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Client Details

Fatboy Construction, Inc., was established in 2001 as a residential building and remodeling contractor with a mission to provide customers with personalized, professional service. The company has weathered good markets and bad, due to owner Mike Boyle’s commitment to quality craftsmanship and reputation for excellence. Growing up in the industry as the son of a Tacoma, Washington, building contractor, Boyle recognizes that his company’s success depends on his ability to accurately estimate, bid, track, and bill for his jobs—for this reason he selected Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) as his construction management software.

The Challenge

Fatboy Construction, remodeling contractor had been using QuickBooks for its accounting, but an audit revealed deficiencies that needed immediate attention. In addition, using a separate, nonintegrated estimating software package complicated invoicing and increased the opportunity for errors.

The Solution/Outcome

Careful research led the company to select Sage 100 Contractor with its integrated Estimating solution. Fatboy Construction’s Sage business partner worked closely with the company to ensure a great and quick return on investment.   A tight audit trail and comprehensive cost tracking leads to numbers the company can trust. Ease of use allows owner to remain hands-on, without relying entirely on a bookkeeper. Integrated estimating function facilitates invoicing and ensures change orders are properly billed. A complete return on investment is projected within six months.