CHESTERFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MiTek Industries (MiTek®), a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B), and the world’s leading supplier of proprietary software for the residential construction markets and advanced engineered structural connector systems, equipment, and services for the building components industry, announced today that The Mungo Company (Mungo Homes) has recently deployed MiTek’s suite of workflow software designed for production builders, SAPPHIRE™ Build. Based in South Carolina, Mungo Homes is the 37th largest home builder in the U.S., according to Builder magazine’s Builder 100. In 2013, Mungo Homes started more than 1,000 housing units.
After a thorough review of workflow software alternatives, Mungo Homes found that only the SAPPHIRE Build suite offered complete integration for all operational processes, from lead prospecting to warranty/customer service.
“SAPPHIRE Build allows our company to bring together all functions – from sales, production, and service – in a seamless system that is configurable to fit our specific company needs,” said Mike Lowman, Mungo Homes’ Program Manager. “The features and configuration provided by SAPPHIRE Build’s solution finally lets us pursue our vision without being limited or defined by the technology. We found no other software that delivers such a range of functional features while also offering this high degree of configuration.”
The adoption of SAPPHIRE Build by Mungo Homes is driven by the Company’s focus on achieving measurable performance improvement. “By eliminating the current fragmentation of our multiple software systems and processes, we expect to reduce the man hours needed to maintain our current operations,” Lowman added. “As a result of the improved purchasing and scheduling capability that SAPPHIRE Build offers, we also expect to realize reduced cycle times and cost variances on the production of our homes. SAPPHIRE Build’s document repository and website integration will allow Mungo Homes to consolidate many systems into a single source of all data to be used to operate our company more efficiently.”
The adoption of SAPPHIRE Build by Mungo Homes follows the 2013 adoption of SAPPHIRE Build by Hayden Homes, another Top 100 builder, with 850 starts in 2013. These are just two of several Top-100 builders that have adopted SAPPHIRE Build. This is indicative of the current trend among production builders to implement high-performance workflow and documentation systems that are specifically designed to increase their operational efficiency and productive capacity in a steadily growing housing market.
About Mungo Homes
Currently ranked the 37th largest builder in the country by Builder magazine, the Mungo family started building new homes in Columbia in 1954. With a track record of success based on quality, value and stability, Mungo Homes – still family-owned and operated – built more than 1,000 new homes in 2013 in seven markets throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Mungo Homes was named America’s Best Builder 2012 by Builder magazine – an award for overall excellence in homebuilding based on finance/operations, design/construction, customer service/quality, community/industry service and marketing. The National Association of Home Builders honored Mungo Homes as the National Green Advocate of the Year 2012 for hauSmart, Mungo’s exclusive energy-efficiency program. The company was also recognized as the winner of the 2008 National Housing Quality Award and is the only South Carolina-based builder ever honored with this prestigious award. Mungo Homes is currently celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Learn more: Mungo.com
MiTek is based in Chesterfield, Missouri and is a diversified global supplier of engineered products, software and systems to the construction industry. The company has operations in over forty countries on six continents and has been a Berkshire Hathaway company since 2001. (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) More info: http://www.MiTek-US.com