While reports of construction sites being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic downturn, some companies in the industries that support construction are stepping up to help. Software companies that specialize in construction are among those that are helping their clients to smooth out the path to maintaining employee proficiency while working at home or providing companies with software to make the slowdown less tragic to the company success.

One company in the latter category is BuildBook. The owner’s family is in the custom home construction field, so it has a front row seat to what this situation is doing to the industry. Given that many states have mandated that small businesses (including construction) stop working and their employees stay indoors, this is an unprecedented disruption.

The company’s response is a program called Build Better Together. The program provides access to BuildBook software as well as some other services at no cost to any construction business that has been negatively impacted by the current climate due to COVID-19.

This program is available immediately and includes the following:

  • Free use of BuildBook for any construction business in need
  • Free tools to help you plan, grow and improve your business
  • Free online community built exclusively for builders, remodelers and construction professionals

According to BuildBook, there are no strings attached. Its mission, says owner Carson Miller, is to ensure that BuildBook continues to support construction businesses in the wake of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since BuildBook’s launched its program, other vendors have made other announcements offering on a limited basis to their current customers access to their platforms and customer support for work on COVID-19 emergency relief construction projects at no additional cost.

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