A couple months back, when it was still cold and snowy, we had the chance to go visit 84 Lumber here in Lincoln and chat about how they use CompanyCam! We’ve been lucky enough to have a long-standing relationship with 84 Lumber and were stoked when we got to head over and see CompanyCam in action.
We talked with Shawn Berry, a replacement windows salesman, and Adam Kettelhake, a sales coordinator, here in Lincoln, NE to get a feel for how 84 Lumber uses CompanyCam in their day-to-day operations.
If you’re not familiar, 84 Lumber is a lumber company and distributor of building products that operates nationwide and interacts with contractors and builders daily.
“One of our missions and goals at 84 Lumber is to build a partnership with contractors,” said Berry. “An integral part of that has been CompanyCam, which helps to grow and solve problems on the fly.”
The process 84 Lumber was using before CompanyCam was cumbersome and ineffective. Taking photos was a standard that 84 Lumber had implemented previously, but the way they were doing it just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Deliveries were being cataloged with digital cameras that then had to be brought back to the main office, photos had to be uploaded to a desktop at the end of the week, and then organized.
“It was a real big pain,” according to Kettelhake. “Since we got CompanyCam, things have been going a lot better.”
“I use CompanyCam every day. My favorite feature is being able to type in pretty much any word in the search bar and find what I’m looking for. It’s really easy to track.”
While the process of transferring photos and getting deliveries organized and cataloged was instantly simplified, it took an angry subcontractor for Shawn to really see the light.
One wrong address was all it took to start a domino effect of missed deliveries and missing materials. Luckily, Shawn was able to go back in CompanyCam and see that the subcontractor had given the incorrect address and the materials had been delivered to a house down the street. Crisis averted.
“I use CompanyCam every day,” said Kettelhake. “My favorite feature is being able to type in pretty much any word in the search bar and find what I’m looking for. It’s really easy to track.”
“My favorite feature of CompanyCam is the job site tracking,” added Berry. “You can pull up an address and see the seven or eight different deliveries that have been made over the course of a few months. You can track exactly when those deliveries were made and pair them with the invoice and know what’s going on on your job sites.”
The ultimate goal of CompanyCam is to make our customers’ jobs easier and get them home sooner. It was awesome to hear from the guys over at 84 Lumber about how they’ve used CompanyCam to get through their day a little easier.
“It really does streamline a lot of things that used to take a lot of time out of the day to day operations,” said Berry. “Something that would take five to ten minutes takes seconds.”
“An app like CompanyCam has really helped us,” echoed Kettelhake. “ We have access to those pictures immediately when needed.”
We’re thrilled that CompanyCam is making contractors’ lives a little easier, and even more excited that people like the team at 84 Lumber are finding ways to make CompanyCam work for them!