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Customer success story: Ardent Construction

This $2.7 million, 150-day project required Ardent to build a new prototype of Uncle Julio's restaurant in Katy, Texas. Design and layout inconsistencies required quick revisions and tight collaboration between the Architect, Owner, Owner's Rep, Project Manager, Superintendent, and Foreman.


labor and schedule savings


rework savings


paper and printing savings

Labor and rework savings

PlanGrid dramatically increased the team’s efficiency and the project was completed 18 days faster than planned, saving Brown $20,000 in labor and allowing him to move on to his next project ahead of schedule. Having to self-perform dirt, concrete, and carpentry on this job, it was crucial that they did things right the first time. Thanks to PlanGrid, they had zero foundation issues, minimal regrading on earthwork, and minimal carpentry rework and saved roughly $50,000 on rework costs.

"PlanGrid was the only vendor that worked for our scope and size. Everyone else required very high upfront costs."

Jake Brown

Project Manager and Estimator

Paper and printing savings

Ardent saved approximately $2,000 by cutting down their physical plan sets by half. Prior to PlanGrid, they would print half sets to walk the site and a full set for each person on the job. Now they only print a set to keep on site for inspectors (and a bid set for the office), and do most of their referencing on PlanGrid, using a computer, iPad, or iPhone.

Empowering the field

Reflecting on their newfound productivity, Jake Brown is excited about empowering his team with PlanGrid. For him, that means answering fewer questions about issues, and focusing more time on contracts, bidding, and estimating. It also means knowing that everyone is equipped to do the job right: “We all like doing our jobs right and having a good relationship with each other. Having PlanGrid means you don’t have to tell someone they messed up or did the wrong job.”

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Other project built with PlanGrid

Friendswood Public Library

This $2.3 million, 400 day project involves remodeling, adding on to, and completing new construction in Friendswood, Texas. The unique challenge of this project presented itself when Ardent Construction discovered that the existing conditions were not as depicted in the original plans. They used PlanGrid to create asbuilts to reflect existing conditions, get the latest drawings to field workers, and to document changes with photos and markups.

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