Legend’s Mechanical of Baton Rouge, La., needed a software solution that met its service needs and as well as its new construction needs. Ultimately it chose Dexter + Chaney and its Spectrum® Construction Software.
We’re mostly service-related — that’s our forte, explained David Legendre, Legend’s Mechanical president. Spectrum’s Service Contract and Work Order modules work very well for us. Spectrum is very user-friendly and very flexible — which is just what we need. It’s also important for job cost; we can easily look at profitability reports, especially in Work Order. Spectrum serves a dual purpose for us — new construction, as well as service. We’re a mechanical subcontractor on a brand-new library, for example, and thus we need Spectrum’s capabilities for new-construction and job cost.
The company purchased 10 Spectrum modules, including its popular Document Imaging capability that Legend’s Mechanical will use to help the company eventually go paperless. Legendre expects Spectrum and Dexter + Chaney to help the company with its growth goals. Legend’s was purchased in early 2011 by the Gallo Group, based in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie. In early 2012, the Gallo Group’s existing service division — GMC Services, LLC — will become part of Legend’s Mechanical. During Legend’s Mechanical’s research into construction software, Legendre and his staff considered GMC Services’ existing software package but went for Spectrum instead.
ABOUT LEGEND’S MECHANICAL – Legend’s Mechanical is a premiere heating and air conditioning contractor in the competitive plan and specification market for new and renovated commercial and industrial projects. Customers represent a broad cross-section that includes industrial, institutional, commercial, residential and municipal facilities. Legend’s Mechanical’s business is providing service; no project is too large, too small or too complicated. For information, contact Legend’s Mechanical, 11934 Cloverland Court, Baton Rouge, LA, 70809; phone: 225-753-7171; fax: 225-753-7447. ABOUT DEXTER + CHANEY – Dexter + Chaney has been providing complete construction management software for more than 30 years. From the office to the field, from accounting to project management, Dexter + Chaney’s Spectrum® Construction Software is used by more than 1,000 companies. Their clients come from all segments of the industry – heavy highway and utility, general contractors, electrical, mechanical, and specialty subcontractors – and are companies of all sizes, from locally owned subcontractors to some of the world’s largest construction firms. Every client is different, and the modularity and flexibility of Dexter + Chaney software allows customers to create a software solution that suits their needs and works the way they do. For more information about Dexter + Chaney’s products and services, contact Brad Mathews, Vice President of Marketing, Dexter + Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115-2347; phone: 800-875-1400 or 206-364-1400; fax: 206-367-9613.
Our office manager, Joanie Hebert, and I were familiar with Spectrum — how it worked and the things we could grow with, Legendre recalled. We tried to keep an open mind when we considered the other software package, but Spectrum is in a different class — it became the obvious choice. We can grow with Spectrum, and we’re looking forward to using it for many years to come.