Comes On-Line Packing a Punch!
arrives to provide the missing link
all of the other online construction services need..…Users.
Felton, CA - August
With a regional focus
Buildersplanet.com brings end-to-end Information Technology services to
the construction industry. Using a practical approach to e-commerce by
first connecting businesses, and bringing efficiencies to existing relationships,
BuildersPlanet.com is setting the stage to be the first stop onto the
internet for one of the oldest industries.
has assembled an experienced team to focus on providing a simple process
for contractors and vendors to participate on the Internet. Providing
flexible Internet and communication technologies as the building industry
web presence matures.
and tools such as integrated billing, requests for proposal and wireless
services put Buildersplanet.com at the cutting edge. Yet basic Internet
services such as dial-up, DSL access, free web space and site development
provide a starting point for small businesses to participate
James Harnett, the
company founder, has a background of over 20 yrs in the construction industry
along with degrees in electronics and engineering from Cal Poly. This
unique blend of experience allows him, along with other team members with
similar backgrounds, to blend high technology together with the practical
expectations and needs of those in the industry. "Many of the other services
available will never reach the mass utilization necessary unless companies
like ours provide the basic components to get the industry involved and
connected to those services". James said
offers a full breadth of services such as online bidding and request for
proposals. What makes them different is they are offering packaged service
so that smaller companies without an IT staff can implement an Internet
strategy. They provide several specialized applications to their users
such as live chat, forms, wireless applications, project management and
more that are easy to use and can be hosted on the customers website or
as a shared service form the BuildersPlanet.com site. This allows contractors
and vendors to get specialized technology services without having a complete
IT department and they don't have to go to several vendors to put together
powerful unified solutions.
As other companies
in the construction Internet space focus on their own marketplaces and
exchanges, BuildersPlanet.com is fostering an unbiased site with language
and ease of use catered specifically to building professionals and suppliers.
In addition to its own marketplace, BuildersPlanet.com will aggregate
other on-line services as the industry presence grows, giving users a
single interface to multiple marketplaces and exchanges.
A unique regional
system allows for localized pertinent information to be delivered anywhere
on the globe. Their marketing approach is meant to build on existing relationships
and help companies provide value added services. This is in contrast to
many other services that are meant to eliminate relationships and whittle
down everybody's margins trying to squeeze the best price out of already
low margins. The site is oriented towards business-to-business services
but is equally available and valuable to owners and developers. In addition
to delivering materials request they route labor request in real time
so that contractors can easily fill their schedules with work or workers.