally ranked industry leader. Our foundation is rooted in our people and our commitment to quality, integrity and responsiveness to our clients' needs.
Through four generations of O'Neil family leadership and over 80 years of experience, the O'Neil name has been synonymous with quality professional construction services.
With over 80% of our work coming from repeat clients, we place great value on the relationships our people develop with our clients. We recognize that communication is the cornerstone of these relationships; so, we listen and become partners in our clients' building successes.
The W.E. O'Neil Construction Company family of companies is structured to benefit our clients with the stability of a strong bonding capacity and financial security and localized regional expertise. Our parent company, O'Neil Industries, is headquartered in Chicago with operating units in Chicago, Tucson, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Ontario, and Denver.
About Wholesale Floors
Wholesale Floors, LLC (WF) delivers full-service flooring solutions for institutional and corporate clients. We design and install carpet, resilient, wood, and ceramic flooring for hospitals, schools, office buildings, resorts, stadiums and airports and have extensive experience working with city, state, and federal government agencies. Rated tenth in the nation by Floor Covering Weekly, we built a reputation for excellence, responsiveness and innovation and have become the number one commercial flooring company in Arizona. We are a preferred distributor for leading flooring brands with 31 years of solid customer and contractor relationships to ensure the most cost-effective and appropriate solutions for your needs.
From small offices to large complexes, we provide quality products and professional services—meeting your budget and schedule throughout the "Whole Sale".
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from design and pre-qualification to bid management, submittals and payment – on a single, integrated platform.
Textura's collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. www.texturacorp.com