Vogel Bros. Building Co. Wins Constructech Vision Award

Vogel_Bros_ApprovedOn Friday, October 4, Vogel Bros. Building Co. won a Constructech Vision Award in the Builder/GC Commercial $26 Million to $100 Million category. They earned it for their integration of iSqFt for General Contractors to streamline their preconstruction bidding process.

“This marked the 14th year of celebrating the annual Vision Awards and once again we were able to recognize the very best companies using technology in construction,” says Mike Carrozzo, chief editor, Constructech. “This year’s winners are prime examples of the impact of new and unique technology, as well as the possibilities these new innovations can create for the future.”

Pete Szotkowski, Director of Business Development for Vogel Bros., explains that iSqFt has changed the way they do business. “Like a lot of companies in our industry, we used to do nearly everything the old-fashioned way. Communication was inefficient, and we often struggled to get the right bidders on bid day.”

Two keys to remaining competitive in today’s marketplace, Szotkowski explains, are finding the right vendors and getting the right bids. “The right bidders with the skills, qualifications and right price might be in your database, but they may not show up on bid day. iSqFt gave us the ability to reach a far broader audience of subs, and get higher-quality bids. Integrating the iSqFt technology gave us the advantage we need to win on many bid projects.”

What kind of bottom-line impact has iSqFt had on Vogel Bros.’ business? Szotkowski says that it’s always hard to put numbers to these kinds of things, but he can say that using iSqFt to communicate with his subcontractors has freed up our estimating staff to bid, and win, more projects.

“We couldn’t be more pleased,” says iSqFt President and CEO Dave Conway. “That we have been able to help garner recognition for Vogel Bros. is great, but I can’t help feel grateful that we’re the real winners. This award is validation that we’ve been able to help our customers work more efficiently, win more projects and put more people to work. That’s a win for everyone.”

Szotkowski sums things up this way. “The main thing iSqFt has provided Vogel Bros. Building Co. is an application that helps us work more efficiently, communicate more quickly and reliably, and get bids that help us win work. Clearly, just based on that, iSqFt pays for itself many times over each and every year.”

About iSqFt
iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its subscribers access to a network that connects tens of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. iSqFt helps its customers thrive by offering the information and tools they need to work more efficiently and profitably.

Founded in 1993 as Construction Software Technologies, Inc., Cincinnati-based iSqFt serves as strategic partner for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and local AGC chapters. iSqFt is also a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is committed to the practices of sustainable design and construction.

iSqFt has twice been included in Inc. magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies, and has been named one of the Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work” four consecutive years.

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About Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Vogel Bros. Building Co. is a fourth-generation Madison, Wisconsin and Lakeland, Florida construction company, celebrating its 85nd anniversary in December of 2013. Vogel Bros. is a privately-held company specializing in meeting our customers facilities needs through thoughtful planning, high-value design and a sustainable, quality-focused construction process. Vogel Bros. core values of honesty, integrity, craftsmanship, respect, and responsibility are evident in the buildings we create. Our philosophy is rooted in a tradition of pride in excellence, quality, and service to our customers and community. Visit www.vogelbldg.com