BuildBook vs. Houzz Pro

Buildbook vs Buildertrend



We believe that construction management software should be affordable and make running your business easier. But many pros have told us that their project management software is the most frustrating tool in their business.

That’s because other big-name “all-in-one” project management tools are too complicated, clunky, and have way too many features that you and your team simply don't need.

You need a tool that is as fast and reliable as your trusty notepad but with the features that save you time and help you impress your clients. BuildBook empowers your team and speeds you up with the tools you need to get the job done.

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"There are limitations with their software I don't believe it's geared to home builders or contractors. I think it would probably work better for Interior designers to use their software for people who have straightforward transactions like a retail store."
- Houzz Pro Review on Capterra
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Why builders prefer BuildBook over Houzz Pro

(Based on feedback and survey data we gathered from custom home builders and remodelers familiar with both products)*
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Houzz Pro

Customer Service
(source: Capterra)

4.9 out of 5 Stars

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Additional training recommended to unlock full product potential

No additional training needed

2-day user conference
($999/person plus travel costs)

Primary user focus

Home renovation and interior design professionals

Residential contractors, home builders, and remodelers

Primary product focus

Marketing Solutions
(with construction management)

Construction Management
(with marketing solutions)

One price for the entire length of your subscription

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Rate increase after 2-month introductory period

Access to every feature on every plan

(No features blocked)

(Limited based on your plan)

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Free trial with no credit card required

(10-day, no obligations)

Credit card required
(Must cancel within 30 days)

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Interact with all team members, subs, & clients

(Unlimited project interaction)

(Limited to users in your account)

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Monthly and annual options

(Both options available)

(Only offers annual contract)

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Cost to add extra users

$20 /user /month

$40 /user /month

Value for Money
(source: Capterra)

4.7 out of 5 Stars

4.2 out of 5 Stars

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"If I mention Buildertrend under my breath they call me, if I think about Buildertrend they call me, if I make dinner they call me, if I ask them to not call me ... they call me."
- Jeremy Stubbs, Craftsman Renovations
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BuildBook is focused on the features that matter most to you

You don’t need a bloated platform that includes everything and the kitchen sink. 

BuildBook’s software is made for residential construction companies who just want to run their projects smoothly, keep everyone on the same page, and provide a top-notch experience that clients tell their friends about.

That’s why, when you compare the features of BuildBook with other tools, all you need to know is that BuildBook gives you everything you need and nothing you don't. 

What builders are looking for in project management software

You spoke, we listened

Most all-in-one construction management platforms try to pack as many features as they can within their product.

As is the case, when you try to do everything ... you end up not being great at anything.

Rather than building complex tools you don't need, we asked builders and remodelers what features truly mattered most to their business and then ruthlessly focused on making them better than anyone else.

BuildBook has every feature you need to run better projects

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Gantt Chart Scheduling

Task Management

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Budget Tracking

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Job Costing

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Client Selections

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Team and Client Chat

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Change Orders

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Bills & Expenses

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Custom Proposals

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Client Portal

Vendor Database

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Daily Logs

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Team Management

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File and Photo Sharing

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Mobile App

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while capturing more leads and increasing sales

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Contact Database

Sales Pipeline

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Lead Enrichment

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Lead Notes

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Lead To-Do's

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without costing you a penny more

Unlike Houzz Pro, BuildBook doesn't drive revenue from directory sponsorships and preferred placements, so our software isn't an entry point to continual upsells for advertising.

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Why builders ♥ using BuildBook

Geoff M.

REVEL Design | Build

“It was the simplicity of BuildBook that sold me.”

Christina B.

Vero Homes

“It’s absolutely been a lifesaver on this latest remodel. I’m not sure how we did the previous ones without it?!”

Brady Colt

Brady J.

Brady Colt Custom Homes

“Clients love it, employees find it to be a very useful tool, and I am more organized because of it.”