Transforming construction productivity

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Our mission

Construction is behind. While productivity has doubled in most industries over the past 60 years, the build trade has remained flat and comes last in technology spending compared to 18 other industries.

As former construction engineers, our founders saw teams dragged down by paperwork, litigation and broken communication — all of which was getting in the way of actual building. When the iPad was unveiled in 2010, it marked the first generation of construction field-ready mobile technology. It was the moment when the idea for PlanGrid was invented, and our objective became clear: to make technology so intuitive and impactful that people in construction want to use it.

Since then, PlanGrid has been used on more than 500,000 projects around the world and is the first Construction Productivity Software that allows contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and other industries to work together throughout the project lifecycle. We’ve brought technology and ideas from other industries to automate the tedious tasks and free up teams to collaborate from anywhere. And there is no such thing as “good enough” here. We only build things to last.

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Meet the leadership
Tracy Young
Tracy Young
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Tracy oversees the corporate direction and strategy of the company, focusing on leadership, innovation, and customers. She founded PlanGrid with Ralph Gootee, Ryan Sutton-Gee, Antoine Hersen, and Kenny Stone in the fall of 2011. Prior to founding PlanGrid, Tracy helped build several hospitals as a construction engineer. She likes to joke that she went from working for one superintendent to hundreds of thousands through PlanGrid. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Management from California State University-Sacramento.
Ralph Gootee
Ralph Gootee
Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer
Ralph oversees product strategy for the company from design to development to delivery. Prior to founding PlanGrid, Ralph was a systems rendering engineer at Pixar Animation Studios where he helped write tools for animators used in Cars 2, Toy Story 3, and Brave. Ralph holds a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, Probability Theory & Stochastic Processes from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Traditional Mathematics, Abstract Algebra from Salisbury University.
Bill Smith
Bill Smith
President of Global Field Operations
As the leader of PlanGrid's sales, customer success services and business development, Bill is focused on growth across all market sizes, segments and key geographies. Prior to joining PlanGrid, Bill was Group Vice President of Sales at Oracle where he was responsible for $125 million in revenue. Prior to Oracle, Bill was Group Vice President at Taleo where he was lead the worldwide sales and business development for Taleo Business Edition. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oklahoma State University.
Michael Galvin
Michael Galvin
Chief Financial Officer
Michael leads the company's financial and legal operations. Prior to joining PlanGrid, Michael was Chief Financial Officer at Aruba Networks, Chief Financial Officer at Stubhub and Vice President of Finance at BEA Systems. Michael holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
David Cain
David Cain
Chief Marketing Officer
David heads up the marketing team and is responsible for driving market leadership, global awareness, demand generation, and strategic events for PlanGrid. Prior to PlanGrid, David was the Group Vice President of Global Marketing and Operations at Marketo where he was responsible for overseeing international marketing, event marketing, content marketing, demand generation and marketing operations. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.
Patrick Copeland
Patrick Copeland
Vice President of R&D
Patrick brings 21 years of experience leading hardware, mobile, cloud systems, and algorithm teams. Most recently, he served as Senior Engineering Director at Google, where he built a cross-discipline team of 300 employees and led the strategy, product, engineering, and expansion of several wireless projects, including Google WiFi. For the past decade, Patrick worked in multiple areas at Google from access, research, and infrastructure to advertising. He holds a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona.
Viral Kadakia
Viral Kadakia
Vice President of Product
Viral brings over 20 years of experience in technology leadership to PlanGrid, and was previously co-founder and CEO at 500 Miles. Prior to 500 Miles, Viral was Vice President of Product Management at Hightail, formerly YouSendIt. Viral holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai, a Master’s of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, and a MBA in General Management from Kellogg School of Management.
Outside board members
Douglas Leone
Douglas Leone
Managing Partner
Sequoia Capital
George Hu
George Hu
COO
Twilio
Carol Bartz
Carol Bartz
Former CEO
Autodesk
Benjamin Boyer
Benjamin Boyer
Managing Director
Tenaya Capital
Funding
Seed Round
May 2012
Series A
May 2015
Series B
October 2015
Our customer advisory board
Batesville High School
Batesville High School
California State University, Chico
California State University, Chico
Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program St. Louis
Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program St. Louis
The AGC Construction Education Foundation
The AGC Construction Education Foundation
Honolulu Community College
Honolulu Community College
Louisiana Tech University
Louisiana Tech University
Massey University of New Zealand
Massey University of New Zealand
Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute
Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute
University of Louisiana Monroe
University of Louisiana Monroe
University of Florida
University of Florida
University of Washington
University of Washington
University of Alabama
University of Alabama
Auburn University
Auburn University
AES Electrical, Inc. dba: Freestate Electrical Inc
AES Electrical, Inc. dba: Freestate Electrical Inc
Anning Johnson
Anning Johnson
Baker Triangle
Baker Triangle
Granger Construction
Granger Construction
Hanover
Hanover
Webcor
Webcor
Air Systems, Inc.
Air Systems, Inc.
AON
AON
Boldt
Boldt
Clune Construction
Clune Construction
Jos. J. Albanese
Jos. J. Albanese
Leopardo
Leopardo
MSU Federal Credit Union
MSU Federal Credit Union
SM Wilson
SM Wilson
Structure Tone, Inc.
Structure Tone, Inc.
TDIndustries
TDIndustries
AECOM Tishman
AECOM Tishman
CT Mechanical
CT Mechanical
DPR Construction
DPR Construction
Flatiron
Flatiron
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
California Drywall
California Drywall
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic
Cupertino Electric, Inc.
Cupertino Electric, Inc.
Lend Lease Corporation, LTD
Lend Lease Corporation, LTD
United Mechanical
United Mechanical
Granite Construction
Granite Construction
Walsh Group
Walsh Group
Colorado DOT
Colorado DOT
Sundt
Sundt
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Office locations
UNITED STATES

2111 Mission St #404

San Francisco, CA 94110

United States of America

(415) 963-4088

AUSTRALIA

PTY LTD

PO BOX 629

North Sydney, NSW 2059

AUS 1800 316 406

UNITED KINGDOM

Highlands House, Basingstoke Road

Spencers Wood, Reading

UK, RG7 1NT

+44 (0)20 3695 0292

CANADA

ULC Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre

595 Burrard St., P.O. Box 49314

Vancouver, BC, V7Z 1L3

(800) 646-0796