Turner Long Construction Case Study
Since 1939, Turner Long Construction has provided general contracting services to the Virginia, Maryland and DC areas. With over 70 years experience, Turner Long collaborates on projects of varying size, scope and complexity. Turner Long is committed to superior quality workmanship, delivered on time and within budget.
“We do everything through Jonas now.”
RECOGNIZING THE PROBLEM
In 2013, Boyd Long, President & CEO of Turner Long Construction, began his quest to find an all-in-one solution. Until then, they had been using Timberline for estimating and accounting, and Expedition for project management. Using two systems however, became inefficient. “The problem was they wouldn’t communicate with each other. And this happens more often than not with construction software programs,” Long notes.
In addition, with a costly 12 servers, a cloud-based system was a must. Long researched 20 different software vendors — without luck. While a few offered the modules he needed, they all had to be purchased separately. In discussing his experience, Long said, “I was becoming very frustrated. I was looking for a program that had accounting, project management, cost management–everything in one at a reasonable monthly or yearly rate.”
JONAS CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE TO THE RESCUE
Long’s frustration had him wanting to partner with a software developer to create a solution himself. Once Long came across Jonas Premier however, he realized that he may have found the perfect fit. “Wow, maybe I’ve found…the solution to my problem. But maybe this is too good to be true,” says Long.
Jonas Premier provided Long with a cloud-based, one stop solution. With free lifetime upgrades, Premier was the cost efficient software that Turner Long Construction was searching for. What intrigued Long the most was the way Jonas Premier operates. In implementing Jonas Premier, the team collaborated with Long to “make it better across the board. It seemed like a very open line of communication.” Long continues to suggest improvements that have always welcomed.
The transition to Premier was smooth, with weekly webinars to help employees learn the ropes. If there were any minor hiccups, Jonas “jumped right on it and took care of it immediately,” says Long. A year later, as people became comfortable using the system, Long is really starting to see the benefits.
With one integrated system, departments can communicate more efficiently. “Premier is really helping with job cost reporting and communication from the accounting department to the project management team has also improved.” Project Managers can now view job cost reports and drill down into the data without needing the accounting department.
In a year, Turner Long has almost implemented all of Jonas Premier. The company experienced tremendous growth in 2014 and expects the same in 2015. “By implementing Jonas, it’s really going to help us manage this growth period,” says Long. As they continue to use the system, Long expects to fully realize the true power of Premier, and all that it can do for his business.
ABOUT JONAS CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE
Jonas Construction Software provides industry-leading business management and accounting software to our clients. Our fully-integrated solutions provide all of the tools that you need to increase productivity and improve your bottom line. At Jonas, we make it easier for companies to focus on what is important – their customers, their projects and their employees. We do this by streamlining their operations and giving better visibility to the entire organization. This gives your employees the tools to do their jobs better, support your customers and achieve your company goals.