MEMBER NEWS (06/01/2010)


Volunteer of the Month: June
Member On the Move
Dexter + Chaney's New Website Provides Easy Access to Customer-Specific Information About Spectrum Construction Software


Volunteer of the Month: June

Amanda Grindle with Saybr Contractors, Inc. has been chosen as June’s Volunteer of the Month. Amanda serves on the Board of Directors and has just stepped up to be the Vice Chair of the Development and Education Council. She is assistant chair of the busy Safety Committee. Amanda is present at nearly all of the Rising Star breakfast meetings. Amanda has been an active participant on the ABC Green Council since its inception in 2008. She has helped arrange ABC Green Council Roundtable topics, speakers and given presentations on alternative fleet vehicles. She also participated in, and helped to plan, the first annual ABC Earth Day project in Kent.

Amanda participated in ABC's 2010 Day on the Hill, and is becoming more active in the government affairs aspects of her association, including gathering signatures to help ABC's efforts to privatize Washington's workers' compensation system. She also attends most dinner meetings and special events.

As busy as Amanda is at Saybr, she always makes time to make a difference at ABC. Congratulations and thanks, Amanda!

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Member On the Move

Dustin Walling Associates has a new address: 8201 164th Ave NE, Ste 200, Redmond 98052. The phone number remains the same.

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Dexter + Chaney's New Website Provides Easy Access to Customer-Specific Information About Spectrum Construction Software

Dexter + Chaney has launched a new Website that offers easy access to the information about Spectrum® Construction Software’s capabilities that applies to the individual user’s specific interests. The contractor can quickly pinpoint the relevant information that addresses both the operations and financial needs of their company, within a single construction ERP (enterprise resource planning) software package.

Dexter + Chaney has tailored the web site to the primary industries that Spectrum serves:  electrical, heavy/highway/utility, general construction and mechanical/HVACR contracting. Within those, the web site categorizes the information by specific areas of a contractor’s business.  Those include operational functions like equipment management, service and project management, as well as financial areas and business intelligence.
 
“We’ve designed the new web site as a critical tool to help us communicate the full range of Spectrum’s ERP capabilities for the construction industry,” said John Chaney, Dexter + Chaney co-founder and president. “If, for example, the user is seeking information about equipment management or project management, the web site combines it in one place with Spectrum’s accounting and finance capabilities.

“We have a tremendous amount of information to share,” Chaney added. “Our task was to simplify the search for the individual user. The site really is a reflection of Spectrum’s role as a fully-integrated construction ERP system.”

The home page of the new web site features in-the-field images depicting electrical, heavy/highway/utility, general construction and mechanical/HVACR contracting. When the user points the mouse to one of the images, information about Spectrum that applies to that industry rolls onto the screen. When the user clicks on the image, they arrive at a “landing page” that describes in detail how Spectrum helps construction companies in that industry and provides links to products and services designed for them.

The tailored sections of the site also include quotes from Dexter + Chaney clients about the benefits of using Spectrum in their industries and a description of Spectrum’s technology. Spectrum is built on what Dexter + Chaney calls “the best available technology”: the Microsoft SQL Server database, Microsoft Server operating system and a software development framework that includes software development tools like PRO-IV, Crystal Reports, Java and Microsoft.net.

“We made the site to be as ‘clean’ and simple as possible, so that it’s easy for contractors to get just the information they need,” Chaney said. “Our mantra was to keep it simple-yet-informative for the individual visitor.”

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Sponsors
The Blue Book of Building & Construction

The Blue Book of Building & Construction

Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP

Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP

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ERNwest

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High Country Contractors & Developers

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Precision Door Service


CHG Building Systems, Inc.

CHG Building Systems, Inc.

HUB International NW, LLC

HUB International NW, LLC

Merit Harbor Group

Merit Harbor Group

Graham Contracting, Ltd.

Graham Contracting, Ltd.

Peterson Sullivan LLP

Peterson Sullivan LLP


Lovsted-Worthington LLP

Lovsted-Worthington LLP

Ski's Painting

Ski's Painting

Building Systems West

Building Systems West

Clausen Law Firm

Clausen Law Firm

Daily Journal of Commerce

Daily Journal of Commerce