DeMaria Building Company is a general contracting firm that has been in business for over half a century in Novi, Michigan. They provide construction management, design-build, general contracting and pre-construction services across the nation. Their business had been looking at LaborChart to assist with their workforce management, but weren’t ready to commit. And then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and changed everything.
The Global Pandemic Changed Everything
DeMaria and their clients had to put 46 out of their 53 active jobs on hold. They needed to determine next steps and get a holistic view of current job status, what projects might continue and what was coming down the road so they could update their workforce and plan accordingly.
For DeMaria, it went beyond continuing their jobs. They wanted their people to feel informed and taken care of.
DeMaria immediately contacted LaborChart to help. The cloud-based workforce management platform was implemented and integrated with their existing systems within one week.
Simplified Platform Training
Training DeMaria’s leadership team on how to navigate and use the platform was almost instantaneous and they were able to plug-in the information they needed to digitally customize LaborChart and help their company and workforce get back up and moving.
“I didn’t need any training. LaborChart walked me through a 15-minute overview and I dove right in. It is a super intuitive platform,” Director of Construction Technologies, Aaron Tassell says.
Before COVID-19, DeMaria was already familiar with LaborChart. Once the global pandemic shocked the world, their leadership team instantly knew they needed a digital workforce management tool and turned to LaborChart to help them continue working through unprecedented times.
Workforce Management Solutions During Difficult Times
After several months of utilizing LaborChart, DeMaria started to see the possibilities not only within the platform, but throughout their own organization by utilizing LaborChart’s full potential. For DeMaria, that means reviewing previous jobs, current work and future bids to not only help them plan construction management, but also their employee's future.
With an average employee retention rate of 16 years, taking care of their workforce is top of mind and with LaborChart, they were able to do that during a global pandemic and beyond.