SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dexter + Chaney, providers of Spectrum® Construction Software for the construction industry, announced Scott Builders, Inc., a general contractor from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, as the winner of the Innovator Award at its 18th annual Connect 2014 Users’ Conference held April 24 –25 at the Fairmont Olympic and W Hotels in downtown Seattle.
“We are very pleased to receive the 2014 Innovator Award from Dexter + Chaney,” said Murray Cunningham, Scott Builders’ chief operating officer. “The advanced cloud-based technology of their Spectrum construction software is an important part of our plans for continued growth.”
The Innovator Award, sponsored by Dexter + Chaney, annually recognizes the innovative uses of software and technology by contractors that allow them to take their company’s success to the next level. Formed in 1971, Scott Builders has become a leader in the commercial, industrial and institutional low-rise construction markets. After looking at multiple software options, Scott Builders chose to use Spectrum because of its ability to accommodate the needs of a Canadian contractor.
Scott Builders was selected as the winner of the Innovator Award because of its effective use of Spectrum’s full functionality of business management applications. Chiefly, Spectrum’s web-based platform and mobile applications allowed Scott Builders to access data anytime, anywhere in order to bridge the data gap between the field and office. Prior to Spectrum, Scott Builders had been using a variety of separate software packages and applications to try and meet business management demands. By using Spectrum, Scott Builders was able to consolidate accounting, project management and operations tasks within one software package.
“We’re pleased to announce Scott Builders as the winner of the 2014 Innovator Award,” said John Chaney, Dexter + Chaney’s co-founder and CEO. “Scott Builders is making full use of Spectrum’s advanced technology, design, and functionality. It is exciting to see how Spectrum is helping them increase efficiency and close the information gap between the field and office.”
Interstate Electrical Services Corporation from North Billerica, Massachusetts and Baldwin Paving Co., Inc. from Marietta, Georgia were also honored at the conference as finalists for the Innovator Award.
The Connect 2014 Users’ Conference brought together more than 400 Spectrum customers, industry partners and experts for three days of learning and networking functions, including an evening of entertainment at the world-renowned Seattle Aquarium. Eight unique tracks featuring 56 different courses were available for attendees, covering the latest industry trends and best practices as well as detailed sessions on software functionality. Keynote speeches included a presentation from Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman — a combat decorated F-16 pilot and award-winning speaker — and John Chaney, who closed the conference with a glimpse of some of the future technology developments in the works at Dexter + Chaney.
ABOUT SCOTT BUILDERS INC.
Scott Builders Inc. specializes in Total Construction Service, offering a single point of contact for every phase of the project - from site selection, planning, design and costing to construction, built to suit - leaseback, to interior design and landscaping. Formed in 1971, they are a leader in commercial, industrial, and institutional low rise construction markets. A 100% employee-owned firm, Scott Builders operates out of three full service branches in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer and were recognized in both 2011 and 2012 as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces.
ABOUT DEXTER + CHANEY
Dexter + Chaney has been providing complete construction management software for more than 30 years. From the office to the field, from accounting to project management, Dexter + Chaney software is used by more than 1,000 companies. Their clients come from all segments of the industry—heavy/highway and utility, general contractors, electrical, mechanical, and specialty subcontractors—and are companies of all sizes, from locally owned subcontractors to some of the world’s largest construction firms. Dexter + Chaney’s web-based software applications allow customers to get work done anywhere using any device with a web browser and without the need to download any software. For more information about Dexter + Chaney’s products and services, contact Wayne Newitts, Marketing Director, Dexter + Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115-2347; phone: 800-875-1400; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: www.dexterchaney.com.