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General Contractor Found LaborChart and Never Looked Back

Four construction workers talking and laughing in a circle.
The Problem

Ayars & Ayars, Inc., is a general contractor located in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska with an additional location in Lakeville, Minnesota. 

Whiteboards Create Inefficient Labor Scheduling 

Their workforce moves quickly and needs to know what's next on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis. In one week, Ayars & Ayars can shuffle workers between five different jobs. This constant shuffling, combined with an abrupt halt to all work at 3 p.m. each day for project updates, made transfers a challenge to manage. 

Scheduling Coordinator David Mercer used this information to schedule their workforce on four large whiteboards. Project requests were submitted on sticky notes left on his desk, through random emails and more. It was inefficient and slowed everyone down. 

The Solution

LaborChart Creates Holistic View of their Workforce

Mercer was tasked with cleaning up scheduling and simplifying communications. With help from their leadership team, Ayars & Ayars found LaborChart and never looked back. The daily workforce calls have been eliminated. With LaborChart, all three office locations now have a holistic view of their roster, making the shuffling of workers quick and painless.

For Mercer, sticky notes have been thrown out. He’s able to see new job requests in LaborChart, fill them, save the project and send an alert to everyone assigned. With quick moving projects, this not only helps their company but also the workers who make up their organization. By having their upcoming schedule at their fingertips, their quality of life and knowing where they’re going next has greatly improved.

The Results

LaborChart Ensures Reliable Forecasting and Accurate Bidding

LaborChart has not only helped Ayars & Ayars throughout their own organization, but also how they work with their customers. The cloud-based workforce management platform has helped them when talking to customers about upcoming projects, their availability and ensures they can promise their top team for certain projects. With reliable forecasting, Ayars & Ayars has become more accurate with their bidding and timing as they move between fast-paced projects.

With LaborChart, the general contractor is able to save time, simplify their communications, be more efficient and modernize scheduling their workforce. More importantly, Ayars & Ayars is now more confident delivering what they're promising from one customer to the next.

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Ayars & Ayars, Inc., has been building lasting relationships in the commercial construction industry since 1985, and the focus on developing long-term rewarding relationships hasn’t changed. Ayars & Ayars construction expertise encompasses a variety of areas from team-based, design/build activities to specialty construction applications.
Lincoln, NE
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