Based in Carpinteria, California, Procore is a software company that provides cloud-based construction management software. The company was founded in 2003 by construction worker-turned-techy Craig “Tooey” Courtemanche after he struggled to manage the construction of his new home in Santa Barbara.
The company has come a long way since then, with Procore becoming a publicly traded company in May of this year.
“The [construction] industry rarely gets the accolades it deserves,” a spokesperson from the company said. “Construction impacts all of us—it builds the schools we attend, the hospitals we need, and the infrastructure that keeps our communities running. Going public gives us an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the industry and acknowledge the people who build the world around us.”
At the heart of Procore is a desire to drastically improve the construction industry with its cloud-based construction project management software solution. This offering helps to manage vital project data and Procore Mobile, a mobile construction application that enables users to review, create, edit, and share project data with team members from various locations.
Unlike other vendors, Procore is solely focused on the construction industry, with products designed to be intuitive and easy to use for teams both in the office and the field. A Procore spokesperson explains, “I’ve heard numerous customers say things like: ‘I don’t have to learn how to use it. It’s like my job has been made digital in the way I would expect it to be.’”
All 13 of Procore’s products, which span preconstruction, project management, resource management, and financial management, are built on a single, unified platform. The company’s over 300 app marketplace partners seamlessly integrate with the Procore platform so that customers can use what works for them.
“Looking at how far we’ve come, I’m proud that we’ve grown without sacrificing our focus and partnership to the industry,” the spokesperson said.
Today, Procore is used by a slew of companies, including Schneider Electric, a France-based Manufacturing organisation, Turner Construction Company, SNC-Lavalin, Skanska USA, and ENGIE US Wind, a U.S.-based utilities firm with revenues of over $6 billion.
While Procore prides itself on supporting the construction industry, both on and off the field, it all starts with the culture within the company. “Our vibrant Procore culture is not location-specific,” the spokesperson explained. “Rather, our culture is rooted in our values and behaviors. It’s something we create and build together, wherever we are.”
A global culture only succeeds when underscored by a forward-thinking attitude, and Procore is always working to improve diversity, inclusion, and belonging in construction. Construction is an undoubtedly male-dominated field, though Procore hopes to change that with its Women in Construction initiative, which was founded in 2017.
However, the company recognizes that even though it’s a leader in the construction industry, it has some way to go in reaching its goals of diversity and inclusion. “We recognize that [this] is a journey, and not a destination. While we are making progress on our diversity initiatives, we still have a lot of work to do.”
And now that Procore is a publicly traded company, there’s no better time for it to take a chance and pursue all of its wildest dreams.