Building isn’t easy.
Whether it’s skyscrapers or software, building takes research, commitment, passion, expertise, and a solid team that understands the uphill battle ahead of them. But, when combined, a simple idea can spark something special.
LaborChart is one of those special things. For the past several years, LaborChart has grown into a high-growth construction software company; but it came from humble beginnings. In this blog post, we’d like to give you a peek behind the curtain; let’s take a look at the evolution of LaborChart and the story behind how it all started. Watch the video below or keep reading for the full LaborChart story.
Fourth Generation Electrical Contractor in the Construction Industry
LaborChart was founded in 2014 by Ben Schultz, but building the platform didn’t happen overnight. It took nearly 11 years working for his family’s business, Schultz Electric, to identify a gap in the construction industry. Ben knew there had to be a better way to manage labor, communicate with the company’s roster and forecast ahead.
In 2015, LaborChart Version 1 was released. A month after the first release, he met Hunter Browning, LaborChart CTO, and released LaborChart Version 2 a little under a year later. Together, the two have taken an idea and turned it into a solution that contractors around the world use to transform the way they manage their workforce.
Defining Workforce Management for the Construction Industry
Once Version 2 of the platform launched, the LaborChart team started to expand and also noticed more and more construction companies not only needing help with scheduling, dispatching and more, but also understanding the complex variables that define workforce management.
LaborChart was not only filling a gap within the construction industry, but also defining a practice, workforce management (WFM), that some contractors hadn’t grasped yet or were already doing, but needed help fine-tuning.
The Future: Workforce Management is an Organizational Approach
What is WFM? This is a question that many are asking across the construction industry.
At LaborChart, we are trailblazing the industry as WFM pioneers, helping define what it means for contractors big, small, near and far. In the construction industry, WFM is an organizational approach used to optimize employee productivity and efficiency. The approach includes all activities needed to maintain a productive workforce, such as resource management, data management, planning, scheduling, forecasting, communications and analytics.
We’ve been lucky to have already worked with hundreds of contractors around the world. Now that you’ve read the LaborChart story, we invite you to read our customer stories and get inspired about the incoming wave of WFM transformation.
Ready to become a part of the LaborChart story? Give us a shout.