Company: Baxter Contracting
Location: San Antonio, TX
# of Employees: 7
Client Since: 2015
Project: Tacara at Steiner Ranch
Owner: Casey Development, Ltd.
Industry: Construction Management owner/developer
Starting in October 2015, Baxter Contracting became a client of Owner InSite specifically to test drive the software on it’s latest project: Tacara at Steiner Ranch. This 246-unit class A luxury project includes 10 residential buildings and a clubhouse totalling 235,000 square feet of rentable space. Tacara at Steiner Ranch features views of the Texas hill country and Lake Travis. With numerous amenities, Tacara provides a suburban escape for residents looking for an upscale approach to apartment living while addressing the demand for new multifamily complexes in the suburban Austin market. Baxter Contracting is the contracting arm behind Casey Development, Ltd., the developer behind Tacara Steiner Ranch. Baxter Contracting completed nearly $80MM of projects in 2015 alone.
“We’ve used other project management software in the past but haven’t had an experience conducive to enhancing our company’s operational performance. Owner InSite’s customer service has been very responsive, helping us customize the platform to make it more user-friendly for us and our users. Owner InSite allows all parties to get a transparent look at the project while providing a smooth crossover from ownership to general contractor to sub-contractor and back.”
— Ory Kalenkosky, Project Manager, Superintendent, Baxter Contracting
How We Helped.
The Baxter Contracting team utilized field reports from the start, uploading photos and documenting daily actions for all to see. Owner InSite streamlined R5 and submittals, giving accounting a tiered-down look at percentage complete, change orders and more. Owner InSite opened up the project to subcontractors, keeping details transparent and accessible. Now there is no excuse for subcontractors to say “we didn’t know”. Everyone in the know is with Owner InSite.
How They’re Doing Now.
Six months into this 18-month project, Baxter reports that they got to this point much more cleanly thanks to Owner InSite. Team members love how Owner InSite keeps a timeline “picture book” of the project’s progress. The Baxter team looks forward to a smooth, easy closeout with all project details, all in one place.